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Ways To Give

There are many ways to support the Campaign for the College. Most donors make gifts and pledge payments by check, credit card or automatic bank drafts. Others take advantage of tax savings that come from giving appreciated stocks, shares of mutual funds or real estate. For your convenience, we offer a variety of ways for you to make a donation.

Your campaign contribution will allow the College to set even higher standards for academic achievement, international understanding and research excellence.

Giving Methods

  1. Online with a credit card

    Fast and convenient, our secure online form lets you direct your gift straight to the The College Fund (formerly the Arts & Sciences Annual Fund), allowing the dean to meet immediate needs. You'll receive an e-mail confirmation of your gift, and a receipt by mail for tax purposes.

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  2. By mail with a check

    Gifts to The College Fund also may be made by mail. Send a check payable to The College Foundation to:

    The College Foundation
    University of Virginia
    P.O. Box 400807
    Charlottesville, VA 22904-4807

  3. By stock or mutual fund transfers

    For instructions on how to make outright gifts of stock or mutual funds, visit the U.Va. stock transfer page or call the U.Va. Gift Accounting Office at 800-688-9882.

Gift Types

  • Annual Giving

    Each year thousands of the school’s most engaged donors make unrestricted gifts to The College Fund, gifts that are essential for the school’s day-to-day operation and for providing many of the extras that enhance the College.

    Gifts to the College Fund come in all sizes, from $25 to $2,500 and more. Together they have tremendous impact: millions of dollars a year that the dean can use in specific, immediate ways to advance the academic enterprise. From seed money for student and faculty research, to fellowships for graduate fellowships, to support for developing new courses,The College Fund touches everyone in the College every day.

    All gifts to The College Fund made by donors in their Reunion year will count toward their Reunion class total.

    For more on annual giving, contact:
    Keith Davis
    Assistant Director of Annual Giving
    (434) 924-0722

  • Designated Gifts and Pledges

    In addition to their support of The College Fund, many donors will want to support the Campaign for the College with a gift to the South Lawn Project or one of the campaign’s areas of programmatic emphasis. Often made over several years, designated gifts can directly fund construction, salaries, and operating budgets, or at the highest levels they can establish an endowment that generates sufficient annual income to fund programs or positions in perpetuity.

    For more on designated gifts or pledges, contact:
    Gene Schutt
    Associate Dean for Development
    (434) 924-6140

  • Future Support

    The Campaign for the College also recognizes future support, giving that is generally part of a plan for managing a donor’s final estate. From bequests to insurance policies to trusts and more, the range of planned giving vehicles offers many opportunities for donors to support Arts & Sciences through their estate planning.

    For more on future support, please visit the University’s Gift Planning website or call 800-688-9882.

The College Foundation

The College Foundation of the University of Virginia is a University-related foundation dedicated to supporting, promoting, and furthering the aims and purposes of the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences.

The College Foundation receives and manages gifts to The College Fund and transfers the funds to the dean to be applied where they are needed most. The Foundation also receives and invests private endowment and capital gifts for the maximum benefit of the College and Graduate School.

In order to provide for the general support for the school, five percent of each restricted gift to the College Foundation of the University of Virginia is designated for the unrestricted operating use of the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences.

More on the College Foundation

Download a PDF document icon fact sheet (.pdf, 90KB) about the College Foundation.

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