President’s Fund for Excellence
The President’s Fund for Excellence is an unrestricted, discretionary resource. Your gift to this fund gives the University’s president the capacity to launch special initiatives, to meet pressing needs as they arise, and to capitalize on emerging opportunities to strengthen academic and student-life programs.
Through this fund, the University’s president makes tactical investments and reports expenditures annually to the Board of Visitors. In past years, the fund has financed retention of key faculty members who have been offered positions at competing universities; and its resources have been invested in critical fields that are in the nascent stages of winning foundation, endowment, or other revenue support.