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We appreciate your desire to donate to the Ridley Scholarship Program. We offer many ways to make one-time and recurring donations to the Ridley General Fund and our scholarship, award and program funds. Thank you for supporting the Ridley Program!


Give instantly and securely with any major credit card or set up a recurring gift here.


If you prefer to make a gift over the phone, please call Melissa Gormes at 434-243-9060.


Complete this form and mail it, along with your check, to:

UVA Alumni Association
PO BOX 400314
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4314

Please make the check out to the Ridley Scholarship Program and write General Fund or the name of the fund you wish to support on the memo line of the check.

Make a Pledge

Please contact Melissa Gormes at 434-243-9060 or for assistance.

Stocks or Mutual Funds

Gifts of stocks or mutual funds can be sent electronically through your broker (click here for instructions). Proceeds from the sale of these assets go directly to support the Ridley Scholarship Program.

Wire or ACH Transfer

Wire or ACH (automated clearing house) transfer your gift directly to the Ridley Scholarship Program bank using these instructions.

Matching Gifts

Many companies will double or triple your donation through matching gift programs, and some even match donations made by retirees and employees’ spouses. Learn more about matching opportunities here.

The UVA Alumni Association is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. Our tax ID number is 54-0485595.

Planned Giving

A growing number of alumni and friends choose to support the Ridley Scholarship Program through financial or estate planning. This process is known as gift planning and the gifts are referred to as planned gifts.

Planned Gifts may be of three types:

  1. Plans from your estate
  2. Plans that pay you an income
  3. Plans that help the University now and your family later

Learn more about qualified charitable distributions, life income gifts, and bequests and beneficiary designations here. For more information, please contact Joycelyn Mahone at or 434-243297