University of Virginia: School of Architecture

Donor Opportunities

Your gift makes a lasting impact on the School of Architecture. Over the last several years, the diversity of the UVa School of Architecture’s people and projects, its reputation and even Campbell Hall itself have all grown beyond expectation. In the years to come, the School aims to be even more globally minded, change the lives of more students, become more sustainable and ecologically innovative, and continue to extend its impact beyond the walls of Campbell Hall. To do this, we need your help! There are many ways to give back to the School and sustain the momentum. 

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School of Architecture Foundation Annual Reports:

2012-2013 Annual Report and Honor Roll (for fiscal year July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013) 

2011-2012 Annual Report and Honor Roll (for fiscal year July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2012)

2010-2011 Annual Report and Honor Roll (for fiscal year July 1, 2010 to June 30, 2011) 

2009–2010 Annual Report and Honor Roll (for fiscal year July 1, 2009 to June 30, 2010)

2008–2009 Annual Report and Honor Roll (for fiscal year July 1, 2008 to June 30, 2009)

A-School Annual Fund

Annual Giving for Daily Impact. The A-school Annual Fund is comprised of all gifts given to the UVa School of Architecture Foundation without restriction to its use (unrestricted), to be used within a current fiscal year. 

A-school Annual Fund gifts fill the gap left between tuition and the increasingly minimal State funding, with what funding is needed to maintain the operations of a top–ranked Architecture School and advance the students and faculty to their fullest potential. By making a commitment to the A-school Annual Fund, you are making a commitment to have an immediate impact on the School and its success. 

Every unrestricted donation, no matter the size, assures the School and Foundation unparalleled flexibility to cover operations and unexpected costs, as well as seize opportunities when they become available. Unrestricted gifts have been applied to top priorities such as: 

  • student scholarships and fellowships
  • faculty research and development
  • travel opportunities
  • technology enhancements
  • innovative curriculum and studios
  • special lectures and exhibits
  • student publications
  • alumni activities and donor engagement
  • marketing and communications
  • career development and networking

Contact Donna Rose, dgr@virginia.edu, 434.924.7149, for more information. 

The Dean’s Forum

Since its inception in 1989, the Dean’s Forum has been critical to the overall advancement of the School. The Dean’s Forum recognizes leadership donors to the A-school Annual Fund who have made an exceptional commitment to provide unrestricted funding for the school’s most pressing educational priorities. 

Dean’s Forum contributions have been essential in supporting and enhancing such initiatives as: 

  • Foundation operations
  • alumni activities and events
  • student scholarships, including the Dean’s Forum Travel Fellowships
  • faculty research and travel
  • special lectures and exhibits
  • student publications

Membership

The Dean’s Forum consists of alumni, friends, parents, firms, corporations, and faculty. There are several Dean’s Forum giving levels to fit your personal philanthropic goals: 

Partner: $5,000+*
Professional: $2,500 – $4,999*
Principal: $1,000 – $2,499
Associate: $500 – $999 (for alumni five to nine years following graduation)
Intern: $250 – $499 (for alumni within four years of graduation)

*Dean’s Forum gifts at this level are also recognized by the University’s annual giving recognition society, the Rotunda Society. 

Members of the Dean’s Forum enjoy personal and exclusive correspondence from the Dean regarding A-school news and updates, special invitations to lectures, exhibits and events in Charlottesville and around the country, and recognition in the Dean’s Forum annual honor roll.

Make your Dean’s Forum Gift today.

Restricted and Endowment Giving

Restricted gifts are donations that are designated to a specific area of the UVa School of Architecture including faculty projects, student fellowships, programs and named lectures. 

We encourage donors to consider establishing a named endowment to ensure generations of future support to the School and Foundation. There are endless opportunities to help grow the School’s endowment and promote its success year after year. 

Click here for a list of already established endowments, including scholarships, fellowships, professorships, lectureships and research/center funds, which provide the School with vital, annual resources. A $1,000 gift today is $50 per year in perpetuity! (Based on a 5% yield and an achievable total rate of return.) 

Contact Scott Karr, Executive Director of the Foundation, for more information about endowments and restricted funding opportunities.

Reunion Giving

Every five years, alumni in their reunion year are encouraged to make a special investment to the UVa School of Architecture Foundation in honor of their reunion class. Each Reunion class can contribute to their class gift by making an unrestricted donation in honor of their reunion year and/or committing to a multi–year pledge.

A multi–year pledge is paid out over the course of several years but the total amount of the pledge is accredited to the class gift during the Reunion year. (For example, if an alumna in honor of her 10th reunion, wants to donate $100 every year for the next 5 years until her next milestone reunion — all $500 will be credited in her 10–year reunion gift total.) Multi–year pledges are a great way to make a meaningful commitment to your reunion campaign. 

Learn more about Reunion Giving.

To make your multi-year pledge, fill out this form and send to: 

UVA School of Architecture Foundation
Campbell Hall
PO Box 400122l
Charlottesville, VA 22904l

Fax: 434.924.6525
SARC-Foundation@virginia.edu

Reunions 2013

The Class of 1998, in honor of their 15th Reunion year, have announced a goal of raising $120,000 in gifts and pledges, towards the Susan Nelson Fleiss Endowed Scholarship at the University of Virginia School of Architecture. The new scholarship shall be awarded to a deserving undergraduate students at the A-school for tuition or summer study and travel, who shows a passion for the built environment, as well as shares warmth and positive energy to those around him/her, as exemplified by Susan Nelson Fleiss, BSArch ’98, who passed away in 2011. To learn more about this scholarship and the fundraising initiative, please download the following information sheet and pledge form HERE. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Kim Wong Haggart at kimwong@virginia.edu or 434.982.2761. Thank you.

Planned Giving

A planned gift is one of several types of gifts that permit you to provide future benefit to the School while meeting your current financial, personal and philanthropic goals. Planned Gifts can provide significant tax benefits as well as lifetime income for the donor and even the family of the donor. 

A planned gift can be as simple as naming the UVa School of Architecture Foundation as a beneficiary in your will. All gift planning donors are recognized in the University’s Cornerstone Society for laying the groundwork for the University’s future. 

If you would like to know more about making a bequest or other planned giving opportunities like creating a charitable remainder trust, gift annuity, charitable lead trust or life insurance policy, please call the Foundation, 434.924.7149 or the Office of Planned Giving at 800–688–9882 or visit Gift Planning.

Matching Gifts

Many companies offer employees a matching gift benefit that can double (or even triple) your contribution to the UVa School of Architecture Foundation. Simply complete your company’s matching gift form (available from your human resources office or website) and send it with your gift. You will receive credit for your employer’s contribution.  A matching gift is an easy way to increase the impact of your investment.