We Hold These Truths...
Leadership Gifts to Sustain the Future

Campaign Chairman Joshua P. Darden, Jr.,
read a letter to Mr Jefferson to close
the kickoff dinner on the Lawn.

A sampling of leadership gifts helps tell the story of a University community deeply committed to reshaping Jefferson's University to meet the challenges of the new century:

David A. Harrison, III: Fulfilling the Highest Aspirations

David A. Harrison, III (Col '39, Law '41), made what may be the largest gift in the history of our athletics program, $5 million to fund replacement of Scott Stadium's artificial turf with natural grass. The field, appropriately, will be named the David A. Harrison Field at Scott Stadium. With this gift, Mr. Harrison's contributions to the University exceed $16 million. This year, Mr. Harrison made a new $3 million commitment for the Law Grounds, which will be named in his honor. In addition, Mr. Harrison has funded professorships in archaeology, law, and medicine.

"David Harrison's overriding goal, which was shared by his late wife, Mary, has been to enable the University's programs in law, medicine, and archaeology and now athletics to compete at the highest levels," President Casteen said. "Very few individuals have had the effect on an institution's aspirations that Mr. Harrison has had here."

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