The Darden Society
Founded in 1996, the Darden Society recognizes leadership gifts of $2,500. The four most recent classes are recognized at the $1,000 level.
Sponsors’ Circle: $50,000 and above
Dean’s Roundtable: $2,500–$4,999
Abbott Associates: $1,000–$2,499 (Classes 2011–14)
Symbolizing the commitment to annual giving, a distinguishing rosette pin is given to all Darden Society members to wear during Darden and University of Virginia events. Designed exclusively for the society, the small, round rosette pin features a ribbon in the University's orange and blue colors encircling a design in Darden's original colors, red and gray.
The Hickory Club
The Hickory Club recognizes Darden alumni who have given consistently each year to Darden for a minimum of three years. Hickory was Dean Charles C. Abbott's ever-loyal black Labrador retriever and is a symbol of the dedication Darden alumni express for the School through consecutive giving.
The Cornerstone Society
The Cornerstone Society comprises alumni, parents, faculty and friends who have made planned gifts to the University of Virginia or its related foundations, through wills, living trusts or retirement plan assets; gifts of life insurance; charitable gift annuities, and charitable remainder trusts or lead trusts. The Cornerstone Society lays the groundwork for the University's achievements in the decades ahead.
Members of Darden's Cornerstone Society continue to secure the success of our School with provisions they have made for future generations through planned gifts. For more information about planned giving, visit the UVA planned giving webpage.
For more information about giving societies, please contact Samantha Hartog
, director, Annual Fund, at +1-434-982-2151.