Fostering Renaissance in Engineering

Named for the great innovator Leonardo da Vinci, the College established the da Vinci Circle in 2005 to recognize and nurture 21st-century renaissance in science and engineering powered by discoveries in microtechnology, nanotechnology and biotechnology. 

About 300 individuals and corporations participating in the da Vinci Circle over the last decade have provided tremendous support to the college which has been vital to the success of students and faculty.

Read on to learn more about a community of supporters who play a major role in advancing the College as a world leader in engineering education and research, and join the da Vinci Circle today.

 

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Nurturing 21st-Century Renaissance in Engineering

Watch the video and see what students, faculty, staff and donors have to say about the Da Vinci Circle.

“Your support is critical in creating an adaptive learning environment that will prepare the next generation of engineers and innovators to tackle new and unprecedented challenges.”

David W. Hahn, Craig M. Berge Dean

Da Vinci Circle Support

The da Vinci Circle now exclusively supports faculty fellows, student scholars and exceptional student leaders. Cumulative gifts totaling $2,500 made to the da Vinci Circle Fund between June 1 and July 30 qualify a person as a member of the da Vinci Circle.

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"This is a very complex world we are living in, and every day we seem to have more and more problems. The best insurance policy anybody can give is to provide a better education for future generations.”
Sylvia Burton, Da Vinci Circle supporter

Annual Gift Commitment

Innovators – Donors who provide an annual unrestricted gift of $2,500 to $4,999

Pioneers – Donors who provide an annual unrestricted gift of $5,000 to $9,999

Visionaries – Donors who provide an annual unrestricted gift of $10,000 and up

UA Recognition Societies
All da Vinci Circle donors are also members of The President’s Club.

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Lisa Fahey

Lisa Fahey

Lisa Fahey
Associate Director of Development
520.621.7685
powersla@arizona.edu

Special da Vinci Circle Engagements

 
Innovators ($2,500-$4,999)

  • Exclusive newsletters from the dean
  • Priority registration for select college events
  • Special recognition at the Homecoming Engineers’ Breakfast
  • Opportunity to engage with the da Vinci Fellows and Scholars
  • Recognition on UA Engineering website
  • Invitation to Dean’s Appreciation Dinner

 Pioneers ($5,000-$9,999)

All of the above benefits plus…

  • Opportunity for VIP engagement at the Craig M. Berge Design Day
  • Opportunities to join the dean and other distinguished faculty and friends for special University, College, athletic and regional events

 Visionaries ($10,000+)

All of the above benefits plus

  • Opportunities for VIP engagement with the da Vinci Fellow
  • Access to campus concierge service – assistance with parking, arranging tours, and other campus needs – through the College’s development office
Annual Membership Gift Levels

Da Vinci Scholars

Talented and resourceful faculty advance academic programs and research in the College of Engineering. Generous da Vinci Circle supporters select one member of the faculty each year as a da Vinci Fellow, and recognize the awardee with a one-time grant of $10,000. Michael Arnold, chair of the da Vinci Circle board, helped establish the da Vinci Scholars Program in partnership with the Community Finance Corporation to reinforce the College’s dedication to providing student scholarships.

 

2021 Da Vinci Scholars

Zachary Bosley
Robert Bradford
Siria Camacho
Angie Covarrubias
Rebeca Garcia
Ellen Hales
Joel Hernandez

 

College of Engineering da Vinci Fellows
  2021 Roberto Furfaro 2011 Jennifer Barton
  2020 Hao Xin 2010 Paul Blowers
  2019 Dr. Marvin Slepian 2009 Bane Vasic
  2018 Armin Sorooshian 2008 Supapan Seraphin
  2017 Janet Roveda 2007 Barry Ganapol
  2016 Larry Head
2005 Achintya Haldar
2015 Wolfgang Fink
Charles Higgins
2014 Kim Ogden
Anthony Muscat
  2013 Eniko Enikov
2004 Pamela Vandiver
2012 Young-Jun Son
 

Scholars' Fund

Michael Arnold, chair of the da Vinci Circle board, helped establish the da Vinci Scholars’ Fund in partnership with the Community Finance Corporation to reinforce the College’s dedication to providing student scholarships. As a da Vinci Circle supporter, we invite you to make an additional annual gift of $1,000 to the fund. And be sure to check out the 2020 da Vinci scholars!

Da Vinci Scholars
Juliana Ordine, Class of 2019

Juliana Ordine

Class of 2019

“I was able to focus all my time on schoolwork and my research, which has been truly enlightening. If it weren’t for the financial support, I likely would have had to find a job unrelated to my field.”

Juliana Ordine, Class of 2019, chemical engineering

Dr. Marvin Slepian: 2019 da Vinci Fellow