Why Give to the Alumni Association?

Your donation helps the UVA Alumni Association serve as an important voice and advocate for alumni as the University establishes a strategic plan for the next generation.

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The Association provides a robust and important variety of services and benefits to alumni, students and the UVA community, including:

Class Reunions
Reunions Weekend allows alumni to reconnect with classmates and UVA through class events, seminars, student organization receptions, tours and much more.

Football Weekends
Join friends and classmates at Alumni Hall to kick off the football game the right way. Bands, face painting, food, beverages and more are offered for all ages to enjoy.
Young Alumni Council
The YAC promotes the interest of recent alumni, fosters relationships amongst the University community and works to further the educational mission of UVA.

Alumni Career Services

Career advising, webinars, events, grad school resources, job search tool kit, job postings, alumni connections and services to assist with job searches or career changes.

Lighting of the Lawn
Near the close of the fall semester, students congregate at the heart of Mr. Jefferson’s Academical Village for the annual Lighting of the Lawn.

Class Councils & Trustees
Alumni Association staff advise and support the First-Year, Second-Year and Third-Year Class Councils and Fourth-Year Trustees in organizing gifts, programs and events.

Black Alumni Weekend
Considered a premier alumni reunion program, BAW brings more than 1,500 alumni and friends back to Grounds to reconnect with each other and the University.

Scholarships & Endowments
The association supports a variety of students through the generosity of its alumni. The Legacy Scholarship is a merit- and financial-based award for incoming legacy students.

Jefferson Trust
Provides discretionary funding for projects that enhance the University of Virginia. In the past ten years, the Trust has awarded over $4.8 million to 123 different programs and projects.

Virginia Magazine
In print and online, the magazine provides award-winning articles about current events, cherished history and the lore of the University.

Admission Liaison Program
Provides a point of contact and information for alumni families with children applying as first-year or transfer applicants to one of UVA’s five undergraduate schools.

Alumni Interest Groups
Alumni Interest Groups are micro-communities of alumni that share a commonality and have built a tie or bond to each other as part of the University experience.

UVA Alumni Association Membership
Membership supports quality programs and services that benefit students and alumni. Enjoy the perks of membership while supporting events such as Dress for Success and Bagels & Blue Books.

Alumni Forum
Share opinions and see what other alumni are saying about UVA. In the summer of 2012, more than 6,000 posts were shared about the topic of leadership on Grounds.


UVA Fund
UVA Fund offers financial and endowment management services to more than 3,700 accounts, including alumni clubs, foundations and student groups.

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