Building the Endowment - Jeffersonian Grounds Initiative

Building the Endowment

The Jeffersonian Restoration endowment is critical to the long term stewardship of the historic Grounds. Changes in funding and priorities over time have led to a backlog of repairs, restoration and renovations in our most treasured buildings. By building our endowment, we protect our current investment and ensure that we can responsibly care for these historic structures in the future. We ensure the work we do now does not fall into disrepair later.

Gifts of all sizes may be made to the existing endowment. Gifts of $100,000 or more may be named for an individual, foundation, family or corporation and will provide annual income in perpetuity to preserve the Jeffersonian legacy at UVA Click here to see how UVIMCO invests UVA assets.

We also ask that you consider creating an endowment through your estate. Contact Amy Yancey or the Office of Gift Planning to see how your legacy can help preserve ours.


If you have included the historic Grounds in your estate or trust and would like more information on how to do so, please call Amy Yancey at 434-924-7750 or email her at

Jeffersonian Grounds Initiative

Woody Wingfield