Mount Vernon Estate hires GW fundraising official

A University fundraising official will take his talents to the “real Mount Vernon,” as the new senior vice president for development at George Washington’s estate in Virginia, according to a release from the estate.

Joe Bondi, a two-time alumnus, most recently served as the assistant vice president for development, campus and community. Before that, he filled multiple positions in the development office in his 15 years as a GW employee.

“Bondi will join Mount Vernon’s management team in shaping the strategic direction for Mount Vernon’s future success,” the release reads. “He will oversee the planning and execution of the philanthropic strategy supporting the preservation and maintenance of George Washington’s beloved home.”

Bondi was a key player in the development office during the $1 billion capital campaign, which launched in 2014 and is expected to reach its goal this June.

He managed fundraising units like the Parents Campaign, GW Athletics, the GW Museum and Textile Museum, the GW Libraries and the Division of Student Affairs, as well as oversaw fundraising in the Power & Promise scholarship fund, The GW Hatchet, GW Hillel and veteran initiatives, according to his LinkedIn profile.

Dean of Students Peter Konwerski tweeted last month congratulating Bondi on his new position.

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