Tributes are a thoughtful and meaningful way to convey sympathy, memorialize a loved one, commemorate a special occasion, or honor and recognize members of the University of Richmond community. There are numerous ways to honor or memorialize a loved one at the University of Richmond.

Honorary and Memorial Gifts

Making an honorary or memorial gift is a special way to recognize a person's life and accomplishments while making an impact on the University. When you make an honorary or memorial gift to any fund, Donor Relations will notify the honoree or next of kin and provide your name, mailing address, and email address, unless otherwise noted. The gift amount will not be shared.

If you are mailing your gift, please include a note with your request including the name and mailing address (if applicable) of the individual to be notified.

If you are interested in establishing a named fund or endowment to recognize someone, please contact the Office of Donor Relations.

Memorial Walkway Pavers

Those who have been part of the University of Richmond community can be remembered through engraved granite memorial pavers installed in the Memorial Walkway in the University Columbarium. Memorial Pavers can be purchased and engraved for $1,000.

Ordering a Memorial Paver

Pavers can be ordered through the Office of Donor Relations at any time, but they are only engraved twice per year. The purchase of a paver is limited to:

  • University of Richmond alumni
  • Degree-seeking UR students
  • UR parents
  • Current and retired UR faculty and staff
  • Current, former, and emeriti UR Trustees

To place your paver order, please complete the paver purchase form. Once you have completed this, please send it along with your payment in the form of a check made out to the University of Richmond. Both can be mailed to:

Office of Donor Relations
110 UR Drive
University of Richmond, VA 23173

Benches & Trees

We understand the desire to place other types of physical recognition or reminders of a loved one on our campus, however, UR does not have a program for either of these at this time.

For additional information on tributes, please contact the Office of Donor Relations at or (804) 287-6815.