About University Advancement Office of Engagement

The University’s Office of Engagement fosters lifelong relationships with alumni, parents, students, and friends, strengthening their connections with the University by helping them them stay informed, involved, and invested in their UVA passions. Our team creates and supports nearly 1,400 events each year in cities and communities around the globe that include in-person and digital engagement opportunities. 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 of 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, engagement, learning, and giving opportunities through five programs: Alumni & Parent Travel, HoosNetwork, Lifetime Learning, University Annual Giving, and UVA Clubs.



UVA Clubs & 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 UVA 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 UVA 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 UVA 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 programs to deliver high quality, comprehensive and diverse alumni and parent engagement programming.

Leadership Staff

cf7fCindy Fredrick
Associate Vice President
University Advancement, Office of Engagement
cf7f@virginia.edu | 434-924-0912


Sarah Morgan
Senior Assistant to the Associate VP
University Advancement, Office of Engagement
sem7gb@virginia.edu | 434-243-2171


alw4kAlthea Brooks
Senior Director
Lifetime Learning

alw4k@virginia.edu | 434-243-2379


ktc5wKevin Conley
Senior Director
Alumni & Parent Travel

ktc5w@virginia.edu | 434-924-7054


alg6nAnn Lawrence Grasty
University Annual Giving

alg6n@virginia.edu | 434-924-4149


esm3cElizabeth Muse
Senior Director
UVA Clubs and Cavalier Admissions Volunteer Networks

esm3c@virginia.edu | 434-924-4123


pws4aPatrick Stanley
Digital Engagement

pws4a@virginia.edu | 434-243-1177


Full Staff Listing

General Inquiries

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