The Cavalier Daily is a financially independent, non-profit organization and, as such, we receive no funding from the University of Virginia. We must generate enough revenue to cover all operating costs. We welcome your contributions, which will support our continuing transition towards our future as a digital publication.
In the face of a changing media landscape and in pursuit of continuity for organizational initiatives across terms, The Cavalier Daily recently reincorporated with a Board of Directors comprised primarily of alumni from the Cavalier Daily Alumni Association. This creates a historic partnership between students and alumni for the CD’s sustainability, while protecting students' independent role in making journalism decisions.
At the same time, our student staff has been providing in-depth journalism that meets the evolving needs of our digitally savvy audience. In the past few years, we have doubled our readership and social media reach while winning awards from the Virginia Press Association for our coverage of stories such as the violent white supremacist rallies of Aug. 11-12, 2017 and affordable housing issues in Charlottesville.
You can make a tax-deductible donation by clicking the button below, which takes you to The Cavalier Daily Alumni Association's secure account. The page is set up to receive contributions in any amount. We look forward to using the money we raise to further our mission of providing honest and accurate information to students, faculty, staff, alumni and the Charlottesville community.
Giving Levels (each giving level includes the benefits of all previous levels):
Section Editor ($50 and above)
-Cavalier Daily sticker
Managing Board ($250 and above)
-One-year print subscription to The Cavalier Daily, mailed to the address of your choosing*
-Official Cavalier Daily t-shirt, hat, and sticker
Publisher ($1,000 and above)
-Recognition in one print edition of The Cavalier Daily, customized to your liking
-One-year print subscription to The Cavalier Daily, mailed to the addresses of your choosing*
Editor-in-Chief ($10,000 and above)
2020 Cavalier Daily Experience:
-Admission as guest of honor at the November 2020 CDAA Fall Alumni Weekend, including alumni tailgate, dinner, breakfast, and more (on hold due to pandemic)
-Framed article, cover, or photo from any Cavalier Daily issue, 1935-2018, presented at the 2020 Alumni Dinner (date tbd)
-Office tour by Editor-in-Chief, opportunities to sit in on production and planning meetings
-Travel expenses to and from Charlottesville and lodging in Charlottesville**
-Two-year print subscription to The Cavalier Daily, mailed to the addresses of your choosing*
*Print subscriptions can be mailed anywhere in the continental United States
**Travel and lodging expenses as part of the 2020 Cavalier Daily Experience will be paid at an amount that is jointly determined to be reasonable by the donor and the CDAA Fundraising Committee
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For 131 years, The Cavalier Daily has served as the first draft of history for the University of Virginia and Charlottesville communities.
As an independent, non-profit student newsroom that receives no money from the University, we rely on contributions from readers like you. Join us in our mission of providing local news and creating opportunities for the next generation of journalists.