When then-Architecture School Dean Kim Tanzer found a sculpture in a school storage unit, she had no idea it was worth more than $1 million. The discovery sparked decisions that would lead to financing the school’s first doctoral program.
The need-based scholarship program is already aiding dozens of high-achieving students, and organizers are aiming to help more this fall.
The ultra-secret Seven Society announced gifts totaling $115,554 to U.Va.’s Counseling and Psychological Services and the Maxine Platzer Lynn Women’s Center in support of efforts to advance empathy and understanding.
Lynn, a 1951 Curry School of Education graduate, will be honored on Oct. 23 for her $3 million endowment to the Women’s Center.
The project “is breaking new ground in encouraging theologians and religion scholars to attend more intentionally to the everyday experiences of ordinary Christians,” an endowment official said.
Seven nonprofits left Grounds with big checks, but the students in a Batten School philanthropy class may have been the biggest beneficiaries of all.
Once matched, the first $1 million will aid current high school seniors who will begin their U.Va. careers in August.
The $10 million endowment will support instruction and research in the growing field of data analytics, storage, security and ethics.
The School of Architecture’s popular global sustainability program has been given a boost by a grant awarded from Hilton Worldwide, the school’s first corporate philanthropic partner.
After discovering she had won a $3,000 Parents Committee Internship Grant, “I started jumping up and down on Ruffner Bridge, and immediately called my mom,” said one fourth-year student.
Once a library, then a computer lab, the space is now envisioned as a place where students, teaching assistants and faculty members can collaborate.
A $5 million gift from Washington-area financier Bill Conway and his wife, Joanne, will provide funding for students in the School of Nursing’s graduate Clinical Nurse Leader program, as well as support for more faculty.
For more than 10 years, U.Va. has been the No. 1 contributor to the Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign. This year, employees’ donations surpassed $1 million for the first time.
A new gift will help U.Va.’s Miller Center systematically address some of the thorniest challenges facing the nation.
At its fifth anniversary celebration, the Batten School announced several major gifts, including two $1 million gifts.
Organizers of the annual Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign at the University are hoping to provide more support than ever to area nonprofits through workplace giving.
A $2 million gift from alumnus Sandy Miller “changes everything” for the Arts Scholars program, says the program’s overseer.
A new professorship in design and health at U.Va.’s School of Architecture advances the school’s goal of becoming a national leader in cross-disciplinary research to aid the design and planning of environments that enhance human health and well-being.
Craftsmen have renovated a room on the historic West Range, restoring it from a bathroom anteroom to a student residence.
The Jefferson Scholars Foundation, which has long provided scholarships for outstanding undergraduate and graduate students, is expanding its scope to help recruit top professors, starting with two gift commitments from alumni.