of Pew Trusts to give talk Nov. 3
Center 1999 Distinguished Alumna
Rimel, president and chief executive officer of the Pew haritable
Trusts, one of the nation's largest philanthropies, will visit
U.Va. Nov. 3, to give a public talk and receive the 1999 Distinguished
Alumna Award given by the University's Women's
Rimel will speak on "Jefferson's Legacy: A Call to Civic
Responsibility" at 3 p.m. in the Rotunda Dome Room. She will
be honored at a benefit dinner that evening.
1973 graduate of the School of Nursing and a Charlottesville native,
Rimel began working for the Pew Charitable Trusts in 1983 and
took the helm a decade later. She is often credited for her courage,
vitality, dedication and integrity, among some of the traits making
her an outstanding leader. She has made the Pew Trusts, based
in Philadelphia, one of the most influential and innovative charitable
organizations in the U.S., doubling its grant-making total since
1994 and giving out more than $210 million to 298 nonprofit organizations
last year alone.
Rimel currently serves on the executive committee of the Campaign
for the University, which is working toward a $1 billion fund-raising
goal, and she chaired the Nursing Advisory Board from 1992 to
1997. Last year she joined the Alumni Association Board of Managers.
In addition Rimel has served on the board of the Thomas Jefferson
Memorial Foundation (Monticello) since 1993.
will be the ninth recipient of the Distinguished Alumna Award,
established in 1991 to honor a female U.Va. graduate who has demonstrated
excellence, leadership and extraordinary commitment to her field,
and who has used her talents as a positive force for change.