On Friday April 17th, the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia received an $18,000 grant from the Jefferson Trust, an initiative of the University of Virginia Alumni Association.

The McIntire School of Commerce is commonly regarded as one of the nation’s finest business schools at both the undergraduate and graduate level. The school is located in Rouss & Robertson Halls, at the southeast corner of the University of Virginia’s historic Lawn.

The McIntire School of Commerce will definitely benefit from having the funding to improve their technology. Throughout the years, they have created a strong foundation for many fantastic and famous people in a wide variety of industries. Some notable alumni from the McIntire School of Commerce include former NFL star Tiki Barber, former US Ambassador to El Salvador Charles L. Glazer, co-founder of Reddit Alexis Ohanian, and managing editor at General Atlantic Robbert Vorhoff.

The grant for the McIntire School of Commerce provided the classrooms with new technology software and resources. The grant, which will be distributed over two academic years, will integrate Rotman Interactive Trader Software and Rotman International Trading Competition into the curriculum of the BS in Commerce. This will replace the UpTick Market Simulator currently used with the Rotman Interactive Trader, which will catch them up to speed technology-wise with other leading business schools around the country.

In addition to this grant, the Jefferson Trust recently awarded 13 other grants, with the 14 total grants totaling over $600,000. These donations ranged in quantity from $8,000 to $93,000. Other groups that benefited from the donation are the Curry School of Education, the University Library, and several others, some of which are student-run organizations.

The Jefferson Trust “provides discretionary funding for trustee-selected projects that enhance the University of Virginia as a preeminent global institution of higher learning.”

For a complete list of the 14 grants provided by the Jefferson Trust, click here.