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People and places benefit from the campaign

By Bill Sublette

The campaign's imprint can be seen across the Grounds, most notably in the new and expanded facilities completed or under construction for Arts & Sciences, law, graduate business, medicine and athletics. 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.

In 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.

The 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.

Here 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 outside Australia.

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 new professorships.

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 Institute.

CNET founder Halsey Minor (College of Arts & Sciences '87) pledges $25 million to Arts & Sciences to create the Digital Academical Village.

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 '51).

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.

Campaign totals
By School

Architecture $9.7 million
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 million
Medicine $213.9 million
Nursing $16.8 million
Law $202.8 million

Other totals

University Library $67.3 million
Jefferson Scholars Program $42.4 million
University’s College at Wise $21.3 million
Hospitals and clinics, including $9 million for the Children’s Medical Center $13.3 million
Health Sciences Library $2.2 million
Preservation of Jeffersonian Buildings and Grounds $9.5 million
Bayly Art Museum $5.7 million
Miller Center of Public Affairs $5.3 million
Alumni Association’s Sullivan Endowment $2.9 million
Athletics $117.7 million
Unrestricted and other purposes $132 million


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