Recognition Societies

Your support is important to us. To recognize your generosity, we've created a series of recognition societies.

Each society offers special opportunities to members. To honor your gifts, we may also include your name in our various publications or on permanent recognition pieces throughout the Health System.

Compass Rose Society

The Compass Rose Society is our most prestigious donor society. It honors the leadership and direction of our most generous benefactors.

Compass Rose Society members have given $250,000 or more cumulatively to the UVA Health System during their lifetime. Members' gifts benefit the School of Medicine, the School of Nursing, the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library and UVA Medical Center and its centers and programs.

Gifts qualifying donors for membership in the society include:

  • Cash, including matching gifts from donor's employer
  • Securities or other appreciated assets
  • Appraised real estate
  • Estate gifts such as gifts in trust, charitable remainder trusts, pooled income trusts, charitable gift annuities, life insurance policies, bequests and retirement plans
  • Gifts made by family members from family foundations

School-Based Recognition Societies:

UVA Recognition Societies:



Donors of $100,000 or more may be recognized on a campaign donor wall in the UVA Medical Center lobby. $100,000 lifetime donors to the School of Nursing are recognized on the donor wall in the Claude Moore Nursing Education Building.