2015 MOMENTUM 2016 CURRY SCHOOL of EDUCATION FOUNDATION ANNUAL REPORT
CURRY FOUNDATION STAFF GERALD D. STARSIA, PH.D. Executive Director
KELLY REINHARDT Major Gifts Officer
MIKE CASHMAN Director of Development and Major Gifts Officer
UDAY GUPTA Director of Development, Corporations and Foundations
RENEE CLARK BUSH Director of the Annual Fund
JANE BUCK Chief Operating Officer
MARIE PACE Research Support and Development Coordinator
LYNN BELL Alumni Relations and Foundation Communications
Curry at a Glance
Message from the Dean
Message from the Executive Director
Curry Foundation Board of Directors
How to Give
THE CURRY SCHOOL FOUNDATION IS THE OFFICIAL FUNDRAISING AND GIFT-RECEIVING ORGANIZATION FOR THE CURRY SCHOOL OF EDUCATION, ENGAGING THOSE WHO CARE ABOUT THE CURRY SCHOOL, ITS STUDENTS AND ITS IMPACT ON VIRGINIA, THE NATION AND THE WORLD. Established in 1976 through the dedicated efforts and enthusiastic support of countless donors, volunteers and friends of the Curry School, the Curry School Foundation has maintained a focused mission: to benefit the teaching, research, and public service of the Curry School of Education. The return on an investment in the Curry School is far reaching and never ending. In addition to describing the Foundationâ€™s fundraising and investment performance, this annual report highlights the human impact of your giving. Thank you for inspiring our work and providing the momentum to realize a bold, new vision for Curry.
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CURRY IS POISED TO MAKE PROFOUND IMPACTS ON SOCIETY.
BOB PIANTA, DEAN of THE CURRY SCHOOL
RANKING AMONG BEST EDUCATION SCHOOLS U.S. NEWS AND WORLD REPORT
CURRY AT A GLANCE RANKINGS ACCORDING TO 2017 U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT BY AREA OF STUDY Special Education #5 Secondary Education #7 Administration & Supervision #8 Elementary Education #10 Higher Education #13 Education Policy #14 Curriculum & Instruction #17
MESSAGE FROM DEAN BOB PIANTA
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BY THE NUMBERS
Faculty members: 127 In-state students: 1,419 Out-of-state students: 423 On-Grounds students: 1,053 Off-Grounds students: 789 Areas of study: 23 Online degree programs: 6 Online professional-development courses: 45 Students taking at least one online course: 800
This is a very exciting time at the University of Virginia. In ways I have not seen in years, the University is discussing investments in new and promising ideas and making resources available to implement them.
NUMBER OF DEGREES CONFERRED BSEd: 100 MEd: 248 MT: 146 PhD: 37 EdD: 8 EdS: 38 Certificate: 24 TOTAL: 601
Across the University there is a growing emphasis on fostering student and faculty engagement in societal challenges faced by communities both locally and globally. The Curry School is extremely well positioned to take a leadership role in this direction. Engagement is in many ways our core competence, and we will step forward to lead with academic programs, scholarly work, and public service.
The faculty at the Curry School works from a mindset of excellence and openness to innovation. Over the past year, we have collectively taken the initiative to develop a set of priorities—bold new ideas that leverage our strengths and will take us into the future. Some of these ideas are still conceptual while others are gaining momentum and becoming reality. You can read about some of these initiatives throughout the pages of this Curry School Foundation Annual Report, because as a supporter you have already been helping to build the momentum toward bringing these visions to fruition. Thank you so much for your generosity.
Let me recount a few of the exciting achievements in fiscal year 2015-2016 related to your giving: Cash gifts to the Curry School Annual Fund increased 56% over the previous fiscal year, which means that the Foundation has more resources with which to attract funding for the School’s top priorities. One hundred thirty-three talented students were supported with monetary scholarships, fellowships and awards totaling more than $470,000. New gifts to these funds totaled $108,000. The Biermann Memorial Fund was created to support a faculty position in our dual Master of Education/Master of Business Administration degree program. The Compassionate Schools Project, developed through Curry’s partnership with the UVA Contemplative Sciences Center, received $2.4 million for developing and rigorously testing curriculum in Louisville, Kentucky, schools.
Please enjoy reading about the impacts of your generosity throughout this report.
ROBERT C. PIANTA, DEAN Novartis US Professor of Education
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As we head into UVA’s upcoming bicentennial campaign, the Curry School will be presented with the most significant opportunity we have ever had to actualize our collective vision for the future of the school. I believe your engagement with and support of our initiatives over the past year reflects your belief that Curry is poised to make profound impacts on society. I am deeply grateful for your trust in us.
THE CURRY SCHOOL ANNUAL FUND EXPERIENCED UNPRECEDENTED GROWTH IN BOTH DOLLARS AND DONORS IN FISCAL YEAR 2016, MAKING IT THE FUND’S LARGEST FUNDRAISING YEAR IN THE PAST FIVE YEARS.
$561,901 TOTAL CASH GIFTS TO ANNUAL FUND
Cash contributions to the Annual Fund totaled $561,901 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2016, which represents a 56 percent increase over cash contributions received in fiscal year 2015. In addition, the number of donors to the Annual Fund totaled 1,683, compared to 1,543 in fiscal year 2015.
“Our family believes that giving to the Curry School has a ripple effect on all of us and directly aligns with our values,” said Major. “All of us have a responsibility to give back to ensure that Curry can do all its great work and stay on the cutting edge of educational research and practitioner development.”
GROWTH IN ANNUAL FUND OVER 2014-2015
“This growth comes as a result of the diligent work of the foundation staff, an engaged and committed foundation board of directors and, ultimately, support from Curry alumni, parents, faculty, staff and friends,” said Gerald D. Starsia, associate professor and executive director of the foundation. “We are grateful for the effort put forth by the entire Curry community and have even more ambitious goals for the Annual Fund as UVA kicks off its bicentennial capital campaign.”
The Annual Fund, which is composed of unrestricted gifts to the foundation, provides core support for the Curry School and the operations of the foundation. “These contributions can be the most lasting and powerful gifts a donor can make,” noted Bob Pianta, dean of the Curry School.
TOTAL INDIVIDUAL DONORS
$12,023,249 TOTAL GIFTS AND PLEDGES
2,253 $9.4 MILLION + PROVIDED BY CORPORATIONS AND FOUNDATIONS
Although the Annual Fund has always helped the Curry School maintain the excellence and innovation for which it is known, the fund’s role as a foundational resource that catalyzes major investments in the school will intensify, he added.
“The incredible support of our donors, like the Major family, over the past year reflects a momentum building among people who believe that Curry is poised to make profound impacts on individual lives and society as a whole.”
AVERAGE UVA ALUMNI GIFT TO CURRY
LARGEST PLANNED GIFT
$58,615 TOTAL REALIZED BEQUESTS
$14,967,853 TOTAL NET ASSETS
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Lara Major (MEd ’95 Reading Education) is an alumna committed to the Annual Fund, and her family has also shown sweeping support of the Curry School. Major was already a classroom teacher when she decided to further develop her expertise in reading instruction by attending the Curry School, and she gained more than she expected from her experience—engaging with faculty members like Marcia Invernizzi on textbook development, immersing herself in the Charlottesville public schools through a reading program and developing lifelong friendships with classmates.
2015–2016 GIVING AT A GLANCE
GO FIGURE “
THE RESEARCH ENVIRONMENT AT THE CURRY SCHOOL IS ABOVE AND BEYOND OTHERS IN THE SPORTS MEDICINE FIELD. THIS IS MY DREAM TO BE HERE. LINDSAY SLATER
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Sports Medicine Doctoral Student
LINDSAY SLATER IS MAKING SURE THAT U.S. OLYMPIC FIGURE SKATING TEAM HOPEFULS ARE MORE LIKELY TO STAY INJURY-FREE AS THEY PREPARE FOR PYEONGCHANG 2018.
A doctoral student in the Curry School’s sports medicine program, Slater is a perfect example of how giving can have far-reaching impacts. As a child, Slater turned to figure skating to pass the hours at the ice rink while her brother played hockey. By the time she got to college she was good enough to walk on to Miami University’s varsity synchronized skating team, which won the U.S. Collegiate National Championship in her sophomore and junior years. After that, she stopped competing so she could focus on her undergraduate studies, though she went on to chose a graduate major that was inspired by her experience as an athlete: biomechanics, especially the study of sports movement. Once Slater had earned her master’s degree, the obvious next step was to conduct research at the Curry School’s Exercise and Sports Injury Laboratory, which is part of the Department of Kinesiology. “I wanted an innovative program on the front lines of lower-extremity injury research,” Slater said. “The research environment at the Curry School is above and beyond others in the sports medicine field. This is my dream to be here.”
133 STUDENTS SUPPORTED WITH MONETARY SCHOLARSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS AND AWARDS THIS FISCAL YEAR
35 OLYMPIC HOPEFULS BENEFITTING FROM LINDSAY SLATERâ€™S RESEARCH
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For her dissertation research, she is examining deterioration in athletes’ sports performance after an ACL reconstruction. A $1,000 grant from the Dean’s Research and Development Fund—another resource established by donors—is helping to support Slater’s investigations.
“Without it, I wouldn’t be where I am now in my dissertation research,” Slater said. “It was pretty huge.”
LINDSAY SLATER IS DOING JUST THE KIND OF TRANSLATIONAL RESEARCH MY FELLOW DONORS AND I WERE HOPING THIS AWARD WOULD ENCOURAGE.
Fortunately for Slater, generous friends of the Curry School had already put in place sources of support for bright and talented students like her. The 2016 David H. Perrin Sports Medicine Award allowed her to continue her research through an otherwise unfunded summer month without having to find outside employment.
DAVID H. PERRIN Former Curry School professor and director of Curry’s graduate programs in Athletic Training and Sports Medicine
With all this support, Slater is poised to excel in her field. The combination of her research in the Exercise and Sports Injury Lab and her ice skating experience has already prepared her to make a significant impact on the future of 35 Olympic hopefuls. Working with Peter Zapalo, director of sports science and medicine for the U.S. Figure Skating Association of America, she has developed an observational measurement tool to help identify skaters whose movements put them at high risk for injury. After screening figure skaters in Colorado Springs last summer, Slater worked with the USFSA’s Sports Sciences and Medicine Committee to develop a treatment plan for skaters who were flagged. In honor of her contribution, the U.S. Figure Skating/Professional Skaters Association presented Slater with the 2016 Pieter Kollen Sport Science Award for use of scientific technology in figure skating.
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An award-winning sports scientist and a team of Olympic skaters all are set for a bright future—with help from insightful donors to the Curry School who understand that the impact of giving can sometimes reach further than they can imagine.
IMPROVING SPECIAL ED INSTRUCTIONAL TOOLS ACROSS THE NATION, 6.5 MILLION, OR 13 PERCENT, OF PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS BETWEEN THE AGES OF 3 AND 21 RECEIVE SPECIAL EDUCATION SERVICES. YET 49 STATES REPORT A SHORTAGE OF SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHERS AND QUALIFIED PERSONNEL.
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These significant numbers illustrate the nation’s demand for highly qualified teachers who are equipped to educate these students. Thankfully, Michael Kennedy, assistant professor of special education at the Curry School, is helping to prepare the best possible teachers for such students—teachers who can make a difference as soon as they enter the classroom.
report a shortage of special education teachers and qualified personnel.
Kennedy has pioneered a new type of instructional tool designed to help teachers retain and implement evidence-based practices. Content acquisition podcasts—or CAPs, as they’re known—unite the simplicity and appeal of multimedia with time-tested instructional design principles, resulting in benefits for students with special needs. Comprising engaging audio and visual content, CAPs are short instructional vignettes designed to convey a single topic of interest. A recent
study conducted by the Curry School and published in the journal Exceptional Children shows that students who received multimedia instruction outperformed peers who read the same information in texts. Schools and universities across the country are already putting the videos to use. Kennedy’s work was initially made possible through a $10,000 grant from the Dean’s Research and Development Fund—a discretionary resource established by Richard R. “Dick” Abidin, renowned professor emeritus of the Curry School, and Peter K. Scaturro, a member of the Curry School Foundation Board of Directors and retired financial executive. Designed to support early development research with the potential to significantly impact education, the fund provides promising young faculty with the financial resources to pursue their work.
WHAT WE’VE ACCOMPLISHED TO DATE IS JUST THE BEGINNING.
MICHAEL KENNEDY Assistant Professor of Special Education
Asked about the grant, Kennedy noted the array of opportunities it has facilitated for his team. “That money has had a long life and reach for us,” he said. “It helped fund the Charlottesville teachers who wrote scripts for the CAPs we used in multiple studies, and it allowed us to conduct a study that informed numerous presentations and publications, extending the reach of our work. We’re tremendously grateful for it.” Kennedy is now working to integrate the CAPs into a larger professional development process that includes providing teachers with access to individual electronic presentation slides as well as tools that measure their performance in the classroom.
