The Power of Your Support

Your gifts unlock UVA's potential 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 provide department chairs with "rapid response" resources to react quickly to emerging opportunities or critical needs. Thank you for your support of UVA Engineering.

  • Make Your Gift Now

    Gifts from alumni and friends allow us to recruit faculty who conduct world-changing research, power future generations of engineering leaders, provide hands-on learning experiences for students, offer generous fellowships to attract the world’s top Ph.D. students, and strengthen the diversity of our UVA Engineering community. Gifts also provide the dean and department chairs “rapid response” resources to address emerging opportunities or critical needs. Click HERE to give online.

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  • Thornton Society for Leadership Donors

    The Thornton Society is a fellowship of supporters who have a vision for how their sustained personal gifts can lead to success for the mission and vision of UVA Engineering. Thornton Society gifts support high-impact research and student experiential programs that can launch new careers or new industries. Membership in the Thornton Society represents the highest demonstration of loyalty to the Engineering School, and a level of generosity that serves as an example and inspiration to others.

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  • Make Your Reunion Gift

    Each year, the classes celebrating Reunions set goals for giving dollars and participation. Your gifts to the Engineering School count toward your class total. Learn more and make your gift HERE.

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  • Aylor Society

    The Aylor Society is a community of supporters who give to UVA Engineering through their estate plans. By making a planned gift in the form of a will, charitable trust or retirement plan, you will also become a member of the University's Cornerstone Society and join with other forward-thinking individuals to work collectively toward advancing the mission of the School. Your investment not only allows UVA Engineering to make strategic investments for the future, it also creates opportunities for you to meet your financial goals and reach your philanthropic aspirations.

    If you would like to discuss your gift plans or have any questions about the Aylor Society, please contact the UVA Engineering Office of Advancement at 434-924-3045 or, or the UVA Office of Gift Planning at 434-924-7306 or

Dean Craig Benson

"UVA Engineering is at a pivotal moment in its history. Through focus, collaboration and research, we will demonstrate the power of engineers to re-envision the world."

Dean Craig Benson, Ph.D., P.E., NAE