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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:
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.
Hello fellow Hoos! I hope everyone is having a great summer. As the start of the 2019-2020 membership year approaches, I want to encourage the Richmond alumni community to become first-time members or renew their membership with the club. Please join using the following link to our membership website, Become a Member.
Our membership year runs from September 1st through August 31st, and there is a $5.00 discount on dues for those who renew or join before October 1st. Your enthusiasm and contributions have helped the UVA Club of Richmond offer numerous benefits to our alumni and local community, including:
- Community service and charity events
- Professional development seminars and networking
- Resources for incoming students and recent grads
- Social events and game watches at great venues throughout Richmond
- Educational lectures and book clubs
We plan to continue these successes and also welcome suggestions regarding new events/activities to encourage increased participation among Richmond’s sizeable alumni community. On behalf of the board, 2019-2020 is shaping up to be an exciting year and we look forward to seeing you at an event.
Aubrey El (COM ’05), UVA Club of Richmond Membership Chair
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.
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.
– 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 Kendra at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re interested and she will point you in the right direction to start getting involved!
- Groups and Programs
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!
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.
Many Wahoos have fond memories of selecting and supporting local students through the Jefferson and Ridley scholarships in years past. Today’s UVA Club of Richmond keeps that effort alive.
For the second straight year, the Club has awarded a local graduating senior a $2000 scholarship to use for expenses at the University of Virginia. Our scholarship committee continues to focus on students most devoted to serving our community. We received nearly 70 applications from all parts of the Richmond area out of the 400 accepted students notified. Many students shared their local projects and passions which they hope to continue in Charlottesville.
We again found a student who stood out to become our second annual scholarship winner. Monica Iang (CLAS ’23) graduated from J. R. Tucker in June with a GPA over 4.5 and an SAT score over 1400. Beyond these credentials, she also reached out to other people in her community who are refugees and now hopes to help those new Americans through the Bridging the Gap program at Madison House. She also discovered a possible career while volunteering at the Science Museum – she currently sees herself going on to medical school and specializing in pediatric medicine. Her intelligence and compassion will lead Monica to a bright future at the University and beyond.
The UVA Club of Richmond wants to keep finding the best of the Richmond-area students and reward them for upholding the Club’s commitment to service in the local community. The Club would appreciate anyone who can offer their time, insight ,or money to help us keep this scholarship going. If you are interested in assisting the Scholarship Committee, please contact Committee Chairman, Mat Taylor (CLAS ’94) at email@example.com and volunteer to help.
- UVA Links
For more information, please contact Mary Beth Smith (ED ’18), Assistant Director, UVA Clubs and Global Engagement, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 434-995-8505.