$ 1,626,389 raised 4,841 gifts
Help Virginia Tech Spring Forward

As the days get longer, and the first flowers of 2018 start to bloom, Hokies around the world can help the university spring forward with Virginia Tech's first Giving Day. For 24 hours, alumni, students, faculty, staff, families, and friends have the opportunity to come together and make a powerful, joint impact on the future of Virginia Tech. Gifts of any size can make a big impact. Make your gift from noon on March 20 through noon on March 21!

 

What is a Giving Day?

Giving Days are one-day fundraising events. Alumni, students, faculty, staff, and friends of Virginia Tech are welcome and encouraged to participate from noon on March 20 through noon (EST) on March 21, 2018. The goal is to engage our community to advance the mission of the university while raising critical funding to ensure we continue to build upon our foundations to provide big opportunities for our students. Together, we can help Virginia Tech Spring Forward.

 

Get involved!

  • Make a gift to one or more areas of the university that matter to you.
  • Sign up to be an Ambassador and tell your friends why you wanted to give.

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Thank you!
Mar 21, 2018

Thank you for your support of Virginia Tech's first-ever Giving Day! From 4,841 gifts, you gave more than $1.6 million to help the university spring forward into the future!

Major milestone hit!
Mar 21, 2018

We've crossed the 3,000 gifts and $1 million mark this morning! Thank you so much for your generosity in helping to make the first #VTGivingDay a big success! We still have a little under three hours to go, so there's still time to reach out to your networks and tell them why giving to Virginia Tech is important to you. You can also make an additional gift!