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Having recently secured a $400,000 early career grant through the Institute of Education Sciences, Kennedy has high hopes for the future of his research. “We’re committed to making sure special education teachers have the tools they need to go out into the world and do their jobs effectively. What we’ve accomplished to date is just the beginning.”
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“The idea is to intervene sooner, giving kids a better chance of becoming successful adults regardless of background,” explained Henderson, who is in the fourth year of the Curry School’s clinical and school psychology doctorate program. A student representative on the Curry School Foundation Board of Directors, Henderson sees early intervention as key to another area, too: creating a robust culture of philanthropy. She and Carly Magnolia Buckholz (College ’16)—a higher education master’s student and foundation intern—believe helping students grasp the importance of private giving now will lead to more loyal, involved alumni later.
AS STUDENTS, WE NEEDN’T WAIT UNTIL WE’RE ALUMNI OR FOURTH-YEARS TO GIVE BACK WITH TIME, TALENT OR TREASURE. LORA HENDERSON Clinical and School Psychology Doctoral Student
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The concept is far from new, at Curry or elsewhere. However, newly coordinated efforts, including greater roles for student voices like Henderson’s and Buckholz’s, are giving prominence to a priority vital to the school’s future.
LORA HENDERSON UNDERSTANDS THE POWER OF EARLY INTERVENTION. HER DISSERTATION FOCUSES ON DISSONANCE BETWEEN HOME AND SCHOOL—A POSSIBLE CONTRIBUTOR TO SOME STUDENTS’ ACADEMIC AND NONACADEMIC STRUGGLES AT SCHOOL. SHE’S CURRENTLY PREPARING TO PILOT AN IMPROVED MEASURE OF THE ISSUE.
CREATING A CULTURE of PHILANTHROPY
CURRENT ASSETS Gifts to the Curry School Foundation are held either by the UVA Foundation or Rector & Visitors, based on the donor’s gift designation. All gifts benefit the Curry School, its students, faculty and programs.
CURRY SCHOOL OF EDUCATION FOUNDATION June 30, 2016
UNRESTRICTED UNRESTRICTED CAPITAL CAMPAIGN
OPERATING RESTRICTED ENDOWMENT* Awards Chairs Fellowships Lectureships Program Support Scholarships
TOTAL CURRENT ASSETS HELD AT UVA FOUNDATION FOR THE CURRY FOUNDATION
$7,218,386 $5,102,510 $364,939 $2,185 $1,695,737 $111,179 $450,200 $2,478,270
CURRY SCHOOL OF EDUCATION
“Curry students understand the role of philanthropy in creating the student experience, and they too have the ability to make an impact,” said Renee Bush, director of the Curry School Annual Fund. A centerpiece of the latest efforts is the Curry Student Giving Initiative, or CSGIVE, which aims to create a culture of giving among students at all levels. In conjunction with CSGIVE, Henderson has spoken at new-student orientations and in other settings, educating incoming students about the importance of the foundation and philanthropy. In the spring, she and Buckholz will lead a philanthropic climate survey to gauge students’ knowledge about giving to Curry. Other efforts include increasing student involvement in the philanthropic cycle and events—such as the semiannual UVA “Thank a Donor Day” and the university-wide “GivingtoHoos Day” in April—as well as forming a student giving committee.
June 30, 2016
UNRESTRICTED OPERATING RESTRICTED ENDOWMENT*
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Restricted Awards Chairs Fellowships Scholarships
$4,824,440 $7,220,453 $5,259,430 $300,547 $15,815 $3,989,361 $386,005 $567,701
TOTAL CURRENT ASSETS HELD AT R&V FOR THE CURRY SCHOOL
*The principal of endowment funds must remain intact in perpetuity to create an ongoing source of income. The Foundation Board of Directors has agreed to adhere to the distribution guidelines set by the UVA Board of Visitors. In fiscal year 2016 the distribution rate was set at 4.62%.
“We’re finding students love their time at Curry and do want a way to give back,” said Buckholz. “CSGIVE puts the opportunity in front of them, empowering them to do their part in developing the resources of Curry.”
Gifts are rolling in, Buckholz adds—among them, Henderson’s own monthly contributions: small sums, she says, to cultivate the habit. “As students, we needn’t wait until we’re alumni or fourth-years to give back with time, talent or treasure,” Henderson said. “I’ve seen firsthand how all gifts make a difference in what the foundation can fund.” These areas include support for student organizations, scholarships, special events and conferences, in addition to foundation-backed grants from the Dean’s Research and Development Fund—grants such the one Henderson received for her dissertation work and the one awarded to her faculty advisor, from which Henderson also benefited.
CARLY MAGNOLIA BUCKHOLZ, HIGHER EDUCATION MASTERS STUDENT
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STUDENTS LOVE THEIR TIME AT CURRY AND SEEK A WAY TO GIVE BACK.
HONOR ROLLS DEAN’S CIRCLE OF FRIENDS The Dean’s Circle of Friends honors the exceptional generosity of alumni, friends, faculty, parents and staff who contribute $1,000 or more to the Curry School of Education in a single fiscal year, July 1 to June 30.
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$25,000 AND ABOVE
Melanie J. Biermann and Martin I. Younker Eliza Brown Owsley Brown III and Victoire Brown + Estate of Elizabeth A. Campbell Margaret Brown de Clercq + Douglas J. Erwin and Mary L. Erwin + Sandra A. Frazier Cynthia Terry Galant and Mark E. Galant + Vincent J. Gorman and Jeanette M. Gorman + Augusta Holland and Gill Holland Jr. + Gary F. Holloway and Julie D. Holloway + Charles H. Jones Jr. and Hope Haskell Jones + Paul Tudor Jones and Sonia Jones + Paulette Goerig Katzenbach and G. Richard Katzenbach Jr. + Peter C. Kelly and Pamela Brown Kelly +
Estate of Freddie W. Nicholas Paul K. Voigt and Lillian P. Voigt +
$10,000—$24,999 Michael B. Baughan and Julie Parker Baughan + Winston Barber Berry and Brett M. Berry David W. Breneman and Donna J. Plasket + Gerald L. Cooper and Prior M. Cooper Douglas M. Dunnan and Calvine Dunnan + S. Stuart Flanagan + Alexander A. Keevil Lara Parker Major and Eric Major William A. Marr Jr. + Kristine L. Merlo and John A. Merlo + Elaine Musselman Joseph F. Moore Peter K. Scaturro and Kathleen M. Scaturro + Barbara Sexton Smith Sandra F. Stern and Evan Stern +
$5,000—$9,999 Carol Hawkins Armstrong and E. Taylor Armstrong Jr. + Peter C. Brooks and Nancy T. Brooks Martha E. Downer-Assaf and Frederick G. Assaf
John S. Davis IV, MD Elizabeth G. Eckert and Thomas D. Eckert + Susan Gracik and Lewis M. Gracik Jr. Raymond C. Jones Jason M. Palmer and Olivia V. Palmer Shelby Mayhew Saer and John K. Saer Jr. + Elizabeth Y. Schmidt and William A. Schmidt Teresa Smith and Robert W. Smith + Carol Ann Tomlinson
$2,500—$4,999 Joseph R. Abidin Richard R. Abidin Jr. and Mary Abidin + Robert A. Barnhardt and Shirley S. Barnhardt + Brian A. Beauregard Margueritte P. Bryant ^ Carolyn M. Callahan and Michael S. Caldwell Susan Osborn Coffey Ellen G. Colter and Charles J. Wormald James M. Cooper and Shamim Sisson + Irving S. Driscoll Jr. and Anne Kinnier Driscoll Ann M. Dudley and Henry A. Dudley Jr. + Ragan P. Folan and McDara P. Folan III + Carol Knox Frist and Robert A. Frist, MD +
Sandra Leong and Robert Y. Gelfond Scott R. Gorelick Charles H. Henderson III, MD and Mary M. Henderson + Mary C. Huey Estate of Mildred C. Jarecke Robert F. Jarecke Stuart J. Kahn Andrew J. Kind-Rubin Jennifer Risinger Kolis and Stanley P. Kolis Brenda M. Koonce and R. Edward Koonce III Carolyn J. Maness Linda Karen Miller Sharon Beth Parente and John W. Risner + Robert C. Pianta and Ann M. McAndrew Ronald E. Reeve and Louise Reeve Srinija Srinivasan Kimberly Patterson Stanfield and Troy L. Stanfield Deborah M. Thacker and David R. Thacker Bonny Bouck Wilson and Paul C. Wilson
$1,000—$2,499 Caroline Marie Anderson and Steven J. Weiskircher Betty Hawkins Arrington and Larry R. Arrington Beth J. Baptist Christine L. Bavaro JoAnn Nolen Bertges and Jack Bertges +
Margaret VanDeman Blackmon Susan Blalock-Pearman and Steven D. Pearman, MD Patricia Mulhearn Blasco and Peter A. Blasco, MD Patricia L. Bollinger and David Bollinger Susan M. Braverman and Steven E. Braverman, MD Karen K. Brockenbrough and Austin Brockenbrough IV Caroline Zeller Brown and Douglas C. Brown, MD + Clara A. Brown Debra L. Bryant and Lawrence A. Groves + Anne W. Buford + Jeanne Meredith Busse Sheri Matthews Carrico and John T. Carrico William R. Carriker Jay L. Chronister and Shirley K. Chronister Robert M. Coffelt Jr. + Anne P. Constant Kari H. Couling and Kent M. Couling Barry M. Dorsey Mary Stokely Walker Dougherty and Patrick A. Dougherty Corinne E. Eisenhart Anne Garland Farrell and Thomas F. Farrell II + David M. Foster and Martha Tyahla Foster Susanna Furfaro Wendy Gaal and Stephen J. Gaal Nancy J. Gansneder and Bruce M. Gansneder
Sally Gieck and Joseph H. Gieck + Karen A. Goldberg and Martin J. Goldberg, MD Deborah J. Goodman and David E. Abbey Patricia R. Griffin Edgar J. Gunter Jr. Harriet J. Hopkins and Gerald W. Hopkins Judith Lindamood Hughes Asa B. Johnson Jr. + Mary D. Jones Emily A. Kern and Mark K. Metz Miriam Whitley Knight Linda Hwa Koval and Charles R. Koval Nancy Stuart Lackey Barkley Abbott Laing and Christopher C. Laing Patricia M. Lampkin and Wayne D. Cozart Teresa A. Sullivan and Douglas Laycock + Etta O. Legner Patricia A. Lloyd and John W. Lloyd Lisa B. Maloney and Kenneth T. Maloney Susan C. Mathews and Charles M. Mathews Jr. Vivian D. McBride and Oliver A. McBride Elizabeth R. McLeod Joanne M. McNergney and Robert F. McNergney Michelle Coleman Murphy and Ryan P. Murphy Spencer G. Niles
CURRY PATRONS $500â€”$999 Madeline M. Abramson and Jerry E. Abramson Patricia B. Angstadt and Peter K. Angstadt Sr. Kerry B. Armbruster Jr. Laura G. Blair and Donald S. Blair Deborah McLaughlin Booz and Mark L. Booz Nora Miller Brookfield and John H. Bocock Patricia Elaine Brown and Stephen C. Beuttel Kathy E. Carter and Mack T. Ruffin IV Kathleen G. Case Mary G. Commander and Jeffrey H. Morse, MD Nancy T. Cornell and Dewey G. Cornell Betty D. Covington Susan Brown Craig and Sam B. Craig Jr. Jan W. Cubbage and Michael L. Cubbage Caroline Alnutt Dalrymple and David C. Dalrymple Donnie Divalentin and Louis Divalentin Karen E. Dowd and Thomas S. Dowd Patricia R. Driscoll and Daniel J. Driscoll III C. Franklin Drumheller Sarah Robinson Du Bose and Charles F. Du Bose Elizabeth L. Dudley Robin Durston Kathryn Rugeley Easton and Brian T. Easton, MD Abigail Eleftherios and Christos P. Eleftherios Roberta B. Emblidge and Mark E. Emblidge Francis R. Fera Marlaina Figge and Chris Figge Betty Crawford Fisher Rachel D. Fowlkes
Kathryn W. Francis and James B. Francis III Hunter B. Frischkorn III Ann Kimberly Setien Gibbs and Haywood P. Gibbs Annette Gibbs + Marie L. Gordon and David L. Gordon Shirley A. Graham Penny Sue Koss Graves and John L. Graves, MD Barbara C. Green and Larry R. Green Stasia L. Greenewalt and Frederick Greenewalt Diana S. Gretes and John A. Gretes Jon Morrison Hanbury and Charles P. Hanbury Jr. Kathleen Hodapp Harrison and Thorp R. Harrison Gayla A. Kraetsch Hartsough and Jeffrey W. Hartsough Heidi H. Hilliard and Frank P. Hilliard Jean Hockenbury and J. Carl Hockenbury Jeanne Marie Holden and Bret W. Holden Christian K. Holler William L. Howerton and Cathy L. Eberly Lisa Doyle Howley and Michael P. Howley Melissa Harrell Jackson and William E. Jackson Jr. Gerald B. Jacobs Michelle K. Jaffee and Michael S. Jaffee, MD Barbara A. James-Repetti Gayle Lovely Johnson and Bradley P. Johnson Charles H. Jones III Nancy Caravati Jordan and John G. Jordan III Lawrence A. Kaplan Betsy M. Kelly Donald J. Kenney and Robert C. Small Jr. Patrick M. Kerrigan Gerald E. Kuroghlian Marianne B. Lampert and David W. Lampert Cheryl Ann Lindeman
