President Sullivan

In 2013, the Trust provided $100,000 in funding to the Developing Students for Leadership in Data-Intensive Research and Innovation Project, which was sponsored by the Office of the President. This ultimately led to the
establishment of the Data
Science Institute.

Darden Ventures

Darden Impact Ventures is a student-run impact venture fund that aims to further education in venture captial and impact investing by partnering with and supporting innovative for-profit enterprises, serving primarily as a sourcing and due diligence shop. In 2015, the Jefferson Trust provided $8,000 to help cover subscription fees for Investor’s Circle, an impact investing network; pan-University speaker series and seminars; and conferences
and competitions.

Experiential Entrepreneurship

A group of student leaders from the Entrepreneurship Group at UVA, Enactus at UVA, and Virginia Venture Fund, sought $23,035 in funding from the Jefferson Trust to expand the reach of existing programs and provide an integrated, experiential education to students interested in entrepreneurship.