Another year is in the books, and we are so excited for all that 2022 brings! We had a remarkable year in 2021, with more than 9,600 donors generously giving a record-breaking $19.47 million to the Annual Fund and over $60 million in commitments to all areas of support (Virginia Athletics Master Plan, scholarship endowments, operations, planned gifts, etc.). Your support helped our student-athletes win two NCAA National Championships in women’s swimming & diving and men’s lacrosse, Virginia Baseball head back to Omaha for the College World Series, first-year women’s tennis student-athlete Emma Navarro win an individual National Championship, and numerous student-athletes earn All-American honors.
We are deeply grateful for the support of our loyal donors — we could not have celebrated such success in and out of competition without you. Your generosity made a direct impact on our student-athletes, and we ask for your renewed support this year to help us fund a scholarship expense that is projected to be $22 million.
Your Annual Fund commitment ensures our ability to fully fund all 316.6 scholarships allowed by the NCAA, as well as a portion of sport-specific operating costs and academic support for all student-athletes.We hope you will join us again in 2022 as we look forward to our programs continuing to thrive as our student-athletes compete at the highest level.
On behalf of our student-athletes and coaches, thank you for your support.
DIRK P. KATSTRA