The Darden Annual Fund is a vital source of momentum for Darden. Through yearly gifts to the Annual Fund, alumni, students and friends renew their ties to Darden and recommit to Darden’s bold mission: to transform the world’s best and brightest students into principled leaders for the world of practical affairs.
“The Darden Annual Fund is critical for the school, providing 4 to 5 percent of our annual operating sources,” says Trip Davis, Darden School Foundation president and senior associate dean for external relations.
For the fiscal year ending 30 June 2012, the Darden Annual Fund set a new record in giving: $4.26 million. The Annual Fund reached 42% alumni participation, and Darden's faculty achieved an 87% participation rate — one of the highest among the world's leading business schools.
Darden's sights are now set on moving forward into the next frontier: $4.5 million and 50%.
Learn more about giving opportunities for Annual Fund Giving & Unrestricted Funds.
For more information, contact Director of the Annual Fund Samantha Hartog at +1-434-982-2151.