In Memoriam: Everette Doffermyre, Double Hoo and Dedicated Fundraiser

January 29, 2024
Law School at UVA

(Photo by Emily Faith Morgan, University Communications)

Everette Doffermyre, a University of Virginia graduate of both the College of Arts & Sciences and the School of Law who later spearheaded some of his alma mater’s most successful fundraising, died Saturday in Atlanta. He was 75.

At UVA, according to a memorial in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Doffermyre was a ROTC cadet, a football cheerleader and a member of the skiing team. After receiving his law degree in 1973, Doffermyre moved to Atlanta and began a legal career that culminated in his founding a law practice he managed for three decades. But, his obituary said, his heart was always with UVA.

From his obituary:

Everette Doffermyre grew from humble North Carolina roots to legal prominence in Atlanta, and along the way continuously supported UVA, his alma mater. (Contributed Photo)

“Everette’s greatest charitable passion was supporting the University of Virginia. He served the University in virtually every way possible throughout his life, including as the president of the University’s Alumni Association, the chairman of the Board of Managers, the chairman of the National Committee on University Resources, a trustee of the Jefferson Scholars Foundation, and a member of the College Foundation Board of Trustees. In 2004, Everette was tapped to serve as Campaign Executive Committee member and co-chairman of the University’s $3 billion capital campaign, which at the time was the largest and most ambitious University capital campaign in the history of the country. In 2014, in recognition of his lifetime dedication to the University, Everette was the recipient of the esteemed Raven Award from the Raven Society, the oldest and most prestigious honorary society at the University of Virginia.”

Doffermyre and his wife, Mary, had three children: Julia Doffermyre, William Lassiter Doffermyre and Everette Randolph Doffermyre. All attended UVA. 

A memorial service is scheduled for 2 p.m. on Jan. 31 at the Cathedral of St. Philip in Atlanta. 

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