Cavalier Corner

August 2021

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4 CAVALIER CORNER Dear Cavalier Fan, As summer comes to a close and preparations for the fall season are in full swing, we look forward to the start of the academic year and the return of live sporting events in Charlottesville… with fans in the stands! We hope many of you can join us. We continue to remain grateful to our donors whose support has enabled our student athletes and coaches to reach this point. Season ticket renewals for football and men's basketball have been strong as have contributions this calendar year. Commitments to the 2021 Annual Fund are running slightly ahead of last year and have surpassed $16 million. Additionally over 800 donors have made a commitment in 2021 who did not contribute in 2020. The new donor growth is exciting. With a goal of $20 million, we will need both new donors and returning donors to finish strong over the next five months. If you haven't made your 2021 Annual Fund commitment, we encour- age you to do so now – even if you traditionally wait until later in the year. Renewing your pledge now helps us forecast spending for the re- mainder of the year. If you can pay your pledge by September 30, it will help us fund our first semester scholarship payment to the University. For this payment, you will receive additional bonus priority points as part of our annual incentive for early payment. Making your pledge of $100+ now also allows you to continue receiving the 2021 Cavalier Corner as this is the last issue that will be sent to donors who are unpledged. In addition to the Annual Fund, our staff is continuing to work on fundraising for the Football Operations Center as part of the Athletics Master Plan, new endowed scholarships and new estate and planned gifts. The positive momentum in the stock market has allowed donors to think creatively about how to support Virginia Athletics. So far this year we have received over $6 million in planned gift commitments in the form of bequests and trusts. Please don't hesitate to contact our office to discuss any of these opportunities. As we welcome all student-athletes this fall for in-person classes and athletics competitions, we recognize the profound impact of donor sup- port from the first day they step on Grounds to the day they walk the Lawn. Thank you for continuing to create a lifetime of memories for over 750 student-athletes. Best regards, Dirk P. Katstra Executive Director 2021 BOARD OF TRUSTEES OFFICERS President Juliana Schulte O'Reilly, McLean, Va. Vice President Franklin S. Edmonds Jr., Charlottesville, Va. Secretary-Treasurer Dirk P. Katstra, Charlottesville, Va. Immediate Past President Alan A. McClure, Atlanta, Ga. Trustees Mia M. Bass, Alexandria, Va. Charles R. Birdsong, Suffolk, Va. Marvin P. Bush, Arlington, Va. W. Heywood Fralin, Roanoke, Va. Edmund F. Garno III, Haverford, Pa. Michael S. Geismar, Charlottesville, Va. Marvin W. Gilliam Jr., Bristol, Va. Raleigh Anne Gray, Charlotte, N.C. Christopher A. Harrison, Washington, D.C. Yusef D. Jackson, Chicago, Ill. Mark M. Luellen, Charlottesville, Va. T. Douglas McQuade, Roanoke, Va. Herman Moore, Lake Orion, Mich. Craig W. Packer, Greenwich, Conn. Barry L. Parkhill, Keswick, Va. Andrew S. Peskin, Manakin Sabot, Va. Jill Royster, Santa Monica, Calif. Rachel Ward Sheridan, McLean, Va. Cynthia Brinker Simmons, Dallas, Texas Anne Carter Smith, Charlotte, N.C. A. Wellford Tabor, Charlotte, N.C. Carla G. Williams, Charlottesville, Va. Mission Statement The Virginia Athletics Foundation, through its fundraising efforts, strives to support a preeminent intercollegiate athletics program at the University of Virginia by providing student- athletes the opportunity to achieve academic and athletic excellence. Virginia Athletics Foundation P.O. Box 400833 Charlottesville, VA 22904-4833 (434) 982-5555 | (800) 626-8723 (434) 982-5025 FAX Like us on Facebook

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