Sara K. Luckert and William B. Luckert Anna Maria Lynch and John C. Lynch Margaret C. Lynnworth and Arthur V. Lynnworth Janne H. Mack and John E. Mack Tracy Maddox and John S. Serpe Ruth Hunt Mai and Richard E. Mai II Karen Apple Mathews and George W. Mathews III Lucille C. McKinney Robin Scott Millay and Roger Millay Harriet Hodges Mohler and Daniel N. Mohler, MD Margaret P. Montgomery and Clarence P. Montgomery Jr. Ann Evans Moore and Douglas W. Moore Karen Abernathy Nelson and Erik T. Nelson Randy Ellen Norris Roseann Parks and Dennis R. Parks Kathleen Whitman Plucker and Jonathan A. Plucker Mary D. Pollock Deborah Powell and Richard L. Needham Vyonne D. Puffenberger and Eugene R. Puffenberger Grace E. Range and Edward A. Range Sarah B. Rettig and Michael D. Rettig Timothy B. Roberts Elizabeth F. Robinson and Elliot P. Robinson, MD Andrew J. Rotherham and Julie Rotherham Susan T. Russo and Michael L. Russo Betsy Gray Saffell and Callan F. Saffell Allen Scaife Margaret Scherman and Peter S. Scherman Charlene Ann Ryder Shank and Robert H. Shank
Meredith Kanto Sherrill and Robert B. Sherrill Thomas H. Soos Selah Palmer Sprinkel and William F. Sprinkel Phyllis Starsia and Richard M. Starsia Jodie A. Stevens Kathy J. Susman and David T. Susman Justin B. Thompson and Brooke Thompson Anne C. Trabold and Peter E. Trabold Shirley C. Wagoner Abigail S. Walker Carlyle Whitelow G. Michael Wildasin Kathleen Anne Wills Eleanor Vernon Wilson and Richard G. Wilson Jamelle S. Wilson and James C. Wilson Jr. H. Boggs Wright Jr. Jing-Jian Yu and Xiao-Ming Yu
$250â€”$499 Teresa R. Abrams and Richard K. Abrams Anna D. Adkins Amber Ankers Almond and Peter C. Almond Anne Frances Anderson William H. Anderson Jr. ^ Susan Loble Auerhan and Arnold M. Auerhan Keith F. Bachman Robert F. Baldwin III Sara Hays Bateman and William L. Bateman Addie Clarke Stanley Beckner and James L. Beckner Jr. Brenda J. Bengtson Kelli E. Palmer and James Bennett Richard M. Bernhard Jr. Susan B. Billings Nancy Brill Briggs Adrienne B. Brook and Julian M. Brook Ann O. Brown
Kay A. Buchanan Carolyn Joy Burke and John K. Burke Susan P. Campbell and William F. Stutts Jr. Cara Lynn Cheung and Felix H. Cheung, MD Alisa Marie Christensen Sarah L. Collie Jean B. Crockett Julianna Pavlakovic DeLong and William L. DeLong III Jeanne R. Dorn Heather E. M. Driscoll and R. Bart Driscoll Suzanne Kneller Koones Egan and Thomas J. Egan Jr. Linda R. Elkin and Jeffrey R. Elkin Danielle E. Fallon and George Ross Jill McCallister Ferguson and Richard M. Ferguson Jr. Margo A. Figgins Deborah B. Fitzell Irene M. Flannery Sally H. Foote Lisa Fernandez Fredericks and Michael B. Fredericks Carolyn D. George and Kenneth S. George II Christine S. Gill and William F. Gill III Tarpley Vest Gillespie and W. Scott Gillespie Cheryl Sykes Gilliland Elizabeth L. Goode and David B. Goode Kathleen Harty Gray and Robert E. Gray Megan M. Greenwood and Christopher G. Greenwood Marshall S. Hagan Diane E. Haines Eric A. Hanson Diane Noon Harpster and Norman R. Harpster Jr. Robin Bailey Harvey and Darrell Harvey Pamela G. Heller and Howard N. Heller F. Robertson Hershey and F. Robertson Hershey
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Susan Galea Nold and Brian M. Nold, MD R. Daniel Norman Kelley S. Organek Michele A. Parker Robert H. Pate Jr. and Ellen P. Pate + Denise Campbell Pineno and Christian F. Pineno Clementine S. Pollok and William H. Pollok Kathryn Mitchell Pumphrey and Richard G. Pumphrey Marcia Frost Rickenbacker and Douglas J. Pettibone Emmett L. Ridley Sara E. Rimm-Kaufman Mona Riordan and Robert W. Riordan + Stewart D. Roberson and Leslie Tooker Roberson Brenda F. Roth Barbara A. Senatore and Gary Senatore Nancy S. Skelly and Paul C. Skelly Karen Skidmore Marianne F. Starsia and Gerald D. Starsia Elizabeth G. Staunton and Platt B. Staunton Janice Schmid Stennette Linda B. Stubbs and Gene W. Stubbs Elizabeth Lawler Sumner Ann G. Taylor and Alton L. Taylor + Susan R. Tieger and Ralph D. Nurnberger Stacy A. Wagovich and Timothy Hausman William M. Thompson Jr. and Elsie Wilson Thompson + Pamela D. Tucker Lin Wang Elizabeth White and Mark White Mary T. Willett and Henry I. Willett Jr. Diane McMillion Woodworth
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HONOR ROLLS Beth Thomas Hertz and David R. Hertz II Jane T. Horton, MD Ann Linda Hudson Doris H. Hulvey Jeanne E. Hutton and Kenneth R. Hutton Stacy A. Izzo and Leonard R. Izzo Louise S. Jargowsky and Wesley W. Jargowsky Thomas W. Jennings Jr. Romell Haynes Johnson and Ernest F. Johnson III, MD Thesa Lorna Jolly Mary H. Keefe and David D. Keefe Elizabeth B. Kerner and William B. Kerner Sr. Joyce Beard Knox and John S. Knox Laura R. Kohlroser and William R. Kohlroser Donna S. Krueger Emera Krauss LaSalle and John F. LaSalle III Sheila A. Lawson and Edgar C. Lawson, MD Roger L. Long Rebecca A. Lower Jill Morehouse Lum and Jack B. Lum Susan Kehr Maran and Paul M. Thompson John M. Marra Jeanette F. Martino and Michael J. Martino William H. Maurer Jr. Laura Lee McCullough Deborah P. McKinnon and Griggs R. McKinnon Kimberly Wray McKnight and T. Guyon McKnight Barbara A. McMahon and John T. McMahon Sandra Medallis Llewellyn Harryman Miller and C. Bradley Miller Susan L. Mintz and Paul D. Mintz, MD Frederic L. Moschel Carolyn G. Myers and William S. Myers Sr. Melissa J. Nathanson
Patricia Talley Newbold William J. O’Brien Jennifer Vincel Olson Patricia H. Osisek Jean K. Papajohn Ann Murphy Parks and Dan R. Parks Sammie Campbell Parrish Emily Rick Parry and Edwin M. Parry James Peugh Richard B. Pilkington Jr. De Ann S. Posey and Joe W. Posey Joan W. Reaves and William D. Reaves Jr. Linda D. Renfroe Amber L. Reynolds and Daniel E. Reynolds Charla Leonard Reynolds and Thomas E. Reynolds, MD Karen H. Rothenberg and Jeffrey Seltzer Blaire Rzempoluch Heather L. Saskas Martha Scheri and John C. Scheri Steven F. Schroeder John T. Schroll Gail Schwarz and James Schwarz Jean Ann Sidwell and Dennis Sidwell Mary P. Slaughter and Alexander H. Slaughter Leland W. Smith Jr. Diane M. Spresser Darcy A. Starsia and Timothy E. Starsia Lori Stillings Robert L. Thompson Jr. Lora Ashby Turner and Edward M. Turner III Konstantina Vekiari and George Sohos Mary D. Voorhees Vivian W. Wade William T. Wade Jr. Christopher D. Watson Karen Ruth Gonsky Weiss and Geoffrey F. Weiss Diane M. White and Richard F. White Mary Sue Whitt
EDUCATIONAL INNOVATION: A LEGACY MELANIE BIERMANN HAS ALWAYS SUPPORTED INTERDISCIPLINARY AND INTEGRATED APPROACHES TO TEACHING AND LEARNING. After earning her PhD (1990) in social studies education, she enjoyed a rich and rewarding career working in teacher preparation as well as in teacher credentialing at the state and national levels. She retired from the Teacher Education Accreditation Council in 2014. When her mother passed away in 2014 and left a bequest to her, Biermann and her husband Martin Younker decided they wanted to commemorate her parents’ lives in a way that would continue to honor their values and beliefs. “Both parents were great believers in education,” she said. She looked to the Curry School, of course. Its dual degree program in Innovation and Education Reform, in which students earn a master’s degree in education from Curry and an MBA from the Darden School, seemed like the perfect fit. “Darden and Curry have two different cultures and concepts of teaching and learning,” she said. “The program is a way to bring the best of each together in an innovative, creative and evolving program that could have an impact for many years ahead.”
Biermann’s younger brother, Jim, is a successful businessman who graduated from both the McIntire School and the Darden School, so the fit is personal as well as professional. “Support of the dual degree program is a way that we can combine our educational backgrounds and life work,” she added. Biermann’s gift to the Curry School, the Eileen and Harold G. Biermann Memorial Program, now helps fund a dedicated faculty member in the MBA/MED program for five years. Professor Matthew Wheelock was hired last spring to design and teach courses in the Curry master’s degree program that explicitly develop students’ capacity for entrepreneurship in education and can also be offered in Curry’s new Youth and Social Innovation undergraduate degree program. At the same time, Wheelock will work to engage students in the Curry community and increase their interest in education-related work—all undertakings that Biermann agrees are important.
Melanie Biermann (PhD ‘90) and Professor Matthew Wheelock
Alice M. Wilbur Stephanie Baird Wilkerson and John E. Wilkerson Teena L. Wilkin and Neil D. Wilkin Jr. Becky Williams and David L. Williams Peyten Williams Donna M. Wolfe and Jonathan J. Wolfe Leah Woody Mary M. Worrell and Philip L. Worrell D. Kim Wright Jon T. Wyatt Kerin N. Yates and John T. Yates Jr. *
Biermann joined the Curry School Foundation Board of Directors in 2016, where she is providing even more support to Curry. She also spearheaded a fundraising campaign last year to name a Ruffner Hall classroom in honor of the late Jerry Moore, professor emeritus, and his wife Joan.
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“I received financial, educational, social, and career support from Curry, and I will always treasure my memories as a doctoral student,” she said. “I was supported in all those ways by those who went before me. It is now time in my life to say ‘thank you’ by returning that gift and supporting those students who will come in the future.”
Mary P. Abouzeid and Kamal M. Abouzeid Anne Marie Adler and Christian Martin-Gill, MD Carl D. Akers Rebecca L. Akers and Robert F. Pecht III Mary Elizabeth Alexander Anita H. Allen and James R. Allen Jr. Heather M. Allen Patricia Ann Allen and William L. Allen James L. Alouf Kathleen L. Ames and Charles C. Ames Ellen I. Andersen and Willie A. Andersen, MD Mark A. Anderson Athena Angelus Teresa Kurtz Anthony William E. Apperson Jr. Carolyn B. Armentrout and Albert S. Armentrout Linda M. Armentrout and Pierce A. Armentrout Patricia Ann Aronson Bettiann G. Aylor Leslie Bachhuber and Thomas D. Bachhuber Margaret Ann Turpin Bachman and Scott Bachman Jeanmarie Badar and James M. Kauffman
Judith H. Baker and Stephen M. Baker Caroline N. Barber and James B. Barber Catherine Marie Bard Joanne Ruhle Barnard Patricia Ladd Barnhardt and Richard F. Barnhardt Jane Inskeep Barrell and Charles D. Barrell Anne Parrott Barton and John H. Barton Carol M. Basham and Owen D. Basham Diane Reames Bates and Charles H. Foster Jr. Mary Stuart Battle and George T. Battle Jr. Gloria Jean Beach Elizabeth Muller Beaty Gwendolyn Oddy Beck Mary Grace Becker and Donald L. Becker Joyce B. Beckwith and Julian R. Beckwith III Cynthia Ann Cloud Bedell Margaret Joanne Belda Lynn Bell Linda Middleton Bellamy Alejandro J. Beltran Elizabeth McSpadden Bennett and Walter H. Bennett Jr. Nancy Jean Berg and Dennis D. Berg Dennise Berry Erin L. Berry Janet Berry and Dick Berry Carolyn C. Bertke Alta Jean Bibb and Harry E. Bibb Mary Elaine P. Bickers and Duane H. Bickers Linda S. Bjork and Michael R. Bjork Sally Halliburton Bolte and Stephen E. Bolte Bruce E. Bourget Catherine R. Bowen Brenda B. Boyd and Kenneth C. Boyd William M. Brancati Jill H. Brandt and John G. Brandt
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THE CURRY SCHOOL … IS MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN SO MANY LIVES.
