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Rodger and Bobo Rinehart Polo Pony Endowment Fund

Virginia Polo is the premier collegiate polo program in the country. While we have the luxury of a great facility and horses, the program does not enjoy the financial security it deserves.

Virginia Polo has a $300,000 annual operating budget. In keeping with its mission of making polo affordable, each student member pays dues of only $1,500 per year, while the actual cost per student is $8,000 per year. The majority of the funds needed to run the program come from annual fund contributions from alumni, parents, grandparents and friends of the program. The University of Virginia does not support Virginia Polo, with the exception of a small amount in student activity fees. When contributions do not meet our budget, the program must use funds from savings.

In the spring of 2005, the Virginia Polo Board voted to conduct an Endowment campaign. The primary purpose of the campaign is having an endowment, the annual income from which will be used to support Virginia Polo's programs and facilities. For instance, the arena roof must be replaced in the near future. The goal for the campaign was initially set at $4 million, and was raised to $4.6 million at the Board's spring 2007 meeting to fund a much needed Assistant Manager/Coach position. The entire Board supports the Endowment Campaign conceptually and financially.

Throughout our 50 + years, all student polo has been subsidized by Virginia Polo supporters. If each family simply contributed their subsidy ($7,000/yr x 4 years = $28,000), we would easily reach our goal.

All donations are tax-deductible and are included towards University donation society levels. Deferred pledges are accepted. Please help us reach our goal to ensure the future of this great program.

If you have any questions, please contact Dick Riemenschneider 703-777-1403 or Rob Rinehart 434-979-0293.

Capital Campaign Pledge Form (pdf)
Stock Donation Instructions (pdf)

Campaign Committee
Robert H. Rinehart, Co-Chairman
Richard C. Riemenschneider, Co-Chairman
Daniel W. Colhoun, Jr.
Stephen Orthwein, Jr.

THANK YOU to our Endowment Supporters
George Alexander
Anne and Whitney Stone
Charitable Trust
Anonymous (2)
Nicolas Barry
Beh Family
Earle Betts
Philippa S. Bowers
Clifford Brokaw
Andrew Busch
Charlottesville Polo Club
David Christopher
John Coleman
Karen & Michael Crane
Quentin C. Crommelin
Diana Crowley
John W. Cutler
Tayloe and Susie Dameron
James L. Dunlap
James R. Dunlap
Mark Egloff
Fair Wind Foundation
Chester W. Fannon, Jr.
John F. Flournoy, Jr.
Page R. Flannery
Mary Bee Gaines
Joel and Bunny Gibbons
Sherlock S. Gillet, Jr.
Gregory Goodman
George Greenhalgh, III
Susan V. Gummeson
Daphne Hanbury
Wil Harris
Peter Henderson
Robert R. Hermann, Jr.
Paul W. Hobby
Glen A. Holden, Jr.
Thomas J. Huber
Michael Jackson
Henry Javor
Richard C. Latham
Donold V. Little, Jr.
Mauricio Lopez
Karen Manning
J. Stillman McFadden
Daniel Montgomery
Raymond Mullin
J.B. Orthwein, Jr.
Stephen A. Orthwein
John Oxley
Mark and Debby Pirrung
Patricia A. Poindexter
Harry Powell
Christine Reed
R. C. Riemenschneider
Robert and Charlotte Rinehart
Rodger and Hanna Rinehart
Mary C. Rinehart
Harry Robertshaw
Brad & Betina Scherer
Jeff Schlesinger
Nancy Schlichting
Evelina and Strother Scott
Stephen Seager
Derek Sifton
Michael Stanfield
Phillip Staples
Roger Steele
Tucker Foundation
Edmund S. Twining, Jr.
Roderick and Melanie Vere Nicoll
Malarkey Wall
Elizabeth Wildman
Jackson Woodward
Kris Wooten

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