At Southern Virginia University, it’s all about the students. Every gift you make blesses their lives and enhances their academic experience. Your generous donations empower students to pursue an unparalleled education centered in Latter-day Saint values. Please consider changing a life today.

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Annual Fund
Southern Virginia University
One University Hill Drive
P.O. Box 1189
Buena Vista, VA 24416

Greatest Need


The university has broken ground on a new 72-bed dormitory, which will provide male students with modern hotel-style accommodations, similar to what female students currently enjoy at The Lofts. Please consider supporting this addition to campus, which will serve students by spring 2016.

Other Areas to Support



A high quality education is an investment that is always worth the cost, but students often need help to afford this education without going into debt. When you donate to scholarships, you are investing in the future of our students.

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Our professors are not only experts in their fields, but they are also dedicated to knowing and helping our students. By supporting our faculty, you are strengthening the very thing that makes the Southern Virginia experience so powerful.

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From theatre productions and art studios to science labs and libraries, a top-tier personal education involves some serious costs. Donating to our programs will enhance our students’ experience and deepen their education.

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More Ways to Give

Planning for tomorrow allows you to bless lives for many years to come. If you would like to give in any of the following ways, please contact a member of our Office of Institutional Advancement.


Donations in Kind

Donations in kind are gifts of tangible property, such as artwork, maintenance equipment and real estate. These gifts can also include books, computers, fitness equipment and theatre props. Institutional Advancement professionals will help process donations in kind.


Securities and Annuities

Gifts of appreciated securities and annuities bless the university and our students over time, while providing the donor with income tax charitable deductions and capital gains tax savings. Please contact Institutional Advancement to discuss options and details.


Estate Planning

Leave a legacy by ensuring your assets make the greatest possible impact for decades to come. Let our team of Institutional Advancement professionals help you develop a personalized estate plan for the future.

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

Richard Whitehead
Distinguished Ambassador

William Braddy
Director of Institutional Advancement

Charles Jolley
Major Gifts and Recruitment Officer

Tina Himes
Special Programs Assistant

Carol Fifield
Administrative Assistant