Ways to give
Donors have several options in making a gift to VCU. Please explore these avenues and decide which is best for you.
Endowed student support
Scholarships make it possible for many deserving students to attend VCU, as well as help attract the brightest, most meritorious students to the university. Endowed scholarships are created with a minimum $25,000 gift. The principal is invested and the interest of 5 percent is used each year for student support. These named, endowed scholarships last in perpetuity.
Endowed faculty support
Endowed lectureships, professorships and chairs are used to support distinguished teachers and researchers in strategic areas of the university’s curriculum. The principal is invested and the interest of 5 percent is used each year for faculty support. These named, endowed funds last in perpetuity.
|Junior Faculty Endowment Fund||$250,000|
|Distinguished Professorship||$1 million|
|Distinguished Chair||$2 million|
The minimum for a general endowment fund is $25,000. All named gift opportunities are subject to approval by the VCU Board of Visitors.
At no time has private funding been more important to VCU than today. With the steady decline of state budget support, our academic, research and clinical programs cry out for a public-private partnership. Gift planning by alumni and friends has made an important difference for VCU initiatives.
If you are interested in discussing how your planned gifts might benefit the university, please contact one of the university-related foundations listed below.
VCU School of Business Foundation
Created in March 2005, the VCU School of Business Foundation functions as a charitable foundation to assist, support and foster the activities and mission of the School of Business at VCU. It solicits, manages and distributes current and endowment gifts for all departments and programs in the school. The goal of the foundation is to provide the VCU School of Business with the resources it needs to educate and graduate highly motivated individuals for corporations and businesses in Richmond, the commonwealth and beyond.
School of Business Foundation
VCU School of Engineering Foundation
Founded in 1995, the VCU School of Engineering Foundation is organized exclusively for educational, scientific and charitable purposes and to provide financial and other support to VCU’s School of Engineering. Through teaching and research, the school creates knowledge and transforms ideas in engineering and the life sciences into technologies that enhance regional and global prosperity. Learn more.
R. Scott Rash
Vice President for Business Development
School of Engineering Foundation
The MCV Foundation was chartered in 1949 to inspire and steward philanthropy throughout VCU’s MCV Campus. It works in partnership with alumni and friends of the health sciences schools, MCV Hospitals and the Massey Cancer Center. The MCV Foundation is an integral support to the dedicated teachers, clinicians, researchers and students whose efforts place the MCV Campus among the world’s leading academic medical centers providing technically superb and compassionate care to patients. Learn more.
Brian S. Thomas
Senior Executive Director of Development
Interim President, MCV Foundation
Phone: (804) 828-0067
The VCU Foundation is a nonprofit corporation that functions as a charitable foundation to assist, support and foster the university. It solicits, manages and distributes current and endowment gifts for all schools, departments and programs across the university with major emphasis on the Monroe Park Campus. Learn more.
Tom Burke (B.S. '79/E; M.P.A. '95/H&S)