5.3.3

The Office of University Advancement

University Advancement provides leadership and coordination for fundraising and engagement programs across Grounds. University Advancement’s Office of Development leads fundraising efforts for pan-University initiatives as well as partner school- and unit-based advancement teams. The Health System Development Office coordinates advancement initiatives for the University of Virginia Health System, including the Medical Center and the Schools of Medicine and Nursing. The Office of Engagement promotes lifelong relationships with alumni, parents, students, and friends through sponsorship of worldwide events, in-person and digital engagement, travel programs, and annual giving efforts. Advancement Operations provides services to the entire Advancement Community including database ownership and management, research and data analytics, and training programs. Advancement Communications produces integrated, strategic communications aligned with institutional and University Advancement priorities.  Advancement programs for the Batten School of Leadership & Public Policy, Center for Politics, Contemplative Sciences Center, Curry School of Education, Global Affairs, Miller Center, School of Architecture, Weldon Cooper Center, and University Arts currently have a dual reporting line into University Advancement. 

UVA boasts an array of fundraising and advancement teams – with more than 500 professionals supporting the University’s philanthropic and engagement efforts. Many schools and units have a fundraising foundation that aims to increase philanthropic support for their respective schools/units; each foundation is a separate 501(c)(3) organization with its own leadership board. UVA’s fundraising foundations, known as University-affiliated organizations, include: Alumni Association, Batten School Foundation, College Foundation, Curry School Foundation, Darden Foundation, Engineering Foundation, Jefferson Scholars Foundation, Law School Foundation, McIntire Foundation, Medical School Foundation, Miller Center Foundation, School of Architecture Foundation, UVA Health Foundation, UVA Wise Foundation, and the Virginia Athletics Foundation.  

Faculty with interest in or questions about philanthropy and/or engagement opportunities are encouraged to contact the Office of Advancement