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DAR AF Pledges
Darden Annual Fund Pledge

Annual fund dollars help Darden’s leadership say “yes” to innovative programs, experiential learning opportunities and enrichment of the Darden experience. Darden is pleased to introduce a designated gifts process that enables you as the donor to design your impact. You now have the choice and flexibility to support an area of the School that matters the most to you. The six annual fund designation opportunities align with the highest priority areas of the School.

Thank you for giving to the Darden School of Business. Please use the form below to make a future pledge to the Darden Annual Fund. For other ways to donate, please see Ways to Give. We deeply appreciate your support.

To make a donation now with automatic scheduled payments, please complete the credit card donation form and select the ‘I would like to make Scheduled Payments’ option.

About Darden's Giving Societies:

Darden Society Leadership Gift Levels

The Darden Society recognizes donors who make leadership gifts of $2,500 or more to Darden each year.


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.

Executive Circle
Sponsors' Circle
Founder's Circle 
Dean's Roundtable
Abbott Associates
$100,000 and above
$50,000 - $99,999
$25,000 - $49,999
$10,000 - $24,999
$5,000 - $9,999
$2,500 - $4,999
$1,000 - $2,499
(Four most recent
graduating classes)

Need help with your pledge? Please contact Brad Neathery, Director of Annual Giving, via email or by phone at +1-434-243-5220.

Step 1: Pledge Information

I would like to make a pledge in the following amount:


Your total pledge will go to the area of greatest need or, alternately, you can designate how you would like to divide your pledge among the four priorities.

This pledge will be paid in annual installments over:

(For example, a pledge of $25,000 over 5 years would be $5,000 per year.)
This pledge will be paid in annual installments over:

(For example, a pledge of $25,000 over 5 years would be $5,000 per year.)

Matching Gifts

To check if your employer has a corporate matching gift program, visit the Corporate Matching Database page and search for the company name.

Step 2: Donor Information

Email: Required Field