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Meet Juliana Grassia

The Board and Staff of the Menokin Foundation are pleased to introduce our newest  team member.

Juliana has joined the Menokin staff as Development Coordinator and hit the ground running on Monday.

I moved to the Northern Neck from the mountains of western North Carolina, and although the landscape is different, I’ve found the same commitment to history, culture, and conservation here that I did in Appalachia. I’m excited to explore the region and get more involved in the community.”


Prior to Menokin, Juliana was with the University of North Carolina at Asheville, where she served in the Division of University Advancement. Her work at UNC Asheville centered on engaging alumni, donors, and community members to help them feel connected to the mission and vision of the university. In addition, she previously worked on two local political campaigns where she gained valuable experience in community outreach, relationship building, and advocacy.

Originally from New Jersey, Juliana graduated from UNC Asheville in 2015 with degrees in political science and French. Her undergraduate studies focused primarily on American government and comparative political theory. She is an avid New York Mets baseball fan and enjoys good books, long hikes, and exploring new places. A young non-profit professional and lifelong lover of history, Juliana is honored to be a part of the team working to preserve Menokin.

$300,000 Challenge Grant Matched from the Cabell Foundation


$30,000 Richard S. Reynolds Grant

The Menokin Foundation is thrilled to announce a new grant received in the amount of $30,000 from the Richard S. Reynolds Foundation. This grant will support the capital campaign to save Menokin.

Specifically, it will help fund the archaeology and stabilization of the southeast corner of the house scheduled to start in July, as well as the beginning construction of the Menokin Glass Project in 2017. We are so grateful for this support from the Richard S. Reynolds Foundation!

In addition to supporting the urgent need to save Menokin, the $30,000 grant from the Richard S. Reynolds Foundation helped the Menokin Foundation to meet the 1:1 match for a $300,000 challenge grant from the Cabell Foundation. This challenge grant was awarded in November of 2015 and has helped the Menokin Foundation to raise significant support for the capital campaign to save this National Historic Landmark for future generations.

We are grateful for this support of Menokin and the opportunity to discover what this house and property can teach us now and into the future.

For more information on the Campaign to Save Menokin, please contact Christina Markish: (804) 333-1776 or cmarkish@menokin.org.

Menokin is the Recipient of a $30,000 Grant!

Morgan Trust TY GraphicThank you to the Marietta McNeil Morgan & Samuel Tate Morgan, Jr. Trust, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee for a $30,000 grant to the Menokin Foundation for the Campaign to Save Menokin.

With this grant, we have matched over $147,000 of the $300,000 challenge grant from the Cabell Foundation, bringing us almost halfway to our goal!

Realizing our revolutionary plan for Menokin will require an historic rallying of friends and supporters. Just as an original circle of builders constructed Menokin over a three-year period (1769-1772), a new Circle of Builders will lead the way in restoring dignity to Menokin during the next three years.

For more information on how you can join these modern-day “builders” to save Menokin, and to help us match the Cabell Foundation challenge grant, please contact Christina Markish: cmarkish@menokin.org or (804) 333-1776.

Thank you to the Marietta McNeil Morgan & Samuel Tate Morgan, Jr. Trust, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee, for your support!