Your Impact Enhances Ours

You can profoundly influence our ability to shape strong, ethical leaders who are well-equipped to forge more productive, resilient, and fair societies. The generosity of our donors, from one-time gifts to annual contributions, furthers the research we conduct and gives students the chance to make significant strides as future advocates for change.

Batten's Approach To Leadership & Public Policy

Dean of the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy at the University of Virginia, Ian Solomon, shares the Batten School's unique and multidimensional approach to leadership and public policy education.

Student Stories

Where To Give

By supporting key areas of Batten, your gift can have a lasting and transformational effect.

The future of the Batten School’s evolution is clear: cementing leadership and team-building best practices into our curriculum and policy outreach, establishing Garrett Hall as a national locus of evidence-based policy research, and teaching advanced policy analysis skills to UVA’s extraordinary students. We know the complex issues of our time demand innovative, collaborative, cross-sector relationships within our walls and beyond.

Graduating Students

Annual Fund

The Batten community is a tight-knit collaborative of curious, purpose-driven leaders concerned with one question: How do we lead the world to positive, lasting change? Each annual fund gift allows us to invest in the School's areas of greatest need.

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Research Centers & Labs

Our research centers and labs are among UVA’s essential points of convergence for interdisciplinary research. The dedicated staff of each collective galvanizes progress and discovery, enriching communities across the globe with their findings.

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The Batten School attracts a vibrant community of purpose-driven leaders who are passionate about public service and driven to solve the complex challenges facing humanity today. That passion shouldn’t be tempered by a price tag. Scholarships increase access for students who are seeking a public policy education, creating a vital pipeline of leaders who reflect the full diversity of the communities they will serve. 

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Private support for new faculty positions will enable Batten to attract the very best scholar-practitioners who are in demand at other institutions. Greater faculty resources will increase the reach of our programs (including non-degree professional offerings) and keep our traditional classes at the optimal size. Support will also help to attract scholars and practitioners from diverse backgrounds with broader perspectives, stronger leadership, and a greater range of scholarship and research. 

Ways To Give

Make your gift now using our secure, online form to the area(s) of your choice.

Please make out your check to the Batten School Foundation and mail to:

University of Virginia P.O. Box 37963 Boone, Iowa 50037

To make a gift over the phone, please call University Advancement Services at 434-924-7018.

Please instruct your bank to direct wire transfers using the following information:

Bank of America Credit to: University of Virginia - Advancement Operations Account ABA#: 026009593 (Wire) ABA#: 051000017 (ACH/EFT) Account #: 435029074310

Please contact University Advancement Services Help Desk with any questions: 434-924-7018,

University of Virginia - Advancement Operations Account 1001 Emmet St. N Charlottesville, VA 22903-4833

Increase the impact of your gift by leveraging the generosity and encouragement of your employer.

Your company will have its own guidelines similar to these steps:

  1. Find out if your company matches gifts.
  2. Get a matching gift form from your company.
  3. Fill it out and send it to: Address: University of Virginia P.O. Box 37963 Boone, Iowa 50036 Email:
  4. UVA will complete the form and contact your company.
  5. Your company will send matching gift funds to UVA.
  6. You get credit for your gift, plus the match!


If you have questions, please call 434-924-7018.

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