Office of Advancement

UVA Advancement

Office of Advancement


About University Advancement

​University Advancement is part of UVA’s greater advancement community, serving as a partner with the schools and units as well as the many volunteers who are committed to the University's success.

In consultation with UVA’s schools and units, University Advancement sets “best practice” guidelines for fundraising staff through policies and procedures that meet the highest ethical and professional standards. University Advancement oversees multiple areas of fundraising and engagement initiatives, including annual giving, Cavalier Connect (phonathon), Cavalier Travels, corporate and foundation relations, academic & faculty excellence, global initiatives, Jeffersonian Grounds, lifetime learning, planned giving, reunion giving, scholarship support, University arts, and UVA Clubs. It additionally provides services such as community learning, donor relations, gift accounting, information technology, and prospect research. The vice president also leads Advancement Communications, which supports a broad array of fundraising initiatives through the development of print and digital publications as well as video and social media communications.

Support Our Mission

The University of Virginia has a strong and reputable advancement community, boasting effective, results-oriented, and resourceful professionals. Our community comprises a robust central advancement organization, 12 university schools, and over 25 university-related programs. UVA offers a wide variety of career opportunities, as well as an outstanding environment for professional growth and development.