Questions and Answers

Below you will find answers to many common questions about Virginia Tech Giving Day 2020.

Why was Giving Day postponed?

While Giving Day is an online event, we are very mindful of the challenging situation that our university community, nation, and world is sharing. The decision to postpone was made after careful consideration and is one of many steps the university is taking in response to the COVID-19 widespread impact.

What is Virginia Tech Giving Day?

Virginia Tech Giving Day is a one-day fundraising event for all members of the Hokie Nation. Alumni, students, faculty, staff, and friends of Virginia Tech are welcome and encouraged to participate. 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. 

How can I participate?

Anyone can get involved with Virginia Tech Giving Day! Simply by donating, you will make an impact. If you wish to be more involved, sign up to be an Ambassador. Please also post about Virginia Tech Giving day on social media using #VTGivingDay.

When can I make my donation to Virginia Tech Giving Day?

Come back soon for more updates on when Giving Day 2021 will be!

How can I donate?

Donating is easy. Visit and find one or more areas to give. We strongly encourage you to make your gift online. This is the only way to assure that your gift will qualify for matches and challenges taking place throughout the event. To give by phone, you may call (800) 533-1144. You can make a gift to support the university's greatest priorities and opportunities, including scholarships, or you can make a gift in support of your school, college, or program of choice. You may make a gift to more than one area in the same transaction!

When you make your gift you could also earn matching funds to support it. Then, share your experience! Post about it on social. Email it. Encourage your friends to match your gift. Encouraging others to participate guarantees success.

Is there a minimum donation?

You can make a gift of $5 or more to participate in Virginia Tech Giving Day. 

I'm having trouble making my gift and/or I haven't received my gift confirmation email. What should I do?

If you have issues with the payment process, and/or if you haven't received your confirmation email and tax receipt, please email for assistance. 

I don't see my preferred gift designation. What should I do?

If you do not see your preferred gift designation, give us a call (800) 533-1144.

Is my contribution tax deductible?

Yes. Philanthropic contributions to the Virginia Tech Foundation are tax-deductible as prescribed by law.

Will I receive a receipt for my contribution?

Yes. The Virginia Tech Foundation will send you an emailed receipt shortly after you complete your gift.

When will my credit card be charged?

Immediately after finalizing your gift on the site.

What is your refund policy?

Charitable gifts to the Virginia Tech Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, are not refundable.

How can I contact Virginia Tech with a giving-related question?

Call us toll-free at (800) 533-1144 or email

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