About the Foundation

The Governor’s Mansion Foundation is an all-volunteer, non-profit and non-partisan organization founded in 1972 to furnish and maintain the public areas of the Washington State Governor’s Mansion. With dedicated volunteers and generous donations, the Foundation is able to maintain the elegant furnishings, artwork and historic heirlooms in the Mansion.

The Washington State Governor’s Mansion is part of the Washington State Capitol Historic District which was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.

From Our President

Welcome to the website of the Governor’s Mansion Foundation! Founded in 1972, the GMF is an all-volunteer, non-profit, non-partisan organization that owns and maintains the furnishings and artwork in the nine public rooms of the Washington State Governor’s Mansion. We are proud of our state’s beautiful, historically significant Mansion and we would love to share it with you.

During this unprecedented time of COVID-19 — our tours, along with other Mansion events, have been postponed ensuring safety to those who live and work in the Mansion. We plan for this to be a temporary occurrence – so stay tuned. We will let you know via this website when we can open the Mansion for tours and events. In the meantime, if you would like to learn more about the Governor’s Mansion, the Foundation, tours, upcoming events and how to join us as a member, please visit the links found above.

Best regards –

Dawna Donohue
President, Governor’s Mansion Foundation
2020 – 2022