Never passing up the chance for a good play on words,  “#GivingToHoosDay” is a 24-hour online fundraising event, inspired by the well-known, “#GivingTuesday.” The event takes place on April 12, calling on all UVA alums, students, parents, and friends, to make a gift to the University. You can designate your gift to a specific school, organization, or club at the University, as well as make multiple gifts across Grounds. This #GivingToHoosDay we are calling on all of our friends to designate their gift to the Women’s Center. It’s no secret that students love being involved with the Women’s Center. With your support, we can help students make the most of their time at UVA. Students, in turn, move from the University into the wider world with sharper skills and a deeper commitment to doing their part to make the world a better place. 

Help Meet Our Matching Challenge 
Designate your #GivingToHoosDay gift to the Women’s Center and your donation will be doubled thanks to the the $8,500 matching challenge offered by Anne Casscells and Margaret Casscells-Hamby (CLAS ’82) for #GivingToHoosDay! Give in any amount and help us meet this challenge.

We are grateful for the many ways in which the Casscells have supported our work at the Women’s Center over the years, most recently by supporting the travels of our YWLP Global Interns in Cameroon. Carrie Daniel made the first trip in January 2015 and Audrey Ogendi just traveled to Cameroon last month.

Your support for the Women’s Center on #GivingToHoosDay will help us extend the YWLP Global Internship opportunity to more students and build upon the connection that Carrie and Audrey have made between the sisters in Cameroon and YWLP at UVA and in Charlottesville and Albemarle.

Win Our #GivingToHoosDay Prize:  $100 SCARPA Gift Certificate
Thanks to a special #GivingToHoosDay offer from SCARPA owner Amy Gardner (A&S and Arch 1992), one lucky Women’s Center donor will win a $100 SCARPA gift certificate! A trip to SCARPA is always a pleasure for locals and it’s a key stop during your Reunions visit, too. But the winner doesn’t have to use the gift certificate in person. Browse this season’s shoes, clothing and accessories at and the ever-obliging SCARPA staff will have your purchase at your doorstep in no time. SCARPA has long been generous in promoting causes that provide essential services to Charlottesville area women and we are proud to be among them.

Help Us Reach More ‘Hoos by April 12
‘Hoos around the country and the world are being asked to participate in #GivingToHoosDay and anyone making a gift on April 12 can designate all or some of their contribution to the Women’s Center. Please help us reach as many ‘Hoos as possible with our #GivingToHoosDay challenge messages by liking and sharing them on Facebook or Twitter or via email or any means that suits you.