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April 2012

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Dear Cavalier Friends, March Madness is upon us. While this phrase normally refers to the NCAA basketball tournaments, it is also the convergence of our winter sports and spring sports, as well as a very busy fund raising month — all resulting in an exciting March Madness of our own. In February, we launched our 2012 Annual Campaign with our direct mail solicitation, making March a busy month as donors respond with annual pledge commitments prior to the end of the first period (April 30). I hope you will pay particular attention to the information on the inside of the campaign brochure. This same information can be found on our website at Of particular note, we are projected to fund all 316.6 scholarships at a total cost of almost $13 million. This is an increase of $2.5 million since 2007-08. Additionally, the cost of an out-of-state scholarship has grown from $36,065 to $47,008 in the same time period. Until we are fortunate enough to have an endowment large enough to fund these scholarships in perpetuity, we will continue to rely heavily on our annual giving program. Many years ago, we made a commitment to fully fund each of our 25 sports, and were fortunate to have a donor base that made generous gifts to allow us to do so. Many of the sports that benefitted from a full allotment of scholarships are our spring sports and they have been among the most successful sports in our program. Without the scholarship support, they would not have been able to attract the student-athletes who have made this success possible. From Joe Harris (men's basketball) to Keith Werman (baseball), Ariana Moorer (women's basketball) to Emily Fraser (women's tennis) and hun- dreds of others, all of these student-athletes benefit directly from the annual contributions of donors to the Foundation. I hope all Cavalier fans will be a part of our own March Madness and support the student-athletes at the university with an annual contribution. These contributions provide the foundation for the success of our student- athletes. Thank you in advance for all that you do to support the Virginia athletics program. Sincerely, 2012 BOARD OF TRUSTEES OFFICERS President Barry D. Koval, Midlothian, Va. Vice President Barbour T. Farinholt, Richmond, Va. Secretary-Treasurer Dirk P. Katstra, Charlottesville, Va. Immediate Past President Victor M. Dandridge III, Charlottesville, Va. TRUSTEES Daniel R. Abramson, Alexandria, Va. Valerie B. Ackerman, New York, N.Y. Richard L. Booth Jr., Charlottesville, Va. Ronald L. Carey Jr., Richmond, Va. Scott A. Dockter, Atlanta, Ga. Roger E. Emory, Abingdon, Va. Jack E. Fockler Jr., Richmond, Va. Marvin W. Gilliam Jr., Bristol, Va. Benjamin B. Hankins Jr., Great Falls, Va. Ryan P. Kuehl, Potomac, Md. Craig K. Littlepage, Charlottesville, Va. T. Richard Litton Jr., Norfolk, Va. E. Charles Longley Jr., Charlottesville, Va. L. White Matthews III, Charlottesville, Va. Barry L. Parkhill, Charlottesville, Va. Anne Carter Smith, Charlotte, N.C. Julious P. Smith Jr., Richmond, Va. Robert D. Sweeney, Charlottesville, Va. William L. Tyson, Richmond, Va. Mission Statement The Virginia Athletics Foundation, through its fund-raising 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 22904-0433 (434) 982-5555 | (434) 982-5025 FAX Dirk P. Katstra Executive Director Like us on Facebook APRIL 2012 ◆ 3 (800) 626-8723

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