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.

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Annual Fund
Southern Virginia University
One University Hill Drive
Buena Vista, VA 24416

Greatest Need


The university has broken ground on a new male dormitory. This much-needed building will provide male students with the same hotel-style accommodations that the female students enjoy at The Lofts, allowing the male on-campus population to expand and improving the retention of students who may be less satisfied with some our current aging housing options.

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

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. If you would like to give in any of the following ways, please contact a member of the Office of Institutional Advancement.


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.


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.


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.

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

Jeff Robison
Director of Annual Giving

Charles Jolley
Major Gifts and Recruitment Officer

Tina Himes
Special Programs Assistant

Carol Fifield
Administrative Assistant