The I.D. Studio was made possible by Jim and Bobbie Ukrop. Jim is a respected entrepreneur and business leader, an active William & Mary alumnus (Class of 1960), and a valued civic leader. He has served as CEO and Chairman of Ukrop’s Supermarkets and Chairman of First Market Bank, both of which were sold in 2010. Over the years, he has led many business, arts and public school initiatives. Jim is currently a partner at the venture capital firm, New Richmond Ventures. His wife, Barbara “Bobbie” Berkeley Ukrop, a member of the Class of 1961, served on the William & Mary Board of Visitors for two terms, from 2002 until 2009.
The Ukrops have generously supported a number of departments and areas of campus, including both men’s and women’s athletics, the arts, Swem Library, the William & Mary Alumni Association, the Mason School of Business and the School of Education. They have also embraced countless leadership opportunities at the College.
We are very thankful to both Jim and Bobbie. Beyond the resources they have provided, their ideas and encouragement have been instrumental in enabling what the I.D. Studio is today, and inspiring the momentum behind our exploration of what is possible tomorrow.