Donor Engagement

University of Richmond Gratitude Week

November 18–22

We are so grateful for your support of the University of Richmond. Despite not being able to gather together this year, we want to celebrate you and our philanthropic community.

Below you will find the schedule of virtual Gratitude Week programs, and we will also be sharing the impact of Spider giving through our social media channels. We hope you enjoy.

November 18

Within the Web: Giving at Richmond

On November 18th, our quarterly donor e-newsletter will hit your inbox! If you haven't received our emails, please reach out to us at to update your records.

Women & Philanthropy Panel (Register Here!)

Hear from some of UR's outstanding female leaders in philanthropy. Members of the UR Board of Trustees and the UR Alumni Association Board will be speaking about the ways they give back to Richmond and what inspires them to do so.

Moderator, UR Vice President for Advancement, Martha E. Callaghan will be joined by six inspiring women.

  • Kathleen Hughes Bettencourt, W'89, P'21, UR Board of Trustees
  • Rasheeda Perry, '03, URAA Board of Directors
  • Susan Quisenberry, W'65, UR Board of Trustees, Vice-Rector
  • Suneela "Suni" Aras Vaidya, '95, URAA Board of Directors
  • Michelle Walrath, '98, UR Board of Trustees

November 20

Gratitude in a Time of Profound Challenges & Change

On November 19th, Dr. Betty Neal Crutcher and Rev. Dr. Craig Kocher reflect on how gratitude can help, guide, and provide perspective in difficult times. Special presentation sent directly to your inbox.

November 22

Thank You

On November 22nd, our special message of gratitude for all that you do for UR and our students, sent directly to your inbox.

You can also follow along with us on Facebook and Instagram!

For instructions on accessing Zoom webinar events, please visit the Zoom support website. If you have any questions, please reach out to us at