VINCE GORMAN, ED.S. ’84 HIGHER EDUCATION
Katherine H. Cherry Colleen W. Church and Stephen R. Church Vincent C. Cibbarelli Beth A. Clark and Charles E. Clark Deborah Waters and E. Allen Coffey Pamela Cole and Richard R. Cole Elizabeth C. Coleman and J. Gordon Coleman Jr. Joan Evans Conant and Artman R. Conant Phillip K. Conatser John K. Connors Karen Connors Jennifer A. Conway Beverly Rookstool Cook Nancy Wilfong Cook and James L. Cook Elizabeth Boyer Cooney and Michael J. Cooney Lorri E. Cooper James B. Corbin Patricia P. Cormier and Raymond J. Cormier Elizabeth M. Coulter and Frank J. Coulter Jr. Deloris Fitzgerald Crews and Donald W. Crews Carolyn M. Crinkley and James E. Crinkley Jr. Cathy Crocker Nargis J. Cross and Kim D. Cross Virgie B. Cross and Daniel T. Cross Sarah Loftin Cuccio and Gary M. Cuccio William P. Culbreth Hannah F. Cullen and Benjamin T. Cullen Jr. Ann R. Currie and Duncan E. Currie Joan Cooper Cutting Ruth Ann Dâ€™Alessandro G. Sanford Dallas Elizabeth Gunter Daly and Clark J. Daly Patricia A. Daniel Marian Burnett Danse and Edward H. Danse
Josephine R. Darden and Thomas F. Darden Barbara Lynn Darin Charlotte Dart Debra S. Davis and Matthew A. Davis Marby Goodloe Gordon Davis Patricia Anne Davis Margaret Metcalf Dawson Craig R. Denegar Cheryl Crary Dickerson Robin K. Dickson and W. Patrick Dickson James H. Dillard II Jeffrey J. Divack Mary Bowden Schroeder Dondero and James A. Dondero Martha Jane Dooley-Stuart Jo Cannon Dorin and Dennis D. Dorin Mark G. Dorney Jane B. Dorset and Thomas H. Dorset Carol C. Dudding and Larry W. Dudding Nancy Duley and Robert K. Duley, MD Cynthia Haigh Durtan and Stanley J. Durtan Charles A. Easley III Kathy D. Eastham and Mark H. Eastham Pamela J. Edwards Megan Lowman Ellington and David B. Ellington H. Sherrill Ellis and John W. Ellis Elvira T. Euler Daphne Allen Fair Yihua V. Fan Carol D. Fassio and Daniel L. Fassio Elizabeth A. Figge and Richard Figge Timothy A. Figge Nelly Watson Finch Alexis R. Fishbone and Christopher P. Etchechury Helen N. Fleming Audrey Elaine Fogliani and James D. Ponton Dottie A. Foley and Christopher R. Foley
Mariecken Verspoor Fowler, MD, and Jeffrey A. Fowler Robert S. Franco, MD Margaret Frischkorn Meyers Terry A. Frye and Michael G. Cantaloub Jeanine B. Fuller and Michael J. Fuller Elizabeth J. Fuqua and Howard M. Kerbel Sandra R. Galef Tae Ok Galloway and Samuel P. Galloway Lenoir R. Garnett and J. Richard Garnett Jr. Dolly Grey Garrison Linda Martin Geho and H. Moncure Geho Walter C. Gemmell Jr. Phyllis G. Gibson Heather C. Gill and Sanjitpal S. Gill, MD Richard C. Glover Thomas P. Goggin Beth Karon Goldberg Deborah L. Goodman Elizabeth S. Goodman Hantford L. Graham Judith N. Green Sandra O. Greenberg and Mark A. Greenberg, MD Martha Greenlaw Gardner and Paul T. Gardner Maureen C. Greet and Robert L. Greet Beverly King Gregory Patrice Preston Grimes Suzanne R. Grindstaff Charlene S. Grogg and Robert L. Grogg Carole C. Grove Nettie Rosenbaum Groves Barbara I. Haga Katherine E. Hagan C. Yates Hall Jr. Erin F. Hall Kim Hall and James S. Hall Phyllis Marguerite Hall Carol F. Haltiner and Gregory R. Haltiner Jessica Linda Hamilton Phyllis Crabill Hamilton and Christopher Hamilton D. Rosaline Hammond
Loretta J. Hannum Valerie Semmer Harnisch Carla Spurlock Harrell and Adam N. Harrell Jr. Charles H. Harris III Frederick M. Harris III Thomas C. Harris Norene J. Hart and William T. Hart Tracy Lynn Hartzler Tanya S. Harvin Jennifer Sue Haslinger Donald A. Hasseltine Anne C. Hayes and Johan P. Madson Ruth M. Hedrick and Robert L. Hedrick Robert V. Heffern Shirley Denise Helms Marcia Lynne Henisz and Witold Henisz Elizabeth K. Henretty and Donald B. Henretty Sara Lisle Heyburn Patricia J. Hilker Pamela Black Hill Charles A. Hiner Bonnie Pavlenda Hobgood and Hudson M. Hobgood Allison Hoch Shannon Hodges and Trent F. Hodges Nancy Chase Holbrook Deborah Morey Holden Alison S. Houser and Joel L. Houser Betty Ann Howell and Posey B. Howell Jr. Wendy A. Huber Diane A. Huebner Christopher E. Hughes Barbara Rivers Huneycutt and James L. Huneycutt Sylvia Hodges Hutto Alfred Iantorno Jacqueline Anne Iodice Karen Elizabeth Irving Wanda Davidson Isenhour Linda Leigh Iselin and Edward F. Iselin Abigail N. James and John F. James Carol Jason and Joel Jason
Pamela G. Jelinek Joyce Wells Jenkins-Wimmer Donna Marie Jennings Genevieve D. Jennings ^ Mihye Jeong Barger Jeutter-Robertson and Franklin S. Robertson Ronnie D. Jewell Melissa M. Jiulianti Barbara Lucille Johnson and Michael R. Johnson Justina Maria Johnson and Daniel M. Head Jr. Lucy W. Johnson Tracy M. Johnson and Andrew B. Johnson Barbara McDiarmid Johnston Ellen Jones and Jason S. Jones Gene G. Jones Janet M. Jones and Steven R. Jones Irene Matsuura Kandt and Raymond S. Kandt, MD Lawton Davis Kasey Nancy Kassam-Adams and Shahir Kassam-Adams Gwendolyn Jones Kassoff and Mitchell J. Kassoff Joanne Fox Kee and James M. Kee Fellisco E. Keeling and Willis E. Keeling Jr. Sandra P. Keesee and Charles F. Keesee Deborah Annette Kellams and Samuel E. Kellams Jane W. Kerewich Jean Laing Kessler and Glenn C. Kessler Margery T. Kite Allison Knight Phyllis Koch-Sheras and Peter L. Sheras Jeff G. Konin Lauren Kopans Sandra Jean McCoy Kramos and Paul G. Kramos Kathryn Rachels Kreienbaum and Arthur H. Kreienbaum III Phyllis A. Kropp and Edward H. Kropp Lonna S. Krout-Cole and Steven L. Cole
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Nancy Gray Simpkins Brasher and Richard W. Brasher Jennifer Leah Bresler Rinda Fowlkes Brewbaker Regina Speilberg Bridges and Terry C. Bridges Cynthia Addison Brisky and Todd Brisky Margaret W. Brooke and J. F. Brooke III Larry W. Brooks Cristin A. Brophy Gregory D. Brown Margaret Nissley Bruckhart Jane Howard Buchanan and Peter M. Buchanan Jane R. Buck and Francis L. Buck Claudia L. Budd and Richard W. Budd Regina L. Bull and Glen L. Bull Eileen R. Burgwyn and George P. Burgwyn IV Marjorie B. Burris and Gordon C. Burris Carmen P. Burrows Anne Wright Burton Renee Clark Bush Marilyn Isabel Butters and Stephen F. Butters Jacquelyn Calbert, MD, and Wayne A. Smith Constance Booth Caldwell Sheri L. Caligan and William S. Caligan Linda G. Campbell and Barry E. Campbell Susan Burnup Campbell Marjorie Grayson Canady and Robert L. Canady Emily Halayko Carmody Katherine M. Carney and James F. Carney Elizabeth Peterson Carrier and Jonathan M. Carrier Cecil F. Carter Elmer N. Carter Juanita R. Carter and Carl Carter Juan M. Castaneda Edith Reed Catlin Mary Ritsch Chase and J. Clarke Chase
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HONOR ROLLS Geraldine D. Kruger M. Loretta Kuhn Deborah D. Kydon Tamara L. La Prad and James G. La Prad Susan J. Lane Heidi H. Lang and Daniel G. Lang Kathy Lash and Richard A. Lash Linda Lawson and Richard E. Lawson Harry E. Lee Barbara Alice Lehman Marsha S. Lemons and L. Jay Lemons Beverly P. Leonard and Charles L. Leonard Barbara Kasper Leventhal Brenda J. Lewis and Harold Lewis John Lewis Virginia V. Lewis and Brian K. Lewis George N. Liacopoulos Amy Gillerlain Life and Jason E. Life Jacquelyn S. Lindsey Allison Linney Erin R. Liss and Casey Liss Janet S. Litos and George Litos David L. Litsey Deborah Brame Little and Douglas E. Little Christa Bartel Livermon and Carlton R. Livermon Charles M. Lohr Irene R. Lombardi Harriette T. Long Carol Meisenhelder Lowe and Donald Lowe Rita Rudi Loyacono Jennifer H. Lucas and Brian S. Lucas Ann Dudley Luck and Richard S. Luck Maryanne Ludy and Jeffery E. Ludy Carol Ann Cameron Lyons and W. Ashley Lyons Elaine Faye Magee
Karen Elise Mahler and Aaron C. Mahler Kathleen F. Malkowski Donna W. Malvin Janet Michelotti Marco and Douglas R. Marco George I. Martin Patricia Lee Martin Nicholas Maschal Carole R. Massart and William J. Massart Alice Craddock Massey and Joseph P. Massey Carl G. Mattacola Jr. Kelly Lynn Mayer James K. McCall Kay Roseberry McCarron Janet Platt McCarty and Michael N. McCarty Mary Jo McCleskey and H. Clifton McCleskey Lisa Ann McConnell and Kent A. McConnell Virginia E. McConnell and Malcolm P. McConnell III Norberta McDade and C. Bruce McDade William F. McDermott Eleanor Monahan McEachern and Peter H. McEachern Linda A. McGee Terry Urbanski McGlennon and John J. McGlennon Debra H. McLafferty and Charles L. McLafferty Jr. Joan Z. McLaren Lee M. McLaughlin Jr. Sandra Chalmers McLaughlin Mary Linda McLearen and Allan P. McLearen Alan M. McLeod Margaret Lee McMullen Ann D. McNerney and Kevin A. McNerney Charlette Eve McQuilkin and David K. McQuilkin Rita Elizabeth McSorley Susan Meinhardt and Hans Meinhardt Jeff Miller D. Paul Mishler Joan P. Moore and Richard W. Moore
ESTATE PLANNING TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE NEARLY TWO DECADES AGO VINCE AND JEANETTE GORMAN WERE THINKING OF THE CURRY SCHOOL AS THEY DID THEIR ESTATE PLANNING AND BOOKED A SIZABLE BEQUEST TO BENEFIT THE SCHOOL. Vince had earned an education specialist degree in higher education at the Curry School in 1984, building on his administrative experience in the Army. He has especially fond memories of the late Jennings Wagoner, the beloved Curry professor who directed the Center for Higher Education and was known for connecting students with the College and other schools across Grounds. “He was a true Southern gentleman and a good mentor,” Vince said. He credits the reputation of the program for the flurry of job offers in higher education he received after graduating. Eventually, though, he left higher ed to start his own business, which flourished until he was ready to retire.
Last spring, the Gormans again reviewed their estate plans and decided to establish a charitable remainder trust (CRT) to benefit the University of Virginia. A CRT is an irrevocable gift that can be funded with a wide range of assets including cash, appreciated securities, or real estate. The trust provides regular income for the lifetime of each beneficiary or for a predetermined period of up to 20 years. When the trust terminates, the remainder is put to use by the University as the donor directs. Based on Vince’s experience working in higher education, he wants to encourage cross-school initiatives with his giving. He will direct the University to establish joint chairs with the funding between the Curry School and one or more other schools. “This gift is in memory of Jennings Wagoner and what Curry did for me,” Vince said. “Curry is great at what they do. They educate those who will someday educate others. I think people should give what they can to help the Curry School, because it is making a difference in so many lives.”
