Wills, Trusts, and Estates


Honoring His Father’s Memory

As a child, Buddy Voshell lived with his mother and father in Varsity Hall on Grounds, half a block from UVA Hospital. This made it easy for his father to walk to work. “I can still see him now, walking down the street to the hospital,” he said.




A growing number of alumni and friends invest now in the University’s future by including UVA as a beneficiary of their wills, charitable trusts, and retirement plans. You can also make a gift now to the University and receive income for the rest of your life. Gifts like these can offer you and your family significant tax benefits as well as greater financial flexibility in meeting your personal and philanthropic goals.


Planned gifts may include:


Other types of gifts

  • Real Estate
  • Personal Property (art, rare books…)
  • Complex Assets (privately held stock, business interests…)
  • Charitable Lead Trusts
  • Life Insurance


check-boxI have included UVA as a beneficiary of my trust or estate plan.

check-box I would like more information on making a planned gift to UVA.


Follow in the Footsteps of the Founders

Through his will, Thomas Jefferson gave the University part of his personal library (the rest went to the Library of Congress). James Madison also included UVA in his will, giving both money and volumes from his own library. Madison’s gift of $1,500 established the University library’s first endowment, which still provides funds annually for the purchase of books.


Donors like you have a long tradition of making planned gifts that continue to provide a secure foundation for the University’s future.

Cornerstone Society

The Cornerstone Society comprises forward-thinking alumni, faculty, parents and friends who give to the University or its related foundations through estate or financial plans, or other deferred gift arrangements. With a planned gift, you may be able to make a greater impact than you thought was possible during your lifetime.


Learn more about The Cornerstone Society »

Personal Representatives, Executors, Trustees

If You Are a Personal Representative, Executor, Trustee or Associated Professional
Settling the estate of a family member, friend, colleague or client can be a challenging task. If you are responsible for administering a bequest or other estate gift to benefit the University, or a specific University school or program, please contact Spring Dodge in the Office of Gift Planning. Spring can provide whatever information or assistance you may need to ensure that our donor’s intentions are honored.

To contact Spring, call 434-924-6029 (direct) or e-mail, gsd8n@virginia.edu.


To send correspondence or documents, see below:

Regular Mail
Spring Dodge
UVA Office of Gift Planning
P.O. Box 400807
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4807
Express Mail
Spring Dodge
UVA Office of Gift Planning
400 Ray C. Hunt Drive
Charlottesville, VA 22903