UVA Parents Fund


Parents Fund

The Parents Committee enhances the University of Virginia student experience through annual gifts from parents of current and former students. The fund supports student life and organizations, safety and health, University traditions, diversity, and parent resources. Since 1980, the committee has enriched that experience with grants to student groups and fundraising for special projects.


Welcome from the Parents Committee Co-Chairs

The Parents Committee is a diverse and engaging group. Our membership includes both alumni and non-alumni parents who hail from all over the globe, from Charlottesville to Malaysia! We get together twice a year to connect with one another and to hear from University leaders about topics ranging from career services, to student safety, to what’s “hot now” in and around the school. More…


2015-16 Parents Fund Grants Awarded

On October 22, the UVA Parents Fund Committee awarded over $350,000 to student organizations and departments that applied.  Groups receiving funding ranged from club sports teams to choral groups to organizations promoting the safety and wellness of our students.  UVA Parents Fund Grants help to enhance the undergraduate student experience.  Thank you to all who applied, and to our Parents Fund donors for making these grants possible!

For a full listing of all grants awarded (including funding for Lighting of the Lawn, featured above) please click here.


The UVA Parents Committee mission is to enhance the student experience for all UVA undergraduate students.