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Alumni Association

Alumni Association

Donations to the Alumni Association annual fund provide critical, unrestricted support for the Alumni Association’s programs and services, including Reunions, Alumni Career Services, Football Weekends, and the Admission Liaison Program, as well as many student programs.

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Honor Endowment

In an effort to preserve and perpetuate the Honor System, the Alumni Association created the Honor Endowment.

Preserving the Honor System as a student-run entity is as important as anything at the University. Under the management of the Alumni Association, the Honor System Endowment will provide a dedicated source of funding to support education of the student body on the ethical basis for the Honor System.

The higher the standard of conduct made possible by the Honor System is a common thread among Virginia alumni of all generations, and this endowment represents a crucial step in its preservation.

The funds will supplement the current budget of the Honor Committee. The primary purpose of the Honor Endowment is to allow the committee to expand and improve its awareness, training and education programs.

Give to the Honor Endowment

Ridley

Ridley is an umbrella fund comprised of 13 different scholarships all of which ensure that African-American students of the highest academic caliber attend the University.

Since inception the Ridley family of funds have awarded nearly $500,000 in scholarships.

For the 12th consecutive year, the University of Virginia has posted the highest graduation rate for African-American students among major public institutions, according to an annual survey published in March 2006 by the Journal of Blacks in Higher Education.

Some of the Ridley funds encourage enrichment in particular areas of study such as the Keller Scholarship which is awarded for study abroad and the Batipps Scholarship which is awarded to encourage literary pursuits.

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Jefferson Trust

The Jefferson Trust creates a margin of excellence by providing funds for enterprising endeavors that personify the enterprising spirit of a vibrant educational community, advance the mission of the University of Virginia, and sustain Thomas Jefferson’s vision. Grants from the Trust support projects that advance the University’s commitment to strengthen the student experience, expand global initiatives and broaden research and teaching in science and technology.

Give to the Jefferson Trust

Legacy Scholarship

This important award is offered each year to an incoming first-year legacy applicant to an undergraduate school at the University of Virginia, and is renewable for four years of study at the University. The scholarship aims to select outstanding students who might not otherwise be able to attend the University were it not for winning this award.  Currently the funding is at a level that only one scholarship of $5,000 can be awarded each year. Our goal is to grow the endowment to be able to offer 5 scholarships per year. The Alumni Association is pleased to be able to offer this opportunity to incoming first-year legacies.

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Schools

School of Architecture

The School of Architecture’s combination of innovative programs and excellent teaching faculty provides a comprehensive approach to design of the environment. Your gift will help maintain and build on the School’s high national ranking through student fellowships, teaching initiatives, building renovation, research and curricular innovation, new technology, programs abroad, and much more.

School of Architecture Giving

The Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy

The Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy was created in April of 2007 through the generosity of U.Va. alumnus Frank Batten, Sr. The Batten School will educate men and women to provide effective, enlightened, and ethical leadership in the public sphere and to bring about transformational change in the management and solution of societal problems.

Batten School Giving

The College Foundation

The largest of the University’s schools, the College of Arts & Sciences offers a liberal arts education that provides students with an extensive base of intellectual content and skills enabling them to explore ideas, evaluate evidence critically, and communicate effectively. Your gift can help support faculty research, scholarships and fellowships, building and maintaining facilities and programs, and new technology.

The College Foundation Giving

McIntire School of Commerce

The McIntire School of Commerce prepares undergraduates to be business leaders and outstanding citizens. Private support serves to enhance student learning experiences, explore new technology, develop innovative curriculum, recruit and retain the best faculty, and achieve excellence in all activities.

McIntire School of Commerce Giving

Continuing and Professional Studies

The School of Continuing and Professional Studies meets the need for ongoing learning throughout the Commonwealth with a network of seven regional centers, each offering University courses and programs. More than 30,000 people participate in the School’s programs each year. Your gift supports lifelong learning across the Commonwealth.

Continuing & Professional Studies Giving

Darden School of Business

Nearly 600 students are enrolled in Darden’s highly ranked MBA program, which develops professionals who lead with integrity, vision, judgment, and responsibility. Support for the Darden School contributes to the endowment of scholarships and professorships, the establishment of world-class centers and institutes, and the construction of the finest business school facilities in the world, as well as to the school’s most immediate needs.

Darden Giving

College of Arts & Sciences

The largest of the University’s schools, the College of Arts & Sciences offers a liberal arts education that provides students with an extensive base of intellectual content and skills enabling them to explore ideas, evaluate evidence critically, and communicate effectively. Your gift can help support faculty research, scholarships and fellowships, building and maintaining facilities and programs, and new technology.

College of Arts & Sciences Giving

Curry School of Education

The Curry School of Education offers a comprehensive set of degree programs designed to equip students for leadership positions in education and human development from preschool through higher education and in non-school settings as well. You can support professorships, scholarships, and fellowships, faculty and student research, and much more.