Patricia Primm Ann D. Prince Dixie T. Purvis and Mitchell M. Purvis Laurel Shultz Quinn Kim Rainey Matthew D. Reames Lisa R. Reavis Vanessa Alvarez Redd and Robert K. Redd Charlotte Reed Christine B. Reed and Jill C. Reed Susan Evans Reed and Joseph G. Reed Stacie H. Reid and John C. Reid Charles Rest Martha Brent Revere and J. Aaron Revere Deborah Carrie Menaker Rhea Gloria F. Rice and Horace R. Rice Suzanne M. Rice Judith S. Richards and Herbert C. Richards Helen Murphy Riddell and James W. Riddell Pamela DeVries Rini and Joel Rini Nancy Kirk Ritchey and Kenneth W. Ritchey Marilyn N. Roberts and James H. Roberts III Marian A. Robinson and Hung H. Sweet Susan DePumpo Robinson and David L. Robinson Theodore Robinson Viola Reavis Robinson Valerie J. Robnolt Howard M. Roesen Sarah L. Rohde, MD, and Robert H. Herring III William A. Romani Margaret C. Rothman and Kenneth M. Rothman Sheri Napchen Ruffle and William C. Ruffle James O. Rust Elizabeth M. R. Salgado and Ramon A. Salgado Susan Anne Saliba and Ethan N. Saliba
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Evelyn Moots and Charles Moots Greta G. Morine-Dershimer James M. Morrison Doris Lee Mosley James C. Moulton Jr. Jeanine P. Murphy and Terence Murphy Mary L. Murphy Donna Hartrum Muschlitz Susan Bartnick Naclerio Helen Baker Nelson and Ralph E. Nelson Andree Myriam Nunn Nesbit and Harrison Nesbit II Freddie W. Nicholas* R. Steven Nichols Renne Nolan and Edwin J. Nolan Laura Schulak Northrop and Robert D. Northrop Margery R. Olinde Kimberly Pettit Oâ€™Shea and Timothy G. Oâ€™Shea Julie Ann Overly Sharon M. Owlett and Charles E. Owlett Anne N. Page and James Page Phyllis Cofield Pajardo Arlene B. Palting and John K. Palting Susan Stabler Paneyko Thomas Paradis Lillie Easley Parker Ann L. Peaslee Kathleen G. Pegues and John K. Pegues IV Beverly J. Peterson Deborah D. Pettit Lauren E. Piccillo Virginia Lilley Piercy and Landon M. Piercy Jr. Lynne Joyce Pilot and Larry R. Pilot Carolyn Piotrowski and William L. Piotrowski Melanie K. Platte and Jeffrey L. Platte Ken Poates Frances Haigh Pollard Annette M. Porter Janet Posner and Avrom Posner Michael E. Powers
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George D. Sylvester Adrian B. Talley Jackie M. Tanner Stephanie Z. Tatel Bryn B. Taylor and Nathan L. Taylor Elizabeth Lee Taylor Jacquelyn Taylor-Keyser and Thomas F. Keyser Josephine Taylor Carol Ann Tebo Nancy Via Teel and John P. Teel David L. Temple Jr. Kelsey L. Tetsworth Lynn A. Teufel and Robert S. Teufel Deborah Louise Thacker Emily E. Thacker Mary Leigh Thacker Nancy Jarvis Thomas and Roy L. Thomas Dixie L. Thompson Willa S. Thurston and Donald E. Thurston Mary Frances Tiller and Thomas C. Tiller Jr. Nina Lauren Tisch Dane J. Toler Lawrence T. Trice Jr. Nancy D. Truesdell and Thomas C. Truesdell Kendall Truman and Jason A. Truman Michelle E. Tschannen and Evan J. Tschannen Nancy Turnage and Francis S. Turnage Ivana O. Turner and Halcott M. Turner Kip G. Tuttle and James B. Tuttle II Lorraine Darretta Tyler and James B. Tyler III Janet D. Urquhart and W. David Urquhart Susan T. Valinski Wendy C. Vaughn and Everett S. Vaughn III Susan S. Veerhoff and Forest Veerhoff Sallie Logan Vetrovec and John W. Vetrovec
Charlotte Vincent and Alton G. Vincent Christine Kleckner Viszoki and Jay Viszoki Robert C. Vogler Janelle L. Vollstedt Barbara A. Walvius and John E. Walvius Hillary Cameron Armstrong Weber and Michael J. Weber Nancy Jean Weisgerber Margaret P. Weiss and Oliver Weiss Amanda Lindsley Weller, MD Susan L. Wertz and Dennis W. Wertz Tracy D. Wetzel and Gregory A. Wetzel Mary Hooker Weybright Andrea Donnellans White and William B. White Patricia K. Wiedel Elizabeth Wright Wiegandt Alice K. Wiggins and Daniel Wiggins Kimberly Ann Ashwell Wilkoff and Evan Wilkoff Tamesa Dare Williams Barbara Charlene Wiser Edward C. Witthoefft Jr. Jane M. Wolf Mary Guy Wright and Gregg J. Wright Sarah B. Wright Echo H. Wu Sandra R. Yarbrough and A. Nelson Yarbrough Frances Mulford Young and William P. Young Jr. Elsie R. Zagurski and Bohdan Zagurski Patricia Lynch Zontine and David H. Zontine, MD
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Lindsay S. Ambler and Jonathan E. Ambler John Amen Bettye Evans Anderson and Willie C. Anderson Christy Houston Anderson Elizabeth H. Anderson Lisa J. Anderson Marcia Alexander Anderson Martha M. Anderson Jane Hanson Anzilotti and Tony A. Anzilotti Daniel L. Arango Betty Jean Arritt and Fletcher M. Arritt Jr. Mary K. Ashmore James G. Ashwell Mary Preston Atthowe and John R. Atthowe Jane A. Austin Jane N. Azdell and Grant L. Azdell Rebecca M. Bagley and Christopher W. Bagley Beth Oâ€™Connor Baker and Thomas G. Baker Jean Bragg Ballard and William B. Ballard Jr. Faith Herndon Ballew Elizabeth Dianne Barger and Brian D. Barger Polly W. Barnes and Carson H. Barnes Jr. Elaine May Bartley Marilyn V. Basham G. Martin Bass Morgan J. Baumgartner Dorothy Walker Beard Elizabeth Wallace Becker and Frank J. Becker Jean M. Beecher and Robert M. Beecher Celia Munro Belton and Robert B. Belton Mary Ann McClurd Bender and John R. Bender Bonnie D. Benedict Nell Benham and Fred G. Benham III Jana Christensen Bennett and Robert W. Bennett II Michael L. Bentley Elizabeth A. Bergeron
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Ellen Cheryl Dietrick Robyn Beck Dietter and John T. Dietter Lucille H. Digges and Kennerly H. Digges Andrew C. Dilworth Carol S. Disque Valerie G. Dodson Rebecca L. Dorn Jennifer Howe Lingo Douchinsk and John E. Douchinsky Susan Wingfield Douglass Dorothy Morton Drake Emily D. Draper Gale H. Drew and Lewis H. Drew Jacqueline Browning Driscoll Eleanor Earl and Jonathon D. Earl Mark D. Elliott Rebecca G. Ellis and T. S. Ellis III Joseph S. Emmerich Jr. Penny Bach Evins and Samuel N. Evins V Bryn A. Eyerman Thomas D. Fallace Pamela L. Farmer Margaret L. Fenton Hadley A. Fields Abby T. Fines Katie Fingerson Janet Louise Fischer Josh Fitzpatrick Christy Lynn Flanagan Kathy M. Flanagan Mary B. Form and Mark D. Form Jane C. Francis and David S. Francis Katherine P. Freeman Jacqueline W. Friedman and Adam M. Friedman Stacia A. Frye Laura Anne Funkhouser and Patrick W. Vaughan Charles E. Gaddy Virginia Del Greco Galgano and Michael J. Galgano Patrick Garay Mary Glick Garber Roxann Deutsch Garber and Ronald J. Garber
Amy J. Garcia and Omar Garcia Carol A. Garrett Sarah Gedney and Ellis C. Gedney Reba F. Gehrke and Edward L. Gehrke Dennis J. Geiger Gayla George Matthew J. Gettings Ann C. Gillespie Toni S. Gillette and Howard T. Gillette III Lori Gillman and Edward W. Gillman Andrew Giurleo Kathryn Givens Samantha N. Gleason Joann Hanley Goergen and Peter J. Goergen Martha Holroyd Goetzman Celia Cohen Goldstein Carolyn S. Golladay Suellen D. Good and Alfred W. Good Courtney L. Goodloe Wanda Carter Gordon Susan Concklin Gosney Brenda Lunsford Gottlieb and Ross S. Gottlieb Katherine P. Gottlieb Erin M. Gray Jon C. Gray Carol Miller Graybeal Jill Ripans Greaney and William F. Greaney Deborah Greenwald and Bart L. Greenwald Carole Kilby Greer Mary L. Gregory Joseph G. Griesbeck III Traci Littlepage Grogin Loretta Grushecky Lisa Guernsey Elizabeth T. Guice Christina M. Gustavsson Barbara Priddy Guyer and Kenneth E. Guyer Jr. Erin K. Haas Peggy R. Hagaman Teresa J. Hagy Aimee Halbruner and Robert Halbruner Camelia Quarles Hall
E. Jeannette Hall and J. Barry Hall Virginia Hallock and John E. Hallock Eugenie Bunnell Hamilton and A. David Hamilton Gloria Hahn Hamlen and Richard Hamlen Dennis W. Hammack Maryann McLaren Handron Katharine C. Hardin Suzanne C. Harkness Betty B. Harlan Suzanne R. Harper and John K. Harper Abbey L. Harris Wesley March Harrison and Donald M. Harrison Jennifer Lundstrem Hartley and Tyler L. Hartley Patricia C. Harwood and Richard K. Harwood Robert W. Hathaway Michele Tousley Havey and Keith A. Havey Jr. Duanne Massey Hawkins David J. Hayes Katharine G. Hayes Cecilia L. Head and Ronald B. Head Muriel Roberts Heanue Aleta Henderson and Bobbie G. Henderson Lora J. Henderson Catherine Williams Hendrick and Scott D. Hendrick Emily Henry and Alvin Henry Sue Ellen Henry and Abra N. Feuerstein Natasha Alexandra Heny and Michael D. Heny Pamela Diane Hess and Edward Hess Margaret F. Heubeck William J. Hildbold Elizabeth Leverage Hilles and W. Scott Hilles Jennifer L. Hindman Jeanne Allen Hineline Rhonda J. Holland and David S. Holland Maureen E. Hook and Andrew H. Hook
Patricia M. Hopkins Anne N. Howard and Dennis R. Howard Cynthia K. Howdyshell-Shull Sarah Hagan Hudspeth Countess Michelle Hughes Martha Ann Hunt Shannon Upp Hunt Carol H. Hunter Janie Gray Hunter and Gary L. Hunter Lauren Pearson Hutchings and David G. Hutchings Abigail Haymes Ibarra Jane V. Illi and Louis F. Illi Jr. Ann G. Ince-McKillop Marcia Ann Invernizzi and Michael L. Gallahue Carol E. Preston and Richard H. Israel Jeanne W. Jackson and Jay A. Jackson Judith Ann Jackson and David B. Jackson Tamara D. Jamerson Melissa R. Javier-Barry and Andre Javier Diane Lantor Jay and James W. Jay Barbara Erin Jenkins and Stephanie G. Metzger Geneva K. Jenkins Janelle P. Jennings and Jay D. Jennings Lauren Jennings Carol A. Jepson and Lawrence P. Jepson II Beverly J. Johnson Rudolph L. Johnson Sr. Alison Sheble Jones and Christopher R. Jones Rebecca Wright Jones Thomas E. Jones Kerri Joyce and Andrew Joyce Mary Jane Joyce Laura B. Kahan Linda D. Kannapel Elizabeth Ware Katona and Scot A. Katona Michelle Manduke Kavanagh and Kevin P. Kavanagh Morgan Kayser
Virginia A. Keck and William C. Keck Jean M. Keene and Lawrence J. Keene Georgia Dreisbach Kegley Adrienne Owens Kelly Brenda C. Kelley Laura M. Kelly Kathleen M. Kenna Susan Lee Kennedy and Joseph A. Christiansen Carol Kenney and John M. Kenney J. Wesley Kern Jr. Elizabeth Hilary Kerner and Carolyn D. Shears Gibbs Kinderman E. Ashby Carpenter Kindler and Mark D. Kindler John A. Kirby Lena R. Kite Barbara A. Klabough Margaret Stimpfle Klise Ann Jordan Klunder Barbara Minter Knecht and Kevin J. Knecht Bernice Kopa-Young Lisa Senatore Kopf Kenneth R. Krupicka Jr. Linda C. Krupp and William P. Krupp Rosalie Kunert-Sauter and James H. Sauter Phyllis H. La Borwit and Louis J. La Borwit Barbara Bransford Lacy Trevor Lane Pamela Markham Langley and Paul M. Langley Martha Williams Lankford and Carson W. Lankford Jr. Karen Braun Lanpher Jeanne Georgia Lansing Karen A. Lapp and Donald G. Lapp Randy S. Layman Michelle T. Le Sue Ellen Lee Wallace L. Lemons Debra Ann Lester Beth Anne Lewandowski Dawna E. Lewis and Randal F. Lewis
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Ronald L. Cowardin Geraldine Sparks Cox and James R. Cox Helen Kaye Cox-Andrews Linda D. Cress Anne Carrington Croft Kevin M. Cross Lynne Alison Crotts Kathleen Coons Crowe and Michael S. Crowe Winfred Culpeper Patricia Davies Cummings and Russell M. Cummings Camilla Curnow G. Leonard Curry Jr. Carolyn D. Curtis and Donald D. Curtis Jr. Rukiya A. Curvey Johnson Jackie H. Dâ€™Alton and James F. Dâ€™Alton Jr. Bryna W. Darling and Ross P. Darling Ellen Richardson Davenport and Jack W. Davenport II Ada-Clarke N. Davis Amanda Gayle Davis Barbara Doman Davis Bernard W. Davis Deborah L. Davis and Stephen B. Davis Laura Davis Lawrence C. Davis Marilyn C. Davis and Paul B. Davis Jr. Paula Liekweg Davis Jean Davison and D. Ralph Davison Jr. Serra Turgay De Arment and Clayton A. De Arment Lynn Ann De Meester and Huibert R. De Meester Jr. Mary M. Deacon Jennifer S. DeAnna and Arthur DeAnna Deborah C. Deichman Timothy J. Del Vecchio Nailya DeLellis and Anthony J. DeLellis Catherine A. Deleon Irving B. Dent Claudia Pryse DeReuter Michael B. Devine-Rosser Beth Pributsky Diamonstein and Richard G. Diamonstein
