Rubenstein Initiative Transforms Mansion and Reconstructs South Yard

In November of 2014, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of The Carlyle Group, and patriotic philanthropist, David M. Rubenstein, gifted $10 million to the Montpelier Foundation. This gift was the inception of the "Rubenstein Initiative" at James  Madison’s Montpelier: a five-year plan to refurnish and interpret the Montpelier mansion and reconstruct the South Yard, the enslaved community site adjacent to the mansion. 

Rubenstein’s gift has made it possible for Montpelier to offer visitors a more complete version of the story of American liberty, with its equal attention to furnishing and interpreting the home of one of the country’s foremost political thinkers and to telling the story of the enslaved community that lived and worked in his household.