The School of Architecture’s popular global sustainability program has been given a boost by a grant awarded from Hilton Worldwide, the school’s first corporate philanthropic partner.
After discovering she had won a $3,000 Parents Committee Internship Grant, “I started jumping up and down on Ruffner Bridge, and immediately called my mom,” said one fourth-year student.
Once a library, then a computer lab, the space is now envisioned as a place where students, teaching assistants and faculty members can collaborate.
A $5 million gift from Washington-area financier Bill Conway and his wife, Joanne, will provide funding for students in the School of Nursing’s graduate Clinical Nurse Leader program, as well as support for more faculty.
For more than 10 years, U.Va. has been the No. 1 contributor to the Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign. This year, employees’ donations surpassed $1 million for the first time.
A new gift will help U.Va.’s Miller Center systematically address some of the thorniest challenges facing the nation.
At its fifth anniversary celebration, the Batten School announced several major gifts, including two $1 million gifts.
Organizers of the annual Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign at the University are hoping to provide more support than ever to area nonprofits through workplace giving.
A $2 million gift from alumnus Sandy Miller “changes everything” for the Arts Scholars program, says the program’s overseer.
A new professorship in design and health at U.Va.’s School of Architecture advances the school’s goal of becoming a national leader in cross-disciplinary research to aid the design and planning of environments that enhance human health and well-being.
Craftsmen have renovated a room on the historic West Range, restoring it from a bathroom anteroom to a student residence.
The Jefferson Scholars Foundation, which has long provided scholarships for outstanding undergraduate and graduate students, is expanding its scope to help recruit top professors, starting with two gift commitments from alumni.
Buoyed by a supportive community of alumni and friends, the University of Virginia saw a 7 percent increase in donations during the fiscal year that ended June 30 and made strides toward meeting its $3 billion capital campaign goal.
July 20, 2012 — Officials and friends joined the University of Virginia's College at Wise on Thursday to break ground on a long-anticipated project that solidifies the college's commitment to supporting and encouraging health and wellness on campus and in Southwest Virginia.
Cynthia and W. Heywood Fralin, longtime supporters of the arts in the commonwealth of Virginia, have announced their intention to donate their collection of American art to the University of Virginia Art Museum. The 40-piece collection, which includes works by John Singer Sargent, Mary Cassatt and Robert Henri, is the largest single gift of art in the University's history.
April 17, 2012 — The men's and women's squash programs at the University of Virginia have received a substantial boost, thanks to a $12.4 million gift from the Charlottesville-based Quantitative Foundation to create a state-of-the-art facility at the Boar's Head Sports Club.
Can meditation, yoga or mindfulness training help nurses and teachers be more effective and resilient in stressful situations? Can such contemplative practices be part of a more effective treatment regimen for major depression, or for alcoholics in recovery?
February 24, 2012 — The University of Virginia's student-run Relay for Life chapter will hold its main event, an overnight walk/run for the American Cancer Society, from 6 p.m. on April 13 to 6 a.m. on April 14 at Carr's Hill Field. Staff, faculty, students and community members are invited to participate or donate to this year's relay.
February 7, 2012 — University of Virginia employees donated a record $982,000 through the 2011 Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign, an annual workplace-giving program that allows state employees to support charities in such areas as health and human services, animal welfare and environmental causes.
More than 3,900 donations were received this fall – an increase of more than 17 percent over the 2010 campaign and the largest number of donations ever made through the CVC at U.Va.