Women in Leadership & Philanthropy
Seeking to strengthen bonds between U.Va. and its alumnae and women stakeholders, and to increase the number of women serving the University and its foundations through volunteer leadership and philanthropic activities.
College Arts Scholars will be given special access to the best arts resources at the University and funding for arts-intensive summer work.
“The program will give us the ability to recruit, retain and educate some of the most exceptional young artists and artist-scholars in the Commonwealth and the nation,” said Bruce Holsinger, associate dean for the arts and humanities. “As Echols Scholars have for decades, Arts Scholars will occupy a prestigious and coveted position within the College.”
When Hebah Fischer arrived on the Grounds of the University of Virginia four years ago, her role model was Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke.
“I had my whole life planned out. I was going to study economics and international affairs and I wanted to be the next Ben Bernanke,” she said over coffee on a recent Wednesday. “But I don’t want to be him anymore.” Her new hero is Nobel Peace Prize laureate and microfinance champion Muhammad Yunus.
Quarterly updates from various publications highlighting exciting activities involving U.Va. women. Women across the University with ties past and present are succeeding on the Grounds and beyond, and contributing as leaders and decision-makers in their communities.
View stories about giving at U.Va. In customizing their giving, these alums have aligned their passion and gifts to support areas of need at the University. These alums and community members are thinking strategically about their giving and contributing to the vitality of the University in the 21st century.