Ways to Give

There are many meaningful and impactful ways to give to the Darden School of Business, and making a gift is easy. Your philanthropy has a profound impact on elevating Darden’s educational experience by powering the purposeful through unmatched transformational learning experiences.

From the Darden Annual Fund to creating an endowment to making a planned gift, Darden aims to provide a means to support the School that connects a donor’s philanthropic passions with strategic priorities that make real impact for students, faculty and the Darden experience. 

Darden Annual Fund

Provides the flexibility to invest in Darden’s innovative programs and educational experience on Grounds and around the world

Endowments

Allow Darden to increase support for the faculty, scholarships, Grounds, technology and programs for the next generation

Planned Giving

Impacts Darden’s future and allows alumni to meet their personal financial needs and leave a lasting legacy on the School

Ways to Give
Online

Gifts may be made by using our secure Darden Annual Fund online giving form.

Mail

Checks may be mailed directly and must be made payable to “Darden School Foundation” with any specific instructions or designation included in the memo section of the check and/or in a separate accompanying letter.

 

The mailing address is:

Darden School Foundation
University of Virginia
P.O. Box 37963
Boone, Iowa 50036 USA

Stock Transfer

Electronic transfer is the easiest method when a donor maintains holdings in a brokered account.

 

DTC Eligible Securities (Common Stock and Mutual Fund Shares):
Clearing Broker: Pershing LLC
DTC Participant: # 0443
Account Number: N7M-001327
Credit: University of Virginia Gift Account
Reference: [Donor’s Name]

 

To confirm receipt and proper allocation for a gift of securities, please contact Interim Vice President for Advancement Samantha Hartog at [email protected] or +1-434-982-2151 to provide the following information:

 

  • Donor’s full name and Darden graduation year (as applicable)
  • Name, number and approximate value of security to be gifted
  • Name of brokerage firm that holds the security
  • Gift designation (e.g., named scholarship, Darden Annual Fund)

To transfer other forms of stock or for more information, click here.

Wire

Payments may be made by wire transfer. Contact Interim Vice President for Advancement Samantha Hartog at [email protected] or +1-434-982-2151 to confirm receipt and proper allocation.

 

Bank of America
Credit to: University of Virginia – Advancement Operations Account
ABA#: 026009593 (Wire)
ABA#: 051000017 (ACH/EFT)
Account #: 435029074310

 

University of Virginia – Advancement Operations Account
1001 Emmet Street North
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903-4833

Phone

Gifts may be made over the phone by calling University Advancement Services at +1-434-924-7018 with credit card information.

Corporate Matching

Increase the impact of your gift by leveraging the generosity and encouragement of your employer.

 

Your company will have its own guidelines similar to these steps:

  1. Find out if your company matches gifts.
  2. Get a matching gift form from your company.
  3. Fill it out and send it to:
  4. UVA will complete the form and contact your company.
  5. Your company will send matching gift funds to UVA.

If you have questions, please call +1-434-924-7018.

Bank Draft

Gifts will be automatically transferred from your bank account on or about the 10th of each month for as long as you indicate on your form.

 

Print, complete and mail your Automatic Bank Draft Form to:
University of Virginia
P.O. Box 37963
Boone, Iowa 50036

 

If you have questions, please call +1-434-924-7018.

Recurring Gift

Recurring gifts may be made by using our secure Darden Annual Fund online giving form.

Pledge to Power Darden’s Purpose

Make a one-time or multiyear pledge to one of Darden’s strategic priorities.

Start a Conversation

Connect with us to discuss opportunities to power Darden’s purpose.

What You Need to Know About Our Ways to Give
FAQ
How do I make or renew my annual gift?

There are many different ways you can make your annual gift to Darden.

  • Give online: Use our convenient annual fund online giving form
  • Give over the phone: Call Darden’s Annual Giving office at +1-434-297-6305.
  • Mail your check payable to “Darden School Foundation” to:
    • Darden School Foundation
      University of Virginia
      P.O. Box 37963
      Boone, Iowa 50036 USA
What is Darden’s fiscal year?

The fiscal year runs 1 July through 30 June.

What is the Darden Foundation’s tax ID number?

The Foundation tax ID number is 54-6046419.

How do I update my personal information with Darden?

To update your contact information, call +1-434-243-8977 or email [email protected].

