ENDOWMENT

An endowment gift is one of the most powerful gifts a donor can make to Virginia Athletics. Endowed funds provide a lasting source of support for Virginia Athletics. Gifts can be made to establish endowed scholarship funds or sport-specific operational funds to assist with annual budgetary needs.

Baseball

  • The Ted Davenport Endowed Baseball Scholarship – Zack Gelof | Baseball | Rehoboth Beach, DE

  • The T. David Fitz-Gibbon Baseball Scholarship – Zach Messinger | Baseball | Chandler, IN
  • Charles R. Hooff, Jr. Endowed Baseball Scholarship – Mike Vasil | Baseball | Wellesley, MA
  • The James E. Rutrough, Jr. Endowed Scholarship for Baseball – Andrew Abbott | Baseball | Halifax, VA

  • The Ron and Barrie Tydings Endowed Baseball Scholarship – Griff McGarry | Baseball | Portola Valley, CA
  • The James O. West Endowed Baseball Scholarship – Kyle Whitten | Baseball | Manassas, VA

Field Hockey

  • The Paul B. Barringer Scholarship Fund – Makayla Gallen | Field Hockey | Glen Mills, PA
  • Richter Family Bicentennial Scholarship Fund – Rachel Robinson | Field Hockey | Mount Joy, PA
  • Michael A. and Juanita L. Turner Tidewater Student Athlete Scholarship Fund – Greer Gill | Field Hockey | Virginia Beach, VA

Football

  • The Ed Armstrong Endowed Football Scholarship – Richard Burney | Football | Chesapeake, VA
  • The Hedley M. Bowen Scholarship for Football – Charles Snowden | Football | Silver Spring, MD

  • The Virginia McDowell Bowen Scholarship for Football – Joe Bissinger | Football | Houtson, TX
  • The John Eric Dahlgren Endowed Scholarship – Tavares Kelly | Football | Miami, FL
  • Thompson Dean Family Endowed Football Scholarship – Eli Hanback | Football | Ashland, VA

  • The T. David Fitz-Gibbon Football Scholarship – Wayne Taulapapa | Football | Laie, HI
  • The Gretchen Savin MacIlwaine Football Scholarship – Tanner Cowley | Football | Manasquan, NJ

  • The Scott Montgomery Endowed Football Scholarship – Martin Weisz | Football | West Palm Beach, FL
  • Murdough Family Endowed Scholarship for Athletics – Zane Zandier | Football | Pittsburgh, PA
  • The Ken Newsome Endowed Football Scholarships – Matt Gahm | Football | Dallas, TX

  • The Sanford B. Prater Football Scholarship – Grant Misch | Football | Sterling, VA
  • The Judge and Mrs. Harold H. Purcell Family Scholarship – Joe White | Football | Virginia Beach, VA

  • The Richmond Alumni Scholarship – Joey Blount | Football | Atlanta, GA

  • Rogers Family Bicentennial Scholarship Fund – Brennan Armstrong | Football | Shelby, OH

  • The E. Paul Rogers, Jr. Memorial Scholarship for Football – Germane Crowell | Football | Winston-Salem, NC
  • The P. Gregory Shelly Endowed Football Scholarship – Chris Glaser | Football | Solon, OH

  • The James P. Soper III Football Scholarship – Dillon Reinkensmeyer | Football | Highlands Ranch, CO

  • The Mark and Anne Sternheimer Endowed Scholarship – Joe Reed | Football | Charlotte Court House, VA

Men’s Basketball

  • Charlottesville Men’s Basketball Endowed Scholarship – Casey Morsell | Men’s Basketball | Washington, D.C.
  • Fralin Family Bicentennial Scholars Fund – Sam Hauser | Men’s Basketball | Stevens Point, WI
  • The Leighton and Anne Rawles Huske Men’s Basketball Scholarship – Kadin Shedrick | Men’s Basketball | Holly Springs, NC
  • Barry D. Koval Men’s Basketball Endowed Scholarship – Jay Huff | Men’s Basketball | Durham, NC

