European Friends


For the first time ever, European alumni, parents and friends can realize tax benefits from making gifts to UVA from their home country through the newly established European Friends of the University of Virginia Fund at the King Baudouin Foundation in Brussels, Belgium. Gifts may support a range of initiatives that strengthen UVA’s ties with Europe, including student travel, study abroad and faculty research. Gifts may not be earmarked by the donors but will fund student and faculty proposals selected by the Office of the Vice Provost for Global Affairs and submitted to the King Baudouin Foundation for funding.


Human Rights Fellowship in Europe

Wonman Joseph Williams (College ’14) won a Humanity in Action Fellowship that sent him to Europe last spring to study human rights. The political and social thought major is currently working as a labor organizer in Hartford, Connecticut.


New UVA Global Studies Major

One hundred students signed up for the new global studies major this fall, with four possible concentrations to choose from: global development studies, global public health, security and justice, and environments and sustainability. Read more.


New Gift Opportunity for U.K. Residents

People living in the United Kingdom who love the University of Virginia now have an exciting new opportunity. They can make tax-advantaged gifts to UVA and specify where they want their gifts to go within the University. Learn more.