Welcome to V University

V University is a virtual college campus that provides individual students, student organizations and clubs, student-athletes from all competitive sports, and related campus communities with the platform needed to join our fight against cancer! Our campus is a collaboration between two non-profit leaders in collegiate fundraising – the V Foundation for Cancer Research and Kay Yow Cancer Fund. All funds raised through V University platforms will benefit the V Foundation and Kay Yow Cancer Fund and will support young scientists researching general cancers and all women’s cancers. So, whether you are a student organization with interest in leading a climb to VICTORY over cancer event, a sports team that wants to use a regular season game to fundraise through Play4Kay, or a goal-oriented student wanting to make a difference through a DIY fundraiser, V University has all the tools you will need to raise funds and make a significant impact in the fight against cancer! Fundraising through V University promises to leave a rewarding and memorable imprint on those of you interested in turning teamwork and passion into Victory over Cancer!

V University Fundraisers

V University provides your diverse community of students the opportunity to experience inspirational messages from two legendary college basketball coaches: Jim Valvano’s words of determination— “Don’t Give Up . . . Don’t Ever Give Up”®— and Kay Yow’s influence on positive-thinking— “When life kicks you, let it kick you forward.” Our virtual campus provides the support needed to create events of all types and sizes and we also include the latest in peer-to-peer fundraising, via Teamraiser. Whatever you choose, our Create Your Own toolkit offers sample formats, solicitation letters and logos. It’s all downloadable, customizable and free when you register your event.

Represent your school & team as part of V University

Bring your unique spin to supporting cancer research by turning your favorite hobby, interest or event into a fundraising opportunity with your team, organization or club. With our V University Create Your Own Event toolkit, you can let your imagination run wild and release your inner creativity for a good cause.

Create Your Own

Student-athletes are great leaders and teammates! Work together to create a fundraiser around an interactive event, like a 3-on-3 hoops tournament, car wash, team BBQ, eSports tournament, Karaoke party and much more. The fundraising possibilities are endless when imagination meets desire and passion!

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Play4Kay

Select one men’s and/or women’s sports game to serve as a fundraiser during a convenient time of the season for your program and support research of all women’s cancers.

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Climb to Victory Over Cancer

Spend ONE day on a signature fundraising event that will also attract support from administration, employees, alumni, campus and community leaders.

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V University Spotlight

In the V University spotlight, we shine the light on select V University participants. Take a look at the people behind V University events across the country!

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Don't Ever Give Up Awards

All fundraisers are eligible to receive V University’s prestigious Don’t Ever Give Up award for determination by a student, student-athlete, team, organization, club, school or conference, while also displaying extraordinary efforts in raising funds for the V Foundation and its mission to claim victory over cancer.

V University Conference Partnerships