About the Foundation

About the Foundation

The University of Virginia Law School Foundation, created in 1952 as a trust by Law School alumni and now a Virginia nonstock corporation, receives, administers, and manages private gifts from graduates and friends. The school’s current strength and national standing can be attributed directly to private resources.

The Foundation's Board of Trustees consists of 21 elected trustees and several ex-officio members including the dean.

The Law School's Alumni Association was organized in 1921 to advance the cause of legal education, promote the interests of the Law School, and encourage professional associations and fellowship among its graduates.

It is a non-dues paying organization governed by an Alumni Council of 15 elected members, the officers and former presidents of the association, and the chairs of its standing committees, the largest of which is the National Appeals Committee responsible for directing the Annual Giving Campaign.

Foundation Staff

Law School Foundation Board of Trustees

J. Warren Gorrell, Jr. '79, Chair
Renée E. Ring '76, Chair, Executive Committee
Sarah Robinson Borders '88
Carlos M. Brown '99
David C. Burke '93
Thomas R. Denison '86
Douglas E. Eckert '93
Sharon S. Goodwyn '88
John C. Jeffries, Jr. '73
Catherine M. Keating ’87
Catherine A. Lawton '84
Theodore A. Mathas '92
Michael S. Miller '77
Sharon M. Owlett '75
Tim R. Palmer '83
Cecil D. Quillen III '88
Christopher D. Ray '95
Arthur D. Robinson '88
Ashanté L. Smith '02
Dasha Smith '98
F. Blair Wimbush '80

Ex-Officio Members

Risa Goluboff
Elizabeth Finn Johnson '87 
John H. McDowell Jr. '82

Honorary Members

Martha D. Ballenger '69
Lillian R. BeVier
Nancy L. Buc '69
Michael A. Caddell '79
Stephen A. Cardi '66
Alfonso L. Carney, Jr. '74
Wallace L. Cook '64
Cameron L. Cowan '81
Gene D. Dahmen '67
Charles D. Fox IV '80
William B. Fryer '74
John W. Glynn, Jr. '65
Allen C. Goolsby III '68
Michael J. Horvitz '75
Jeffrey L. Humber, Jr. '78
Euclid A. Irving '76
Barbara S. Jeremiah '77
Martha Lubin Karsh '81
M. Langhorne Keith '70
Edward J. Kelly III '81
Roger H. Kimmel '71
David L. Mulliken '75
Gordon F. Rainey, Jr. '67
Norman A. Scher '62
Elizabeth S. Scott '77
William M. Slaughter '66
Suzelle M. Smith '83
John Charles Thomas '75
John L. Warden '65
Samuel B. Witt, III '64
Robert G. Zack '75

Alumni Council

Elizabeth Finn Johnson '87, President
Eric C. Broyles '95, First Vice President
David P. Saunders '07, Second Vice President
Katherine J. Brennan '03
Bryan E. Davis '84
Grace Fu '09
Harry J. Hicks III '85
Ricardo J. Hollingsworth '94
Richard D. Jones '78
Gloria Cordes Larson '77
Kathleen Barrington McGregor '14
Catharina Yoosun Min '90
Timothy B. Phillips '97
Kim B. Phipps '91
Elihu F. Robertson '79
Catherine E. Stetson '94
Gavin A. White '04
John W. Woods Jr. '95


Kenneth S. Abraham
Michael D. Gilbert


J. Goodwin Bland '87
Stephen A. Cardi '66
Gene D. Dahmen '67
William B. Fryer '74
Risa Goluboff 
Allen C. Goolsby III '68
James L. Malone III '72
John H. McDowell Jr. '82
Patricia Merrill '92
Janet Schwitzer Nolan '89
Sadler Poe '71
Renee E. Ring '76
Norman A. Scher '62
Harry A. Shannon III '82
F. Blair Wimbush '80

Other Officers

Luis Alvarez, Jr. '88, Secretary-Treasurer
Rebecca Nelson, Assistant Secretary-Treasurer