Annual Fund

Annual Fund

There are many reasons the annual fund is so important to The University of Virginia’s College at Wise, but two stand out. First, it is largely unrestricted, which means your gift can go directly toward the bottom line for projects and programs the chancellor deems essential but not otherwise funded. And second, annual giving is just that–annual. By making contributions from year to year, alumni and friends provide a reliable stream of support for academic and student-life programs and encourage others to give as well. State funds and tuition alone do not meet the cost of educating today’s students.

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Annual Fund Class Council & Advisory Committee

The Class Agent Program is a tradition that started several years ago at UVa-Wise. Each of the alumni classes has at least one class agent volunteer who works to stay informed about the happenings at the College in an effort to communicate with fellow classmates to raise awareness of the need for financial support for the College.

With support from UVa-Wise development staff, the Annual Fund Class Council Advisory Committee promotes the importance of annual unrestricted contributions to the Annual Fund. These volunteers have also committed to making an annual gift in support of the College’s efforts.

The Annual Fund fiscal year ends June 30 of each year.

Annual FundClass Council (AFCC) Co-Chairs 2012-2014

Fran G. Hunt

Fran G. Hunt

Fran G. Hunt graduated from what was then called Clinch Valley College of the University of Virginia in 1980 with a degree in Business & Public Administration. He is President of Hunt Commercial Properties Group, Inc. in Newport News traveling throughout the southeastern states working on business-related endeavors.

While in college, Fran was a member of the varsity basketball team, student council, was a founding member of Tau Beta Chi local fraternity where he served as president. He was also a Charter member of the Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity, Epsilon Epsilon Chapter where he served as Warden and Archon.

Fran serves as an at-large member of the UVa-Wise Alumni Association and as a member of the Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity Hawpe-Donathan Alumni Scholarship committee, member of the International Council of Shopping Centers, past chairman of the Virginia Peninsula Commercial & Industrial Real Estate Committee, past board member of the First United Methodist school board past member of the Oyster Point Rotary Club.

Fran's wife, Martha Hankins Hunt, graduated 1981 and has enjoyed a successful career in Assisted Living and Nursing Home administration. They have three children Colin, Paige and Patrick.

Fran is looking forward to playing an active role in educating alumni about the importance of annual giving. “I have always viewed UVA-Wise as a place of tremendous opportunity. To this day I am still benefitting from what the college has to offer. Annual giving enables us to continue these opportunities to help those that are striving to make a difference today for tomorrow,” Fran said.

Kim Moffit Stanley

Kim Moffit Stanley

Kim Moffit Stanley graduated from The University of Virginia’s College at Wise in 2006 with a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education. She is employed in the Wise County Public School System as a fourth grade teacher at Powell Valley Primary School.

While in college, she was an active member of the Student Virginia Education Association. She received the Norton Lions Club Scholarship while in college and was very appreciative of the Club’s support.

Kim’s husband, Matthew, graduated from UVa-Wise in 2004 and they live in Wise. She is very active in her church, leading youth music and assisting the Sunday School Superintendent.

“With the help of donors I was able to complete my college degree with little debt and go on to be a first generation college graduate in my family. I have a passion for UVa-Wise and look forward to the opportunity helping educate alumni and friends about the importance of annual giving,” Stanley said.

For more information on making an annual gift, please contact Valerie Lawson at 276.376.4523 or