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Member Profile

Alexandra Arriaga (College '87)

Before the whir of daily life at the University kicks into gear, the Lawn exudes a tranquility unrivaled by any other locale on the Grounds. During her visits back to U.Va., Alexandra Arriaga makes it a point to head to the Lawn to revel in its soft beauty amid the first light of day. More...
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The Lawn Society

For over 35 years members of the president’s giving club known as the Lawn Society have helped shape, transform and advance the pursuit of knowledge at the University of Virginia. Through their commitment, Lawn Society members honor Mr. Jefferson’s ideal of a lifetime of learning and service. More...
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About Us

Established in 1975 by President Frank L. Hereford, Jr. (College ’43, Graduate Arts & Sciences ’47), fifth president of the University of Virginia, the Lawn Society is the premier group of donors, whose generosity has benefited the University in significant ways. More...
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Trey Beck (College ’93)

In the late 1980s, as Texas native Trey Beck eyed his college prospects, he looked for a school that offered a superior liberal arts education. But strong academics wasn’t his only criterion. “I considered U.Va., among many fine schools, because it presents a nice blend of academic excellence and an honest-to-goodness collegiate experience,” Beck said. More...
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Jonathan Mariner (McIntire ’76)

Every Lawn Society member has a different U.Va. story, each with a unique arc of background, interests, and life after the student experience. Jonathan Mariner’s story begins in the Tidewater area of Virginia, where he grew up hearing about U.Va.’s reputation for excellence. More...

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Established in 1975 by President Frank L. Hereford, Jr., fifth president of the University of Virginia, the Lawn Society is the premier group of donors, whose generosity has benefited the University in significant ways.

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July 2010

Bavarro Hall

Thanks to a leadership gift from Daniel M. Meyers, the Curry School of Education celebrates the opening of Bavaro Hall, named for Meyers’s mentor, Anthony “Wally” D. Bavaro, a schoolteacher and former National Football League player. More...
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July 2011

Healthy Appalachia Institute at the University of Virginia’s College at Wise

Richard and Leslie Gilliam provide funding to the College at Wise for a new health and wellness center and renovations to Fred B. Greear Gymnasium to house the Healthy Appalachia Institute. More...
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April 2012

Contemplative Sciences Center

Created with a gift from Sonia and Paul Tudor Jones,U.Va.’s new Contemplative Sciences Center will foster exploration of the practices, ideas, and modern applications of contemplation, building on existing strands of related research and activity across the University. More...