Support faculty-student engagement.

Many of our most committed donor never knew Mr. Mead.  They give because they are inspired by our mission…and our results. Plus, it’s fun!

But since June 13, 2018 will mark the 100th anniversary of Mr. Mead’s birth, we’re celebrating his legacy by growing our endowment to fund three key initiatives.

1.    Permanently endow the Welcome Dinners for New Faculty. Currently the program covers only the College. To make it University-wide, the endowment must grow by $300,000.

2.    Expand the Dream Idea program to all the undergraduate schools. Currently the program covers only four schools. To include Nursing, Education, Batten and Architecture, the endowment must grow by $400,000.

3.    Expand Mead Money to the entire University. Currently the program covers only the College, McIntire, SEAS and Darden. To extend it University-wide, the endowment must grow by $400,000.

Donations of any size are deeply appreciated, tax deductible and count toward class reunion giving goals. For more info, contact: Tom Darbyshire, Chairman, or Molly Bass, UVA Alumni Association.

Join our Advisory Board.

Over sixty alumni have demonstrated their commitment to the program with membership-level gifts of $10,000 or more, typically pledged over a five-year period. Members are invited to attend the Rotunda dinner each September and enjoy regular email updates from faculty about their projects with students.

 To join the board, simply email Molly Bass with language spelling out your intentions:

 “I, (NAME HERE) pledge $(10,000 or more) to the Mead Endowment at the University of Virginia, payable in installments of $(2000 or more) each year for (5 or fewer) years.  Please send me reminders each year in (MONTH)."


Advisory Board