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HONOR ROLLS Donna Maureen Lewis-Wagner Eirene Liang Susan A. Linn and Reid J. Linn Linda K. Linnartz Richard A. Lisi Dorothy L. Litten Mary Rebecca Llewellyn Raymond Lloyd Kristen N. Lochrie and Scott M. Rubinow Marilyn S. Lockhart Anne Ford Lohr David L. Lovett Beth Ann Luellen and Mark Luellen Mary Elizabeth Luzar and W. Kase Luzar Roberta Blacke Lyle Janice Mack Jennifer Bowne Mackintosh and Douglas B. Mackintosh Katherine Kresovich Mackintosh Suzanne F. MacLehose and Douglas J. MacLehose Martha MacLeod Charlene Magiera and Leo E. Magiera Lee Kathleen Malbon Teresa E. Manwell and Peter M. Manwell Mary S. Markham and Felix D. Markham IV Ellen McWhorter Martin and Pepper D. Martin Jr. Howard W. Mason Shannon M. Mason Tamika L. Mason and Marion A. Mason Michael A. Matera Betsy Craig Mathias and Joseph E. Mathias Jr. Karin Heine Matray and James I. Matray Janet M. Matthews and David P. Matthews Karen E. Mattingly and Kevin B. Mattingly Nancy A. Mattis and Eugene A. Mattis Allison D. Maupin Sheryl Anne Maxwell Allison Henry Mayer Gene H. Maynard
Richard W. McBride Katherine McCaffrey Reba S. McClanan Margaret Dunkerley McElroy Martha C. McGhee Anne McGregor Meaghan E. McIntyre Lisa McKean and Gregory L. McKean Kevin P. McLaren Robert E. McNeal Frances Q. McQuate Mary C. McQuitty and Philip D. McQuitty Annette L. Meisenzahl and Peter A. Meisenzahl Sheila K. Menconi John F. Mesinger Courtland G. Meyer and John E. Meyer Laura A. Michie Katelyn E. Milam Margaret Ownby Milby Dale Marshall Miller Nancy S. Miller and Darren J. Miller Gayle S. Miller Lynsey C. Miller and Ryan E. Miller Maxie Lee Miller Sylvine Milligan Ashby G. Mitchell M. Grace Mitchell and Paul D. Escott A. David Moltz Rachel L. Montagna Ryan A. Mooney Andrew R. Moore Harriet Payne Witt Moore Carol Harrell Moreth Sally T. Morgan Daniel B. Moriarty Robert S. Morris Patti Stahl Moss Sue Rife Mullins and Larry E. Mullins Joan L. Murden and Henry C. Murden Jr. Catrina G. Murphy and Bryant A. Murphy, MD Gerald L. Murray Louise Schifferli Musser and Joseph F. Musser Jr. Thomas A. Nardi
A WIN-WIN STRATEGY GERRY AND PRIOR COOPER HAVE MULTIGENERATIONAL TIES TO THE UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA.
Their son Evan attended UVA, and Evan’s son Miles is currently a second-year student. Prior’s father and brother are UVA grads, and Gerry earned both a bachelor’s degree from the College in 1958 and a master’s degree from the Curry School in 1969. A retired development professional, Gerry is well aware of the importance of philanthropy. Since 1991 the Coopers have supported the Curry School financially, as well as other UVA causes. A decade ago they booked a bequest on behalf of the Curry School, making them members of the Cornerstone Society. In 2016, they took advantage of another estate planning tool, establishing a charitable gift annuity. “This is the largest gift we’ve ever made, but it’s not a huge sacrifice, since it pays 5.4% income that we get as long as we live,” Gerry said. “It’s a good investment, both for us and for the University.” The annuity pays guaranteed, fixed income payments based on age-adjusted rates for the rest of their lives. It provides security for each spouse, as well as income tax treatment as a charitable donation.
“The experience at Curry helped me to be an advocate for diversity and integration at Woodberry Forest School, where I was a teacher and administrator from 1966 to 1977,” he continued. “Those were life-changing times for many, and the Curry School had a significant influence on me.”
Cortnee Marie Phifer and Kimani O. Phifer Harry L. Phillips III Emily Moser Philpott and James H. Philpott Susan Shepard Phipps Jeremy Nichols Pierce Maria Micocci Pike Chris E. Pikrallidas Corby Lynn Hancock Pine and Jonathan W. Pine Jr. Stavros S. Piperis Cecelia Dotson Pippin and Joe Pippin Helen H. Plybon Virginia Mann Pollard Jennifer L. Poole Ralph H. Powell Margaret Wilson Prater and Ronald C. Prater Kimmell Joslin Proctor and K. Scott Proctor Barry S. Raebeck Nancy S. Raines and William R. Raines Deborah Lynn Hanger Ramer and Scott Ramer B. Kay Ramseyer Mina Rao Stephen M. Ratliff Selena Lee Rave and Louis F. Rave Phyllis C. Rawling Christie D. Reed and Bradley A. Reed Kathryn Nixon Reed Robert S. Reed Amy Reid Kelly Reinhardt Barbara R. Renner Clinton K. Richards Lynne H. Richardson and David R. Richardson Beverly Smithson Riling Caroline R. Rine and P. Jesse Rine O’Tillia S. Roberts Sybil S. Roberts Michael M. Robinson Ronald R. Robinson Silvia Sanfilippo Robinson and Eliot S. Robinson Bernice Miller Rodgerson Catherine Roseberry
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“The gift is largely in recognition of the fine leadership of President Teresa Sullivan and former Rector George Martin in challenging times, and it will benefit the Curry School, where I earned my master’s degree and teaching certification,” Gerry explained. “At Curry, I crossed paths with professionals on the faculty and among the students who were from a variety of educational backgrounds and geographical regions.”
Sally A. Nathan and Philip A. Nathan Matthew T. Newman Nancy Perkins Newman James Ngundi Alison Nourse-Miller and Fredric W. Miller Carolyn H. O’Brien and Ralph G. O’Brien Linda Park Oh Jane A. O’Hara Jenette O’Keefe and John R. Maloney, MD Rebecca A. Oppenheim Roberta Opper and Peter K. Opper Marilyn Watts Osborn Amy S. Ott and Matthew N. Ott III Elizabeth Noelle Outka and Oliver A. Pollard III Sharen Kay Over and Marie Pace Warren J. Pace Marjorie M. Page and John H. Page John C. Pakstis Phyllis M. Palmore Susan Friday Parker and Andrew R. Parker Todd Parks Clair Winston Parrish Elizabeth Wheeler Pass and Kevin A. Pass Stephanie C. Passman Eileen McKay Patterson and Kenneth E. Patterson Michelle L. Patterson Sarah E. Paul Nancy Lukehart Pavey Mary G. Pearson and Robert A. Pearson Jennifer Clare Pease and Clinton S. Pease, MD Courtney Gibson Pelley and Herbert W. Pelley Joyce Peng Trina Childress Perley and Watt S. Perley Greta E. Perry and William C. Perry Rosalie Palumbo Perry and Stuart M. Perry II
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HONOR ROLLS Brynhilde I. Roth Ann Marie Rourke and Scott D. Evans Diane Louise Runnels and Edward E. Runnels III Catherine Horan Sackett Elizabeth Mopsik Sager and William H. Sager Bonita L. Salmen Becky Spivey Salp Elizabeth C. Sanders Lois Jean Harrington Sandy and Claude A. Sandy Yvonne E. Sansom Regina Helen Sapona Diane M. Saunders and James W. Saunders Carol Fox Schofield and James H. Schofield III Janet Cardwell Schreiber Colleen T. Schroeder Robert C. Schumacher Lisa M. Schwartz-Moser and Gregory S. Moser Elizabeth Hampton Scott Frankie W. Scott and Edwin W. Scott Jr. Melissa Jean Scott Nancy C. Scott and James M. Scott Amber R. Searcy and William E. Searcy Inge Jorgensen Seiler and Blake Seiler Tracy Elizabeth Sendrick and Mark Sendrick Steven A. Shaffer Phyllis D. Shannon and Philip R. Shannon Rachel Eleanor Sharp Elaine Marie Shaw and Edward H. Childress Teresa H. Shepard Steven R. Sherman Vicki M. Shockley Katherine B. Shortt and Larry A. Shortt Nicole Marie Showalter and Christopher B. Showalter Linda Gattis Shull Margaret L. Shults Theodore Siedlecki Jr. Robert R. Siegel Haley W. Sigler
Elizabeth Yager Simpson Harry M. Singh Eula M. Slanker Vickie G. Slaubaugh and Terry G. Slaubaugh Patrick S. Slebonick Katherine Hoban Smith Kristin Michelle Smith Laura Bush Smith and Bradley D. Smith Lindsay Smith Margaret A. Smith Vicki H. Snead and James M. Snead Carol Ann Snyder Sara Lu Persinger Snyder and James D. Snyder Mary Fritts Sonnenberg and Kyle R. Sonnenberg Jenny Sorel Sharon Barr Spalding Irene May Spotswood C. Allen Sprinkle Stephen M. Stackhouse Robert D. Staley Mary Lou Stallings and Neil A. Stallings Sarah A. Stallman Kathy Stanley and Philip Reisberg Barbara H. Stanton and Donald S. Stanton Marlene R. Stanton Barbara H. Stark ^ P. A. Stark Jr. John G. Starke Michael C. Steinagel River A. Steinberg Carol Ann Stephenson and Robert L. Stephenson II William L. Sterrett Dianne F. Stevens and David J. Stevens Michelle P. Steves Bonita Osborne Stewart and Phillip E. Stewart Theresa J. Stoecker Christine Boyd Stopka Christina Jenkins Storslee and Mark S. Storslee Lois Thomas Stover Alice Strang and Harold R. Strang Mary M. Strauss
Sarah C. Stroh and Bryan F. Stroh John T. Stroup Deborah Myers Strzepek and Joseph E. Strzepek Judy Stowe Sullivan George E. Sutton Amy K. Swan Annie Mary Swann Julia Marie Swartzentruber Marcia Russo Tabet Ashley M. Taylor Joshua Taylor Jr. Michelle Marie Thomson and David S. Thomson Mary C. Thorp and Albert C. Thorp Elizabeth G. Titus and John B. Titus Brian R. Tolson Ellett George Toomey Priscilla D. Tougas and Ronald F. Tougas Kai-Ti K. Tsang and Nai-Ho A. Tsang Shih-Jaey Tseng Jane K. Tucker Nancy Sieber Tucker and Clarke R. Tucker David E. Turner Jr. Edgar H. Turner II Nancy Ann Turner and James C. Turner, MD Dorothy M. Tysinger and Travis J. Tysinger Roger T. Ullman Anastasia Vames and Thomas P. Vames Catherine Van Noy Kathleen W. VanOrden and Gregg C. VanOrden Anne Nuckols Vazsonyi Leandi Venter Lindsay N. Victor Nancy Hardy Vogt Katharine Maria Waguespack and Chris A. Waguespack Katherine E. Walker Virginia Gilmore Walker and John W. Walker Gerald Wallace Sherry J. Warren and David S. Warren
Sallie Turner Watson and William J. Watson III, MD Michael E. Waylett Linda T. Webber and Clayton B. Webber Karen S. Weber and Harry P. Weber, MD Laura Francois Weber and Timothy D. Weber, MD Sharon Zirkle Weeks and Thomas J. Weeks Jr. Margaret A. Weidner Allison Gillen Weingart and Gregory S. Weingart, MD Shannon E. Wells Shirley Weng Virginia Kaye West Rosalind E. Westerman and Theodore S. Thomas Diane E. Whaley Judy T. Wheatley and George M. Wheatley Jr. Anna Borden White Bettie Ford White Georgina Lynn White Anthony D. Whitten Frank C. Wickers Priscilla T. Wilcox Isla Mahan Wiles Mary V. Wilkinson Julia M. Williams Lorraine Payne Williams and Eugene Williams Peyton R. Williams Jr. Theresa M. Williams Lee S. Wilson Mary Margaret Wilson Gloria Winfield Windley Regenia L. Wine Josephine H. Winters Ellen Oliver Winthrop and James P. Winthrop Kathleen Karsten Witt and Joseph R. Witt Betty P. Wolfrey Richard E. Wonkka Pamela S. Wood and Ralph P. Wood Jr. Elizabeth Ann Woolf Meryl Townsend Worley Jeanne Stacks Wright and Donald E. Wright K. Wayne Wright
Kathryn Benton Wyatt and Landon R. Wyatt Jr. Tami H. Wyatt Thelma Mae Winston Wyatt Christine Gallagher Wyllie and Robert A. Wyllie Ying Ying W. Yang Annette Martin Yeatts Deborah Hale Yost Melody G. Young R. Tyler Young Walter A. Young Jr. Jenny S. Zenner Amy Zhang
CORNERSTONE SOCIETY The Curry School Foundation gratefully recognizes donors and friends who have included the foundation in their estate plans. The University of Virginia includes these individuals as members of its plannedgiving recognition circle, the Cornerstone Society.
