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The Cornerstone Society

Overview

On October 6, 1817, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and James Monroe laid the cornerstone of Pavilion VII, the University's first building. That cornerstone laid the groundwork for the University's future. Those who make legacy gifts benefiting the Law School are similarly laying the groundwork for the Law School's future. In recognition of that support, we invite individuals who support the Law School with planned gifts to join the University of Virginia's Cornerstone Society.

How to Join

To be eligible for membership in the Cornerstone Society, you need only notify us in writing that you have arranged any one of the following gifts to benefit the Law School Foundation:

Qualifying gifts may be revocable or irrevocable, for any amount, and for either restricted use (such as a scholarship) or unrestricted use. 

If you have already included the Law School Foundation in a bequest or other planned gift, we hope you will let us know by filling out a non-binding Statement of Intent to Provide Future Support and Recognition Questionnaire.

Benefits of Membership

Members of the University's Cornerstone Society receive a certificate of membership, and member names will be listed in the University's annual report on philanthropy. Members may also receive occasional invitations to return to Charlottesville for lectures or events. The Law School Foundation also acknowledges planned gift donors by name in its annual report.

Your willingness to let us include your name in one or both annual reports inspires others to follow your example, but we respect those who wish their names to remain anonymous. Even if you prefer anonymity, please let us know of your plans on a confidential basis so that we may more properly plan for the future and honor your wishes for your legacy. Please note that letting us know of your current plans does not obligate you, your estate or your heirs in any way.

For More Information

If you have questions or would like more information about the Cornerstone Society or recognition in the Law School Foundation's annual report, please contact us:

Elizabeth Leverage Hilles '92
Senior Philanthropy Adviser
UVA Law School Foundation
580 Massie Road
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903-1738
(434) 924-4514 or (877) 307-0158


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