After a challenging year in 2020, we are excited for what the future holds! We are deeply grateful for the support of our loyal donors, friends, and fans. You have made a remarkable impact on our student-athletes and our ability to provide a world-class experience here at UVA.
Inspired by your generosity and with a drive to accomplish the challenges that lie ahead, we remain steadfast in our priorities this year. We are committed to fully funding all scholarships, sport-specific operational budgets, and academic support. In addition, we are focused on funding the Master Plan project and motivated by the impact its completion will have on all our sports programs.
The athletics department continues to deal with a significant impact to traditional revenue streams combined with increased health and safety expenses. Lost revenue from ticket sales due to limited venue capacities and the unique challenge of funding extra scholarship costs due to the additional student-athlete eligibility granted by the NCAA further highlight the importance of donor contributions.
We ask for your support again this year to help us fund these important projects and scholarship costs. We are grateful for your overwhelming generosity that helps provide our student-athletes with an unforgettable academic and athletic experience.
DIRK P. KATSTRA