The John Marshall Foundation is an organization that sponsors educational and public interest programs or other activities in the fields of law, government, history and public affairs to promote a greater public understanding of Chief Justice John Marshall and his many contributions and accomplishments related to the foundation of our nation.

We also support the preservation of sites related to the life and legacy of John Marshall that provide public access and interpretation appropriate to the nature of each site.

We invite you to explore our website and understand the life and legacy that John Marshall contributed to our country.

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The Latest News

2017 Teacher Award Applications are Now Available

The John Marshall Foundation’s 2017 Teacher Award Application is now available. On our home page, look for “Education Programs” on the dropdown menu at the top of the page. Scroll down to “Teacher Award Program” and you will find all of the information and the downloadable application there. Each year since 1989, the Foundation has … Read More

Former JMF Board Members Gather

John Marshall Foundation Board members Brian Hager and Tom Slater hosted 25 former Board members at a luncheon in April at Hunton & Williams. Board Member Kevin Walsh gave a presentation on “John Marshall Day,” celebrations of the Great Chief Justice which were held throughout the U.S. during the 1800s. JMF President Caroline Smith Parkinson … Read More

Recommended Reading: Dog Gone by Pauls Toutonghi

Check out this heart-warming page turner about a Marshall cousin, Fielding Marshall, and his beloved dog, Gonker, a six-year-old golden retriever mix, who bolts into the woods while the two are hiking on the Appalachian Trail. The story follows the search for Gonker, who suffers from Addison’s disease and will not survive more than twenty-three … Read More

Message from the President

Dear Marshall Friends and Family,  On behalf of the Board of Trustees, it is a pleasure to bring you an update on events at the John Marshall Foundation. It has been 10 years since the Board has undertaken a consultant-led strategic planning process. We have accomplished much in these 10 years, such as establishing the … Read More

Expansion Through Partnership and Professional Development

More than 100 secondary history and social studies teachers attended professional development workshops throughout August made possible by a generous grant from the Virginia Law Foundation (VLF) and presented in partnership with the Center for Teaching the Rule of Law. The VLF’s mission is to promote through philanthropy the rule of law, access to justice, … Read More

The John Marshall Foundation Hosts Marshall University President

The John Marshall Foundation hosted Marshall University president Jerome A. “Jerry” Gilbert, Ph.D., in August to discuss collaboration and continued partnership opportunities. Gilbert was named the 37th president of the University on Oct. 20, 2015. A Mississippi native with a background in biomedical engineering, Gilbert previously served for nearly six years as provost and executive … Read More

Marshall Family News – Family Frolic

More than 50 John Marshall descendants gathered at the Marriott Ranch, Sunday, May 1, 2016 for a buffet lunch, yard games and tours of The Fairfield Manor House, built in 1814 by the Great Chief Justice’s brother, James Markham Marshall. The Descendants Committee has been working on a comprehensive genealogy, which they plan to launch … Read More

The Madeira Society to Raise a Glass and Awareness

The John Marshall Foundation and Board Member Tad Thompson will host the second annual Madeira Society thank-you reception November 9, 2016, at Tuckahoe Plantation. Taylor Reveley, President, College of William & Mary, will offer “Thoughts on Marshall,” and Lisa Norris, Mid-Atlantic Regional Manager of Broadbent Selections will present a Madeira tasting. Named for Marshall’s favorite … Read More

Cocktails and Quoits

The newly formed JMF Junior Board hosted friends and associates at the John Marshall House for cocktails and quoits June 1. Alison Toepp chaired the event and Board member Kevin Walsh spoke about Marshall’s modern relevancy. Many thanks to sponsors Christian & Barton, Reed Smith, Hunton & Williams, McGuireWoods, Allen Allen Allen & Allen,and Kaplan … Read More

JMF partners with the National Constitution Center

The John Marshall Foundation is partnering with the National Constitution Center (NCC) in Philadelphia to create a special John Marshall exhibition at the NCC in 2017. “John Marshall: Hidden Hero of American Self-Government” will provide a more expanded understanding of the Great Chief Justice, from “young man of the Revolution, to state legislator, champion of … Read More