The formula below provides an overview of how member Priority Points are calculated:

Current Year Annual Fund Commitment x .08
Total Lifetime Gifts Paid to the Virginia Athletics Foundation (VAF) (since 1971 when giving histories were recorded) x .02
Consecutive Annual Fund Years of Paid Giving x 10
# of Consecutive Years Purchasing Season Tickets (football and basketball since 1993; all other sports with season tickets since 2007) x 5
Face Value of Bowl Ticket Purchases (starting with 2008 Gator Bowl) x .02
Facility Gift Points:
John Paul Jones Arena (paid by 2005) x .02
John Paul Jones Arena (paid in 2006) x .01
Indoor Practice Facility (paid by 2012) x .04
Indoor Practice Facility (paid in 2013) x .03
Milestone Giving Points for Years of Consecutive Giving:
15 Years 50
25 Years 100
40 Years 150
50 Years 200

Members hoping to maximize points in any given year should be aware of some opportunities to increase Priority Points:

I Give 110% – Donors who increase their 2024 Annual Fund gift by 10% over their 2023 Annual Fund gift receive extra Priority Points. 2024 gift x .05
Early Pay Bonus Points – Donors who pay all or a portion of their Annual Fund gift early in the year receive extra Priority Points.
1st Quarter (paid by March 31, 2024) x .05
2nd Quarter (paid by June 30, 2024) x .03
3rd Quarter (paid by September 30, 2024) x .01
Cavalier Legacy Reward – Donors who make or have a planned gift of $25,000 or more to benefit the VAF receive additional points. 250
Young Alumni Program – Donors who earned a University of Virginia degree in 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023 or 2024 receive a 100% match for their current year commitment. Gift Match up to $5,000

Members* of the VAF earn Priority Points that are used to determine their overall ranking among all members.

VAF uses a member’s 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.

*Any individual that makes a donation to VAF becomes a VAF Member.

Donors have the option to waive all benefits.

Sabre Society commitments made in 2024 and beyond are eligible for VAF Lifetime Priority Points (gift x .02) and for Bonus Priority Points per the table below. These Bonus Priority Points are awarded once a commitment is paid in full. Annual Fund Scholarship Club donors (in- and out-of-state) receive additional Priority Points (pledge x .08) for their current year Annual Fund commitment.