Alum launches fundraiser to support sexual assault victims at UVA // C-ville Weekly

Lisa Richey was a recent UVA graduate in 2004 when a story titled “How UVA Turns its Back on Rape” came out. Richey, who was 23 at the time, said she was glad the topic had been written about and believed administrators when they promised to address the problem in the wake of that outrage. Fast forward 10 years, and like many UVA alums, Richey was sickened by the Rolling Stone story. This time, however, Richey didn’t trust that change would happen on its own. Within hours of the article’s publication, she had taken action, launching a Facebook page and an online fundraiser to provide independent legal counsel to victims of sexual assault at UVA. Read More