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UVA Club of Richmond

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Are you interested in a meaningful and engaging volunteer opportunity? Would you like to interact with local alumni? Do you want to get to know other Hoos in Richmond? Do you want to bring in UVA faculty as speakers?

The UVA Club of Richmond is building momentum and we are looking for new members and fresh ideas. Whether you are interested in working with students, planning community service, educational opportunities, or social events, there are many ways to get involved with the club.

UVA Club of Richmond Committees and Contacts

Volunteer for a Committee

The work of the Club is made possible by volunteers like you who participate in our active and fun committees which include:

  • Membership
  • Programming
  • Scholarships
  • Schools

Please let us know which committee you are interested in joining – feel free to communicate directly with the committee chair.

Lead a Committee

The Club’s board members serve up to 2 three year terms. Board positions are filled in the Spring (June) for the upcoming term, but there are sometimes vacancies at other times during the year. Contact the Club President for more information.

Committee or Activity Chair or Contact(s)
Book Club – Review & discuss books, generally with a relationship to UVA Sharon Peffer
Cavaliers Care – Organizes the community service events of the Club Caitlin McKelway

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Ryon Acey

Dabney Awards – Interviews and selects UVA 4th Year student from the Richmond area for this annual award Dorline Davidson-Harvey
Sports Chair – Participates in local area athletics Damon Davis
Schools – Support regional activities to identify and recruit top academic candidates from local high schools Blaire Hawkins
Membership Committee – Club Ambassadors, maintain member lists, recruit & retain Kendra Pugh
Social/Networking – Sports and bar nights, seminars, short courses, social and professional growth, luncheon events Drew Lafountaine

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Jonathan Hall

Cavs Connect – Current Articles, Videos & Podcast Jennifer Fergusson
Lady ‘Hoo Lunch – Meet for lunch to mingle, share cards and make connections! The goal is to form relationships, share knowledge and provide support to fellow Wahoos looking to grow their business and expand their network. Whitney Watson
Marketing / Communications Chair  –  Sarah Schneider
Technology Chair

 

Membership

Annual Membership in the UVA Club of Richmond runs from September through August each year.  The UVA Club of Richmond is an independent social and service community organized in part with the UVA Office of Engagement.  We depend on your participation and involvement to deliver quality programs in the Richmond, Virginia area and surrounding communities such as:

  • Ridley Scholarships – for high school students from the Richmond area
  • Cavaliers Care projects – Bright Beginnings with Shady Grove YMCA, Caritas, Richmond Habitat for Humanity
  • Jefferson Book Awards and educational events for Richmond area high school students
  • Speakers for Richmond Club events such as President John Casteen, Ed Ayers, Larry Sabato, Tiki Barber and UVA Rector Gordon Rainey
  • Jefferson Scholarships – for high school students from the Richmond area and around the world

We invite you to take a BIG STEP in supporting these activities by becoming a Club Member this Year and getting involved in these and other programs and activities.

Membership in UVA Clubs is separate from your membership in The University’s Alumni Association.  We encourage you to continue to support any University-related organization you can, but please keep in mind that we do not receive resources or membership listings from other groups.

Become a Member

Download Annual Membership Form – PDF

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Volunteer

Are you interested in volunteering with the UVA Club of Richmond?

If you are a UVA alumni, parent or friend living in the Richmond area and want to be a club volunteer, we would love your help!  With over 16,000 alumni and parents in the Richmond area we are always looking for volunteers to serve on one of our committees.

Committees include:

– Holiday Event Committee
– Spring Banquet Committee
– Cavs Care (Service Opportunities)
– Hokies vs. ‘Hoos (Annual Central Virginia Food Bank “Food Fight” versus the VT Hokies)
– Schools Committee (help spread the word about UVA to local high school students)
– Book Club Committee
– Monthly Downtown Luncheon Series
– Young Alumni Programs Committee
– Technology Committee
– Social & Networking Events Committee
– Sports Committee
– Help support the Richmond Ridley Chapter
– Marketing Committee

Just send an e-mail to Stephen at sjs6jk@virginia.edu if you’re interested and she will point you in the right direction to start getting involved!

Groups and Programs

Young Alumni

Become a Committee Member

The best way to get connected with the Young Alumni in the Club is to become a committee member. With all the activities planned during the year, we definitely need people to help coordinate these events. If you would like to get involved or if you have any questions, please contact Jonathan Hall or Drew Lafountaine.

Previous Young Alumni Events:

Trivia Night, Fine Art Museum Tour, Bowling, Golf, Personal Finance/Investment Seminar, Tacky Lights Tour, Young Alumni Bar Nights, Flying Squirrels Baseball game, Wine Tasting, Go-kart racing, and many more!

 

Cavaliers Care

The Jeffersonian principal of citizenship is a tie that binds University of Virginia alumni together and serves as the foundation of the Cavaliers Care program. Cavaliers Care strives to harness the enthusiasm of UVA alumni and parents in local volunteer initiatives across the country into a coordinated effort nationwide.

Cavs Care contact is Caitlin Mckelway or Ryon Acey

UVA Links
Beverly Wakefield

For more information, please contact Beverly Wakefield, Senior Associate Director for Alumni and Parent Engagement, at beverlyw@virginia.edu or 434-284-2059.