Annual Giving and Dean's Forum

The UVA School of Architecture Annual Fund is the most direct way for alumni, family and friends to support the A-School through unrestricted giving. The School recognizes those who give to the Annual Fund at a leadership level through its giving society, the A-School Dean's Forum.


The UVA School of Architecture Annual Fund is the most direct way for alumni, family and friends to support the School. Every unrestricted donation, no matter what the size, significantly helps support the areas of greatest need at the School.

Annual Fund gifts make a daily impact and have been applied to top priorities such as:

  • Student scholarships

  • Faculty research

  • Travel fellowships

  • New technology

  • Innovation in curricula and studios

  • Student support for materials, supplies, and software

  • Lectures and symposia

  • Alumni Events


The A-School Dean’s Forum is the School’s giving society, which recognizes the philanthropy of individuals who give unrestricted donations to the A-School at a leadership level within a fiscal year. 

Leadership annual gifts make the A-School stronger and provide flexibility for the School to be nimble and respond quickly to arising needs. A-School Dean’s Forum contributions have always helped to advance some of the School’s most important priorities by supporting its Annual Fund. The Annual Fund's unrestricted donations serve students by contributing to scholarships and fellowships, providing student teaching and research positions, and supporting innovations in studios and classrooms. The Annual Fund also supplements the Academic Support Fund, created to alleviate hidden higher education expenses, such as material and software costs, associated with design and planning education. 

Members are invited to celebrate continued support through the annual Dean's Forum Dinner.


The Dean's Forum Leadership Giving Levels are designed to fit your personal philanthropic goals:

Presidential: $10,000+*
Partner: $5,000 - $9,999*
Professional: $2,500 - $4,999*
Principal: $1,000 - $2,499
Associate: $500 - $999 (For alumni five to nine years following graduation)
Intern: $250 - $499 (For alumni within four years of graduation) 

*Also qualifies for membership in the UVA Rotunda Society.


Join the A-School Dean’s Forum by giving an unrestricted gift to the School within one of the leadership levels listed above:

For more information about Annual Giving and the Dean's Forum, contact Kim Wong Haggart, Director of Engagement and Alumni Initiatives at

Held annually in the fall, the A-School Dean's Forum Dinner celebrates the accomplishments of the School and acknowledges the generosity of our lead donors to the unrestricted A-School Annual Fund. Dean's Forum members, friends, faculty, staff and current students gather for this memorable evening in or near Charlottesville. Past locations include Morven, Barboursville, Blenheim, the Jefferson Theater on the downtown mall, Blue Ridge Farm, and Monticello. The A-School Distinguished Alumni Award is customarily presented at this dinner.


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