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Endowments at U.Va.

This site features select endowed funds at the University of Virginia. Endowments must be funded at certain levels and may be designated for any school, department, or program at the University. They also may be named by the donor.

Endowments produce a steady stream of funding for professorships to recruit and retain distinguished faculty; scholarships and fellowships to support deserving students; lectureships to bring distinguished speakers to Grounds; library acquisitions; and academic prizes to recognize outstanding students and faculty. The University’s unrestricted endowment generates vital funding for operations and enables the University to respond to important needs as they arise. Use the headings above to find out more about specific endowed funds.

Additional funds will be available online in the coming months. To receive updates on these funds or to learn more about setting up an endowment, please send your e-mail address to

A Lasting Source of Support

The McGregor Fund: 75 Years of Giving

This past academic year marked the 75th anniversary of the relationship between the McGregor Fund and the University Library, according to David Whitesell, curator of the Tracy W. McGregor Library of American History in the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library.

Without the McGregor Fund, the University of Virginia’s Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library would not be what it is today.

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Innovative Approaches to Melanoma Treatment

Ileana Soto Mauldin is an expert in immunology and immunology techniques, who is working to improve the effectiveness of treatments for melanoma patients and has a patent pending for one approach, which she hopes will lead to clinical trials.

The Rebecca Clary Harris, M.D., Memorial Fellowship is helping her build the skill set she will need for a career in cancer research and cancer therapy.

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Undergraduate Seeks Answers to Questions of British History

JR Roach fell in love with history as a youngster, during trips to battlefields and museums with his family. Initially, great stories drew him to history. Years later, it was detective work that captured his imagination.

“A strange event happens and you find an explanation for it,” he said, “but dozens of other historians are out there saying, ‘No, you’re wrong—this is how it actually happened!’”

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Two-Time Pulitzer Prize Winner Joins U.Va. Faculty

Alan Taylor is a man with options. A distinguished professor of American colonial history and the early American republic, Taylor served on the faculty of the University of California, Davis, for 20 years.

He earned rave reviews from his students for his teaching—“Best professor ever” is a typical comment on Read more…