Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medals
The Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medals are presented annually by the University of Virginia and the Thomas Jefferson Foundation to recognize enduring contributions in three fields that deeply interested Thomas Jefferson – architecture, law, and citizen leadership.
The medals, struck for the occasion, are presented by Leslie Greene Bowman, president of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation, and Teresa Sullivan, president of the University of Virginia, at a luncheon in the Dome Room of the Rotunda (This year, due to construction, the luncheon has been moved to Garrett Hall).
The medals are the highest external honor bestowed by the University of Virginia.
The medal in Architecture was established in 1966, the medal in Law in 1977, and the medal in Citizen Leadership in 2006.