Donor Engagement

Donor Engagement

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Donor Recognition

Our donors leave an indelible mark on the University and make a meaningful difference in the lives of our students. We strive to recognize and celebrate their selfless contributions through giving societies and named funds and spaces.
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Robins Society

Loyal support is the cornerstone of our institution’s success. Launched in January 2019, the Robins Society honors steadfast donors who continue our important tradition of giving. Through this society, we proudly recognize those who have given to the University over an unbroken series of fiscal years, regardless of giving amount.
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Gratitude Day

The University of Richmond community is coming together to express our gratitude for the many ways we have been positively impacted by the generosity of donors. From providing meaningful experiences to scholarship and mentorship opportunities, donors give us so many reasons to be grateful.

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Pillars Impact Report

Pillars is a new annual report dedicated to the impact of philanthropy at the University of Richmond. This first issue illustrates how the generosity of the Spider community carries forward the promise of access and opportunity to the next generation. 

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Giving Spotlights

Behind every gift to Richmond is a rich and meaningful story. Our donors make a remarkable impact on those who live, learn, and work here. Read more about the University’s incredible benefactors, as well as those who have been supported by donor generosity. 

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Special Events

Donor events give us the opportunity to celebrate everything our supporters make possible for the University. We hope you are able to join us as we acknowledge the many ways our donors advance Richmond’s mission, increase our accessibility, and elevate our excellence.