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University of Virginia
Engineering Foundation

Jeffrey E. Sands

Associate Dean for Advancement,
Executive Director
U.Va. Engineering Foundation
Phone: 434.924.7509

Harold "Chip" Morton
Director of Information
Phone: 434.243.0759

Zachary Richards
Director of Development
and Major Gift Officer
Phone: 434.924.6842

Anita Smith
Director of Operations & Stewardship
Phone: 434.924.7507

Lauren Toiaivao
Development Associate
Phone: 434.924.6882

Jenny Weatherholtz
Alumni Engagement
Phone: 434.924.3551

Address (UVEF)
Room A123, Thornton Hall
P.O. Box 400256
Charlottesville, Virginia

Elizabeth Thiel Mather
Director of Communications
Phone: 434.924.1381

Address (Communications)
Room 208 E Wing
Thornton Hall
P.O. Box 400259
Charlottesville, Virginia

The University of Virginia Engineering Foundation (UVEF) began as the brainchild of five alumni in 1948 "to assist the engineering faculty in maintaining a high type of student body and an up-to-date curriculum and to keep the school informed as to alumni endeavors and achievements."

The foundation was established as an independent, tax-exempt organization in 1953, with a board of directors in place and a refined mission "to aid and promote, by financial assistance and otherwise, all types of engineering education at the University of Virginia School of Engineering."

Today the foundation is responsible for all fund-raising and alumni activities for the Engineering School.

The foundation sponsors events related to Family Weekend, Homecoming, Reunions, and National Engineers Week and there is a lively tailgate in Darden Court before many home football game. The foundation also sponsors a festive, formal dinner each fall for Thornton Society donors, and leadership award recipients.

Please get in touch with us. You may reach us through telephone at 434.924.3045, email, fax 434.982.2734, or fill out our online contact form.