Educational Institutions

University of Virginia Curry School of Education Foundation, Inc.

  • Charlottesville, VA
  • www.curry.virginia.edu/about/curry-foundation

Mission Statement

The Foundation was formed to aid and assist the University of Virginia Curry School of Education, whether by financial assistance or otherwise, in achieving its objectives and in promoting and facilitating the active involvement of alumni and friends of the University of Virginia Curry School of Education.

Service Areas

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International

ruling year

1977

Principal Officer since 2015

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Mr. Justin B Thompson

Keywords

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foundation, curry, curry school, alumni, fundraising, development, education foundation

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EIN

51-0201344

 Number

7933460547

Also Known As

Curry School Foundation

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Higher Education Institutions (B40)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Overview

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FY 2010/2011 Top Accomplishments: The Foundation supported 93 graduate students with scholarships totaling nearly $368,000.The Foundation established three new scholarships/fellowships for graduate students.A beautiful new education building, Bavaro Hall, was opened in August 2010. The building was funded primarily with philanthropic gifts raised by the Foundation.The Foundation has raised 106% of its original $55 million goal under the University of Virginia Campaign begun in 2004. FY 2011/12 Top Goals: Endowment for six new faculty chairs at $1 million each.$50 million for our Building Better Teachers Initiative.$15 million for a new Education Leader and Innovator Degree Program administered jointly with the U.Va. Darden School of Business.$5 million for an Education Innovation Incubator to foster and strengthen the supply chain for innovative school reforms.Endowment for 10 new fellowships that will support recruitment of highly desirable doctoral students. The quality of the Curry School's programs attracts the best and brightest graduate students across Virginia and the nation. However, the financial aid packages we have been able to offer these talented students is one half to one third of the financial packages offered by our competitor institutions, especially for highly desirable prospective doctoral students. We lose a significant number of top students to schools with better offers. The Curry School has a special priority on raising support for underrepresented students as we work to diversify the student body.

Service Areas

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International

Funding Needs

$50 million for our Building Better Teachers Initiative. The Curry School's Center for Advanced Study of Teaching and Learning (CASTL) has already created and tested an approach to improving the skills of practicing classroom teachers. Using this approach, we now know how to build a competency-based teacher education program. We seek funding to redesign the teacher education program in concert with four to six other top schools of education with whom we will develop a replicable and effective approach for training teachers. Curry also seeks research and development funding for the Center for Advanced Teaching and Learning (CASTL). Building on its track record in teacher assessment and training, CASTL is poised to devise the next generation of tools to improve teaching and learning. Other needs include the following: Endowment for six new faculty chairs at $1 million each.$15 million for a new Education Leader and Innovator Degree Program administered jointly with the U.Va. Darden School of Business.$5 million for an Education Innovation Incubator to foster and strengthen the supply chain for innovative school reforms.Endowment for 10 new fellowships that will support recruitment of highly desirable doctoral students.

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THE UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA CURRY SCHOOL OF EDUCATION FOUNDATION INC
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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University of Virginia Curry School of Education Foundation, Inc.

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Principal Officer

Mr. Justin B Thompson

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"The Curry School Foundation supports the U.Va. Curry School of Education, which has long maintained a reputation for high quality teacher preparation and groundbreaking educational research. The school's single-minded focus on improving student academic and physical health and well-being runs through the every facet of the school's programs—teacher preparation, educational research, assessment, policy studies, curriculum and instruction, school leadership, counseling, communications disorders, kinesiology, and more. Helping children and families is the primary objective for the faculty and students. The school's ability to make a lasting impact on learning is directly dependent on our ability to attract and retain a highly respected faculty and to support their teaching and research. The school needs both eminent scholars, who can use their experience to attract grant support for high-profile, high-impact research projects, and emerging scholars, who can launch their careers at Curry conducting significant research in our new and expanded centers. Our work to raise endowment funds for faculty chairs supports this need. The school also has some very exciting goals for promoting entrepreneurial leadership in education. Joining forces with Darden, the Curry School plans to launch a key driver of school transformation through a new Education Leader and Innovator Degree Program. This program will draw talent from a range of diverse fields and interests and focus that talent on the challenges of school leadership and reform. We will train an entirely new model of school leader/reformer—one who most likely comes from outside education—who is steeped in the practices of business and innovation and who understands and can lead radical, data-driven reforms. Another exciting initiative is the school's plan to supply innovation to education systems and businesses. Policymakers and education leaders, practitioners, and reformers all agree on the dire need for innovation in education. Our country's future truly hinges on our capacity to innovate in an education system that is publicly financed and publicly regulated. The Education Innovation Incubator aims to fill this need, to foster and strengthen the supply chain for innovation, to connect innovations to the market, and to serve as a proof of concept for ways schools of education can be driving forces for change. Please contact me if you would like to know how you can partner with us in reaching these aggressive goals."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mrs. Paulette G. Katzenbach

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Term: Apr 2015 - Apr 2017

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