The Virginia Athletics Foundation’s Young Alumni Program allows recent graduates to directly impact Virginia Athletics through giving, while taking advantage of a dollar-for-dollar match. Simply put, the VAF matches giving credit for every Annual Fund dollar contributed by young alumni up to $5,000 annually. For example, with a $50 gift to the VAF, the VAF will “match” the gift dollar-for-dollar, giving benefits and priority points for a $100 gift.
Matching gifts are given for five years beginning with the graduation year. In 2020, graduation years eligible for the match are 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020.
Benefits of joining the Young Alumni Program:
Priority points that allow access to priority seating for Football, Men’s and Women’s Basketball, Men’s and Women’s Lacrosse, Men’s and Women’s Soccer and postseason competition
Invitations to socials, celebrations and postseason events
Subscription to Cavalier Corner for Sabre Club level ($100-349) and above
- Additional benefits associated with each giving level Details Here
Satisfaction of providing support to deserving student-athletes
Roughly a 20% discount on season tickets for Football and Men’s Basketball
VAF matches giving credit for every dollar contributed by Young Alumni. VAF will match up to $5,000 of a young alumnus’ contribution.
HOO CREW SABRE POINTS
Beginning with the Class of 2017, graduates who make a minimum donation of $50 to the Virginia Athletics Foundation (VAF) will receive all VAF Young Alumni Program benefits and have 20% of the sabre points as listed in their UVA Shots account at graduation converted into VAF priority points. This opportunity only applies to undergraduate students who receive a diploma from the University of Virginia.
Donors to the VAF earn priority points that are used to determine their overall ranking among all VAF members. VAF uses priority points when assigning both ticket and parking locations. Priority points are recalculated each year and are activated when a current year Annual Fund pledge is made. All sabre points converted will live forever in the VAF priority point system.
Click here to view the priority point calculator.
A VAF donation must be made in the same calendar year as graduation for the sabre points to be converted. For example:
May graduates must make a donation between January 1 and December 31 of their graduating year.
December graduates must make a donation between January 1 and December 31 of their graduating year.
How it works: John Smith graduates in May 2019 with 195 sabre points. After making a donation in the calendar year (2019) to the VAF of $50, John becomes a VAF Member* and will receive the following:
Young Alumni dollar-for-dollar match credit and VAF priority points for a $100 donation
195 sabre points converted to 39 VAF priority points
*Any individual that makes a donation to VAF becomes a VAF Member.
|March 31||Payment deadline to receive VAF first quarter bonus priority points.|
|April 30||Pledge deadline and Football season ticket request deadline.|
|June 30||Payment deadline to receive VAF second quarter bonus priority points.|
|July||Fans requesting to purchase Men’s Basketball season tickets that did not hold season tickets during the previous season must complete the online ticket request form (VirginiaSports.com) or call the Virginia Athletics Ticket Office at 800-542-UVA1 (8821). Following the renewal period, requests for new season tickets will be fulfilled and seated in VAF priority point order.|
|September 30||Payment deadline to receive VAF third quarter bonus priority points.|
|December 31||All current year pledges must be paid in full. Deadline for graduates to convert 20% of their sabre points into VAF priority points with a $50 gift.|
“I donate to VAF to thank those who supported my development and to provide other students the opportunity to grow and develop as they pursue a career in sports, whether on or off the field.”
2015 UVA Commerce
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