and places benefit from the campaign
campaign's imprint can be seen across the Grounds, most notably
in the new and expanded facilities completed or under construction
for Arts &
graduate business, medicine
The campaign also has provided funds for new structures planned
for the University Library,
the arts, engineering
and the Commerce School.
Less visible but equally significant is the campaign's human impact.
With commitments to endow 154 professorships, 122 fellowships
and 616 scholarships, the campaign has reaped enormous benefits
for students and faculty.
addition to endowment gifts and contributions for capital improvements,
the campaign has greatly increased the level of annual giving
from alumni and other members of the University family. During
the course of the campaign, the University pursued a target of
$86.7 million in annual giving, a vital source of unrestricted
operating support for its schools and programs. The campaign surpassed
this goal in March 2000.
campaign also aimed high in its pursuit of future support, such
as bequests and similar deferred gifts. Counted separately from
other campaign commitments because donors can change such provisions
in their estate plans, future support received in the campaign
topped $218 million, more than double the $100 million goal.
is a partial list of results from the campaign, in the order of
when they occurred over the past decade:
C. Waller Barrett gives the University his unrivaled collection
of American rare books and manuscripts. The gift, valued at $30
million, is among the first credited to the campaign.
The University names its first residential college, housed in
the Monroe Hill dormitories, "Brown College on Monroe Hill,"
recognizing a generous gift from the family of W.L. Lyons Brown
Jr. (College of Arts & Sciences '58) and Brown Forman Corp.
to endow the college's programs.
The School of Nursing dedicates the Theresa A. Thomas Intensive
Care Simulation Laboratory, made possible by the Theresa A. Thomas
Memorial Foundation of Richmond.
The Darden School establishes the Batten Center for Entrepreneurial
Leadership, made possible by a challenge gift from Frank Batten
(College of Arts & Sciences '50), his son Frank Batten Jr.
(Darden '84), and his daughter Dorothy Batten Rolph (Darden '90).
The School of Engineering and Applied Science establishes the
Virginia Institute for Microelectronics, supported by an equipment
grant from IBM.
Supported by a $1 million gift from an anonymous donor, the Curry
School establishes the Center for Technology and Teacher Education.
John W. Kluge gives the University the Kluge-Ruhe Collection of
Aboriginal Art, valued at $5 million. Comprising nearly 1,600
pieces, it is the most important assemblage of Aboriginal works
Thomas A. Saunders III (Darden '67); his wife, Jordan; and their
daughter, Calvert (College of Arts & Sciences '90), launch
the $1.5 million Saunders Professors Fund, an innovative challenge
gift that enables the School of Architecture, the Curry School
of Education and the School of Nursing to create a total of nine
The Bayly Art Museum opens an exhibition of works from a collection
bequeathed by Buzz Miller and Alan Groh (College of Arts &
Sciences '49). It includes pieces by Andy Warhol, Joseph Cornell,
Joan Mitchell, Robert Indiana and Isamu Noguchi, among others.
The University dedicates the Timothy B. and Lisa Nelson Robertson
Media Center in Clemons Library, the result of a $1.2 million
gift from the Robertsons. Robertson is a '77 graduate from the
College of Arts & Sciences.
Board of Visitors member William H. Goodwin Jr. (Darden '66) gives
$13.3 million to the Darden School.
Frank Batten Sr. pushes the campaign past the billion-dollar mark
with a $60 million gift to the Darden School to establish an institute
in entrepreneurial studies. It is the largest gift in the University's
history and the largest ever given to a business school.
The McIntire School of Commerce dedicates the Bridge Center for
Financial Markets, a high-tech trading room made possible by Bridge
Information Systems. The company's gift of real-time financial
data and information services is valued at $7.3 million, making
it the largest gift ever received by the Commerce School.
U. Bertram Ellis Jr. (Arts & Sciences '75, Darden '79), CEO
of Atlanta-based iXL Enterprises, pledges $10 million in unrestricted
funds for Arts & Sciences and the Darden School.
The University Library receives 400 rare items from the estate
of philanthropist and collector Paul Mellon, including Thomas
Jefferson's most famous letter on the subject of slavery.
The School of Medicine receives its largest gift ever, $20 million
from Mellon's estate to establish the Mellon Prostate Cancer Research
CNET founder Halsey Minor (College of Arts & Sciences '87)
pledges $25 million to Arts & Sciences to create the Digital
The University establishes the Institute for Practical Ethics,
whose programs receive major support from the Donchian Foundation
and from John Allen Hollingsworth (College of Arts & Sciences
The University dedicates an 11-panel mural by Lincoln Perry in
Old Cabell Hall, funded by gifts to the campaign.
Frank Levinson (Graduate Arts & Sciences '78, '80) and Wynnette
Levinson of Palo Alto, Calif., announce a $20 million commitment,
to be divided between the Department of Astronomy and the Center
on Religion and Democracy.
Arts & Sciences $220.3 million
McIntire School of Commerce $48.1 million
Continuing and Professional Studies $1.3 million
Curry School of Education $22.4 million
Engineering $75.4 million
Darden Graduate School of Business Administration $202.2
Medicine $213.9 million
Nursing $16.8 million
Law $202.8 million
Library $67.3 million
Jefferson Scholars Program $42.4 million
Universitys College at Wise $21.3 million
Hospitals and clinics, including $9 million for the Childrens
Medical Center $13.3 million
Health Sciences Library $2.2 million
Preservation of Jeffersonian Buildings and Grounds $9.5
Bayly Art Museum $5.7 million
Miller Center of Public Affairs $5.3 million
Alumni Associations Sullivan Endowment $2.9 million
Athletics $117.7 million
Unrestricted and other purposes $132 million