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How to Give to The Engineering School


There are many ways you can give and make a difference in the life of the School of Engineering and Applied Science.

You can give online through our secure server, send a check, make an automatic bank draft, make a multi-year pledge, make a stock transfer, make a matching gift through your employer, make an endowment or capital project gift, and make a planned gift.

Whichever way works for you, please know that your gift makes a difference in the life of the Engineering School and in the experience of its faculty and students.

Give Now

You can charge your gift to your Visa, MasterCard or American Express card by calling the UVEF office at 434.924.3045 or by filling out our online form.

Give By Check

To give by check, please send your check, made out to "UVEF," to:

University of Virginia Engineering Foundation
P.O. Box 400256
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4256

For more information, please contact the University of Virginia Engineering Foundation at 434.924.3045 or vef-info@virginia.edu.

Making an Automatic Bank Draft

The Electronic Gift Payment program allows you to make your gift in monthly payments, automatically deducted from your bank account for the number of months that you specify. Visit the University Bank Draft site to learn more about this option. If you’re ready to enroll in the program, you may download the agreement form online or contact the University of Virginia Engineering Foundation at 434.924.3045 or vef-info@virginia.edu to receive a form by mail or fax.

Making a Multi-Year Pledge

Multi-year campaign pledges can be a valuable approach for both the donor and the School. The UVEF will remind you each year to fulfill your annual pledge, and you can budget appropriately over a multi-year period. Most importantly, it enables the dean to count on your multi-year support while directing his vision for the School.

Making a Stock Transfer

Contact the University of Virginia Engineering Foundation at 434.924.3045 or vef-info@virginia.edu if you are interested in making a gift of stock. You can also read instructions for this giving option online.

Matching Gifts from Employers

Many companies encourage their employees to make charitable contributions by matching their philanthropic support. At the University, donors receive credit for their employers’' matching gifts. The impact of corporate matching support can be enormous. Among the most generous providers of matching gifts to the University are IBM, ExxonMobil, Philip Morris Companies and General Electric. In a single year, Exxon’s matches to gifts from its personnel provide over $130,000 to U.Va. and its schools and programs. Hundreds of other companies have similar matching-gift programs. To find out if you work for one of them, use this online search or consult your human resources office, which can provide you with a matching gift form.

Making Gifts of Endowment and Capital Projects

Transformative gifts of endowment and capital projects in the Campaign for SEAS will help to sustain the School and the University at new levels of distinction, extend the reach of scholarship, and support our commitment to the discovery and dissemination of knowledge in a way that improves and enriches the lives of people around the world. Our top priorities include capital projects such as a new University center for Information Technology Engineering, and academic enrichment through professorships for the top faculty and merit based scholarships for deserving students.

Gifts of endowment demonstrate your long-term commitment to support Engineering at U.Va. An endowment is a fund that is maintained in perpetuity — only a portion of the market value of the endowment is used for the purpose specified by you, the donor. Endowments reflect your interests and serve as a testament to your generosity.

Outright gifts may be used to help finance the construction of facilities, the renovation and expansion of existing buildings and facilities, as well as the restoration of historic structures such as Thornton Hall. Most often, these significant gifts allow for naming and other recognition opportunities.

For more information, visit our Goals and Priorities. For personal attention and advice, please call the University of Virginia Engineering Foundation at 434.924.3045 to speak with a development officer.

Planned Giving

Planned gifts, such as bequests, gift annuities or trusts, are gift arrangements that allow individuals to meet their own personal needs while providing future support for the Engineering School. They often provide individuals significant tax advantages while simultaneously maximizing giving potential.

To read about the impact of planned giving at the Engineering School, visit our planned giving page.

If you are interested in discussing a planned gift, please get in touch with Jeffrey E. Sands, Associate Dean for Advancement at the U.Va. Engineering Foundation, by calling 434.924.7509 or through email at js8zf@virginia.edu.You may also visit the University’s Planned Giving website for detailed information on the options available. Or visit the links below for information on options that might appeal to you.

Plans from your estate (bequests)

Retirement Plans

Wills, Living Trusts

Life Insurance

Plans that pay you an income

Charitable Gift Annuities

Charitable Remainder Trusts

Plans that help the University now and your family later

Charitable Lead Trusts

Gift Comparison Chart — The University recognizes all individuals and families who make charitable deferred gifts through membership in the Cornerstone Society.

The Engineering School development officers, in collaboration with the University’s gift planning staff, can work with you to create a lasting legacy. You may also call the University Planned Giving office at 800.688.9882 or contact the University of Virginia Engineering Foundation at 434.924.3045 or vef-info@virginia.edu for more information.

Please note
In order to provide for the general support for the School of Engineering and Applied Science, 5 percent of each restricted gift will be designated for unrestricted operating funds.

Planned Giving