Annual Giving

"Every Spider, Every Year"

The University of Richmond was built on the generosity of alumni, parents, and friends. Our school would be a far different place — a far lesser place — without this foundation. Each year, loyal Spiders sustain this legacy through annual giving. These gifts are essential to Richmond’s continued momentum. Make Your Annual Gift
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Personal Impact

Support what means the most to you at Richmond. Give to the University of Richmond Annual Fund to support the areas of greatest need and student impact. Or designate your gift to the school, department, or program of your choosing.

Either way, your gift will go to work right away to support today’s students and faculty.

Collective Impact

Last year, alumni, parents, and friends contributed more than $23M to the University. More than $370,000 came from gifts of $100 or less.

Each gift to the annual fund equals income from an endowed fund 20 times its size. This means even small gifts have a big impact.

$23.5M%

in total gifts and commitments

8,500+

Spider alumni gave back

$9.5M

given to Financial Aid

$370k

came from gifts of $100 or less

UR Here.

UR Here Giving Day

UR Here Giving Day is a 36-hour fundraising event that brings our entire Spider community — alumni, students, faculty, staff, families, and friends — together to support the University and its students. Everyone is encouraged to support their Richmond passion, increase the impact of their gifts through challenges and matching gifts, and encourage fellow Spiders everywhere to do the same. Remember, no matter where you are, when you support Richmond, #URHere.

$1.6M

raised during the 2020 Giving Day

April 7-8

2021 Giving Day dates

Your Participation Matters

An important goal is to increase our undergraduate alumni participation rate — the percentage of alumni making a gift in a given fiscal year. While many alumni generously support Richmond, less than 25 percent do so in any given year. The entire Spider community benefits when more undergraduate alumni give to Richmond every year.

Alumni participation in giving reflects alumni support for the University’s mission, and is seen by others as a measure of alumni satisfaction. Publications like U.S. News and World Report consider undergraduate alumni when determining Richmond’s national ranking each year. These rankings heavily influence how others view Richmond and may affect our ability to secure grants from corporations and other organizations.

Increase Your Impact

Recurring Gifts
Recurring gifts are convenient, customizable and environmentally friendly. You may give monthly, quarterly or annually.
Matching Gifts

Matching gifts may enable you to double or triple the value of your gift. Check to see if your employer offers matching gifts.

Stocks & Mutual Funds

Gifts of stock or mutual funds can be a smart way to support Richmond. The University will receive the full value of your gift, while you avoid capital gains on those assets.

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Senior Legacy Campaign

The student-led Senior Legacy Campaign asks every member of the senior class to make a gift to the University before graduation, encouraging them to give to something that has shaped their time at UR, will help others, or is otherwise important to them. Gift designation options are as varied as the student experience. Seniors can give to their school, department, club, or team; to programs like the Bonner Center for Civic Engagement, the Chaplaincy, or Multicultural Affairs; or to student-support funds like the Student Emergency Fund, the Career Opportunity Fund, and Financial Aid.