raised as of 11/12/2018

On October 18, 2018, Bronco and Holly Mendenhall announced their $500,000 commitment to the Football Operations Center as part of the new $180 million athletics Master Plan project. Their gift is the first major gift to the Football Operations Center and is the largest gift made by a head coach.

“Holly and I are excited to be a part of the process that transforms Virginia football,” Mendenhall said. “We love developing young people through football and the new Football Operations Center will provide our young men a home where they can develop into exceptional football players, students and leaders.”

In response to the Mendenhall’s generosity, the Virginia Athletics Foundation is excited to launch the “Match the Mendenhalls” giving program – seeking at least 500 donors who commit at least $1,000. These commitments can be paid over a one, two ($500 annually) or three-year ($333.33 annually) period. This program runs through Nov. 23.

There are two ways to participate:

  • To make your donation, click here.
  • To make your pledge, complete and submit the Match the Mendenhalls pledge form.

Please contact the Virginia Athletics Foundation at 800-626-8723 if you have any questions. Thank you for your support of the Virginia Athletics Master Plan. For more information on the Master Plan please click here.

Join us as we work together to build the future of Virginia Athletics. #HoosMasterPlan

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    Full amount in December 201850% in December 2018 and 50% in December 201933% in December 2018, 33% in December 2019 and balance in December 2020

    *Gifts to facility projects are calculated in your overall priority points, but are not included as part of your Annual Fund giving level and associated benefits.

    “I like the idea of “and,” not “or.” We will have fantastic students, fantastic people, and a fantastic football team, and it’s not “or.” You’re not going to just have academics or football, and it won’t just be football or character, and it won’t just be character or being woven into the fabric of our community. It’ll be “and.” I want all of that.”

    Head Football Coach Bronco Mendenhall


    In the spirit of Bronco wanting “fantastic students, fantastic people, and a fantastic football team”, we ask that donors support both the master plan “and” the VAF Annual Fund — the primary source of funding for all 316.6 athletics scholarships. To make a commitment to the VAF Annual Fund, please click here.