Annual Giving to UVA

Annual Giving

The Importance of Faculty Support Video Icon

University Provost John Simon discusses student-faculty engagement and the importance of supporting UVA’s distinctively committed faculty.

Funding the University

Unrestricted gifts made annually to the University provide the steady support to weather economic downturns and dwindling state support. These funds can be spent immediately and allow the University to address needs as they arise.

Why It Matters to Give to UVA

Your annual contribution makes a strong statement about your commitment to the future of the University. Your gift—of any size and made every year—helps uphold UVA’s tradition of excellence in academics, student life, faculty research, athletics, the arts, patient care, and public service. Participation, at any level, makes a difference across the Grounds.

 UVA Cavalier Connect

The mission of students at UVA Cavalier Connect is to efficiently and effectively raise funds, create partnerships, and maintain records for the University of Virginia. The students seek to communicate with as many alumni, donors, and friends of the University as possible each fiscal year. They believe that the interaction between alumni and current students is an important part of building lasting relationships with the University as well as an effective means of fundraising for the ever growing needs of our schools and units. Visit the Cavalier Connect website.

Links to the other annual funds and schools’ funds:

President’s Fund for Excellence

Provost’s Fund for Academics and Research

Student Life and Leadership Fund


College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences

Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy

School of Continuing and Professional Studies

Curry School of Education

Darden School of Business

School of Engineering and Applied Science

School of Law

McIntire School of Commerce

All Health System

College at Wise

Become a Member


A Teachable Moment

Alexandra Roosenburg (College ’04, Curry ’04)

When Alexandra Roosenburg was deciding where to go after high school, she thought she wanted a small liberal arts college. But with her sister and many of her friends going to UVA, the Northern Virginia resident thought she’d give the big university a try.

Now she thinks that was one of the best decisions she’s ever made. more >

How One Alumna Targets Her Support for the University

Debra Saunders-White (College ’79)

Debra Saunders-White fondly recalls her time spent in Alderman Library, which she associates with her intellectual and personal development. “I had such a wonderful experience in Alderman Library. I don’t think I could’ve graduated without it,” she said.

Ranked among the nation’s top twenty-five university libraries, Alderman Library has extensive holdings in the humanities and social sciences. For many students past and present, it symbolizes academic discovery and growth. more >