Dorothy and Stanley Pauley
Dorothy and Stanley Pauley have been selected to receive the Architecture Medal for Virginia Service.

Stanley and Dorothy Pauley have been selected to receive the Architecture Medal for Virginia Service. The Society’s most prestigious public award, the Medal honors an individual or organization that has made an unusually significant contribution to Virginia’s built environment or to the public’s understanding and awareness of our built world. The Society presents this award jointly with the Virginia Center for Architecture at the Visions for Architecture gala on Friday, Nov. 8, 2013, at the Jefferson Hotel.

The Pauley’s contributions to the built environment in the Commonwealth of Virginia have had a tremendous impact. Not only has their generous support for education, the arts, and health care substantially enhanced their local community’s resources; it has transformed the quality of life within the entire Commonwealth and beyond. In addition to their philanthropic support, both Dorothy and Stanley Pauley have been dedicated volunteers, committing countless hours to enriching the cultural landscape of their Richmond community. Their gifts and time have been critical in leveraging other resources and matching funds to expand the impact of their generosity.

Staunch supporters of the arts, the Pauleys’ efforts were critical to the expansion of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and to the realization of Richmond’s CenterStage. Their remarkable commitment to Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of Engineering has helped shape engineering education in Virginia. “As a founding trustee of the VCU School of Engineering, [Stanley Pauley] helped create the vision for our school. As a member of the building and design committee … he has helped to ensure our continued success,” says Dean Robert Mattauch.

Likewise, their ongoing support has helped transform the Medical College of Virginia campus and increased the presence and visibility of cardiac care in Virginia through the Pauley Heart Center. “The Pauley’s generosity through the years will have a lasting impact on the region and nation for the remarkable breakthroughs made possible by their support,” said Dr. Sheldon M. Retchin, senior vice president for VCU Health Sciences and CEO of the VCU Health System.

“Their name and impact will forever endure … as lasting elements of Virginia’s built environment,” says Richard M. Parison, Jr., Executive Director of CenterStage.

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