Curry School of Education Giving

Virginia Engineering Foundation

The School of Engineering and Applied Science offers a broad array of degree programs in areas such as information technology, biomedical engineering, nanotechnology, computer and systems engineering, and microelectronics. Your gift to the engineering school will help to continue the long tradition of developing leaders in science and technology and to maintain pace in the many rapidly changing areas of technology.

Virginia Engineering Foundation Giving

Law School Foundation

A faculty of nationally acclaimed experts and outstanding teachers lead U.Va.’s law students to appreciate the power of law to shape human behavior and to influence political, social, and cultural life. Your gift to the School of Law will help support its standing as one of the nation’s most eminent centers of legal education and scholarship.

Law School Foundation Giving

Medical School Foundation

The School of Medicine expands understanding of both the science and the art of medicine, and develops curriculum that integrates science and patient care while instructing students in state-of-the-art information technologies and the human side of medicine. Your gift supports the future of the highest quality of medical care and research through student scholarships, faculty professorships, research opportunities, facilities, and laboratories.

Medical School Foundation Giving

School of Nursing

Since 1901, the School of Nursing has educated professional nurses for leadership positions at every level of health care practice. Your gift will help the School meet the twenty-first century’s health-care challenges by supporting student scholarships, faculty professorships, clinical learning in laboratories and computer facilities, faculty research, and endowed lectureships.

School of Nursing Giving

College at Wise Foundation

Founded in 1954 to serve the citizens of Southwest Virginia, the University of Virginia’s College at Wise is the only branch college of U.Va. The College is a publicly supported, baccalaureate-granting institution providing undergraduate education based in the liberal arts tradition. Your gift supports the College’s mission to prepare students for lifelong learning, professional careers in fields such as business, teaching, health care, and graduate study.

College at Wise Foundation Giving

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University Art Museum

The University Art Museum maintains a permanent collection of 10,000 items and presents numerous temporary exhibitions each year. Your gift to the University Art Museum supports educational outreach, traveling exhibitions, permanent collections, and much more.

University Art Museum Giving

Virginia Athletics Foundation

U.Va. fields 25 intercollegiate sports, competing in the Atlantic Coast Conference. The University has one of the nation’s highest graduation rates for student-athletes: 84 percent graduate within six years. Since 1948, the Virginia Athletics Foundation and its contributors have provided all the grant-in-aid funds for student-athletes at the University of Virginia. All funding for these scholarships is contributed by generous private individuals, foundations, and businesses.

Virginia Athletics Foundation Giving

Center for Politics

The Center for Politics, a nonpartisan unit of the University of Virginia, seeks to promote the value of politics and the importance of civic engagement. Government works better when politics works better, and politics works better when citizens are informed and involved participants.

Therefore, we strive to:

  • Encourage citizens to actively participate in the political process and government
  • Evaluate and promote the best practices in civic education for students of all ages
  • Educate citizens through the Center’s comprehensive research, programs, and publications

Center for Politics Giving

Historic Buildings and Gardens

The constant use of the University’s Jeffersonian buildings and grounds places special demands on their preservation and maintenance. Your gift aids in the restoration and preservation of the Academical Village, including the Rotunda, Pavilions, student rooms, and gardens.

Historic Buildings & Gardens Giving

Library

Fourteen libraries serve the University’s undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs. The University Library is also home to world-leading digital centers. Your gift designated for the University Library helps support acquisition of new materials, preservation of collections, new technology, the University’s outstanding collection of rare books and manuscripts, and more.

Library Giving

University Medical Center

The University’s Health System is a nationally renowned academic medical center committed to providing outstanding patient care, educating tomorrow’s health care leaders, and discovering new and better ways to treat diseases. Gifts to the health system provide endowment support for scholarships, professorships, teaching enhancement, research, patient centers, capital building needs, and the health sciences library.

University Medical Center Giving

Miller Center

The Miller Center is a nonpartisan institute that seeks to expand understanding of the presidency, policy, and political history, providing critical insights for the nation’s governance challenges. Based at the University of Virginia, with offices in Charlottesville and in Washington, D.C., the Miller Center is committed to work grounded in rigorous scholarship and advanced through civil discourse.

Miller Center Giving

Parents Committee

In 1980 a group of non-alumni parents, recognizing the University’s need for expanded external support, formed the Parents Program of the University of Virginia Fund. This volunteer group was established to receive and coordinate gifts from all non-alumni parents; since its inception the Parents Program has enriched the educational experience of all University students.

Parents Committee Giving

President’s Fund for Excellence

The President’s Fund for Excellence is an unrestricted, discretionary resource. Your gift to this fund gives the University’s president the capacity to launch special initiatives, to meet pressing needs as they arise, and to capitalize on emerging opportunities to strengthen academic and student-life programs.

President’s Fund for Excellence Giving

For more information, please contact Melissa Molnar Gormes at mjm2n@virginia.edu or 434-243-9000.

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