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How to Give

Thank you for your interest in supporting the student experience and student life at the University of Virginia.

Giving Online

You can charge your gift to your Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover card by filling out our online form.

Giving by Check

To give by check, please send your check made out to "The University of Virginia" to:

The Campaign for Student Affairs
Rotunda, Northeast Wing
P.O. Box 400303
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4303

For more information, please contact Margaret Grundy at (434) 982-6409.

Making an Automatic Bank Draft

The Electronic Gift Payment program allows you to make your gift in monthly payments, automatically deducted from your bank account for the number of months that you specify. Visit the UVA Giving page to learn more about the Electronic Gift Payment program. If you're ready to enroll in the program, you may download the agreement form* online or contact Margaret Grundy at (434) 982-6409 to receive a form by mail or fax.

*Under the Designation section, please indicate the percentage of your gift directed to Student Affairs in the Other category and specify Student Affairs in the space provided.

Making a Multi-year Pledge

Multi-year annual gift pledges can be a valuable approach for both the donor and the Student Affairs Division. We will remind you each year to fulfill your annual pledge, and you can budget appropriately over a multi-year period. Most importantly, Vice President Lampkin can count on your multi-year support in developing programs and projects designed to directly benefit our students.

We invite you to make a multi-year pledge for your annual gift to Student Affairs. Download the multi-year pledge form, and send your completed form to the Student Affairs Development Office, P.O. Box 400303, Charlottesville, VA 22904-4303. You may also fax your completed form, ATTN: Margaret Grundy, to (434) 924-1002. For more information, please contact Margaret Grundy at (434) 982-6409.

Making a Stock Transfer

Contact Margaret Grundy at (434) 982-6409 if you are interested in making a gift of stock.

Matching Gifts from Employers

Many companies encourage their employees to make charitable contributions by matching their philanthropic support. At the University, donors receive credit for their employers' matching gifts. The impact of corporate matching support can be enormous. Among the most generous providers of matching gifts to the University are IBM, ExxonMobil, Philip Morris Companies, and General Electric. In a single year, Exxon's matches to gifts from its personnel provide over $130,000 to UVA and its schools and programs. Hundreds of other companies have similar matching-gift programs. To find out if you work for one of them, use this online search or consult your human resources office, which can provide you with a matching gift form.

Making Gifts of Endowment and Capital Projects

Transformative gifts of endowment and capital projects in the Campaign for Student Affairs will help to sustain or expand many student-focused programs at new levels of distinction, extend the reach of scholarship, and support our commitment to the discovery and dissemination of knowledge in a way that improves and enriches the lives of people around the world.

Gifts of endowment demonstrate your long-term commitment to support student life at UVA. An endowment is a fund that is maintained in perpetuity—only a portion of the market value of the endowment is used for the purpose specified by a donor. Endowments reflect your interests and serve as a testament to your generosity.

Outright gifts may be used to help finance the construction of facilities, the renovation and expansion of existing buildings and facilities as well as the restoration of historic structures. Most often these significant gifts allow for naming and other recognition opportunities.

For personal attention and advice, please call Margaret Grundy at (434) 982-6409.

Planned Giving

Planned gifts, such as bequests, gift annuities, or trusts, are gift arrangements that allow individuals to meet their own personal needs while providing future support for the student experience at UVA. They often provide individuals significant tax advantages with simultaneously maximizing giving potential. These gifts include:

  • Retirement Plans
  • Wills, Living Trusts
  • Life Insurance
  • Charitable Gift Annuities
  • Charitable Remainder Trusts
  • Charitable Lead Trusts
  • Gift Comparison Chart

The University recognizes all individuals and families who make charitable deferred gifts through membership in the Cornerstone Society.

Please consult the University's Giving website for detailed information on the options available.

The Student Affairs Development Office, in collaboration with the University's gift planning staff, can work with you to create a lasting legacy. You may contact Margaret Grundy at (434) 982-6409 or the University Giving office at (800) 688-9882.