PURPOSE & VALUES
Story Behind Washington Wealth Management Name & Logo
Behind the Name
The “Washington Wealth Management” company name refers not to the nation’s capital, but to the man himself: George Washington. The name was selected in particular for General Washington's ability to remain focused on the goal of freedom amidst the events of war and revolution. Despite many distractions, Washington moved ever-forward, toward the greater goal.
Behind the Logo
Our logo is a depiction of the weather vane that sits atop the cupola of Mount Vernon, the home of George Washington in the state of Virginia. The weather vane was one of Washington’s prized possessions, and he personally commissioned it to be built while in Philadelphia presiding over the Constitutional Convention.
Upon completion, the weather vane was immediately sent to Mount Vernon. Washington wrote home to his nephew, Augustine Washington, who was tending to Mount Vernon in his uncle’s absence. In the letter he specified that “great pains must be taken to fix the points truly; otherwise they will deceive rather than direct.” These instructions apply today and are the philosophical core of what we do at WWM.
This sort of detail was typical of Washington’s management style; even while founding a country, few points back home were too trivial for his attention.