Donors by State
Rank State Donors
1 VA 3163
2 NC 211
3 MD 172
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Match
Moss Arts Center Dollar-for-Dollar Match
Constance C. Cedras will generously match every dollar donated to the Moss Arts Center up to a total of $2,500 in gifts. Make your gift and double the impact!
$2,500 MATCHED
Completed
2
Match
Moss Arts Center Dollar for Dollar Match
Sally S. Cox will generously match every dollar donated to the Moss Arts Center up to a total of $2,500 in gifts. Make your gift and double the impact!
$2,500 MATCHED
Completed
2
Match
Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine Deans Dollar-for-Dollar Match
The Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine academic deans, along with Dr. Joe Moskal, vice chair of the VTC Dean’s Council on Advancement, as a group will match dollar-for-dollar every gift donated to the School of Medicine up to a total of $5,000 in gifts. Help us take advantage of this generous match!
$5,000 MATCHED
Completed
2
Match
Corps of Cadets Reaching for the Star Challenge
In honor of the 1,063 cadets we began with in the fall, Nancy Dye will generously match every gift of $25 or more to the Corps of Cadets up to a total of $1,063. Help us reach for the Star this Giving Day!
$1,063 MATCHED
Completed
2
Match
Student Affairs & Student Organizations Match
Robbie Werth ’74 will generously match all gifts made to Student Affairs & Student Organizations up to $15,000! Make your gift and double the impact!
$15,000 MATCHED
Completed
2
Match
Dr. Mike Weaver and Dr. Wayne Surles Entomology Match
Dr. Mike Weaver and Dr. Wayne Surles will generously match the first $2,000 in gifts made to the Entomology Department Annual fund, to help support the Hokie Bug Fest. Make your gift and double the impact!
$2,000 MATCHED
Completed
2
Match
David Christian College of Engineering Match
David Christian '76 will generously match the first $5,000 in gifts made to a College of Engineering fund. Double your impact by making your gift today!
$5,000 MATCHED
Completed
2
Match
Tish Long College of Engineering Match
Tish Long will generously match a total of $5,000 in gifts made to a College of Engineering fund. Double your impact by making your gift today!
$5,000 MATCHED
Completed
2
Match
College of Engineering Jaime Smith ISE Challenge
Jaime Smith will generously match the first $10,000 in gifts made the the Industrial Systems and Engineering department! Double your impact by making your gift today!
$10,000 MATCHED
Completed
$10,000
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Challenge
The members of the CALS Alumni Organization Board will donate $10,000 to support the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences annual fund if 277 donors make a gift to any College of Agriculture and Life Sciences fund!
277 / 277 Gifts
Completed
$500
College of Architecture and Urban Studies Challenge
Once 50 people have made a Giving Day donation to the College of Architecture and Urban Studies, an anonymous donor will generously contribute $500 to the college's annual fund!
50 / 50 Gifts
Completed
$5,000
College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences Challenge
Jerry Hulick will generously donate $5,000 to support the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences if 300 donors make a gift to any College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences fund!
300 / 300 Gifts
Completed
$2,500
The CNRE Willie Taylor 25 Donor Participation Challenge
CNRE friend Willie Taylor will donate $2,500 to the College of Natural Resources and Environment Annual Fund if 25 donors make a gift to any College of Natural Resources and Environment fund!
25 / 25 Gifts
Completed
$10,000
College of Science Challenge
Pat Caldwell will generously donate $10,000 to the College of Science annual fund if 293 donors make a gift to any College of Science fund. Help us meet this challenge by making your gift today!
293 / 293 Gifts
Completed
$10,000
Corps of Cadets Challenge
Dr. David Minichan, class of 1951, will generously donate $10,000 to the Commandant's Priority Fund if 260 donors make a gift to any Corps of Cadets fund. Will you help us meet this generous challenge?
260 / 260 Gifts
Completed
$5,000
College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences Push Challenge
We met our first goal of 300, but we're still going! Jerry Hulick will generously donate an additional $5,000 to support the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences if 200 more (500 total) donors make a gift to any College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences fund!
200 / 200 Gifts
Completed
$2,500
College of Architecture and Urban Studies Challenge
Once 100 people have made a Giving Day donation to the College of Architecture and Urban Studies, Jon Eisen will generously contribute $2,500 the college's annual fund!
50 / 50 Gifts
Completed
$5,000
College of Architecture and Urban Studies Challenge
Once 150 people have made a Giving Day donation to the College of Architecture and Urban Studies, Kristine Fallon will generously contribute $5,000 to the college's annual fund!
50 / 50 Gifts
Completed
$2,500
The CNRE Mike Hincher 50 Donor Participation Challenge
CNRE alum and FREC Advisory Board chair Mike Hincher will donate $2,500 to support the Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation Annual Fund if 25 additional (50 total) donors make a gift to any College of Natural Resources and Environment fund!
