The mission of the Shadwell Society is to engage alumni and friends of the University and to provide support, meaningful service, and future leadership to the Jefferson Scholars Foundation.

Shadwell Speaker Series  

One of the ways the Shadwell Society fulfills its mission is by underwriting the Shadwell Speaker Series. Designed to attract to the University world renowned authors, political figures, and leaders of industry, the Shadwell Speaker Series was established in 2014, and since its inception has brought to Grounds Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jon Meacham, New York Times columnist Andrew Ross Sorkin, award-winning journalist Evan Osnos, professor at NYU’s Stern School of Business Jonathan Haidt, foreign policy expert Anne-Marie Slaughter, and CEO of Robin Hood Foundation Wes Moore.

On Wednesday, April 28, the Shadwell Society will host its 2021 speaker series online, featuring Dr. Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health, and healthcare expert Vivian Riefberg, who was recently named the David C. Walentas Jefferson Scholars Foundation Professor the Darden School of Business. They will lead a candid discussion about the challenges facing today’s global healthcare industry. To register to attend the event, click here.

Shadwell Society Grant 

The Shadwell Society established the Shadwell Grant in 2016 to help attract to the University outstanding students who exemplify excellence in the Jeffersonian ideals of leadership, scholarship, and citizenship. The Shadwell Grant is offered to a deserving Jefferson Scholar alternate from the Jefferson Scholars Selection Weekend and provides him or her with $10,000 per year for four years.

Become a Shadwell Member 

The Shadwell Society welcomes new members every year and encourages you to contact Christine Patrick if you are interested in learning more about how to get involved.

 

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