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, and foreign policy expert Anne-Marie Slaughter.
On Friday, October 18, the Shadwell Society hosted Wes Moore as its 2019 speaker. Moore, a bestselling author, combat veteran, and social entrepreneur, currently serves as the CEO of Robin Hood Foundation, one of the largest anti-poverty forces in the nation. His first book, The Other Wes Moore, a perennial New York Times bestseller, captured the nation’s attention on the fine line between success and failure in our communities and in ourselves. That story has been optioned by executive producer Oprah Winfrey and HBO to be made into a movie. He is also the author of the bestselling books The Work, Discovering Wes Moore, and This Way Home.
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.