Advancement

The Office of Advancement supports UVA Engineering’s mission, vision and strategic priorities through fundraising and engaging our parent, alumni, corporate partners and friends.


The Advancement team is an integral part of the leadership of the School of Engineering, collaborating with the faculty, staff and students to build support for world-class research and education programs. The School is proud of its devoted and diverse group of supporters, including students, parents, alumni, faculty, staff, and corporations and foundations. UVA Engineering works to engage these partners and supporters in a variety of meaningful ways, including:

  • Fundraising for undergraduate scholarships, graduate fellowships and professorships
  • Hosting alumni and donor events on Grounds and across the country
  • Engaging alumni, parents and friends as guest lecturers, mentors and volunteer leaders
  • Keeping alumni and friends informed about UVA Engineering news
  • Partnering with the UVA Engineering Foundation Board of Trustees, faculty and staff to advance the vision and mission of the School

Thank You

Gifts from generous alumni and supporters help UVA Engineering provide world-class education and research opportunities to students and faculty.

  • Your Gift Makes a Difference

    Gifts from UVA Engineering's alumni and friends unlock the potential of the School to grow its faculty and student research programs, provide hands-on learning experiences for students, develop innovative new courses, boost graduate student recruitment, support diversity programs, modernize facilities and equipment, offer student fellowships, and so much more. Gifts also provide the dean and department chairs with ‘rapid response’ resources to react quickly to emerging opportunities or critical needs. Your gift makes an impact.

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  • Give Now

    There's no better time than now to send in your gift and to consider a recurring gift. Your contribution makes it possible for UVA Engineering to achieve its vision for becoming a leader among engineering schools in seizing opportunities to benefit humanity through bold research and world-class education. Give now.

    Ways to give.
  • Engage with UVA Engineering

    Do you have professional knowledge, resources and skills that you want to share with current students or fellow alumni? Alumni and friends can get involved with UVA Engineering in a variety of ways, click HERE to learn more and sign up.

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  • University of Virginia Engineering Foundation

    The Office of Advancement also serves as a liaison for the University of Virginia Engineering Foundation, which began as the brainchild of five alumni in 1948 "to assist the engineering faculty in maintaining a high type of student body and an up-to-date curriculum and to keep the school informed as to alumni endeavors and achievements."

    The foundation was established as an independent, tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) organization in 1953, with a board of directors and a refined mission "to aid and promote, by financial assistance and otherwise, all types of engineering education at the University of Virginia School of Engineering." 

    Today the UVA Engineering Foundation is managed by a 35-member Board of Trustees who manage the School's endowment and provide strategic counsel to the Dean and leadership team.  Click HERE to view a list of current Board members.