About the Foundation and Alumni Association

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
Sharon S. Goodwyn '88, Chair, Executive Committee
J. Goodwin Bland '87
Sarah Robinson Borders '88
Carlos M. Brown '99
Anthony P. Della Pietra Jr.'85
Thomas R. Denison '86
Douglas E. Eckert '93
Harry J. Hicks III '85
Catherine M. Keating ’87
Deborah Platt Majoras '89
Theodore A. Mathas '92
Michael S. Miller '77
Janet Schwitzer Nolan '89
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

Ex-Officio Members

Eric C. Broyles '95 
Courtney Carter '07
Leslie Kendrick '06

Honorary Members

Martha D. Ballenger '69
Lillian R. BeVier
Nancy L. Buc '69
David C. Burke '93
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
Allen C. Goolsby III '68
Michael J. Horvitz '75
Jeffrey L. Humber, Jr. '78
Euclid A. Irving '76
John C. Jeffries, Jr. '73
Barbara S. Jeremiah '77
Martha Lubin Karsh '81
M. Langhorne Keith '70
Edward J. Kelly III '81
Roger H. Kimmel '71
Catherine A. Lawton '84
David L. Mulliken '75
Gordon F. Rainey, Jr. '67
Renée E. Ring'76
Norman A. Scher '62
Elizabeth S. Scott '77
Suzelle M. Smith '83
John Charles Thomas '75
John L. Warden '65
F. Blair Wimbush '80
Robert G. Zack '75

Other Officers

Luis Alvarez Jr. '88, President and Chief Executive Officer
Jennie A. James, Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer
Helen Mead Snyder '87, Secretary and Chief Operating Officer
Jason Wu Trujillo '01, Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer

Alumni Council

Eric C. Broyles '95, President
David P. Saunders '07, First Vice President
Raqiyyah R. Pippins '06, Second Vice President
Michelle Sheridan Adams '99
George R. Brokaw '94
Christopher Chorba '01
Richard D. Jones '78
Eric J. Kadel, Jr. '97
Scott B. Luftglass '04
Kathleen Barrington McGregor '14
Ashley Claffee Merritt '15
Catharina Yoosun Min '90
Liam J. Montgomery '08
Timothy B. Phillips '97
Carolyn O. Tillman '84
Trevor M. Topf '18
Carroll Doyle Welch '89
Gavin A. White '04


Kenneth S. Abraham
Andrew Hayashi


J. Goodwin Bland '87
Stephen A. Cardi '66
Gene D. Dahmen '67
William B. Fryer '74
Allen C. Goolsby III '68
Elizabeth Finn Johnson '87
Leslie Kendrick '06
James L. Malone III '72
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