If I have a question about my giving history, whom should I contact?

For gift-related inquiries, call Darden’s Annual Giving office at +1-434-297-6305 or email Renee Bush at [email protected].

 

For other inquiries, visit our Contact Us page to find the best contact according to your needs.

How can I confirm that you have received my donation?

For gift-related inquiries, call Darden’s Annual Giving office +1-434-297-6305 or email Renee Bush at [email protected].

 

For other inquiries, visit our Contact Us page to find the best contact according to your needs.

How do I set up a recurring gift on my credit card?

Recurring gifts may be made by using our secure annual fund online giving form.

How do I change my credit card information if I have set up a recurring gift?

Please contact Darden’s Annual Giving office to update your credit card information. Contact us by phone at +1-434-297-6305 or email Renee Bush at [email protected].

What is the Darden Society, and how do I become a member?

The Darden Society honors our generous leadership annual donors at six giving levels. When you make a leadership annual gift of $2,500 or more during Darden’s fiscal year, your gift will be recognized through membership in the Darden Society.

 

To learn more, please contact the Annual Giving office by phone at +1-434-297-6305 or by email at [email protected].

What is the Hickory Club, and how do I become a member?

The Hickory Club recognizes Darden alumni who give loyally each year to Darden. When you make consistent annual gifts to Darden for a minimum of three consecutive years, your commitment will be recognized through membership in the Hickory Club.

 

To learn more, please contact the Annual Giving office by phone at +1-434-297-6305 or by email at [email protected].

How can I find out if my company will match my gift?

Corporate matching gifts are an important source of support for Darden. You can easily double or triple the impact of your gift to Darden through matching gift programs. Nearly 1,000 corporations match gifts to nonprofit organizations, such as the Darden School Foundation, made by:

 

  • Employees
  • Board members
  • Retirees
  • Employees’ spouses

Your company will have its own guidelines similar to these steps:

 

  1. Find out if your company matches gifts.
  2. Get a matching gift form from your company.
  3. Fill it out and send it to:
  4. UVA will complete the form and contact your company.
  5. Your company will send matching gift funds to UVA.

If you have questions, please call +1-434-924-7018.

How can I give securities or stocks?

Electronic transfer is the easiest method when a donor maintains holdings in a brokered account.

 

DTC Eligible Securities (Common Stock and Mutual Fund Shares):
Clearing Broker: Pershing LLC
DTC Participant: # 0443
Account Number: N7M-001327
Credit: University of Virginia Gift Account
Reference: [Donor’s Name]

 

To confirm receipt and proper allocation for a gift of securities, please contact Interim Vice President for Advancement Samantha Hartog at [email protected] or +1-434-982-2151 to provide the following information:

 

  • Donor’s full name and Darden graduation year (as applicable)
  • Name, number and approximate value of security to be gifted
  • Name of brokerage firm that holds the security
  • Gift designation (e.g., named scholarship, Darden Annual Fund)

To transfer other forms of stock or for more information, click here.

How do I make a wire transfer?

Payments may be made by wire transfer. Contact Interim Vice President for Advancement Samantha Hartog at [email protected] or +1-434-982-2151 to confirm receipt and proper allocation.

 

Bank of America
Credit to: University of Virginia – Advancement Operations Account
ABA#: 026009593 (Wire)
ABA#: 051000017 (ACH/EFT)
Account #: 435029074310

 

University of Virginia – Advancement Operations Account
1001 Emmet Street North
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903-4833

Can I make an anonymous donation?

Yes. Please let us know if you wish for your gift to remain anonymous. To learn more, please contact Darden’s Annual Giving office by phone at +1-434-297-6305 or email Renee Bush at [email protected].

Who can I call if I need help making a gift?

For gift-related inquiries, call Darden’s Annual Giving office at +1-434-297-6305 or email Renee Bush at [email protected]. For other inquiries, visit our Contact Us page to find the best contact according to your needs.

Can I make a planned gift?

Yes, there are a variety of opportunities to make a planned gift in support of Darden.

 

Planned giving encompasses a variety of philanthropic strategies that help you secure Darden’s future while also advancing your own financial and personal objectives.

 

For more information, please visit the Planned Giving page. To learn more, please contact Corley Raileanu by phone at +1-434-243-4825 or by email at [email protected].

Be a part of Darden’s fulcrum moment.