Virginia Tech Giving Day 2022
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and Virginia Cooperative Extension

The Virginia Tech College of Agriculture and Life Sciences traces its roots back to the founding of the Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College in 1872. Today, the college is instrumental in using the land-grant model of research, education, and outreach to tackle the complex challenges facing our world.


Within the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, we serve more than 3,500 undergraduate and graduate students and over 240,000 youth across the commonwealth who are preparing to become the leaders of tomorrow. We reach citizens throughout the state through Virginia Cooperative Extension, which works to improve community health and viability. We are proud of our rich heritage and tradition, and excited for the impact we will make in the future.


Why we need your support

The college is committed to creating a vibrant and diverse community of the most talented students, regardless of their financial capacity. Your help is needed to ensure that deserving young people have a chance to realize their dreams.


Gifts open doors and provide possibilities for our students, equipping them with the resources, knowledge, mentorship, and opportunities to pursue their dreams. With your support today, they can become the scientists, producers, policymakers, physicians...and leaders of tomorrow.


Thanks to your support, last year we had more than $750,000 in available scholarship funding, and we awarded more than 400 scholarships. Approximately 30 percent of our students received needs-based scholarships or grants.


You can also help extend the reach of Virginia Cooperative Extension and 4-H by supporting these organizations and allowing them to have profound impacts in the commonwealth — and around the world.


How you can help

CALS Annual Fund

Giving to the CALS Annual Fund is the best way to support us on the Day of Giving. This fund allows the dean the flexibility to help in all areas — from research to specific student and faculty needs to opportunities that advance our land-grant mission. 


These funds help pay for financial aid awards, student research projects, summer internship stipends, student travel and study abroad opportunities, student mentoring programs, and so much more. Every gift, whether large or small, adds up to create a college experience that is like no other.


4-H and Virginia Cooperative Extension

Your gift will support educational programs in local communities, providing new opportunities, and helping us reach the greatest number of youth. Your support will extend our ability to help youth, adults, and communities to reach their full potential.


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


Registered Student Organizations
Do you have great memories of being in a club, fraternity, or sorority as an undergraduate? Giving to a registered student organization is a great way to enhance the student experience, and to help support travel to conferences, speaker symposiums, and other rewarding activities.


Please note that to give to a registered student organization, you must write-in the name of the club or organization in the “Other” field on the official Giving Day donation form.

Rank State Gifts
1 VA 261
2 NC 15
3 MD 10
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
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
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 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
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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