Susan G. Akroyd Carol Hawkins Armstrong and E. Taylor Armstrong Jr. Robert A. Barnhardt and Shirley S. Barnhardt Ann Johnson Beale and Melvin D. Beale James Louis Beckner Jr. Elizabeth Colonna Bird Michael C. Bisceglia Margaret VanDeman Blackmon Wilfred E. Boykin Dr. Catherine M. Brighton and Dr. Tonya Renee Moon Gordon C. Burris and Marjorie B. Burris Rufus A. Caldwell Carolyn M. Callahan and Michael S. Caldwell Kenneth H. Clevenger Susan Osborn Coffey Elizabeth C. Coleman and J. Gordon Coleman Jr.
Gerald L. Cooper and Prior M. Cooper James M. Cooper and Shamim Sisson Jane Spangler Craig and William R. Craig Abigail Eleftherios and Christos P. Eleftherios Thomas H. Estes and Julie J. Estes Elizabeth A. Flanagan Ragan P. Folan and McDara P. Folan III Marilyn Proctor Freck Vincent J. Gorman and Jeanette M. Gorman Janet Greenwood Diane E. Haines Anne Fortune Henderson Charles H. Henderson III, MD, and Mary M. Henderson The Honorable A. L. Holton Jr. and Virginia Rogers Holton Harriet J. Hopkins and Gerald W. Hopkins E. Benjamin Howerton Jr. Judith Lindamood Hughes Barbara A. James-Repetti Paul T. Jones II Louis C. Justis Margaret Winkler Katholi and Richard E. Katholi, MD Kathy M. Kennedy Janet Whaley Larie and George R. Larie Brenda D. Lipscomb Carol Fernald Mallory and Walter D. Mallory George P. Miller III Dr. Linda Karen Miller Elizabeth D. Morie Frederic L. Moschel Laranne H. Oser and E. Richard Oser, MD Robert H. Pate Jr. and Ellen P. Pate The Honorable Lewis F. Payne Jr. David H. Perrin Kathryn Mitchell Pumphrey Joseph H. Quintano Virginia H. Ritchie and John Ritchie Jr. Debra Mullins Roberson and Dean B. Roberson
Stewart D. Roberson and Leslie Tooker Roberson Nancy Wade Smith Susan A. Smith Sondra Faye Stallard Sandra Feagan Stern and Evan Stern Thomas A. Sully Jr. Charles Thompson Susan R. Tieger and Ralph D. Nurnberger Vicky L. Triponey Carlyle Whitelow G. Swift Williams Jr. Sarah Meador Winn
MATCHING GIFT COMPANIES The following companies matched their employees’ gifts to the Curry School in fiscal year 2016.
America’s Charities Bank of America Charitable Foundation Benevity/American Endowment Foundation Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Capital Group Co. Charitable Foundation Capital One Services LLC Clark Construction Group LLC Deloitte & Touche Foundation Dominion Foundation Eaton Corporation Eli Lilly and Company Foundation Exxon Mobil Foundation Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp.
First Eagle Investment Management Foundation Freddie Mac IBM International Foundation Keiter Family Foundation Lockheed Martin University MG Program Merck Foundation Shell Oil Company Foundation State Farm Companies Foundation Verizon Foundation
CORPORATIONS, FOUNDATION AND TRUSTS Abidin Family Fund Alcoa Inc. Alleghany Foundation Alumni Board of Trustees American Endowment Foundation American Institute for Research Apple Federal Credit Union The Armstrong Trust Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education Barbara B. Lacy Trust Barron Associates Inc. Belda Revocable Living Trust Ben Gurion University of the Negev Betsy M. Kelly Trust Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Bloomberg Philanthropies BottomLine Inc. Boyd Financial Services Brent Family Foundation Brown-Forman Corporation Bruhn-Morris Family Foundation Caldwell Family Foundation Capital Group Co. Charitable Foundation Carnegie Corporation of New York
The Carnegie Foundation Carney Revocable Living Trust Carolyn Desmond Curtis Trust Charitable Flex Fund Charles Moots Insurance Agency The Charlotte Dart Living Trust Charlottesville Area Community Foundation Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta Community Foundation Serving Greater Richmond Corvias Foundation Inc. Davenport & Company LLC Don and Melissa Nielsen Family Foundation Dorothy C. and Thomas F. Frist Foundation Eckert Family Charitable Foundation Edward and Grace Range Revocable Living Trust Ehrnschwender Family Charitable Fund Elaine Musselman Revocable Trust Falls Church Education Foundation The Featherston Foundation Inc. Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund Foundation for the Jewish Community Gillman Insurance Group Graves Foundation Inc. The Greater New Orleans Foundation Hannum Family Living Trust Harrison Foundation Heckscher Foundation for Children Heising-Simons Foundation Hemera Foundation Holland Philanthropic Foundation Holloway Family Foundation
Seattle Foundation Trust Fund Smith Richardson Foundation Society for Personality Assessment The Spencer Foundation Sterlingworth Counseling & Consulting Stifel Nicolaus & Company Inc. Terry Frye PhysicalTherapy PLLC Trust of E. Stuart James Grant The U.S. Charitable Gift Trust Universiteit Gent V. V. Cooke Foundation Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth William T. Grant Foundation WINGS for Kids Inc. Winston-Salem Foundation Yum! Brands Foundation
IN HONOR OF Gifts were made to the Curry School Foundation in honor of the following individuals:
Emily C. Bowling Ruth M. Ferree Joe Garofalo Annette Gibbs Joseph H. Gieck Lisa Senatore Kopf Edith Catlin Lawrence Jerry R. Moore and Joan Moore Robert H. Pate Jr. Brian Pusser Ronald E. Reeve Stewart D. Roberson and Leslie Tooker Roberson Marc H. Shook Christian L. Steinmetz
IN MEMORIAM Gifts were made to the Curry School Foundation in memory of the following individuals:
Janet C. Armstrong James B. Ashwell James Havens Bash Margueritte P. Bryant Rebecca K. Burbach Charles R. Davis Jr. George E. Graham Jr. Harry R. Graham Jr. Edward H. Henry Charles F. Hileman Jacquelin Quesenbery Jeutter and Gerald A. Jeutter Geoffrey L. Lindamood Albert G. Lowry Frank C. McCue III Paul Verner Porter Viola Reavis Robinson Donald W. Rosenbaum Virginia McCarthy Turner Paul B. Walter Rev. Peyton R. Williams
YOUR REMARKABLE GENEROSITY FUELS THE CURRY SCHOOL’S INNOVATION AND IMPACT.
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Jesus College John R. and Carolyn J. Maness Foundation Joyce Foundation Kalliopeia Foundation Kelly Family Trust KKC Foundation The Kresge Foundation Legacy Management Group Linda Oh Living Trust Little Keswick Foundation for Special Education Louisville Gas and Electric Company Lumina Foundation for Education Mentored Learning Morgan Stanley Global Impact MSB Cockayne Fund Inc. National Academy of Education National Fish and Wildlife Foundation National Philanthropic Trust Network for Good Norton Foundation Otter Island Foundation Pace Academy Inc. Patricia H. Osisek Trust Paul Tudor Jones Family Foundation PTJ Operations LLC Quantitative Foundation Raikes Foundation Raymond James Charitable Endowment Fund The Roberts Brothers Foundation Sackett Family Foundation San Francisco Foundation Charlottesville School Board Schwab Fund for Charitable Giving Scott and Dana Gorelick Family
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THE CAMPAIGN FOR THE CURRY SCHOOL The University of Virginia kicks off its bicentennial celebration in fall 2017 and is now preparing for its third-century capital campaign. The Curry School’s fundraising priorities will include the Annual Fund, planned giving, scholarships, professorships, and big ideas. Demonstrating its characteristic foresight, the Curry School faculty has been working together over the past year to envision and solidify a set of strategic initiatives that will be key to the School’s future aspirations. These big ideas, which leverage multidisciplinary connections across the School and the University, are at various stages of development. In the following pages, you can read about seven exciting initiatives—some already underway and others nearing implementation.
CENTER FOR AUTISM THE NUMBER OF CHILDREN DIAGNOSED WITH AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER, OR ASD, IN THE UNITED STATES HAS GROWN FROM 1 IN 150 TO 1 IN 68 OVER THE LAST DECADE. Yet services to these children remain fragmented, and not nearly enough teachers are qualified to work with children with ASD. The Curry School prepares professionals to serve people with ASD in four key areas—special education, speech communication disorders, clinical psychology and kinesiology (the science of human movement); in addition, at least 36 other faculty members across UVA are working on autism-related projects.
The first phase of the Curry School’s vision includes a three-year plan to strengthen its internal foundation. This phase will be anchored by several new hires, many of whom will need to be supported by donor funding: a multidisciplinary autism researcher who will work across UVA units, an executive director for the Sheila C. Johnson Center for Human Services and two clinical faculty members; another three postdocs will supervise Curry students. Phases two and three will strengthen the Curry School’s research faculty and training programs, as well as its ability to serve as a national model to communities across the country.
1 in 68 CHILDREN ARE DIAGNOSED WITH ASD IN THE UNITED STATES
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The Curry School envisions combining all of these resources to position UVA as a national leader in autism research, coordinated care, and teacher and clinical professional training. Curry will leverage its existing relationships with schools, its education and clinical expertise, and its experience with field-based and applied research to develop a comprehensive, community-focused autism center.
With the capacity to facilitate external partnerships, both regionally and nationally, the center will also make the most of research and treatment breakthroughs. Then the University will be poised to develop national models of care while providing the highest level of resources to Virginia families.
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IMAGINE STANDING IN FRONT OF A CLASSROOM FULL OF ENERGETIC CHILDREN WHOSE BEHAVIOR IS SPIRALING OUT OF CONTROL. THIS SCENARIO IS ALL TOO FAMILIAR TO MANY NEW TEACHERS, AND IT TERRIFIES THEM. NOW IMAGINE GIVING THOSE TEACHERS THE OPPORTUNITY TO PRACTICE—IN A LOW-STAKES, VIRTUAL SETTING—HOW TO SUCCESSFULLY MANAGE CHALLENGING CLASSROOM SCENARIOS WHILE KEEPING STUDENTS’ ATTENTION.
