Through your generous gifts and donations, we seek to provide the best possible education for each qualified student who attends Southern Virginia University. Every gift we receive is used to bless the lives of our students and enhance the quality of their academic experience.

Give Online

Click here to make an online donation to the university through our secure servers. You can feel safe in the knowledge that your information is kept private.

Over the Phone

Call us at 540-261-8448 and connect with someone who can help you make your donation right away.

Through the Mail

Send us a check at:

Southern Virginia University’s Annual Fund

One University Hill Drive

Buena Vista, VA 24416



There is no getting around it: a personalized education from real professors simply costs more. It’s worth more too. Through scholarships, you can bless the lives of students who could not have otherwise afforded a first-rate education.

Donate to Scholarships



Southern Virginia’s greatest asset is our highly credentialed faculty who are deeply committed to each student’s success. You can match their commitment by providing professorships that reward both teaching and scholarship.

Donate to Professorships



In order to accommodate a growing student body, we must add facilities and improve existing ones. Our greatest current needs include classrooms and residence halls that match the quality of the education happening inside them.

Donate to Facilities

Ways to Give

The gift options below have far-reaching affects that bless the lives of countless students and friends of the university. Planning for tomorrow allows your gift to be used for years to come.

1 Donations in Kind

Donations in kind are gifts of tangible property, such as maintenance equipment, computer hardware, real estate and artwork. They can also include such items as exercise equipment for scholar-athletes, books for the library, props for theater productions, or musical instruments.

View Contact Information

2 Create a Scholarship

At Southern Virginia, creating a scholarship means creating a long-lasting legacy. By allowing students the resources to pay for textbooks, housing, food or tuition, you will be providing them an invaluable opportunity to excel and grow. All donors interested in creating a scholarship should contact The Office of Institutional Advancement to discuss specific details.

View Contact Information

3 Securities and Annuities

Gifts of appreciated securities and annuities provide the donor with an income tax charitable deduction and capital gains tax savings. These gifts allow the university to be bolstered financially and continuously over time. All donors interested in securities and annuities should contact The Office of Institutional Advancement to discuss options and details.

View Contact Information

4 Estate Planning

If you are including Southern Virginia University in your estate plans, please contact us for detailed information. Since individual circumstances are always unique, we will work with you to develop a personalized plan to ensure that your assets make the greatest impact possible.

View Contact Information

Shenandoah Invitational Art Gala

Office of Institutional Advancement

Our goal is to financially strengthen the university through solicitation of private and public donations. These donations are used to create a revenue stream to provide scholarships, professorships, endowments, construction and maintenance of physical facilities and other capital improvements.


Ron Seamons

Vice President of Institutional Advancement

Contact Information

Richard Whitehead

Distinguished Ambassador

Contact Information

William Braddy

Director of Institutional Advancement

Contact Information

Jeff Robison

Director of Annual Giving

Contact Information