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We strive constantly to engage people in politics, to develop better civic education resources, and to encourage scholars, teachers, students, politicians, journalists, and active citizens to analyze the current standing and future of democracy and participate fully in it. Without your support, our programs, publications, and research would not be possible.

You may want to make a donation to the Center’s annual fund, make a more substantial, long-term gift by endowing a program or an internship, or you may want to sponsor a publication or event.

Contribute to the Center for Politics Online

– make a secure credit card gift via Visa, MasterCard or American Express.

All donations to the Center for Politics are fully tax deductible. You may be able to double your contribution if your company has a matching gifts program.

Print and mail the contribution form

Mail your completed form to:

Office of Development
University of Virginia Center for Politics
PO Box 400806
Charlottesville, VA 22904



Ways to Give

Center for Politics Annual Fund Your unrestricted contribution to the Center allows us to meet the immediate needs of our organization and to plan and develop programming for the future with confidence. To make an annual fund gift, you may:

Contribute by check – please make check payable to “UVA Center for Politics” and send to:

Office of Development
University of Virginia Center for Politics
PO Box 400806
Charlottesville, VA 22904

Pledge or contribute online – make a secure credit card gift via Visa, MasterCard or American Express.

Make a gift of securities.

Join the Center for Politics Founders Society

The Founders Society recognizes donors who make gifts to the Center of $2,500+. Your membership will also grant you membership in the University's Rotunda Society.

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Individual Sponsorships

The Center offers opportunities to sponsor publications, conferences, and other programs, such as:

  • American Democracy Conference
  • Center for Politics Internship Program
  • The Crystal Ball
  • Global Perspectives on Democracy
  • Virginia Political History Project

The Center’s fiscal year runs July 1-June 30. For more information on supporting the Center, please contact Ken Stroupe at (434) 243-8474 or kstroupe@virginia.edu.

Endowments and Named Gifts

You can make a significant difference to the future of the Center by creating a deeper personal relationship with us and investing in our long-term sustainability. Endow a named program, internship, award, or commemorative gift to ensure a steady, lasting source of income to fund our mission.

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Gift Planning

Have you considered including the Center in your trust & estate plans through a bequest, a gift of life insurance, retirement plans, real estate, or other contributions? Your philanthropic planning will not only support the Center in the future, but will also provide you and your family with tax benefits, financial flexibility, and even lifetime income.

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Corporation and Foundation Support

If your company or foundation would like to support the Center’s initiatives and programs, you may wish to sponsor one or more of the programs, conferences, publications or internships of the Center for Politics. Examples include:

  • American Democracy Conference
  • Awards for Civic Excellence
  • Center for Politics Intern Program
  • The Crystal Ball
  • Global Perspectives on Democracy
  • Virginia Political History Project
  • Youth Leadership Initiative

For more information regarding corporate sponsorship opportunities, please contact Ken Stroupe at (434) 243-8474 or kstroupe@virginia.edu.

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