UVa-Wise Tributary Gifts

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Tributary gifts provide a beautiful way to honor family or friends, or to remember those who have passed away while supporting The University of Virginia's College at Wise. Gifts may be designated to an area that would be meaningful to the honoree or to an area where the donor has a passion.

In Honor of Gifts

Gifts to The University of Virginia’s College at Wise may be made in honor of a person or a special event in the life of a loved one. Many choose to honor a particular faculty member, classmate, their parents or friends – anyone who has inspired them, challenged them and helped them to grow. Others honor birthdays, anniversaries and many other special occasions. Just be sure to indicate the full name of the person you wish to honor and the College will notify them of your kindness. Honorary gifts are listed below for the current fiscal year, July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2015.

In Memory of Gifts

Gifts to the College may also be made in memory of a person who has affected the life of the donor or at the passing of a family, friend or colleague. Memorial gifts are a beautiful and loving way to pay special tribute to a loved one. Please indicate the full name of the person and who you would like us to let know of your gift.  Memorial gifts are listed below for the current fiscal year, July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2015.

Twinleaf Society Clock Personalized Pavers

Another possible way to give in honor of or in memory of someone is by making a contribution for a personalized brick to be placed at the Twinleaf Clock which is conveniently located near the Chapel of All Faiths and across from Crockett Hall.  Each brick is $500 and may include up to three lines of text that can include up to 18 characters each. Click this link for the Twinleaf Society Brick Order Form.

To make a tributary gift, make a gift online by clicking here or send a check to UVa-Wise Foundation, 1 College Avenue, Wise, Virginia 24293.  For more information, please contact Tami Ely at 276-376-1057 or Valerie Lawson at 276-376-4523.  

In honor of and in memory of gifts from July 1, 2014 are listed below.

Last year's tributary gifts image

In honor of Freda Atwood for the Culbertson Emergency Fund made by:

  • George and Nancy Culbertson

In honor of Sally Baird for the Sally S. Baird Endowment for the Arts made by:

  • Steve and Valerie Lawson

In honor of Morgan and Betty Bolling for the Morgan and Betty Bolling Scholarship Fund made by:

  • Steve and Valerie Lawson

In memory of Stanley Botts for the Dr. Stanley H. and Frances E. Botts Scholarship Fund made by:

  • Gregory and Rebecca Arnott
  • George and Nancy Culbertson
  • Richard and Phyllis Davidson
  • Robert and Dorothy Isaac
  • Jamie Love
  • Elizabeth McKinney
  • Francis and Sally Moravitz
  • A. George and Donna Mason
  • Merry Lu Prior
  • Norma Siemen
  • J. Fred and Opal Tate
  • Robert and Peggy Tyus
  • Don Wax Estate
  • Keith and Lynda Whittington
  • Jerry White and Sherry Wolfe

In memory of Ralph Cummins for the Ralph and Carolyn Cummins Scholarship Fund made by:

  • Clintwood High School Class of 1970
  • Commerce Bank
  • James and June Dotson
  • John and Kay Dotson
  • Audrey Flanagan
  • Steve and Valerie Lawson
  • Merry Lu Prior
  • Danny and Janice Rife
  • William and Thora Sutherland
  • Virginia High School League
  • Peggy Yates

In honor of Tami Ely on the occasion of her retirement for the Ralph L. Siemen Scholarship in Chemistry made by:

  • Preston and Mary Jane Miller

In honor of Tami Ely on the occasion of her retirement for a bench bearing her name to be placed by the Winston Ely Health & Wellness Center made by:

  • Terry and Gina Chisenhall
  • Pam Collie
  • Sandra Jones
  • Steve and Valerie Lawson
  • Lanna Monday Lumpkins
  • Susan Mullins
  • Don and Cindy Sharitt
  • Pearl Smith
  • Bruce and Christina Turnbill
  • Ben Russell and Debbie Vanover
  • Sam and Debra Wharton

In honor of Winston and Tami Ely on the occasion of their retirement for the R. Winston Ely and Tami S. Ely Scholarship Fund made by:

  • Steve and Valerie Lawson
  • Virginia Meador

In memory of Lauren Wallace Fields for the Lauren Wallace Fields Scholarship Fund made by:

  • Steve and Valerie Lawson

In memory of Gaynell Street Fowler for the B. F. Needy Scholarship Fund made by:

  • Steve and Valerie Lawson

In memory of Betty Humphreys for the Jim N. Humphreys Scholarship Fund made by:

  • Anonymous
  • Rex and Sally Baird
  • George and Nancy Culbertson
  • Richard and Phyllis Davidson
  • Steve and Valerie Lawson
  • Rob and Gequetta Laney
  • Deborah Segal
  • Don and Cindy Sharitt
  • South-West Insurance Agency

In memory of Georgia Lee Litton for the greatest needs made by:

  • Rex and Sally Baird

In memory of David J. Prior for the David J. Prior Scholarship Fund made by:

  • Rex and Sally Baird
  • UVa-Wise Alumni Association

In honor of Ruby Salyers for the John R. and Ruby S. Salyers Scholarship Fund made by:

  • Steve and Valerie Lawson

In memory of Margie Schoenewald for the Student Government Association Student Leader Scholarship Fund made by:

  • Rex and Sally Baird

In memory of Ernest Starker for the Ernest C. Starker Memorial Athletic Scholarship Fund made by:

  • Doug and Sue Ellen Fleming
  • William and Jaimee Gardner
  • Kent and Tonya Grant
  • John and Carolyn Grant

In honor of Jimmy Stewart for the Jimmy C. Stewart Scholarship Fund made by:

  • Claude and Navada Lawson

In memory of Laura Danielle Wampler for the Laura Danielle Wampler Scholarship Fund made by:

  • Anonymous
  • Dotson Chevrolet, Inc.
  • Steve and Valerie Lawson
  • Mine Service Company
  • Miners Exchange Bank
  • O'Quinn Trailer & Motor Company
  • Quality Inn & Suites
  • Randy and Yvonne Wampler

In memory of Joyce Winston for the Robert T. Winston and Joyce R. Winston Scholarship Fund made by:

  • Rex and Sally Baird

 Updated July 23, 2014