University-Associated Organizations

University-Associated Organizations

Twenty-three UVA-related University-Associated Organizations support the University’s mission, strategy, and operating goals. Each UAO is unique in its objectives, yet all share a vision to promote the University as one of the preeminent public institutions in the nation.  The relationship between the UAOs and the University is articulated in the following University policy:  BOV-008: Relationship with University-Associated Organizations (formerly known as University-Related Foundations).  The Director of User Success and Services is responsible for managing compliance with the policy through the annual certification process that runs from November to March each year.  In the annual certification, each UAO reports on: 1) any changes to their Articles of Incorporation or ByLaws, 2) disclosure of compensation payments totaling over one thousand dollars to University employees, 3) any changes to the nature, purpose, or scope of the UAO, and 4) provides a completed audit with unqualified opinion. The AVP & Chief of Staff for University Advancement and the Director of User Success and Services also partner to serve as the primary liaisons between the UAOs and the University. 

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Alumni Association of the University of Virginia

President: Lily West 

211 Emmet Street South, P.O. Box 400314, Charlottesville, VA 22904-4314

(434) 243-9000

The Alumni Association connects alumni with their University and with each other, offering best-in-class services that include reunions, football weekends, career counseling, membership perks, ways to support scholarships and endowments, and the award-winning Virginia Magazine. The UVA Fund serves the greater University community through financial and endowment management services and gift processing services.

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Book Arts Press, Inc. (dba Rare Books School)

Director: Michael Suarez

Provides continuing education opportunities for students from all disciplines and skill levels to study the history of written, printed and digital materials.

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College Foundation of the University of Virginia

President: Eugene R. Schutt, Jr.

Raises and invests private funds for the benefit of the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences.

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Foundation of the State Arboretum at Blandy Experimental Farm (FOSA)

Director: Robin Couch Cardillo

Supports Blandy Experimental Farm and the State Arboretum through fund-raising, events and volunteer management.

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Jefferson Scholars Foundation

President: Jimmy Wright

Benefits the University of Virginia by identifying, attracting, and nurturing individuals of extraordinary intellectual range and depth who possess the highest concomitant qualities of leadership, scholarship, and citizenship.

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Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)

Director of Operations and Member Engagement: Genevieve Baer

969 2nd Street SE, Suite 101, Charlottesville, VA 22902


Aware that an active mind is as necessary to a full life as are social relationships and physical exercise, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Virginia offers educational opportunities and intellectual enrichment to active adults in the community.  The Institute is member-directed and draws upon its members' resources, as well as other academic and community resources, to organize courses and other educational activities.  In this stimulating environment, members may acquire new knowledge, explore ideas, exercise creativity, and share interests and expertise with others.  OLLI at UVa is one of 123 institutes in a lifelong-learning network for seasoned adults supported by the Bernard Osher Foundation.

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School of Architecture Foundation of the University of Virginia

Executive Director: Steven Wingfield

Enables students to benefit from a unique and powerful educational experience and provides the means for faculty to explore, conduct research and expand the body of knowledge about the constructed world.

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Miller Center Foundation

Executive Director: Kelly McCaskill

Fosters the work of the Miller Center as the nexus for the Center’s resource development program.

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The University of Virginia Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy

Executive Director: Alexandra Moore

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The University of Virginia School of Education and Human Development

Executive Director: Mike Cashman

417 Emmet Street, South, Charlottesville, VA 22903

(434) 924-0854

Founded in 1976, the UVA School of Education and Human Development Foundation's focused mission is to benefit the teaching, research, and outreach programs of the UVA School of Education and Human Development.

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University of Virginia's College at Wise Alumni Association, Inc.

Director of Alumni Engagement: Corey Sanchez

One College Avenue

Wise, VA  24293


Aids, strengthens, and expands the work and development of UVA’s College at Wise through the involvement of alumni.

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University of Virginia's College at Wise Foundation

Chief Operating Officer: Valerie Lawson

Supports the academic, athletic and student life programs of UVA’s College at Wise and solicits funds to further these programs and for management of property.

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University of Virginia Darden School Foundation

Chief Financial Officer, Darden School Foundation: Heather Enos

P.O. Box 7726, Charlottesville, VA 22906

100 Darden Boulevard, Saunders Hall, Suite 238, Charlottesville, VA 22903

(434) 243-8977

Supports the Darden School and its academic mission by:

  • Promoting philanthropic support from alumni, friends and corporations
  • Managing endowment funds for the School's exclusive benefit
  • Operating Darden's top-ranked Executive Education programs, the Inn at Darden and Abbott Center hospitality

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University of Virginia Engineering Foundation

Executive Director and Associate Dean for Advancement: Robert Allen

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University of Virginia Foundation

CEO: Tim Rose

Uses and administers gifts, grants and bequests for the benefit of the University and provides administrative and financial services to University entities and University-related foundations and engages in matters pertaining to real property for the benefit of the University.

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University of Virginia Health Foundation (UVAHF)

Executive Director: Amy Karr

PO Box 800773, Charlottesville, VA 22908-0773

Supports philanthropic efforts on behalf of the School of Medicine, School of Nursing, and Medical Center to enhance the education of nursing and medical students, provide resources for faculty, enable groundbreaking basic, translational and clinical research, and offer excellence in patient care.

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University of Virginia Investment Management Company (UVIMCO)

Chief Operating Officer - Kristina Alimard

Provides investment management services to the Rector and Visitors of the University of Virginia and related foundations. UVIMCO invests the endowment and other long-term funds held by the University and its related foundations in a Long Term Pool that is custom managed for the endowment spending requirements and risk profile of the University. UVIMCO also manages a Short Term Pool for University and foundation funds with near-term liquidity needs.

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University of Virginia Law School Foundation

President and CEO: Luis Alvarez, Jr.

Receives, administers and manages private gifts from graduates and friends to advance the cause of legal education and to encourage professional associations and fellowship among graduates.

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University of Virginia Licensing & Ventures Group

Executive Director: Richard W. Chylla

Maximizes the impact of UVA’s innovation assets via commercialization, while providing high levels of customer services, value-added business development, new venture creation with a focus on driving quality transactions.

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University of Virginia McIntire School of Commerce Foundation

Executive Director: Stuart Evans

P.O. Box 400173, Charlottesville, VA 22904-4173

Promotes the aims and purposes of the McIntire School of Commerce through the sponsorship of research centers and executive programs in the areas of accounting, finance, marketing, management, and management information systems, as well as through fund-raising and non-degree programs.

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University of Virginia Medical School Foundation

Executive Director: Barry Collins

Receives, invests, manages and disburses funds to maintain and constantly improve the state of excellence of the School of Medicine.

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University of Virginia Physicians Group (UPG)

President, Art Saavedra

4105 Lewis & Clark Drive, Charlottesville, VA 22911

Provides clinical management as well as administrative, marketing and financial services to its constituency of over 1,000 UVA physicians and allied health professionals, thereby supporting their mission to provide outstanding healthcare and excellent patient experience in alignment with UVA Health System goals and values.

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Virginia Athletics Foundation of the University of Virginia (VAF)

Director of Financial Operations, Donna Mahan

Supports the costs of athletic scholarships, the Athletics Academic Affairs Office, operational needs and facility upgrades.

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