About the Office of Engagement & University Annual Giving

University Engagement & Annual Giving fosters lifelong relationships with alumni, parents, students, and friends, strengthening their connections with the University by helping them keep informed, stay involved, and invest in their U.Va. passions. Our team creates and supports over 1,200 events each year in cities and communities around the globe that include in-person and digital engagement opportunities. In addition, we create fundraising strategies, in partnership with schools and programs across Grounds, that help increase donor participation and philanthropic support of the University.

Our team is comprised 26 University and 55 student employees and coordinates events and programs with over 1,000 alumni, parent and student volunteers. We work together to create world class networks, learning, giving opportunities and engagement through five programs: Alumni & Parent Travel, HoosNetwork (Digital Engagement), Lifetime Learning, University Annual Giving, and UVaClubs.



UVaClubs & Cavalier Admissions Volunteer Networks

Alumni and parent led volunteer organizations in 90 regional networks around the world that organize volunteer, athletic, cultural, intellectual, social and professional network events.


University Annual Giving

Raises funds for U.Va. schools, programs and priorities and provides analysis for data-based decision making.

Lifetime Learning

Creates and facilitates engaging intellectual opportunities on Grounds, online and in communities around the world led by the outstanding U.Va. faculty.



Web-based interviews, live broadcasts and featured articles by ‘Hoos and for ‘Hoos that supply advice on everyday matters from travel to fashion, wellness to business.


Alumni and Parent Travel

Produces high quality, professional travel experiences throughout the world with support from U.Va. faculty members.


Created in 2005 as a result of the Alumni Relations Task Force, the Office of Engagement is a department of University Advancement and works in partnership with the Alumni Association, schools and units to deliver high quality, comprehensive and diverse alumni and parent engagement programming.

Leadership Staff

cf7fCindy Fredrick
Associate Vice President
Engagement & Annual Giving
cf7f@virginia.edu | 434-924-0912


wd2cWestley du Pont
Assistant to the Associate VP
Engagement & Annual Giving

wd2c@virginia.edu | 434-243-2171


alw4kAlthea Brooks
Lifetime Learning

alw4k@virginia.edu | 434-243-2379


ktc5wKevin Conley
Alumni & Parent Travel

ktc5w@virginia.edu | 434-924-7054


alg6nAnn Lawrence Grasty
University Annual Giving

alg6n@virginia.edu | 434-924-4149


esm3cElizabeth Muse
UVaClubs and Cavalier Admissions Volunteer Networks

esm3c@virginia.edu | 434-924-4123


pws4aPatrick Stanley
Digital Strategy and HoosNetwork

pws4a@virginia.edu | 434-243-1177


Full Staff Listing

General Inquiries

Phone: 434-243-2171
Email: wd2c@virginia.edu