The Jefferson Trust
Thanks to support from The Jefferson Trust, an initiative of the UVA Alumni Association, OpenGrounds was able to develop Changing Views, a series of programs and events, including the pilot of the Student Scholars program, surrounding the "Ansel Adams: A Legacy and Looking at the New West" exhibitions at The Fralin Museum of Art in 2013.
UVA Parents Committee
The UVA Parents Committee has provided generous support for the pilot of the OpenGrounds Innovation Leadership Forum series.
The University of Virginia and the State Department partnered in a national pilot program to help address what State has called "the extraordinary proliferation of complex challenges" facing U.S. diplomats in the 21st century. The goal of Diplomacy Lab is to create opportunities for faculty and globally-minded students to participate together on research projects with the potential for immediate impact on foreign-policy thinking and decision-making. The Diplomacy Lab is now being led by UVA's Center for Global Inquiry and Innovation.