  • Ledford Family Bicentennial Scholars Fund – Kihei Clark | Men’s Basketball | Woodland Hills, CA
  • Craig K. Littlepage Bicentennial Scholarship – Mamadi Diakite | Men’s Basketball | Conakry, Guinea, Africa

  • The Mizell Family Endowed Basketball Scholarship – Justin McKoy | Men’s Basketball | Cary, NC
  • The Fred N. Newman Endowed Men’s Basketball Scholarship – Braxton Key | Men’s Basketball | Charlotte, NC
  • The Rivas Family Men’s Basketball Scholarship Endowment – Francisco Caffaro | Men’s Basketball | El Trebo, Santa Fe, Argentina
  • Rogers Family Bicentennial Scholarship Fund – Kody Stattmann | Men’s Basketball | Bentley Park, Queensland, Australia

Men’s Golf

  • The Jim Copeland Endowed Scholarship – Andrew Orischak | Men’s Golf | Hilton Head Island, SC
  • David G. Williamson, Jr. Memorial Scholarship – Nathan Chuwait | Men’s Golf | Herndon, VA

Men’s Lacrosse

  • The Commonwealth Men’s Lacrosse Scholarship – Payton Cormier | Men’s Lacrosse | Oakville, Ontario
  • The Kass Family Endowed Scholarship for Men’s Lacrosse – Matt Moore | Men’s Lacrosse | Garnet Valley, PA

  • The Peele Rakowski Endowed Scholarship – Alex Rode | Men’s Lacrosse | Timonium, MD
  • The Thomas C. Rixey Endowed Memorial Lacrosse Scholarship – Mitch Gordon | Men’s Lacrosse | Glen Arm, MD

  • The E. Doyle Smith, Jr. Endowed Men’s Lacrosse Scholarship – Milan Murray | Men’s Lacrosse | Boston, MA

Men’s Soccer

  • The Betty Sams Christian Coca-Cola Classic Soccer Scholarship – Daryl Dike | Men’s Soccer | Edmond, OK

  • The Timothy Doran Men’s Soccer Endowment – Nathaniel Crofts | Men’s Soccer | Sheffield, England
  • The Douglas S. Luke Family Scholarship for Men’s Soccer – Joe Bell | Men’s Soccer | Wanaka, New Zealand
  • The Michael W. Rogers Endowed Men’s Soccer Scholarship – Robin Afamefuna | Men’s Soccer | Wuerselen, Germany

Men’s Swimming & Diving

  • The Gus and Becky Ramirez Swimming and Diving Scholarship – Joe Clark | Men’s Swimming & Diving | Worcester Park, Great Britain
  • The Fred and Nancy Stubblefield Scholarship – Bryce Shelton | Men’s Swimming & Diving | Vienna, VA

Men’s Tennis

  • The Harold M. Burrows, Jr. Endowed Tennis Scholarship – Carl Soderlund | Men’s Tennis | Stockholm, Sweden
  • The Cameron M. Corse Endowed Tennis Scholarship – Ammar Alhaqbani | Men’s Tennis | Alexandria, VA
  • The Downing Family Endowed Tennis and Leadership Scholarship – Gianni Ross | Men’s Tennis | Chicago, IL
  • The John H. Mulholland Men’s Tennis – Ryan Goetz | Men’s Tennis | Greenlawn, NY

  • The Jonathan W. Old, Jr. Endowed Men’s Tennis Scholarship – William Woodall | Men’s Tennis | Washington, D.C.
  • Thomas Family Endowed Scholarship Fund – Matthew Lord | Men’s Tennis | Bloomfield, CT
  • E. Massie Valentine Men’s Tennis Scholarship – Brandon Nakashima | Men’s Tennis | San Diego, CA

Men’s Track & Field

  • Milton G. Abramson Track Scholarship Fund – Jordan Scott | Men’s Track & Field | Portmore, Jamaica

Rowing

  • The John William and Mary Virginia Barnard Endowed Scholarship – Sophia Kershner | Rowing | Palmyra, VA
  • The Leonard W. Sandridge, Jr. Endowed Scholarship – Abbie Bird | Rowing | Ascot, England
  • Women’s Rowing STEM Bicentennial Scholarship Fund – Gabby Grob | Rowing | Henrico, VA

