The Battle

Feb. 12, 2016 - Feb. 19, 2016


Giving has ended vcu Wins!


Battle for the Capital Details

The Battle for the Capital (B4C) seeks to use the energy and excitement that surrounds the A-10 men’s crosstown basketball rivalry between Virginia Commonwealth University and the University of Richmond to engage alumni and motivate them to show support for their university by making a gift to the annual fund.

How to keep score

1. Credit card gifts of $5 or more from alumni to their respective institution made online or through the student calling programs between 12:01 a.m. EST Friday, Feb. 12, 2016, and 11:59 p.m. EST Friday, Feb. 19, the day of the UR-VCU game at the Siegel Center. Donors can give to the annual fund designation of their choice.

2. Only one gift per donor counts toward the Battle for the Capital.

3. Alumni spouses living at the same address count as two points even if only one gift is made.

How to win

1. The winner is the university that tallies the most donors.

2. The winning institution will possess the Battle for the Capital cup for the duration of one year until the next year’s battle.


2013 271 507 - Winner
2014 (#1) 608 - Winner 423
2014 (#2) 603 - Winner 554
2015 678 - Winner 619

The Rules

  1. The B4C is to be promoted via direct mail, email, phone, web and social media by the annual giving and communications officers at each institution. Joint promotion occurs via
  2. Graphics and messaging are shared and co-branded to ensure that a similar tone, look and feel are projected.
  3. B4C results are communicated electronically primarily through university e-communications and social media outlets, and collaborative efforts will be made to acknowledge B4C during the week of the challenge and via follow-up news releases/articles.
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