The Board of Visitors adopted a resolution in April honoring Todd Weaver '08 and establishing an endowment in his name. - Ed.
The family and friends of First Lieutenant Todd A. Weaver made a generous gift to the College of William and Mary to establish the First Lieutenant Todd W. Weaver Memorial Endowment, the income from which shall be used to provide support to an academic or research study abroad experience for a current student with an emphasis on government or international relations.
Lieutenant Weaver graduated Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude from the College of William and Mary in the Class of 2008. As a student, he served as the ROTC cadet battalion commander while majoring in government with a minor in psychology. He was remembered as “one of the very best” by Professor John McGlennon of the Government Department. Lieutenant Colonel Barbara Streater remembered him as “the best of the best.”
Lieutenant Weaver was already a veteran when he enrolled at the College. Motivated by the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001, he enlisted in the National Guard upon graduating from Bruton High School. He was deployed as a combat engineer in 2004 as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Lieutenant Weaver was killed in action on September 9, 2010, in Kandahar, Afghanistan as a result of wounds suffered while leading a reconnaissance team. The American flag at the College of William and Mary was flown at half-mast in honor and memory of Todd Weaver and presented to his wife at a memorial service in Williamsburg.
BE IT RESOLVED, That the Board of Visitors of the College of William and Mary hereby acknowledges this generous gift and establishes the First Lieutenant Todd W. Weaver Memorial Endowment, the income from which shall be used at the discretion of the Provost; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That the Board of Visitors expresses its appreciation to the family and friends of Lieutenant Weaver for their thoughtful and generous gift.