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Founder's Day

Founder's Day: Schedule of Events

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

1:30 - 2:30pm                

Public Talk: The Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medalist in Global Innovation
N.R. Narayana Murthy is an Indian entrepreneur and visionary leader who founded and grew Infosys into an information technology powerhouse through the design and implementation of the global delivery model for outsourcing services.

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Location: Darden School of Business, Abbott Center Auditorium (map)

Thursday, April 13, 2017


Monticello's Commemoration of Jefferson's 274th Birthday
Alice Waters, the recipient of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medal in Citizen Leadership, will be the featured speaker. This celebration is free and open to the public. A livestream of Water's address will be also be available. For more information, please visit Monticello's website.

Location: West Lawn of Monticello (map)

11:00 - Noon

Founder's Day Tree Planting Ceremony
Honoree: Alexander "Sandy" Gilliam, Jr.

Location: the northwest side of the Rotunda (map


Presentation of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medals (By Invitation Only)

Location: The Rotunda

3:00 - 4:00pm

Public Talk: The Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medalists in Architecture
Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara are Irish founders and directors of Grafton Architects, renowned for their creative and visionary academic and educational buildings.

Location: Campbell Hall, Room 153 (map)

3:30 - 4:30pm

Public Talk: The Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medalist in Citizen Leadership
Alice Waters is the founder of the Edible Schoolyard Project, chef, author, food activist, founder and owner of Chez Panisse Restaurant in Berkeley, California, who has championed local, sustainable agriculture for more than four decades.

Location: Garrett Hall, the Great Hall (map)

4:00 - 5:00pm

Public Talk: The Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medalist in Law
Loretta Lynch is the first African-American female attorney general in U.S. history, known for her impressive career prosecuting cases involving narcotics, violent crimes, public corruption and civil rights.