Curry School Foundation

Ruffner Hall with scaffolding

Ruffner Hall, built in 1973, is undergoing renovation. It has been completely gutted, and the interior spaces will be reconfigured and outfitted for the needs of a 21st-century education school. The exterior is also receiving some much-needed maintenance. Naming opportunities for Ruffner Hall spaces are still available.






Investing in Excellence

Your gift helps the Curry School maintain its reputation as one of the most respected schools of education in the country. The ranks of our faculty and staff include internationally renowned scholars, innovative teachers, and brilliant researchers who are having an impact locally, nationally, and around the globe. Every year the Curry School graduates nearly 700 new teachers, counselors, administrators, and human services specialists who provide outreach to thousands of children across Virginia and the nation.

We invite you to explore this site and enjoy reading about the extraordinary ways philanthropy has made a difference at the Curry School.

The Foundation

A non-profit, tax-exempt Virginia corporation, the Curry School Foundation is the official fund-raising and gift-receiving organization for the Curry School of Education. Established in 1976 through the dedicated efforts and enthusiastic support of countless donors, volunteers and friends of the Curry School, the Curry School Foundation has maintained a focused mission: to benefit the teaching, research, and outreach programs of the Curry School of Education. Read more about our history.

Meet the Curry School Foundation Board

Curry School Foundation Staff:

Jeff Boyd, Executive Director


Kelly Reinhardt, Annual Giving Officer
Jane Buck, Chief Operating Officer
Lynn Bell, Director of Development Communications & Alumni Relations
Karen Connors, Doctoral Student Intern


Melissa Berry, Director of Special Events

Curry Communications

Audrey Breen, Director of Communications
John Rhea, Webmaster

Contact Us!

Curry School of Education Foundation
PO Box 400276
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4276
Phone: 434-924-0854
Fax: 434-924-6907


Foundation financial statements for the last fiscal year are available from the State Office of Consumer Affairs, P.O. Box 1163, Richmond, VA 23218