Join Jefferson's Circle
When Thomas Jefferson began designing and building the University of Virginia, he gathered a “circle of friends” who were the “subscribers, contributors, and founders” of the University. Jefferson’s Circle was formed to support the preservation of Jefferson’s architectural masterpiece: the Rotunda, pavilions and hotels, student rooms, and gardens that make up his Academical Village.
- Poe Alley* – $100 to $999
- Tuscan – $1,000 to $2,499
- Doric – $2,500 to $4,999
- Ionic – $5,000 to $24,999
- Corinthian – $25,000+
*Reserved for students and alumni who completed their degrees within the last 5 years
Learn more about Jefferson’s Circle.
Gifts of more than $100,000 will be permanently recognized in the Rotunda.
Individual Lawn and Range rooms, hotels, alleys, and pavilions may be permanently sponsored, and permanent named endowments can be established or created in honor or memory of loved ones. Please contact Amy Yancey for more information.
U200 is a group of University leaders who have made a pledge of $100,000 or more over five years to match the Commonwealth’s investment in renovating the Rotunda.
Jeffersonian Grounds Major Gifts
For pledged and outright gifts of $100,000 or more, the University offers opportunities for named endowments, permanent recognition and sponsored student rooms, alleys, pavilions and hotels. Please contact Kim Gall or Amy Yancey to discuss ways you can help us preserve the Jeffersonian legacy at U.Va.
All gifts of more than $100,000 will be permanently recognized in the Rotunda.
Fun Ways to Give
Initiatives spearheaded by students, alumni, and community members are raising awareness and support for renovation projects on the Grounds. Find out ways you can shop to support the Rotunda.