THINKING BACK TO MY PRACTICUM EXPERIENCE, I REMEMBER GETTING INTO A POWER STRUGGLE WITH A STUDENT THAT I COULDN’T SEEM TO GET OUT OF GRACEFULLY. I WOULD HAVE MUCH PREFERRED TO HAVE HAD TIME WITH THE SIMULATOR, WHERE I COULD HAVE REFLECTED ON THE EXPERIENCE WITH A MENTOR AND EVEN TRIED IT AGAIN TO SEE IF I COULD ACHIEVE A DIFFERENT, AND BETTER, OUTCOME. MEREDITH McCOOL Curriculum and Instruction Doctoral Student
This is the concept behind the Curry School’s classroom simulator program. Using a computerbased simulator, student teachers interact with avatars on a video monitor. The avatars, which are controlled by an offsite actor, demonstrate common behavioral challenges; then teachersin-training apply strategies they learned in their Curry School courses to reengage their pupils or redirect distracting behavior. Student teachers receive immediate feedback from onsite faculty advisors and are able to repeat the simulation if they falter—an opportunity a real classroom can never offer. This groundbreaking pilot program helps new teachers enter the classroom with confidence rather than trepidation—and it is made possible by the generosity of donors like Paulette Katzenbach, chair of the Curry School Foundation Board of Directors. Katzenbach’s seed funding subsidized the technology licensing fees that the Curry School needed to successfully complete
its pilot testing. “This simulation program is one of the most innovative projects I have seen recently,” she said. “It will certainly be a game changer in the area of teacher training for future generations of educators.” While the simulation technology will benefit new educators, it could also easily be adapted for other professionals-in-training whose effectiveness relies heavily on skills that are challenging to practice,
such as psychologists, administrators and consultants. â€œWe are excited about the possibilities of the simulation,â€? said Bridget Hamre, a professor of education at the Curry School and director of numerous innovative projects in teacher preparation at the state and federal levels. She added that with this progressive technology, the Curry School is entering a new frontier in training and supporting teachers at the school and on a national scale. Funding for the programâ€™s next phase is increasing steadily as more donors recognize how the simulator could transform the future of teacher training. With their support, the Curry School is moving ahead with plans to create scalable, fully immersive, algorithmic-based simulators by partnering with companies in the artificial intelligence, virtual reality and simulation technology sectors. Additional funding will enable faculty to capitalize on these new technological innovations as they generate content and modules for other teacher education programs nationwide. Once the right technology is available, the Curry School will be well-positioned to establish an endowment-funded national center for teaching simulation.
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I LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING JEFFERSON EDUCATION ESTABLISH ITSELF AS A THOUGHT LEADER IN THE MULTIBILLION-DOLLAR ED TECH MARKET.
TODAY’S EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY MARKET IS OVERSATURATED WITH STARTUPS PROMISING THEIR PRODUCTS WILL REVOLUTIONIZE THE CLASSROOM EXPERIENCE. School district and university leaders are overwhelmed with options, and determining the merits of each vendor’s products can be a daunting and time-consuming process. As a result, they are often forced to make decisions about what to purchase based on companies’ sales, marketing and branding efforts rather than on empirical data from independent researchers.
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A member of the Curry School Foundation Board of Directors and a Jefferson Education donor
Enter the Jefferson Education Accelerator (JEA), a revolutionary project cofounded by the Curry School of Education that is directly addressing this challenge. As the nation’s first growthstage accelerator, it provides educators with innovation backed by scientific evidence. Unlike traditional incubators, JEA—which is strategically located in the Washington, D.C., area—works with organizations that have moved beyond the startup phase and are looking to demonstrate how their products and services drive measurable achievements in the classroom.
Through the Curry School, these companies are connected to school districts and colleges where their products can be tested by academic researchers from the University of Virginia and other higher education institutions. A Curry School scientific review board oversees the quality of the research and makes the results public; in return for the help they receive, the companies give a small portion of their equity to the accelerator. Thanks to the generosity of eight families who have donated to the Curry School Foundation in order to provide startup funding for JEA, the accelerator has already been engaged with over a dozen companies.” “This accelerator fills an important gap in the market by building bridges between investors, academic researchers and entrepreneurs—all united around a common commitment to students, evidence and efficacy studies,” said Jason Palmer, a member of the Curry School Foundation Board of Directors and a JEA donor. “There is so much potential for new technologies to positively transform teaching and learning, and I look forward to seeing JEA establish itself as a thought leader in the multibillion-dollar ed tech market.”
In an effort to achieve this goal, the Curry School and JEA will cohost an academic symposium in May 2017. The symposium will foster collaboration between five stakeholder groups that rarely team up in support of education technology—academic researchers, entrepreneurs, district and university leaders, investors and philanthropists, and teachers and professors—to facilitate efficacy research in real-world settings and help those developing solutions with the potential to make an impact at scale. The hope is that by convening these groups, JEA will help ensure that merit, not marketing, drives which ed tech products and services end up in the classroom—a revolutionary concept that will undoubtedly have a positive impact on the field of education for years to come.
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EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
OUR EARLY LEARNING CURRICULUM WILL BE STRUCTURED TO HELP CHILDREN DEVELOP THE NECESSARY SKILLS TO BECOME ACTIVE, ENGAGED, CREATIVE AND SUCCESSFUL.
EVERY DISADVANTAGED CHILD SHOULD RECEIVE AN EARLY EDUCATION EXPERIENCE THAT PREPARES THEM TO ENTER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL WITH SKILLS EQUAL TO THEIR NON-DISADVANTAGED PEERS.
Now the Curry School is ready to develop an early learning curriculum for children ages 1-5 years that focuses on the assessment of children’s readiness for school. It will provide the highest quality instruction in a stimulating, fun, learning environment focused on the areas of science, technology, reading, engineering, arts and math.
The Curry School plans to transform the opportunities for early learning in Virginia and the United States through a new approach to workforce development and program design.
The school also has the components of a transformational teacher preparation curriculum that reflects contemporary knowledge on child development and early learning, curriculum and assessment—a package that can be dropped into a range of degrees and delivery systems.
Through our Center for Advanced Study of Teaching and Learning, the Curry School has already developed assessment tools that are used to monitor and improve early childhood programs throughout Virginia and in several other states. The center also excels in professional development for early childhood teachers that increases the effectiveness of their instructional interactions with children.
At the same time, the Curry School is proposing to take the lead in building Virginia’s capacity to analyze and use data currently being collected under the Virginia Kindergarten Readiness Program. This work will ultimately inform policy and program investments that lead to improved outcomes for children across the Commonwealth.
As a partner in UVA’s new Contemplative Sciences Center, the Curry School is applying contemplative approaches to improve pre-K–12 teacher education and to address other critical challenges in education. One of the first Curry initiatives, the Compassionate Schools Project, is a collaborative effort between the CSC and YouthNex (the UVA Center to Promote Effective Youth Development) and has been funded almost entirely by foundation and individual philanthropic support.
While rigorous research proceeds in Louisville, Jennings is developing a number of new local projects, including a series of Curry School online courses for certification in mindfulness in education and a set of social-emotional tools that will address school culture and help children be more compassionate with each other.
Ben Castleman, an assistant professor of education and public policy at the Curry School, has had a run of highly publicized successes applying behavioral insights, data science and interactive technologies to improve the chances of students’ college success.
The Curry Education Campus Online delivers instruction, instructional resources and virtual experiments to students around the world for the purpose of serving society’s ever-increasing education needs.
As a result, Castleman was named a senior advisor to First Lady Michelle Obama’s Reach Higher initiative, where he leads Up Next, a national mobile-messaging campaign that provides youth across the country with important information and reminders about college, financial aid and loan repayment. Castleman has established the Nudge4 Solutions Lab, an entity bringing together UVA faculty, staff and students to design and rigorously evaluate scalable solutions to four pressing education and policy problems: educational equality, chronic unemployment, criminal justice recidivism and veterans’ education. Over the next several years, the Solutions Lab, which draws support from private gifts and public funding, will launch innovative products that seek to address these high-priority issues. All Nudge4 projects are designed with an eye toward scaling up to serve hundreds of thousands or even millions of people over time.
The Curry School’s online programs and courses offer affordable and flexible learning options even as they provide the same rigorous curriculum and high-quality instruction as can be found in its inperson programs and courses. Each online course provides students with a high-touch experience, which means they interact with peers as well as faculty who are leaders in their fields. By making additional investments in instructional design, improving distance learning infrastructure and increasing marketing efforts, the Curry School aims to serve areas in the Commonwealth of Virginia and beyond that do not have access to highquality residential or online instruction. Curry will establish its new online campus as a best-in-class, model education provider.
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Patricia Jennings, associate professor of education, led development of the Compassionate Schools curriculum, which teaches elementary school students to cultivate focus, resilience and well-being for academic success. Curry School professor and Youth-Nex director Patrick Tolan leads the implementation and evaluation of the curriculum—the most comprehensive study ever undertaken of a 21st-century health and wellness curriculum in an elementary or secondary school setting—in Jefferson County Public Schools, Louisville, Ky., where the program is centered.
CONTEMPLATION IN TEACHING AND LEARNING
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S MESSAGE This Annual Report comes to you with our deep appreciation for your philanthropic support of the Curry School of Education. Because of your continued investment in the school, we are able to provide world-class teaching, research and classroom experiences for our students, fulfilling our mission to our constituencies and society.
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Thanks to your remarkable generosity, fiscal year 2015–16 proved to be a success. We exceeded the annual fund goal by over 50%, began developing the structure and foundation for the upcoming bicentennial capital campaign and have raised our aspirational fundraising goals to levels unprecedented in the School’s history. Our plan to share the leading edge research of our faculty with the rest of the world is well underway as we launch a new website and social media messaging program and begin a deliberate and intentional marketing and communications strategy.
THE THEME, MOMENTUM, HIGHLIGHTS THE ENERGY AND DRIVE NEEDED TO ACHIEVE OUR ASPIRATIONS IN THE BICENTENNIAL CAMPAIGN. GERALD D. STARSIA, PH.D.
We have significantly raised the annual fund goal for the current fiscal year, started a student giving program, and in the spirit of “everyone has something to give”—time, talent, or treasure—will work at increasing the level of engagement and the overall giving participation among Curry School alumni and friends. These are the core tenets of a successful capital campaign. As a member of the Curry community, we hope you will engage with us in a profound and sustained way. It is my belief that this level of commitment will pay dividends now and into the future. The theme for this report, Momentum, highlights the energy and drive needed to achieve our aspirations. None of this happens without the dedicated support of our alumni and donors. On behalf of the entire Curry community, including the School and the Foundation, I sincerely appreciate your commitment, loyalty, and generosity to continue to support the Curry School of Education. I look forward to working together to build the world’s most innovative and impactful education programs that prepare our graduates for positions as educators, leaders and global citizens.
GERALD D. STARSIA, PH.D. Associate Professor Executive Director, Curry School Foundation
HAS SOMETHING TO GIVE—TIME, TALENT, OR TREASURE.
GERALD D. STARSIA, PH.D., EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR of THE CURRY SCHOOL FOUNDATION
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OF THE 34 DIRECTORS ON THE BOARDâ€¦
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HOLD CURRY DEGREES
13 HOLD OTHER DEGREES FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA
5 ARE PAST OR PRESENT CURRY PARENTS
CURRY FOUNDATION BOARD of DIRECTORS ALL THE DIRECTORS ON THE CURRY SCHOOL FOUNDATION BOARD SHARE THREE COMMON CHARACTERISTICS:
about universal access to excellent education
in the mission and capability of the Curry School
donors to the Curry School Foundation
PAULETTE G. KATZENBACH
BS ’76 Education
MICHAEL B. BAUGHAN
Vice Chair (BS ’82 Commerce)
WILLIAM A. MARR JR. Vice Chair (BA ’67 College)
BA ’97 College MT ’98 Education
JASON M. PALMER
MELANIE BIERMANN PhD ’90 Education
CYNTHIA T. GALANT Secretary (BA ’80 College)
MARGARET K. FRISCHKORN MEYERS
BA ’81 College
PETER C. BROOKS
RICHARD R. ABIDIN
DANIEL M. MEYERS
BA ’94 College
ANDREW J. ROTHERHAM MEd ’00 Education
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MA ’95 GSAS PhD ’97 Education
ELIZABETH G. STAUNTON
SANDRA F. STERN
Curry School of Education Foundation 417 Emmet Street South P.O. Box 400276 Charlottesville, VA 22904-4276
MARTHA DOWNER-ASSAF PhD ’97 Education
BS ’85 Education EdD ’85 Education
W. MCILWAINE THOMPSON JR. JD ’72 Law
STEPHANIE VAN HOVER
DAVID M. FOSTER
BA ’75 College JD ’81 Law
CARLA S. HARRELL BA ’79 College, Board of Visitors Representative
MT ’91, EdD ’02 Education BA ’98 College MT ’98 Education
EX OFFICIO MEMBERS
ROBERT C. PIANTA Dean and University Professor
GERALD D. STARSIA
(PhD ’10 Education) Associate Professor and Foundation Executive Director
MBA ’92 Darden PhD ’94 Education President’s Representative
KRISTIN MERLO BA ’85 College MBA ’90 Darden
JANE R. BUCK Foundation Chief Operating Officer
Writing Lynn Bell, Jacqueline Lazo, Nick Maglione and Jenny M. Abel
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Copyediting Jennifer Conrad Seidel
Design Convoy Photography Dan Addison, Rich Tarbell, Tom Cogill and Peggy Harrison
ALL OF US HAVE A RESPONSIBILITY TO GIVE BACK. LARA MAJOR, M.ED. â€˜95 READING EDUCATION
The Impact of Donor Giving to the Curry School