Aging with Grace - Giving to UVA

Carol Angle, M.D., is 90, lives independently, and—several mornings a week—rides her horse, Tigger. Angle is a renowned pediatric nephrologist and toxicologist who taught and conducted research at the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s College of Medicine for 45 years.

In 2016, Angle made a gift of $1 million to endow a faculty fund at UVA’s Biomedical Center for Ethics and the Humanities, a program that teaches students and faculty how to care for patients holistically.

That fund helped recruit Justin Mutter, M.D. (Col ’03, Med ’13), a former Echols Scholar at UVA and Rhodes Scholar at Oxford, to UVA’s Department of Geriatrics. He and Daniel Becker, M.D., have developed “Virginia at Home” (VaH), which aims to re-humanize care for homebound older adults in Central Virginia. In its three-year pilot phase, VaH will focus on adults with dementia whose goal is to remain at home. The idea resonated with Angle, who has given an additional $1.5 million to the program.

“At the age of 90, obviously I’m interested in aging in place.”

—Carol Angle, M.D.


Angle is also a patron of the arts. In 2016, she created the $1 million Angle Exhibition Fund at The Fralin Museum of Art, the first endowed fund to support art exhibitions at the museum.