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Endowments at UVA

Richard K. Ernst Fund for Jefferson Buildings and Landscapes

Richard K. Ernst (College '43, Law '50) provided generous support to create the Richard K. Ernst Fund for Historic Preservation fund. Mr. Ernst lived in West Lawn 35 in his fourth-year and later, as a law student, in the basement of Pavilion X and then on the East Range in the Crackerbox. Throughout his life, Mr. Ernst would return to the University and liked to stroll among the historic surroundings of Jefferson's Academical Village. Mr. Ernst died in spring 2010.

Mr. Ernst's gift is the largest ever to historic preservation at the University. The fund supports the restoration, renovation, and preservation of the historic Jeffersonian buildings and landscapes at the University of Virginia.

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