EHD Advancement

The School of Education and Human Development Foundation

The Foundation is the official fundraising and gift-receiving organization for the school. Established in 1976 through the dedicated efforts and enthusiastic support of countless donors, volunteers, and friends of the school, the Foundation has maintained a focused mission: to benefit the teaching, research, and outreach programs of the school.

Foundation Board Members October 2023
Foundation Board Members October 2023

As one of the leading education schools in the country, the School of Education and Human Development is fueled by the generosity of alumni, parents, and friends. Your gifts enhance the educational experience for our students and increase the impact of the School’s research and clinical practices on the local community and the nation.

Current Fundraising Priorities

By supporting key areas of the School, your gift has a lasting and transformational effect.

Academic Programs

  • Scholarships
  • Graduate Fellowships
  • Online Education
  • Simulation Excellence

Faculty & Research

  • Early Childhood Education
  • Neuroscience & Education
  • Youth-Nex: UVA Center to Promote Effective Youth Development
  • Endowed Professorships
  • UVA Reading

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

  • Center for Race and Public Education in the South
  • Education for Democracy
  • Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Service & Outreach

  • Supporting Transformative Autism Research (STAR Initiative)
  • Sheila C. Johnson Center for Human Services
  • McGuffy Reading Services
  • Early Literacy Screening
  • Charlottesville Freedom School

Infrastructure

  • Kinesiology Classrooms and Labs (Student Health and Wellness Center)
  • Interdisciplinary Facilities

Join Us

To get involved and support one of these initiatives or explore key opportunities, please connect with a member of our team. Our contact information is at the bottom of this page.

Board Members

The School of Education and Human Development Foundation board of directors is a diverse and dynamic group of professionals who have committed themselves as fundraisers and ambassadors of the School, promoting its work among their networks of colleagues and acquaintances. The cumulative expertise of this board ensures that your gift is being used to its best advantage to advance the growth of the School and the success of its students. Board Members are passionate about universal accessibility to excellent education, believers in the mission and capability of the School, and they are generous donors to the Foundation.

Richard R. Abidin

  • Board Member Emeritus, School of Education and Human Development Foundation
  • Faculty Emeritus

Michael B. Baughan

  • Board Member, School of Education and Human Development Foundation

Courtney Brown

  • Vice Chair, School of Education and Human Development Foundation

Gordon Burris

  • BOV Representative, School of Education and Human Development Foundation

Kari Couling

  • Board Member, School of Education and Human Development Foundation

Martha Downer-Assaf

  • Secretary, School of Education and Human Development Foundation

Trisha Elcan

  • Board Member, School of Education and Human Development Foundation

Ragan P. Folan

  • Past Chair, School of Education and Human Development Foundation

David M. Foster

  • Board Member, School of Education and Human Development Foundation

Kristin Henningsen

  • Board Member, School of Education and Human Development Foundation

Jennifer Hunter

  • Board Member, School of Education and Human Development Foundation

Paulette Goerig Katzenbach

  • Board Member Emeritus, School of Education and Human Development Foundation

Caroline Keck

  • Board Member, School of Education and Human Development Foundation

Stephen Keck

  • Board Member, School of Education and Human Development Foundation

Peter C. Kelly

  • Board Member, School of Education and Human Development Foundation
James Lane

James F. Lane

  • Board Member, School of Education and Human Development Foundation

Christine Lotze

  • Board Member, School of Education and Human Development Foundation

William A. Marr, Jr.

  • Chair, School of Education and Human Development Foundation

Eric Mininberg

  • Board Member, School of Education and Human Development Foundation

Sharon Parente

  • Board Member, School of Education and Human Development Foundation

Elizabeth B. Reichert

  • Board Member, School of Education and Human Development Foundation

Xavier R. Richardson

  • Board Member, School of Education and Human Development Foundation

Les Snead

  • Board Member, School of Education and Human Development Foundation

Kim Stanfield

  • Board Member, School of Education and Human Development Foundation

Sandra F. Stern

  • Board Member Emeritus, School of Education and Human Development Foundation

Christine Trinter

  • Board Member, School of Education and Human Development Foundation

Amy Warner

  • Board Member, School of Education and Human Development Foundation

Sanford S. Williams

  • Treasurer, School of Education and Human Development Foundation

Merrill S. Woodriff

  • Vice Chair, School of Education of Human Development Foundation

Give Now

Your gift benefits the teaching, research, and outreach programs of the School of Education and Human Development. Thank you for your support.

Make a Gift

Exterior of Bavaro Hall near the Courtyard, student walking through the brick arches

Annual Report

The Foundation's vision is to spur transformative change in education and human development through rigorous practice-informed scholarship and professional preparation. The Foundation's annual report summarizes the generosity of those who support the University of Virginia School of Education and Human Development through philanthropy and is a snapshot of the incredible enthusiasm for the work currently underway.

2022 Annual Report

Contact Us

To learn more about the Foundation, our fundraising initiatives, or our Foundation Board members contact us.

Mike Cashman

Mike Cashman

  • Executive Director, School of Education and Human Development Foundation

Plan Your Gift

Join the growing number of alumni and friends who invest now in the University’s future by including UVA as a beneficiary of their wills, charitable trusts, and retirement plans. Gifts like these can offer you and your family significant tax benefits as well as greater financial flexibility in meeting your personal and philanthropic goals. Learn more about the variety of ways you can support UVA and the school.

Ways to Give