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Robert D. Sweeney

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The Vice President for Advancement supports the University’s fourfold mission of teaching, research, health care, and public service by fundraising for pan-University strategic priorities and providing resources and expertise to the University’s advancement community. In consultation with UVA’s schools and units, University Advancement sets “best practice” guidelines for fundraising staff through policies and procedures that meet the highest ethical and professional standards. University Advancement oversees multiple areas of fundraising and engagement initiatives, including annual giving, Cavalier Connect (phonathon), Cavalier Travels, faculty excellence, global initiatives, Jeffersonian Grounds, lifetime learning, planned giving, reunion giving, scholarship support, University arts, and UVA Clubs. In addition, University Advancement provides services such as community learning, donor relations, gift accounting, information technology, and prospect research. The vice president also leads Advancement Communications, which supports a broad array of fundraising initiatives through the development of print and digital publications as well as social media communications.