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Welcome to the City of Brotherly Love! Our club is very active and puts on several events throughout the year with a focus on:
- UVA admissions
- Engagement with current and prospective students
Get involved! The best way to begin is to contact a member of our leadership committee and describe your interests.
To receive the club’s e-mail updates, send an email to email@example.com with the word “subscribe” in the subject line. Please include your full name, school and graduation year in the body of the email.
The UVA Club of Philadelphia no longer has “members” that pay membership dues. Instead, everyone is a member and the Club’s events will be open to all. For those events for which the Club charges a fee to attend or participate, it will be a single price, rather than one price for non-members and a discounted price for members. Instead of paying a membership fee, the Club will instead be seeking donations from its supporters. This change-over will have one major change – the previous “membership fees” will be replaced by (hopefully) your donations, which will be fully tax-deductible.
- 'Hoos Next
This spring, we will distribute Jefferson Book Awards to various Philadelphia area high schools for presentation to juniors who demonstrate the Jeffersonian ideals of “scholarship, leadership, and citizenship”. The schools appreciate the opportunity to present these awards to deserving individuals and it also helps increase the profile of the University.
We will also telephone all the high school seniors in the area who are accepted to UVA to congratulate them and offer to answer any questions they might have. The students and their parents really like this personal touch and we believe this helps to sway the students to accept their offers. Last year we had more than 50 students accept their offers and we expect an equally stellar list this year.
To honor these students and welcome them into the UVA community, we will host a reception in this coming June. If you would like to help with these calls or planning the reception, please contact Mike Smith.
- UVA Links
For more information, please contact Jake Pittman (CLAS ’14), Assistant Director for Alumni and Parent Engagement, at JakePittman@virginia.edu.