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Educational Foundation

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The Educational Foundation was formed in 1955 to receive, administer and distribute funds and property in the furtherance of the educational activities and objectives of the University.

The Educational Foundation provides substantial support to the University's academic programs through endowments and annual gifts. Support includes funding faculty chairs and professorships, scholarships, research, and capital construction projects.

Board of Trustees


Gary A. Gilmore '76
Vice Chair
Raymond G. Wittersheim '18
Prescott Sherrod
Caroline McCartney '17
Executive Director
Alonzo C. Brandon '85
Assistant Treasurer
Margaret Libby '17
Assistant Secretary
Donna R. Manglicmot '08


  • Garret A. Alcaraz '84
  • Jacqueline B. Amato
  • Betsy Atkinson
  • James W. Beamer '87
  • Bruce T. Bishop '73
  • Kim Curtis '82
  • Janet A. Ellis '78
  • Polly Foote
  • Weyman Gong '02
  • President Brian O. Hemphill, Ph.D.
  • James J. Izard II
  • Robert M. King, Jr. '86
  • Kristopher Knepper '05
  • Michael LaRock '85
  • Christopher J. Miner '03
  • Dr. Angela Reddix
  • Jonathan Reed
  • L. Scott Trainum '73
  • Mark Warden
  • AndrĂ© Wells '07, '13
  • Thomas T. Winborne

Directors Emeriti

  • Charles F. Catlett III '70
  • George L. Consolvo '67
  • Arthur A. Diamonstein '96 (H)
  • Roger L. Frost '61
  • Barbara L. Gornto
  • Wallace G. Haislip '71
  • Edward L. Hamm, Jr. '04 (HD)
  • Robert G. Kal '79, '89
  • Louis Morris '76
  • Dr. Robert M. Rubin
  • David T. Shufflebarger
  • Lewis W. Webb III
  • Steven E. Winter '80

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