Jeffersonian Grounds Initiative

Building the Endowment

The Jeffersonian Restoration endowment is critical to the long term stewardship of the historic Grounds. Changes in funding and priorities over time have led to a back log of repairs, restoration and renovations in our most treasured buildings. By building our endowment, we protect our current investment and ensure that we can responsibly care for these historic structures in the future. We ensure the work we do now does not fall into disrepair later.

Gifts of all sizes may be made to the existing endowment. Gifts of $100,000 or more may be named for an individual, foundation, family or corporation and will provide annual income in perpetuity to preserve the Jeffersonian legacy at U.Va. Click here to see how UVIMCO invests U.Va. assets.

We also ask that you consider creating an endowment through your estate. Contact Amy Yancey or the Office of Gift Planning to see how your legacy can help preserve ours.

Kenan Award: Anna Bonewitz Video Icon

Hear Kenan Scholar Anna Bonewitz tell about the early U.Va. professor who kept an owl, bear, and room of snakes in his Pavilion home.

Suggested Bequest Language

(To accomplish the donor’s specific wishes)

I bequeath $____ or [___ percent (____%) of the rest of my estate] to The Rector and Visitors of the University of Virginia, a Virginia public corporation located in Charlottesville, Virginia, to support historic preservation via the Jeffersonian Restoration Endowment Fund.

Life-long love for Academical Village led to largest-ever bequest

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Amy Yancey

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