Why Give?

From student, faculty and staff success stories, to research and study abroad programs, to intercollegiate athletic programs, to facilities and student scholarships, all have been shaped by private gifts from generous alumni and friends at UVa-Wise. Learning and discovering that your gifts empower and facilitate the life of the College every day is incredibly pleasing. Both major gifts and more modest donations are vital to the College's mission and illustrate the fact that positive impact comes in all sizes.

Why is Alumni Participation in the Annual Fund so important?  
Alumni participation is essential to the future success of UVa-Wise. Alumni support is one of the important factors used by US News & World Report when ranking universities (currently UVa-Wise is ranked 8th).  Therefore, an increase in alumni giving increases UVa-Wise's rank and this, in turn, increases the value of your degree!  Also, corporations and foundations look at alumni giving to determine which universities they will support. Your gift, no matter the size, demonstrates a strong commitment to the College. 


By supporting UVa-Wise, you help foster the relationships that change lives!

Thank you for your support!

Do you have a question or need additional information?

Please contact:
Office of Development & College Relations
The University of Virginia's College at Wise
Bowers-Sturgill Hall
One College Avenue
Wise, VA 24293
Phone:  (276)328-0132
Fax: (276)376-1024