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Development and Alumni Relations

Ways to give

Donors have several options in making a gift to VCU. Please explore these avenues and decide which is best for you.

Named gift opportunities

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 $10,000 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.

  Fund minimum
Partial scholarship $10,000
Tuition and fees scholarship $100,000
Full scholarship* $200,000
Graduate fellowship $200,000
Full out-of-state scholarship ** $400,000

* Covers in-state tuition, fees, room and board and provides additional funding for books.
** Covers out-of-state tuition, fees, room and board and provides additional funding for books.

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.

  Fund minimum
Lectureship $100,000
Professorship $250,000
Distinguished professorship $500,000
Chair $1,000,000

More information

All named gift opportunities are subject to approval by the VCU Board of Visitors. For additional information about named gift opportunities, please contact:

William P. Kotti
President and Chief Development Officer
MCV Campus
Phone: (804) 828-9734
Fax: (804) 828-3729
E-mail: wpkotti@vcu.edu

 
 
 
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Planned giving

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:

Tom Burke
Executive Director
VCU Foundation
(804) 828-3958
tcburke@vcu.edu

 

 

William P. Kotti
President and Chief Development Officer
MCV Campus
Phone: (804) 828-9734
Fax: (804) 828-3729
E-mail: wpkotti@vcu.edu

 

 

R. Scott Rash
Vice President for Business Development

School of Engineering Foundation 
Phone: (804)828-1475
Fax: (804)828-1591
E-mail: rsrash@vcu.edu

 

 

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Unrestricted support

Donations are gratefully received in support of VCU’s four main foundations:

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.

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.

MCV 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.

VCU Foundation

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.

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