Dear UVA Wise Benefactors:
We were deeply disappointed this past fall to have to cancel our annual Benefactors Celebration at the University of Virginia’s College at Wise. We were cautiously optimistic that we would be able to invite you to campus this spring to celebrate the faithful support of alumni and friends like you. Unfortunately, it is not yet possible to gather again in person.
Your ongoing support has enabled the College to rise to meet the challenges that the pandemic has presented not only on our campus but around the globe. Many of our students have experienced financial hardships like never before. Contributions for emergency funds have been especially meaningful this year.
We are pleased to let you know that gifts to our Honor the Future Campaign have had a transformational impact on our students. As we continue to press forward during the pandemic, we thank you for your support and hope that each time you wear the enclosed UVA Wise branded mask, you will be reminded of our deep gratitude. Until we can safely gather again, we wish you well!
Lewey K. Lee ’64, Co-Chair Honor the Future Campaign
Rhonda M. Perkins ’73, Co-Chair Honor the Future Campaign
Donna P. Henry, Chancellor
Valerie S. Lawson ’87, Vice Chancellor Advancement & Alumni Engagement