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The key words in your response are

"substantial VT donor" and the VAF does the exact same thing. I wouldn't describe myself as a substantial donor but I have received all of those benefits from the VAF. IMO, the issue isn't whether you graduated from UVa. The issue is whether you support the VAF by making donations, buying season tickets, etc. Again, not a substantial donor but at times I have had bball season tickets (18 years), football season tickets (35 years), baseball season tickets (8 years). I have been invited to VAF socials, been called countless times by UVa athletes and VAF, been recognized during a football game for consecutive giving, attended a dinner with Tony Bennett, been invited to sit in a suite during a football game, etc. Although "substantial" is a subjective term, I am definitely not a BIG giver and there are many above me in the priority point ladder but I do feel the VAF has made a good faith attempt to thank me for my support.

IMO, the VAF is like every other organization. They have limited resources and have to prioritize where they invest their resources. They analyze giving, tickets, etc. and attempt to focus their time where it gets the best return. It is really the only approach that makes sense.

In closing, I will agree that the VAF could do better in virtually every aspect of their operation but I think they are at least trying. JMO and thanks for your response.

(In response to this post by AmericanHero247)

Posted: 10/08/2021 at 12:14PM


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  One reason is treatment of non alumni -- BillNCary 10/08/2021 09:51AM
  Ditto -- HIGHCAVS 10/08/2021 2:31PM
  I can give one example, though it may be anecdotal -- AmericanHero247 10/08/2021 10:51AM
  The key words in your response are -- LTHoo 10/08/2021 12:14PM
  Just clarifying … -- AMP HOO 10/08/2021 4:31PM
  Nonsense. ** -- Kris  10/08/2021 3:19PM
  We agree to disagree on first two parts ** -- Mg234 10/08/2021 3:25PM
  This is true -- HooSince94 10/08/2021 10:37AM
  Go Hoos! Go Eagles! ** -- Kris  10/08/2021 1:16PM
  Bingo ** -- Mg234 10/08/2021 1:50PM
  They absolutely do. ** -- Kent Hoo Fan 10/08/2021 10:29AM
  Rant responses -- CSL66 10/07/2021 10:44PM
  I wonder how the NIL will affect donations? -- Yosemite Sam 10/08/2021 12:42AM
  That's a good idea. ** -- Yosemite Sam 10/08/2021 09:03AM
  AsI recall we did something like that. -- Birddog 10/07/2021 9:19PM
  At the time it seemed odd. -- Birddog 10/08/2021 1:33PM
  It was after his first year. ** -- Birddog 10/08/2021 12:14PM
  Didn't we do something similar a few -- Birddog 10/07/2021 8:52PM
  The loss of the socials has been a killer ** -- Kent Hoo Fan 10/07/2021 4:31PM
  VT claims membership has increased 10% over -- LTHoo 10/07/2021 5:46PM
  IMO, that doesnt account for the huge drop in -- LTHoo 10/07/2021 5:12PM
  I would also think some VT donors dropped out -- Zhoo 10/07/2021 4:50PM
  You are right ** -- Mg234 10/07/2021 5:27PM
  That's a very good point. ** -- Yosemite Sam 10/07/2021 5:19PM
  Can you elaborate? Now vs. then? ** -- Ronald Mexico 10/07/2021 4:08PM

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