25 / 25 Gifts
Completed
$8,000
The CNRE Mike and Kathy Melo 75 Donor Participation Challenge
CNRE alum and Dean's Advisory Council chair Mike Melo and Kathy Melo will donate $8,000 to support student scholarships if 25 additional donors make a gift to any College of Natural Resources and Environment fund.
25 / 25 Gifts
Completed
$50,000
The CNRE Morton and Spapperi Family Foundation 100 Donor Participation Challenge
CNRE friends Kent Morton and Julie Spapperi-Morton of the Morton and Spapperi Family Foundation will donate a $50,000 grant to support undergraduate research and experiential learning opportunities for students if 25 additional donors make a gift to any College of Natural Resources and Environment fund!
108 / 108 Gifts
Completed
$2,500
Exit Light, Enter Night Challenge
Are you up late? Why not make a gift to your favorite area of the university? If the university gets 50 gifts between 11 p.m. and 1 a.m. EST, a generous anonymous donor will give an extra $2,500 to the Virginia Tech Annual Fund!
50 / 50 Gifts
Completed
$1,500
Early Bird Challenge
Rise and shine, early bird Hokies! Why not start off your day with gifts to your favorite areas of Virginia Tech? If the university gets 25 gifts from 4-6 a.m. EST, a generous donor will give an extra $1,500 to the Virginia Tech Annual Fund!
25 / 25 Gifts
Completed
$5,000
Student Affairs & Student Organization $5,000 Challenge
When gifts to Student Affairs & Student Organizations funds reach $5,000, Robbie Werth ’74 will generously donate $5,000 to support Student Affairs & Student Organizations! Help us unlock this challenge!
$5,000 / $5,000 Raised
Completed
$10,000
Student Affairs & Student Organizations $10,000 Challenge
We met our first goal, but we're still going! When gifts to Student Affairs & Student Organizations funds reach $10,000, Robbie Werth ’74 will generously donate $10,000 to support Student Affairs & Student Organizations!
$10,000 / $10,000 Raised
Completed
$20,000
Student Affairs & Student Organizations $20,000 Challenge
When gifts to Student Affairs & Student Organizations funds reach $20,000, Robbie Werth ’74 will generously donate an additional $20,000 to support Student Affairs & Student Organizations!
$5,000 / $5,000 Raised
Completed
$5,000
Tish Long College of Engineering Challenge
Tish long will generously donate an additional $5,000 if the College of Engineering receives $10,000 in gifts!
$10,000 / $10,000 Raised
Completed
Leaderboard
Vice President Participation Leaderboard Challenge
Which giving area will receive the most donations during Virginia Tech Giving Day? Make a gift to your favorite area of Virginia Tech to help keep your area at the top of the leaderboard! The areas with the most gifts at the end of Giving Day will receive an additional donation from Virginia Tech Vice President of Advancement Charlie Phlegar.
Rank Prize Areas of Support Gifts
1 $1,000 College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences 799
2 $750 College of Engineering 789
3 $250 College of Science 612
4 Pamplin College of Business 520
5 Corps of Cadets 370
6 College of Agriculture and Life Sciences 356
7 Student Affairs & Student Organizations 265
8 College of Architecture and Urban Studies 202
9 Athletics 199
10 College of Natural Resources and Environment 148
11 Hokie Family Annual Fund 131
12 Virginia Tech Transportation Institute 127
13 Moss Arts Center 126
14 Alumni Scholarship Fund 115
15 Virginia Tech Annual Fund 103
16 Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine 72
17 Inclusion and Diversity 62
18 Myers-Lawson School of Construction 58
19 Graduate School 56
20 Biocomplexity Institute of Virginia Tech 49
21 Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute 46
22 University Libraries 34
23 Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine 22
24 Honors College 19
25 W.E. Skelton 4H Center 14
26 Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology 7
27 Institute for Critical Tech and Applied Science 3
28 Fralin Life Science Institute 0
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Leaderboard
College of Science Gifts Leaderboard
What department is going to bring in the most gifts during Giving Day?
Rank Prize Fund Designation Gifts
1 $2,500 Geosciences Department Annual Fund 148
2 Economics Department Annual Fund 118
3 Biological Sciences Department Annual Fund 79
4 Statistics Department Annual Fund 69
5 College of Science Annual Fund 60
6 Psychology Department Annual Fund 35
7 Chemistry Department Annual Fund 27
8 Mathematics Department Annual Fund 16
9 Physics Department Annual Fund 14
10 School of Neuroscience Annual Fund 12
11 Academy of Integrated Science Annual Fund 12
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Leaderboard
College of Science Amount Raised Leaderboard
What College of Science fund is going to bring in the most dollars during Giving Day? Give what you can to your department to keep them at the top of the list!
Rank Prize Fund Designation Raised
1 $2,500 Geosciences Department Annual Fund $12,660.18
2 College of Science Annual Fund $11,160.18
3 Biological Sciences Department Annual Fund $7,838.38
4 Economics Department Annual Fund $6,373.30
5 Statistics Department Annual Fund $5,620.18
6 Chemistry Department Annual Fund $3,185.00
7 Physics Department Annual Fund $2,010.00
