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Giving While Engaging Campaign
May 1, 2013
Organized by- UVa Club of Washington, Eboard
Mission: This campaign looks to unite the DC region in their engagement of the University of Virginia. The UVa Club of Washington will plan and coordinate events targeted at providing alumni the opportunity to engage in the area while giving to the University. In this model, as a region, we look to raise $1,000.00 for a foundation/project at the University of Virginia. As a community, we will pick the foundation/project that will benefit most from our gift and commit ourselves yearly to expanding our giving potential. This initiative is the first of its kind in the region and we look forward to surpassing our goal in our first year!
UVa Lawn Restoration Project
The Lawn and Range Room Restoration Project was started in 1998 to re-introduce to the rooms lost details from the 1820’s. In addition to installing window sashes that replicate the originals, the restoration crews reproduce the early woodwork surrounding the fireplaces. They also equip the rooms with new lighting, fire-detection equipment, and ceiling fans. To date, East Lawn 2-8 and 36-52, and West Lawn 9-55 have been restored.
The student room restoration program is being funded with the help of former Lawn and Range residents and other alumni and friends of the University. This project will help ensure that future generations of students share the experience of living and learning in one of the world’s most revered academic settings
AccessUVa is the University of Virginia’s financial aid program designed to keep higher education affordable for all admitted students, regardless of economic circumstance. Because access for every academically eligible student is a priority at the University of Virginia, the University has made an annual commitment of $40.4 million in need-based grants to undergraduates. AccessUVa offers loan-free packages for low-income students, caps on need-based loans for all other students, and a commitment to meet 100 percent of demonstrated need for every student. The program not only keeps a U.Va. education affordable for the lowest income students, but also addresses the concerns of middle-income families who are squeezed by the rising cost of tuition. By limiting debt — or eliminating it altogether, in the case of students with the most need — AccessUVa offers assurances to prospective students that if they make the grade, they can afford to attend the University.
Knowledge is Power Campaign-Student Affairs
- Enhancing the University experience for students and faculty in order to prepare the citizens and leaders of tomorrow. This will be accomplished through the creation of additional scholarships and fellowships, more professorships and other forms of faculty support, new and expanded facilities, and new and expanded programs. Total need: $1.47 billion.
- Promoting research, scholarship and creativity in order to expand the boundaries of knowledge. This will be achieved through the creation of endowments for faculty, students and visiting scholars; an endowment for programs; new laboratories and other research facilities; and new research initiatives. Total need: $947 million.
- Serving society by meeting the challenges of our time. This will be realized through transformations in health care intended to improve the lives of people around the globe; through the creation of interdisciplinary centers and institutes that bring the best academic minds to bear on solving societal problems; and the support of public engagement initiatives to revitalize K-12 education and the political and democratic processes, among others. Total need: $603 million.
- Assuring flexibility in the pursuit of excellence by providing the University with unrestricted resources that can be deployed immediately when promising opportunities arise, such as the chance to recruit a stellar scholar or to meet student demand for a new program. Total need: $70 million.
This campaign acknowledges that Jefferson encouraged his peers to recognize what he called the important truths —‘that knowledge is power, that knowledge is safety and that knowledge is happiness.’ We believe as our founder did that power, safety and happiness are the natural products of the work that students, faculty members and others do here.”
Virginia Athletics Foundation
The Virginia Athletics Foundation, through its fund-raising efforts, strives to support a preeminent intercollegiate athletics program at the University of Virginia by providing student-athletes the opportunity to achieve academic and athletic excellence.
Today, there are over 650 student-athletes in 25 intercollegiate programs at the University of Virginia. The Foundation fully funds all 316.6 scholarships allowed by the NCAA, the Academic Affairs program and summer school for all student-athletes. Additionally, the Foundation funds a portion of the athletics operational budget that includes recruiting costs, team travel, equipment and athletic training. The Foundation spearheads all fund-raising campaigns for the renovation of existing athletics facilities and the construction of new facilities.
CIOs are founded, run, and made up of students! There are CIOs for just about every interest at UVa, from multicultural organizations to political organizations to service organizations to special interest groups. And of course, if you can’t find it here, you can always start the group yourself. Students at UVa are interested and involved, and the range of their extracurricular activities shows it-donating to this umbrella will allow students at UVa to be more expressive and dynamic in their University experience.