Softball

  • All In For Excellence Scholarship – Arizona Ritchie | Softball | Stafford, VA
  • The Lisa and Frances Palmer Endowed Softball Scholarship Fund – Mikaila Fox | Softball | Ocean Springs, MS

Volleyball

  • The Bob Olderman Student-Athlete Scholarship Fund Agreement – Sarah Billiard | Volleyball | Matthews, NC
  • Mark and Anne Sternheimer Scholarship for Excellence in Athletics Fund – Grace Turner | Volleyball | Cincinnati, OH

Women’s Basketball

  • The Thomas J. Ryan Memorial Women’s Basketball Scholarship – Lisa Jablonowski | Women’s Basketball | Ernster, Luxembourg
  • Leroy and Betty Strickler Bicentennial Scholars Fund – Dominique Toussaint | Women’s Basketball | Staten Island, NY

  • The Christine J. Toretti Women’s Basketball Scholarship – Jocelyn Willoughby | Women’s Basketball | East Orange, New Jersey

  • The Virginia Women’s Basketball Alumni Scholarship – Amandine Toi | Women’s Basketball | Paris, France

Women’s Golf

  • William C. Eacho Women’s Golf Scholarship Endowment – Riley Smyth | Women’s Golf | Cary, NC
  • The John and Audrey Lewis Endowed Women’s Golf Scholarship – Beth Lillie | Women’s Golf | Fullerton, CA

Women’s Lacrosse

  • The Yeardley Reynolds Love Endowed Scholarship – Halle Graham | Women’s Lacrosse | Rockville, MD
  • The Jane Miller Endowed Scholarship – Lauren Martin | Women’s Lacrosse | McLean, VA
  • The Bob Olderman Student-Athlete Scholarship Fund Agreement – Sammy Mueller | Women’s Lacrosse | Pelham, NY

Women’s Soccer

  • The Betty Sams Christian Coca-Cola Classic Soccer Scholarship – Zoe Morse | Women’s Soccer | East Lansing, MI
  • Margaret Littlepage Bicentennial Scholarship – Alissa Gorzak | Women’s Soccer | Naperville, IL

Women’s Swimming & Diving

  • The Mark Bernardino Endowed Swimming Scholarship – Paige Madden | Women’s Swimming & Diving | Mobile, AL
  • The Gus and Becky Ramirez Swimming and Diving Scholarship – Megan Moroney | Women’s Swimming & Diving | Deerfield Beach, FL

Women’s Tennis

  • The Nancy Wachtel Shrier Endowed Tennis Scholarship – Amber O’Dell | Women’s Tennis | New Milford, NJ
  • The Cindy Brinker Simmons Endowed Scholarship for Women’s Tennis – Chloe Gullickson | Women’s Tennis | Palm Beach Gardens, FL

  • The Virginia Athletics Foundation Endowed Tennis Scholarship – Rosie Johanson | Women’s Tennis | Abbotsford, British Columbia

Women’s Track & Field

  • Rachel Ward Sheridan Scholarship Fund – Halle Hazzard | Women’s Track & Field | Commack, NY

Wrestling

  • The Jonathan A. Frent Endowed Memorial Wrestling Scholarship – Jack Mueller | Wrestling | Dallas, TX

  • The Robert J. Kane, Jr. Endowed Scholarship Fund – Jay Aiello | Wrestling | Chantilly, VA
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SCHOLARSHIP ENDOWMENTS

The Foundation is able to fund the 316.6 athletics scholarships allowed by the NCAA for the 27 varsity sports sponsored by UVA each year, but only a small percentage of those are funded by the endowment. Currently, 67 endowed scholarships are awarded each spring. The goal is to endow all of the scholarships in order to rely less on the Annual Fund.

Gifts to establish endowed scholarships are invested and an annual distribution is used to provide funding for designated scholarship recipients. Gifts can be made at any level to the scholarship endowments. An endowed scholarship recognition wall is located in John Paul Jones Arena.

