Tributary Gifts

UVa-Wise Tributary Gifts

Tributary gifts provide a beautiful way to honor family or friends or to remember those who have passed away while supporting The University of Virginia’s College at Wise. Gifts may be designated to an area that would be meaningful to the honoree or to an area where the donor has a passion.

In Honor of Gifts

Gifts to The University of Virginia’s College at Wise may be made in honor of a person or a special event in the life of a loved one. Many choose to honor a particular faculty member, classmate, their parents or friends – anyone who has inspired them, challenged them and helped them to grow. Others honor birthdays, anniversaries and many other special occasions. Just be sure to indicate the full name of the person you wish to honor and the College will notify them of your kindness. Honorary gifts are listed for the current fiscal year, July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020.

In Memory of Gifts

Gifts to the College may also be made in memory of a person who has affected the life of the donor or at the passing of a family, friend or colleague. Memorial gifts are a beautiful and loving way to pay special tribute to a loved one. Please indicate the full name of the person and who you would like us to let know of your gift.  Memorial gifts are listed for the current fiscal year, July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020.

Twinleaf Society Clock Personalized Pavers

Another possible way to give in honor of or in memory of someone is by making a contribution for a personalized brick to be placed at the Twinleaf Clock which is conveniently located near the Chapel of All Faiths and across from Crockett Hall.  Each brick is $500 and may include up to three lines of text that can include up to 18 characters each. Click this link for the Twinleaf Society Brick Order Form.

To make a tributary gift, make a gift online or send a check to UVa-Wise Foundation, 1 College Avenue, Wise, Virginia 24293. For more information, please contact Valerie Lawson at 276.376.4523.

In honor of and in memory of gifts from July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020 are listed below:


In honor of Nell Asbury for the Nell H. Asbury Scholarship made by:

  • Greg and Dawn Gilbert

In honor of Freda Atwood for the Fred and Anna Lee Culbertson Emergency Fund made by:

  • George and Nancy Culbertson
  • James and Sue Fischer

In memory of Teri Siemen Coffey for the Ralph L. Siemen Scholarship in Chemistry made by:

  • Rusty and Martha Necessary

In memory of Bibbie Fraley for the Campus Beautification Fund made by:

  • John and Eva Fulton
  • Charles and Mary Henderson

In honor of Donna Hale for Donna Hale Scholarship made by:

  • Wallace and Patty Barton

In honor of Matthew Harvey for Greatest Need made by:

  • H. Edward and Ellen Harvey

In memory of Betty Humphreys for the Betty M. Humphreys FBLA Leadership Scholarship made by:

  • Danny and Anne Baker
  • Dennis and Glenna Hensdill

In memory of Mary Hunnicutt for Norton Pepsi/Hunnicutt Family Scholarship made by:

  • Steve and Valerie Lawson
  • B. Robert and Donna Raines
  • C. Thomas Tenney, Jr.
  • Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company of Chillicothe
  • Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company of Corbin
  • Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company of New Haven
  • Don and Gigi Pippin

In memory of Arnold Mellinger for Men’s Basketball made by:

  • Temple Mellinger

In memory of Danny Mullins for the Danny G. and Kimberly Mullins Athletic Scholarship made by:

  • Anonymous

In honor of Gena Prince for the Georgia Eller Jones & Gusteva Wallen Scott Scholarship made by:

  • Alia Head

In memory of Merry Lu Prior for the Merry Lu Prior Bicentennial Scholarship made by:

  • UVA Wise Alumni Association.

In memory of Merry Lu Prior for the Merry Lu Prior Garden made by:

  • Gil and Martha Blackburn
  • Town and Country Garden Club

In memory of Theresa Rigg for the Theresa Roberts Rigg Scholarship made by:

  • Sue Ellen Fleming

In honor of Lona Roberts for the Twinleaf Society (brick) made by:

  • Tracy Roberts

In memory of Dana Sample for the Dana Sample Travel Scholarship made by:

  • Jeffrey Hamilton

In memory of Helen Sandidge for Alumni Association made by:

  • Mike and Sheila Combs

In memory of Phillip Stallard for Phillip Andrew Stallard Bicentennial Scholarship made by:

  • Pat Stallard

In memory of Ernest Starker for the Ernest C. Starker Memorial Athletic Scholarship made by:

  • William Gardner
  • John and Carolyn Grant

In honor of Evan Elizabeth Williams for the Greatest Needs made by:

  • Emmetri Beane



Updated September 13, 2019


Tributary Gifts from July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019

Tributary Gifts from July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018

Tributary Gifts from July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017

Tributary Gifts from July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2016

Tributary Gifts from July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2015

Tributary Gifts from July 1, 2013 – June 30, 2014