We’ve reached this remarkable milestone thanks to the enormous generosity of our alumni, parents, and friends, as well as campaign chair Peter Grant’s outstanding leadership, and the hard work of the team in University Advancement. I’m deeply grateful for their support.
As impressive as it is, $5 billion is much more than simply a number. It represents critical investments in students, faculty, and research that align with the 2030 Strategic Plan, which will have an impact for generations.
That said, we still have more to do, and with 18 months left in the campaign, we will continue to build for the future.
Thank You Video
President Jim Ryan announced that the school’s “Honor the Future” fundraising campaign has crossed the $5 billion threshold, 18 months ahead of its June 30, 2025, completion.
The Honor the Future Campaign was launched publicly in October 2019 to coincide with the University’s bicentennial. The campaign’s key dates hold historical significance with the bicentennial of the University’s founding: The state legislature chartered UVA at its site in 1819, and the first class of students matriculated in 1825. The campaign, the largest in University history, has already made a profound impact on students, faculty, facilities, and research in Charlottesville, Wise County, and Northern Virginia as it continues to propel the school into a third century of service to the commonwealth, nation, and world.
In pursuit of Ryan’s strategic plan to make UVA “the best public university in 2030, and one of the very best in the world, whether public or private,” the Honor the Future Campaign has made historic strides in just a few years while weathering a global pandemic and the economic headwinds that followed.
The achievement of this milestone reflects the generosity and vision of our loyal alumni and friends. It also represents the dedicated work of many people, committed to reaching our aspirational $5 billion goal. The University stands well-positioned for the future as a result of their collective support and effort.
— Peter Grant, Campaign Chair
WE THANK OUR GENEROUS COMMUNITY FOR YOUR MANY GIFTS TO THE UNIVERSITY. ACHIEVING THE MILESTONES THAT LIE AHEAD AS WE APPROACH THE CAMPAIGN'S CONCLUSION IN 2025 WILL BE CRITICAL TO HELP MEET THE STRATEGIC GOALS OF UVA'S 2030 PLAN.
WITH AN 18% TOTAL ALUMNI PARTICIPATION RATE
As of December 2023, the combined impact with matching funds of the Bicentennial Scholars and Professors Funds Reached
Bicentennial Scholarships have been allocated to support 14 individual schools and units across Grounds
New Endowed Scholarships
New Endowed Professorships
IN FUTURE SUPPORT THROUGH BEQUESTS AND OTHER PLANNED GIFTS
OF A MILLION DOLLARS OR MORE
This broad array of new professorships is having an immediate and lasting effect on UVA’s efforts to attract the most exceptional faculty from across a wide range of disciplines. Outstanding teachers are the heart of the University experience for our students, and they provide a solid foundation for a lifetime of achievement. Researchers provide the impetus for new discoveries and groundbreaking changes that move our society forward.
—IAN BAUCOM, EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT AND PROVOST
A campaign is an opportunity for a university to ask itself what truly matters in higher education and to set its sights on excelling in every one of those areas. Our dedicated and generous donors have made gifts that have touched nearly every corner of our University, bringing in welcome investments in students, programs, faculty, and research. Their unfailing support provides the building blocks for our success and underscores a passion for the University’s values and core mission. I couldn’t be more grateful.
—MARK LUELLEN, VICE PRESIDENT FOR ADVANCEMENT
MARTHA LUBIN KARSH
(Col ’78, Law ’81)
(Col ’15, Batten ’16)
Campaign Executive Committee Vice Chairs
Co-Vice Chairs for Schools/Units/Foundations
Marcia Gilliam (Wise ’82) &
Richard Tadler (McIntire ’78)
Vice Chair for Pan-University Initiatives
Scott Stephenson (Engr ’79)
Vice Chair for Health
Kenneth Botsford (Col ’75, Med ’79)
Vice Chair for Principal Gifts
David Burke (McIntire ’88, Law ’93,
Grad Arts & Sciences ’94)
Co-Vice Chairs for Regional Markets
Pamela Edmonds (Col ’91) & Lisa Smith (Col ’85)