The Virginia Athletics Foundation works with the Virginia Athletics administration and UVA head coaches to recognize deserving student-athletes who meet the criteria of each of our named scholarships.

  • $1,000,000 Scholarship Endowment

  • Donor can establish scholarship criteria and designate sport and position, if desired
  • Student-athlete is named as recipient according to established criteria
  • Donor recognized on donor wall, website, annual report, etc.
  • Donor receives bio of student-athlete on annual basis
  • Annual acknowledgment from student-athlete
  • Invitation to endowment dinner with recipient, if available
  • $500,000 Endowed In-State Scholarship/Partial Out-of-State Scholarship
  • Donor can establish scholarship criteria and designate sport and position, if desired
  • Student-athlete is named as recipient according to established criteria
  • Donor recognized on donor wall, website, annual report, etc.
  • Donor receives bio of student-athlete on annual basis
  • Annual acknowledgment from student-athlete
  • Invitation to endowment dinner with recipient, if available
  • A student-athlete may be awarded multiple named scholarships at this level to meet the actual cost of a full grant-in-aid scholarship

  • $250,000 Endowed Partial Scholarship
  • Donor can establish scholarship criteria and designate sport and position, if desired
  • Student-athlete is named as recipient according to established criteria
  • Donor recognized on donor wall, website, annual report, etc.
  • Donor receives bio of student-athlete on annual basis
  • Annual acknowledgment from student-athlete
  • Invitation to endowment dinner with recipient, if available
  • A student-athlete may be awarded multiple named scholarships at this level to meet the actual cost of a full grant-in-aid scholarship

  • $100,000 Sport-specific Scholarship Endowment
  • A donor may designate a scholarship at $100,000 or more to a specific sport

  • While no specific student-athlete will be named, the donor will receive an invitation to the endowment dinner and will be acknowledged in annual reports.

OPERATIONAL ENDOWENTS

Like an endowed scholarship, an operational endowment provides an ongoing source of financial support for the designated team. Gifts to an operational endowment are invested and an annual distribution is used to assist in the funding of the designated team’s budget. Naming opportunities begin at $50,000 but gifts of any size can be made toward operational endowments.

When a gift is made to the endowment, the Foundation invests it with the University of Virginia Investment Management Company (UVIMCO) for long-term growth. The earnings generated by the investments are used to support the scholarship or operational needs in the area that the donor chooses to endow.

  • Head Coach Endowment – contact the VAF office for more information (800.626.8723)

  • Donor can designate a sport, if desired

  • Endowment supplements the operation of the designated sport or the head coach’s salary

  • Donor recognized on donor wall, website, annual report, etc.

  • Annual acknowledgment/interaction with head coach

  • Invitation to endowment dinner with head coach, if available

  • $500,000 Assistant Coach Endowment

  • Donor can designate a sport, if desired

  • Endowment supplements the operation of the designated sport or the assistant coach’s salary

  • Donor recognized on donor wall, website, annual report, etc.

  • Annual acknowledgment/interaction with assistant coach

  • Invitation to endowment dinner with assistant coach, if available

  • $250,000 Team Endowment
  • Donor can designate a sport, if desired

  • Endowment supplements the operation of the designated sport

  • Donor recognized on donor wall, website, annual report, etc.

  • Invitation to endowment dinner, if available

  • $100,000 Team Captain Endowment
  • Donor can designate a sport, if desired

  • Endowment supplements the operation of the designated sport

  • Donor recognized on donor wall, website, annual report, etc.

  • Annual acknowledgment from head coach

  • $50,000 Operational Endowment
  • Donor can designate a sport, if desired

  • Endowment supplements the operation of the designated sport

  • Donor recognized on donor wall, website, annual report, etc.

Our players always distinguished themselves with loads of heart and spirit. We endowed this basketball scholarship to honor our parents’ memory and to support that continued character in our teams.”

KYLE HUSKE
1994 UVA Arts & Sciences
VAF Endowed Scholarship donor