Monday, October 14, 2019
Twice the Tony
The stars aligned on Saturday night and the dream match-up that people have been clamoring for finally happened. Tony Bennett (the singer) was performing a special concert on the Lawn. He was introduced by (of course) OUR Tony Bennett. It was everything we dreamed of and more.
Bennett (the singer) was part of a weekend of festivities and events around Grounds to celebrating the launch of the public phase of UVA’s $5 billion “Honor the Future” campaign, which aims to help the University maintain its exceptional quality and value and meet its aspiration to become the nation’s best public university. The campaign has already established significant momentum, raising $2.75 billion of the $5 billion goal. The marquee event of the weekend was a panel of distinguished alums discussing the profound influence UVA had on their lives. #UVAFB alum Chris Long was among the four panelists as was astronaut Leland Melvin, who received a masters degree in materials science engineering. You can read more about the campaign here.