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A strong partnership with University-related foundations is essential to advancing the mission of the University in its third century. Together, we will continue our work to meet the current and future needs of our students and faculty and support excellence across Grounds.

Pat Hogan, Executive Vice President and COO

Twenty-six UVA-related Foundations support the University’s mission, strategy, and operating goals. Each Foundation is unique in its objectives, yet all share a vision to promote the University as one of the preeminent public institutions in the nation.

University-Foundation Relations provides a collaborative framework for Foundation and University interactions, working together to strengthen the University community.

List of Foundations

Alumni Association of the University of Virginia
President: Jenifer G. Andrasko

211 Emmet Street South, P.O. Box 400314, Charlottesville, VA 22904-4314

(434) 243-9000

The Alumni Association connects alumni with their University and with each other, offering best-in-class services that include reunions, football weekends, career counseling, membership perks, ways to support scholarships and endowments, and the award winning Virginia Magazine. The UVA Fund serves the greater University community through financal and endowment management services and gift processing services.

Alumni Board of Trustees of the University of Virginia Endowment Fund
Key Contact: Susan Harris
Batten Foundation
Executive Director: Bill Ashby
College Foundation
President: Eugene R. Schutt, Jr.

Raises and invests private funds for the benefit of the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences.

Curry School of Education Foundation
Executive Director: Gerald D. Starsia

417 Emmet Street, South, Charlottesville, VA 22903

(434) 924-0854

Founded in 1976, the Curry School Foundation's focused mission is to benefit the teaching, research, and outreach programs of the Curry School of Education.

Darden School Foundation
President, Darden School Foundation: Michael Woodfolk

P.O. Box 7726, Charlottesville, VA 22906

100 Darden Boulevard, Saunders Hall, Suite 238, Charlottesville, VA 22903

(434) 243-8977

Supports the Darden School and its academic mission by:

  • Promoting philanthropic support from alumni, friends and corporations
  • Managing endowment funds for the School's exclusive benefit
  • Operating Darden's top-ranked Executive Education programs, the Inn at Darden and Abbott Center hospitality
Engineering Foundation
Executive Director and Associate Dean for Advancement: Niles Eggleston
Foundation of the State Arboretum of Virginia (FOSA)
Director: Martha Bjelland

Supports Blandy Experimental Farm and the State Arboretum through fund-raising, events and volunteer management.

Healthcare Partners, Inc.
Health System CFO and Business Development Officer: Larry L. Fitzgerald

P.O. Box 800813, Charlottesville, VA 22908-0788

(434) 924-5426

Jefferson Scholars Foundation
President: Jimmy Wright

Serves the University of Virginia by identifying, attracting, and nurturing individuals of extraordinary intellectual range and depth who possess the highest concomitant qualities of leadership, scholarship, and citizenship.

Law School Foundation
President and CEO: Luis Alvarez, Jr.

Receives, administers and manages private gifts from graduates and friends to advance the cause of legal education and to encourage professional associations and fellowship among graduates.

Licensing & Ventures Group
Executive Director: Michael Straightiff

Maximizes the impact of UVA’s innovation assets via commercialization, while providing high levels of customer services, value-added business development, new venture creation with a focus on driving quality transactions.

McIntire School of Commerce Foundation
Executive Director: Stuart Evans

P.O. Box 400173, Charlottesville, VA 22904-4173

Promotes the aims and purposes of the McIntire School of Commerce through the sponsorship of research centers and executive programs in the areas of accounting, finance, marketing, management, and management information systems, as well as through fund-raising and non-degree programs.

Medical School Foundation
Executive Director: Barry Collins

Receives, invests, manages and disburses funds to maintain and constantly improve the state of excellence of the School of Medicine.

Miller Center Foundation
Executive Director: Doug Trout

Fosters the work of the Miller Center as the nexus for the Center’s resource development program.

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)
Executive Director: Beth Barber

485 Hillsdale Drive, Suite 114, Charlottesville, VA  22901

434-923-3600/877.861.9207

Aware that an active mind is as necessary to a full life as are social relationships and physical exercise, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Virginia offers educational opportunities and intellectual enrichment to active adults in the community.  The Institute is member-directed and draws upon its members' resources, as well as other academic and community resources, to organize courses and other educational activities.  In this stimulating environment, members may acquire new knowledge, explore ideas, exercise creativity, and share interests and expertise with others.  OLLI at UVa is one of 120 institutes in a lifelong-learning network for seasoned adults supported by the Bernard Osher Foundation.

Rare Book School
Director: Michael Suarez

Provides continuing education opportunities for students from all disciplines and skill levels to study the history of written, printed and digital materials.

School of Architecture Foundation
Executive Director: Joey Pierce

Enables students to benefit from a unique and powerful educational experience and provides the means for faculty to explore, conduct research and expand the body of knowledge about the constructed world.

University of Virginia Investment Management Company (UVIMCO)
CEO and Chief Investment Officer: Lawrence Kochard

Provides investment management services to the Rector and Visitors of the University of Virginia and related foundations. UVIMCO invests the endowment and other long-term funds held by the University and its related foundations in a Long Term Pool that is custom managed for the endowment spending requirements and risk profile of the University. UVIMCO also manages a Short Term Pool for University and foundation funds with near-term liquidity needs.

University of Virginia Physicians Group (UPG)
CEO: Bradley Haws

4105 Lewis & Clark Drive, Charlottesville, VA 22911

Provides clinical management as well as administrative, marketing and financial services to its constituency of over 1,000 UVA physicians and allied health professionals, thereby supporting their mission to provide outstanding healthcare and excellent patient experience in alignment with UVA Health System goals and values.

UVA Foundation
CEO: Tim Rose

Uses and administers gifts, grants and bequests for the benefit of the University and provides administrative and financial services to University entities and University-related foundations and engages in matters pertaining to real property for the benefit of the University.

UVA Health Foundation (UVAHF)
Executive Director: Karen Rendleman

PO Box 800773, Charlottesville, VA 22908-0773

Supports philanthropic efforts on behalf of the School of Medicine, School of Nursing, and Medical Center to enhance the education of nursing and medical students, provide resources for faculty, enable groundbreaking basic, translational and clinical research, and offer excellence in patient care.

UVA-Wise Alumni Association
Director of Alumni Relations: Beth Boyd

One College Avenue

Wise, VA  24293

276-328-0128

Aids, strengthens and expands the work and development of UVA’s College at Wise through the involvement of alumni.

UVA-Wise Foundation
Chief Operating Officer: Robert Bragg

Supports the academic, athletic and student life programs of UVA’s College at Wise and solicits funds to further these programs and for management of property.

Virginia Athletics Foundation (VAF)
Executive Director: Dirk Katstra

Supports the costs of athletic scholarships, the Athletics Academic Affairs Office, operational needs and facility upgrades.

Virginia Tax Foundation
UVA Tax Foundation Administrator - Tracy Banks

Please direct all correspondence to Tracy Winn Banks. She will forward the materials to the Executve Directors.

For more information about University-Foundation Relations, contact Phil Porter.