8 Psychology Department Annual Fund $1,280.18
9 Mathematics Department Annual Fund $1,045.00
10 School of Neuroscience Annual Fund $566.00
11 Academy of Integrated Science Annual Fund $515.21
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Leaderboard
College of Engineering Participation Leaderboard
What College of Engineering fund is going to bring in the most donors during Giving Day? Give what you can to your department to keep them at the top of the list!
Rank Fund Designation Raised
1 Computer Science Department Annual Fund $32,894.97
2 Aerospace & Ocean Engineering Department Annual Fund $29,975.01
3 Civil & Environmental Engineering Department Annual Fund $25,875.00
4 Chemical Engineering Department Annual Fund $18,030.00
5 Electrical & Computer Engineering Department Annual Fund $11,445.00
6 Industrial & Systems Engineering Department Annual Fund $11,395.01
7 Mechanical Engineering Department Annual Fund $7,905.00
8 Materials Engineering Department Annual Fund $5,120.00
9 Mining & Minerals Engineering Department Annual Fund $4,735.00
10 Center for the Enhancement of Engineering Diversity (CEED) $1,825.00
11 Biomedical Engineering & Mechanics Department Annual Fund $1,542.00
12 Biological Systems Engineering $1,075.00
13 Engineering Education Department Annual Fund $385.00
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Leaderboard
College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences Gifts Leaderboard
Dean Rosemary Blieszner is offering a $500 challenge for the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences department or school with the greatest number of donors on Giving Day. Your gift of any size will help unlock your favorite fund’s potential for winning the challenge!
Rank Prize Fund Designation Gifts
1 $500 Marching Virginians Annual Fund 94
2 English Department Annual Fund 62
3 Communication Department Annual Fund 56
4 Political Science Department Annual Fund 42
5 School of Education Department Annual Fund 37
6 History Department Annual Fund 23
7 Human Development Department Annual Fund 21
8 Apparel, Housing, & Resource Management Department Annual Fund 20
9 Sociology Department Annual Fund 19
10 Alliance for Social, Political, Ethical, and Cultural Thought (ASPECT) 18
11 Music Department Annual Fund 16
12 Foreign Languages & Literatures Annual Fund 13
13 Religion & Culture Department Annual Fund 13
14 Philosophy Department Annual Fund 9
15 School of Performing Arts & Cinema Department Annual Fund 9
16 Clothing & Textiles Department Annual Fund 6
17 Science and Technology in Society Department Annual Fund 6
18 Theatre Arts Department Annual Fund 4
19 Classical Studies Department Annual Fund 3
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Leaderboard
College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences Amount Raised Leaderboard
Which College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences department or school will bring in the most dollars during Giving Day? Dean Rosemary Blieszner is offering a $500 challenge for the unit that raises the most money. Give what you can to your favorite fund to keep it in the lead!
Rank Prize Fund Designation Raised
1 $500 Marching Virginians Annual Fund $10,440.75
2 Political Science Department Annual Fund $5,385.00
3 School of Education Department Annual Fund $3,830.00
4 English Department Annual Fund $3,381.00
5 Communication Department Annual Fund $3,210.00
6 Apparel, Housing, & Resource Management Department Annual Fund $1,765.00
7 Alliance for Social, Political, Ethical, and Cultural Thought (ASPECT) $1,555.00
8 Sociology Department Annual Fund $1,485.00
9 History Department Annual Fund $1,255.00
10 Clothing & Textiles Department Annual Fund $805.00
11 Human Development Department Annual Fund $710.00
12 Music Department Annual Fund $585.00
13 Foreign Languages & Literatures Annual Fund $551.00
14 Philosophy Department Annual Fund $505.00
15 School of Performing Arts & Cinema Department Annual Fund $405.00
16 Religion & Culture Department Annual Fund $230.00
17 Theatre Arts Department Annual Fund $180.00
18 Classical Studies Department Annual Fund $120.00
19 Science and Technology in Society Department Annual Fund $95.00
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Leaderboard
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Leaderboard Challenge
Which CALS department is going to bring in the most gifts during Giving Day?
Rank Prize Fund Designation Gifts
1 $500 Entomology Department Annual Fund 58
2 College of Agriculture & Life Sciences Annual Fund 54
3 Agricultural & Applied Economics Department Annual Fund 31
4 Food Science & Technology Department Annual Fund 26
5 Dairy Science Department Annual Fund 23
6 Crop & Soil Environmental Sciences Department Annual Fund 21
7 Human Nutrition, Foods & Exercise Annual Fund 21
8 Virginia 4-H Annual Fund 18
9 Biochemistry Department Annual Fund 16
10 Animal & Poultry Sciences Annual Fund 15
11 Agricultural, Leadership & Community Education Department Annual Fund 11
12 Hahn Horticulture Garden Annual Fund 10
13 Biological Systems Engineering Department Annual Fund 10
14 Virginia Cooperative Extension Annual Fund 9
15 Horticulture Department Annual Fund 7
16 Agricultural Technology Program Annual Fund 5
17 Plant Pathology, Physiology & Weed Science Dept. Annual Fund 0
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