The Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association was recently awarded a grant from the Coca-Cola Foundation for the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington.
This grant is part of more than $2 million the Foundation awarded organizations in the U.S. and Canada, with more than $1 million supporting community health and fitness programs. The Rails-to-Trails Conservancy is another D.C. area organization that also received a grant.
According to a press release issued by the Coca-Cola Foundation, the funds will provide scholarships for educators and leadership participants attending the library; help purchase duplicate editions of Washington’s original books for the library; and help the National Library Educational Program host seminars and training programs with a focus on Washington’s leadership.
The Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association released the following statement about the announcement last week:
“George Washington’s Mount Vernon has enjoyed a long and supportive relationship with Coca-Cola throughout the years. We are pleased to confirm that The Coca-Cola Foundation has made a grant to the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington, as have with many other generous individuals and organizations.”
The Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington is scheduled to open this fall at Mount Vernon.