Our featured speaker Leslie Greene Bowman, President of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation, celebrated the University’s prestigious heritage with us at our Cornerstone Commemoration. Thomas Jefferson’s dream was for the University of Virginia to be one of the United States’ best institutes of higher education. Two centuries and one UNESCO World Heritage Site later, UVA has exceeded his expectations. The Colonnade Club is proud to call Jefferson’s beloved Lawn, and the first-ever pavilion, our home. The laying of Pavilion VII’s cornerstone was attended by no less than three U.S. presidents: Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and James Monroe.