Over the years, the Parents Fund has supported more than 2,000 University areas, including clubs, cultural events, academic programs, career services, health and wellness initiatives, and class dinners and traditions.
One of the more recent activities to garner Parents Fund support is the University Programs Council’s late-night breakfast series. These events, which aim to provide a fun, safe alternative to drinking, provide students with free breakfast on traditionally high-risk nights of the year.
During the 2017-18 academic year, UPC hosted two events, both of which received significant Parents Fund support. The first took place during Halloween weekend and the second occurred on St. Patrick’s Day. Each breakfast featured an ample spread of eggs, bacon, sausage, pancakes, biscuits, and potatoes—the perfect way to celebrate.
To date, the events have been a huge success: Hundreds of hungry students have turned up to each, many of whom are shocked to learn that the feasts are free to those with a valid student ID.
“It’s an initiative that’s very worthy of our support,” said UVA Parents Fund Director Jeff Boyd. “These breakfasts provide students with a late-night activity that’s both fun and safe. We thank the many parents and friends whose generosity has helped make them possible.”