Toward Jefferson's Third Century

Fall Forum

Toward Jefferson’s Third Century:
A Forum for University Volunteers and Donors

Alumni, volunteers, parents, and friends gathered on October 25, 2013, on the historic Grounds for a series of events looking toward the future of the University and celebrating the completion of the University’s $3 billion fundraising campaign.

9:00-10:30 am
On the Shoulders of Giants: Honoring Endowment Giving to Arts & Sciences
The College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences honored those who have made endowment gifts to the College and made the case for raising $100 million in fully funded endowment gifts for faculty by June 2016.

View On the Shoulders of Giants PDF

National Committee on University Resources (NCOUR) Meeting
Led by Everette Doffermyre, campaign vice chair and chair of the National Committee on University Resources (NCOUR), this session recognized NCOUR volunteers for their service and contributions to the campaign and began to outline the future role of NCOUR volunteers.


Pillar Talks: A series of short talks on the pillars of Arts & Sciences
Four Arts & Sciences faculty presented short talks on the three strategic pillars of the Faculty Forward initiative—exceptional teaching, engaged learning, and strategic research. Faculty Forward is a $130 million College initiative to hire more than 200 new faculty in the next five years.

View Pillar Talks PDF 

12:10-2:00 pm
Lunch and presentation

Faculty Forward!: A New Initiative of the College Foundation
Meredith Jung-En Woo, Buckner W. Clay Dean of Arts & Sciences, made the case for the Faculty Forward! initiative and hiring exceptional new faculty at the College to help replace the wave of upcoming faculty who are retiring.

2:13-3:30 pm
Jeffersonian Grounds Initiative Presentation and Tour
David J. Neuman, FAIA, Architect for the University, discussed the issues and opportunities associated with the restoration of Jefferson’s Academical Village. Afterward, participants toured the historic Grounds to see first-hand what Mr. Neuman described.

View David Neuman’s JGI Presentation PDF

3:45-4:45 pm
Student Scholarships: Supporting Access
Patrick Hogan, executive vice president and chief operating officer, spoke of the importance of student scholarships and support for AccessUVA.

View AccessUVa PDF*

*This article on AccessUVa is excerpted from the draft Financing Academic Excellence: FY14-FY17 report prepared by Mr. Hogan’s office for the Board of Visitors; the article pre-dates and gives context to the Board of Visitors’ decision to reauthorize AccessUVa but change the program to make it sustainable for the long term.

6:30-7:30 pm
Cocktails in the Rotunda
A cocktail party in the Rotunda was an opportunity for participants to socialize—and view an exhibit on the Jeffersonian Grounds Initiative.

7:30-10:30 pm
Celebration Dinner on the Lawn with President Teresa A. Sullivan
A celebratory dinner on the Lawn capped the day and marked the success of the $3 billion Campaign for the University of Virginia.

Fall Forum Participation

  • 287 attendees
  • 89 attended the College endowment ceremony “On the Shoulders of Giants”
  • 70 attended the NCOUR meeting
  • 82 attended a College breakout session “Pillar Talks”
  • 163 attended a College-focused lunch “Faculty Forward”
  • 135 attended the Jeffersonian Grounds lecture and student-led tours
  • 42 attended Supporting Access
  • 244 attended cocktails in the Rotunda
  • 239 attended dinner on the Lawn
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