WindowEnvisioning the Future: A Campaign for Lee Chapel and Museum

The year 2007 marks the 400th anniversary of the founding of the Commonwealth of Virginia and the 200th anniversary of the birth of Robert E. Lee. To celebrate this momentous occasion, the Lee Chapel & Museum is launching a campaign to establish an endowment to support its programs and the preservation of the chapel. This endowment will also support an exhibit revitalization that will place the history of Washington and Lee University and the contributions of our namesakes into a national context, emphasizing their respective visions of education as a tool for nation building and national healing.

Help us today to secure our future that we may better preserve our past. With a goal of $6 million, the Campaign for Lee Chapel & Museum is designed to enhance stewardship of the historic building—the final resting place of Robert E. Lee and his family. It will also secure the preservation and expansion of the museum’s priceless collections, the development of lively and relevant interpretation, and the enrichment of stimulating educational programs. All of this will provide a more enjoyable and educational experience for our 60,000 annual visitors, as well as for members of the University community.

How You Can Help

We invite your support to help us achieve our $6 million goal. Contributions to this effort will provide our donors the satisfaction of ensuring that Lee Chapel remains the heart of the campus—a monument to personal character and educational ideals. You will become part of something that endures and enriches the institution and nation.

To learn more about how you can help, please contact Ronni Gardner, director of development for special projects, at (540) 458-8973 or

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