School reaches fund-raising goal
Since leaving the gate in 1993, the School
of Nursing campaign has exceeded its established goals three
times, racing past the original $5.1 million goal in 1995 and
surpassing a $5.85 million goal in 1996. With a recent pledge
of $800,000 in scholarship funds, the Theresa A. Thomas Memorial
Foundation pushes the school over its most recent $10.2 million
Since 1993, support from alumni, friends and organizations has
created 33 endowed scholarships and fellowships, eight professorships,
one endowed lectureship, one endowed research award, approximately
$1 million in private funds for faculty research and $1.2 million
in unrestricted gifts.
Thomas Foundation launched the effort with a $1 million gift in
1993, and with this new pledge has now committed $4.8 million
to the U.Va. Health System, $3.4 million of that for Nursing.
phenomenal success to date has energized and motivated us to set
our sights on even larger goals," said Dean Jeanette Lancaster.
"Some of the needs we identified early on remain, and new
priorities in nursing education have developed since 1993."