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Founder's Day

Schedule of Events

Tuesday, April 12, 2022

2:00 p.m.                 

Presentation of Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medal in Law and Justice Stephen Breyer’s Public Address
Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, a graduate of Stanford, Oxford and Harvard Law School. In 1994, he was appointed a Supreme Court Justice by President Bill Clinton. He will retire from the court at the end of the 2021-22 term.

Location: Law School, Caplin Auditorium (Bags, laptops, coats, beverages and food will not be permitted. Seating is first-come, first-served, with doors opening at 1 p.m. and an overflow room in Withers-Brown room 154). The event will also be livestreamed.

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

10:00 a.m.                  

Monticello’s Commemoration of Jefferson’s 279th Birthday
Sherrie Rollins Westin, 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. The event will be livestreamed, on Facebook, and on YouTube. For more information, please visit Monticello's website.

Location: West Lawn of Monticello

11:15 a.m. 

Founder's Day Tree Planting Ceremony
Mary Hughes, the University Landscape Architect for over two decades, is this year's honoree. This event is open to the public.

Location: The Lawn, in front of Pavilion III


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

Location: The Rotunda

4:30 p.m.

Public Talk: Kenneth Frampton, the Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medalist in Architecture
Kenneth Frampton is the Ware Professor of Architecture at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, where he has taught since 1972. Frampton is considered one of the world’s foremost experts in modern architecture.

Location: Campbell Hall, Room 153