Virginia Tech Giving Day 2022
College of Engineering

When a concerned mother of two from Flint, Michigan, reached out to professor Marc Edwards three years ago about lead in her family’s drinking water, he and a team of students and faculty answered the call, leading a harrowing nationwide effort to bring clean drinking water back to the city.


When Virginia Tech alumna and Associate Dean Bevlee Watford began her distinguished career in the College of Engineering 25 years ago, she saw opportunities to better reach and retain students, especially those traditionally underrepresented in engineering. She founded the Center for the Enhancement of Engineering Diversity, which today supports thousands of the next generation of Hokie engineers who are empowered to become leaders.


And when Tesla founder Elon Musk challenged the world to create a fifth mode of transportation, a team of Virginia Tech undergraduate engineering students built a Hyperloop pod from the ground up — making the Hokie Nation proud as they consistently placed in the top 10 during competitions.


When our students, our faculty, and our staff are called, we spring into action.


And we do it with your support.


By giving of your time and resources, our more than 70,000 living alumni have continued to power the College of Engineering as it confronts 21st-century challenges through iterative, creative, and impactful research. You have supported the College of Engineering as we prepare globally-minded, conscientious engineers who graduate ready to apply cutting-edge knowledge in service to our communities and beyond.


How you can help

On this inaugural Giving Day and in the spirit of Ut Prosim, we’re asking our alumni, students, and supporters across the globe to continue their support of the College of Engineering — or even to support the college for the first time.


Giving to the College of Engineering’s Annual Fund is the best way to support us on Giving Day 2018. This fund allows the flexibility to help in all areas, from research to scholarships, to specific student and faculty needs, to other opportunities that advance our land-grant, service-inspired mission.


With your continued or first-time support, you will fuel excellence in our classrooms and laboratories. You'll help to send students and faculty across the nation and the globe as they address complex global problems. You’ll fund scholarships and the support systems that give every Hokie the chance to succeed and be a leader. And you can enable our world-class researchers to conduct cutting-edge research with far-reaching impacts.


Our engineering Hokies are among the best in the world. Let’s do better and be better. Together. With your help, we will spring forward this Giving Day. Every person and every dollar counts toward making our collective mark on the world.

Rank State Gifts
1 VA 451
2 MD 39
3 NC 33
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 Donors
1 Civil & Environmental Engineering Department Annual Fund 105
2 Aerospace & Ocean Engineering Department Annual Fund 84
3 Electrical & Computer Engineering Department Annual Fund 79
4 Industrial & Systems Engineering Department Annual Fund 78
5 Mechanical Engineering Department Annual Fund 75
6 Computer Science Department Annual Fund 49
7 Chemical Engineering Department Annual Fund 38
8 Center for the Enhancement of Engineering Diversity (CEED) 28
9 Materials Engineering Department Annual Fund 21
10 Biomedical Engineering & Mechanics Department Annual Fund 18
11 Biological Systems Engineering 17
12 Mining & Minerals Engineering Department Annual Fund 14
13 Engineering Education Department Annual Fund 9
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 $1,250 College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences 799
2 $750 College of Engineering 789
3 $500 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 Innovation Campus 0
29 Fralin Life Science Institute 0
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