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 Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jon Meacham, New York Times columnist Andrew Ross Sorkin, and most recently Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Evan Osnos to Grounds. Free and open to the public, the event draws hundreds of University students, faculty, and community members throughout the area.
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.