In Pictures: Dedications In and Around The Forum Hotel
By David Buie-Moltz
Over the past few weeks, a series of inspiring dedications have unveiled the many facets of The Forum Hotel, the newly minted gem on the University of Virginia Darden School of Business Grounds. These ceremonies, captured in evocative photographs, have celebrated many indoor and outdoor spaces around The Forum property, each bearing the imprint of the generous benefactors who have contributed to shaping this landmark.
The journey began with an extraordinary $20 million gift from Frank Sands Sr. (MBA ’63) and his wife, Marjorie Sands, in 2019. Their remarkable gesture inspired more than 100 other donors, bringing to life The Forum Hotel, which is formally named the Frank M. Sands Sr. and Marjorie R. Sands Hotel at Darden and Conference Center for Lifelong Learning. From hotel suites, a boardroom, a bridge, a classroom, and a wine cellar, to a porch, a library, a hospitality suite, a bar and terrace, and a promenade, each dedicated space tells a unique story of philanthropy and vision.
Join us on this visual tour as we commemorate the establishment of an enduring legacy.
The Forum Hotel would not be possible without the support of generous donors. Be a part of this important moment in Darden history by supporting the Powered by Purpose campaign and make your mark on this signature property.
Naming opportunities include featured spaces, academic spaces, outdoor spaces, event and meeting spaces, arrival points, hospitality, and guest rooms and suites. For more information, please contact Interim Vice President for Advancement Samantha Hartog at HartogS@darden.virginia.edu or +1-434-98202151.
The University of Virginia Darden School of Business prepares responsible global leaders through unparalleled transformational learning experiences. Darden’s graduate degree programs (MBA, MSBA and Ph.D.) and Executive Education & Lifelong Learning programs offered by the Darden School Foundation set the stage for a lifetime of career advancement and impact. Darden’s top-ranked faculty, renowned for teaching excellence, inspires and shapes modern business leadership worldwide through research, thought leadership and business publishing. Darden has Grounds in Charlottesville, Virginia, and the Washington, D.C., area and a global community that includes 18,000 alumni in 90 countries. Darden was established in 1955 at the University of Virginia, a top public university founded by Thomas Jefferson in 1819 in Charlottesville, Virginia.
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