The Annual Fund includes gifts made by University of Virginia fans including alumni, student-athlete alumni, friends, and businesses. In 2021, more than 9,500 individuals made the commitment to be members of the Virginia Athletics Foundation (VAF). The financial investment of VAF members helps position our teams to successfully compete in the ACC and on the national stage.
Your gift to the Annual Fund supports athletics scholarships, the academic experience of student-athletes, and sport-specific operational budgets. In 2021, VAF raised over $19.47 million in its Annual Fund. These donations, along with endowment distributions, fund all athletic scholarships. The growth of the Annual Fund is critical to funding scholarships in the future.
Our Annual Fund goal in 2022 is to raise $20 million. While a minimum gift is required to receive select benefits, any gift of any size makes a difference. Please refer to the Guide to Giving tab for more benefit details.