European Friends


For the first time ever, European alumni, parents and friends can realize tax benefits from making gifts to U.Va. from their home country through the newly established European Friends of the University of Virginia Fund at the King Baudouin Foundation in Brussels, Belgium. Gifts may support a range of initiatives that strengthen U.Va.’s ties with Europe, including student travel, study abroad and faculty research. Gifts may not be earmarked by the donors but will fund student and faculty proposals selected by the Office of the Vice Provost for Global Affairs and submitted to the King Baudouin Foundation for funding.


A Vision of Green Living

Tim Beatley, the Teresa Heinz Professor in Sustainable Communities at the School of Architecture, has written extensively about building sustainable cities in Europe and the United States. He wants to see healthy cities in a healthy world. Healthy means different things in different places. In Copenhagen, it means encouraging people to commute to work by bicycle and public transportation. In Culemborg, Netherlands, it means constructing a housing complex that taps solar energy and builds community through shared green space.


A Hands-On Experience

These Curry School of Education undergraduates, majoring in speech pathology, participated in the Curry School’s summer communication disorders program in Belgium and the Netherlands. The six-week program incorporates research, clinical visits and a conference presentation, in Ghent, Belgium, and Nijmegen, the Netherlands. Filip Loncke, associate professor in the Curry School and program director, says that only half of his students can afford the $5,000 needed to participate.


New Gift Opportunity for U.K. Residents

People living in the United Kingdom who love the University of Virginia now have an exciting new opportunity. They can make tax-advantaged gifts to U.Va. and specify where they want their gifts to go within the University. Learn more.