College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Making a difference. This is who we are.

Every day, in every corner of the commonwealth and around the world, our college helps communities thrive.

We are the land-grant mission come to life. We are preparing more than 3,500 students to be leaders in agriculture and life sciences. We are developing new research tools to tackle the complex issues in our food systems, local economies, the environment, and health. And we are sharing this knowledge with the world through our Virginia Cooperative Extension network and Virginia 4-H.

But we can’t do this alone. You are vital to our shared success as we work to create lasting positive change both today and tomorrow.

With your support today, our students can become scientists, producers, policymakers, teachers, and leaders of tomorrow.

Your generosity on Giving Day makes a significant impact on the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Your gift helps support:

  • Applying the skills learned inside the classroom in the real-world through a variety of applications and experiential learning opportunities
  • Giving students scholarships so they can focus on academics and the student experience, lessening the time commitment of working while learning.
  • Allowing students to participate in organizations and events both in Blacksburg and across the country. Annual funds give students the opportunity to bolster their professional development outside of the classroom.

Currently, more than 30 percent of our students depend on need-based scholarships or grants to realize their dreams of a Virginia Tech education. Our goal is to provide that opportunity to even more students by increasing our scholarship awards to more than $750,000.


How you can help

CALS Annual Fund


The CALS Annual Fund helps pay for financial aid awards, student research projects, summer internship stipends, student mentoring programs, and so much more.

Departments


Giving to individual departments allows you to direct your donation to your department of choice.

Virginia Cooperative Extension and 4-H


You can also help extend our reach by supporting VCE and 4-H and allowing them to have profound impacts on the commonwealth — and around the world.
In order to continue to carry out this mission, 4-H needs your help. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has been challenging for everyone – and 4-H has been no exception. Canceled camps and events put a significant financial strain on education centers across the commonwealth.

Together, we can ensure that 4-H can continue empowering youth by giving them the tools they need to chart their path and the space to thrive. 
Learn more.


For the third year in a row, the CALS Alumni Organization Board of Directors has united to establish a Challenge to our members. By designating a gift to the CALS Annual Fund you will be a part of reaching our goal of 560 donors to unlock the Challenge releasing $8,000 of additional resources for the college! The Samuels Family will also support a leaderboard awarding $5,000 across the three CALS departments with the most donors.

See what people are sharing about Virginia Tech Giving Day 2021!
Rank State Gifts
1 VA 443
2 NC 36
3 MD 27
Leaderboard
Most Donors Leaderboard
The five units with the greatest number of donors on Giving Day will win a share of $5,000.
Rank Prize Unit Donors
1 $2,000 Pamplin College of Business 1,655
2 $1,500 Virginia Cooperative Extension & 4-H 1,486
3 $750 College of Engineering 1,471
4 $500 College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences 1,316
5 $250 Athletics 1,036
6 College of Science 834
7 College of Agriculture and Life Sciences 626
8 Corps of Cadets 532
9 Student Affairs 475
10 College of Architecture and Urban Studies 414
11 Inclusion and Diversity 253
12 Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine 232
13 College of Natural Resources and Environment 190
14 Moss Arts Center and ICAT 146
15 Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC 140
16 Graduate School 108
17 Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine 105
18 Myers-Lawson School of Construction 102
19 University Libraries 97
20 Hokie Family Annual Fund 72
21 Honors College 26
22 Radio IQ | WVTF Music 26
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$8,060
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Challenge
Once 560 people have made a gift to any College of Agriculture and Life Sciences department the CALS Alumni Organization Board will generously donate $8,060 to the College.
560 / 560 Donors
Completed
$1,000
Human Nutrition, Foods, & Exercise Challenge
Once 42 people have made a Giving Day donation to the Human Nutrition, Foods, & Exercise Annual Fund, Drs. Jim and Janet Johnson will generously contribute $1,000 to the annual fund.
42 / 42 Donors
Completed
2
Match
Dairy Science Match
Make your gift and double the impact! The first $5,000 in gifts made to the Dairy Science Annual fund will be matched, to help support the Dr. Michael Barnes Dairy Judging Endowment.
$5,000 MATCHED
Completed
2
Match
Biochemistry Match
Dr. Brian Storrie will generously match the first $1,000 in gifts made to the Biochemistry Annual fund. Make your gift and double the impact!
$1,000 MATCHED
Completed
Leaderboard
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Leaderboard
The top three College of Agriculture and Life Sciences departments with the most donors will win bonus funds generously donated by the Samuels family.
Rank Prize Fund Designation Donors
1 $2,500 College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Annual Fund 114
2 $1,500 Dairy Science Department Annual Fund 80
3 $1,000 Agricultural & Applied Economics Department Annual Fund 72
4 Human Nutrition, Foods & Exercise Annual Fund 61
5 Animal & Poultry Sciences Annual Fund 56
6 Food Science & Technology Department Annual Fund 51
7 Hahn Horticulture Garden Annual Fund 48
8 Agricultural, Leadership & Community Education Department Annual Fund 45
9 Biochemistry Department Annual Fund 35
10 Entomology Department Annual Fund 27
11 School of Plant and Environmental Sciences Annual Fund 19
12 Agricultural Technology Program Annual Fund 16
13 Virginia Cooperative Extension Annual Fund 14
14 Virginia 4-H Annual Fund 12
15 Biological Systems Engineering Department Annual Fund 11
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Leaderboard
Total Raised Leaderboard
Your favorite unit can win a share of $2,750 based on its total amount raised on Giving Day!
Rank Prize Unit Raised
1 $1,000 Pamplin College of Business $964,291.19
2 $750 College of Engineering $680,411.59
3 $500 Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine $630,795.20
4 $200 Athletics $492,154.58
5 $100 College of Science $461,937.18
6 College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences $159,135.91
7 Corps of Cadets $143,632.07
8 College of Agriculture and Life Sciences $135,173.63
9 Student Affairs $117,566.43
10 College of Architecture and Urban Studies $116,434.13
11 Virginia Cooperative Extension & 4-H $95,153.00
12 Myers-Lawson School of Construction $93,305.00
13 College of Natural Resources and Environment $92,565.41
14 Moss Arts Center and ICAT $60,874.00
15 Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC $60,415.00
16 Inclusion and Diversity $55,800.93
17 Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine $55,783.00
18 University Libraries $32,431.21
19 Hokie Family Annual Fund $24,562.00
20 Graduate School $10,023.00
21 Honors College $2,170.00
22 Radio IQ | WVTF Music $1,271.00
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