The Virginia Athletics Foundation honors each of its donors who reach their 40th consecutive year of giving to the Foundation. Donor giving histories have been officially recorded since 1971, with the first donors reaching their 40th consecutive year of giving in 2010. The weekend celebration includes a 40-Year Milestone Dinner and on-field recognition during a football game. There are 810 VAF members who have reached this milestone, many of whom gave for years before giving histories were officially recorded. These VAF members have been loyal supporters of the student-athletes and coaches who represent the University of Virginia and its athletics program. The Foundation is grateful for their extraordinary loyalty.