Mission

The UVA IDEA Fund, in collaboration with the Office for Diversity and Equity, provides action-oriented leadership and support to University initiatives in order to ensure that the values of inclusion, diversity, equity, and access permeate the University community and culture.

The UVA IDEA Fund was established in December of 2010 as an outgrowth of the now disbanded Alumni Diversity Advisory Committee (ADAC). Where ADAC’s role provided a group of alumni and friends an opportunity to advise the Office for Diversity and Equity (ODE), the IDEA Fund supplements ADAC’s advisory role by developing and implementing projects that serve the University’s values of inclusion, diversity, equity, and access. Click here to see how we do this.

The IDEA Fund currently spearheads four major initiatives:

Consider getting involved with the IDEA Fund.

Learn how to become a trustee here.