When does the endowment’s matching gift campaign take place?

The campaign will be throughout the swim season and end on March 31, 2024.

What is the purpose of Virginia Swim & Dive Alumni Olympic Trials and Program Enhancement Endowment?

This newly established endowment will provide perpetual resources for Virginia Swimming & Diving program.  Funds will go towards travel, lodging, nutrition, and recovery services for our student-athletes when competing at national team qualifying meets such as the Olympic Trials.  This endowment will also allow the team to further invest in traveling to premier dual meets across the country, technology and equipment.

What is the goal of the endowment’s matching gift campaign?

The endowment was established by a lead gift of $500,000.  The initial donor is also offering a dollar for dollar alumni match up to $250,000.  When we take full advantage of the matching incentive the $1,000,000 endowment will provide $50,000 in annual budget enhancing support to the swim and dive program.

What if I want to mail in my gift?

Checks should be addressed to the Virginia Athletics Foundation and mailed to PO Box 400833, Charlottesville, VA 22904.  Make sure to include “Olympic Trials Endowment” in the memo line.

What if I want to make a gift in a different way?

To make your gift you can also contribute by utilizing appreciated securities, donor advised funds, wire transfers and more.  For questions on how to make these types of gifts please contact Drew Ossakow at dossakow@virginia.edu or 434-982-5572.

Can I submit a pledge now and pay later?

Yes, you can call Drew Ossakow at 434-982-5572 for setting up a pledge.  We are encouraging alumni to make multi-year commitments to multiply your impact.  A one-time $100 gift can turn into a five year recurring $500 commitment.

Questions about the giving platform? Click the link to learn more: www.givecampus.com/faq