This has been an exceptional year for the Jefferson Trust as you can see in our 2019–20 Annual Report. Our Flash Funding cycle has proven successful and the Trustees have voted to make it a permanent fixture of our grant-making. This was a year of crisis with COVID-19, and the Trustees responded by giving an out of cycle emergency grant to President Ryan to aide in the University’s response. All told, for the first time, the Trustees awarded over $1 million in grants, which will further President Ryan’s strategic plan and impact on the UVA Community.
The seeds of funding trustees sowed several years ago are blossoming into significant, important fixtures of University life. To date, the Jefferson Trust has granted more than $8.9 million to 227 different projects covering a broad range of schools and programs, resulting in strengthening the quality of education, as well as Virginia’s national and global reputation.
We are excited to share the continued growth and impact of the Trust on Grounds and beyond! The trustees eagerly await the next great idea.