Virginia Tech Giving Day 2020


Questions and Answers

Below you will find answers to many common questions about Virginia Tech Giving Day 2018.

What is Virginia Tech Giving Day?

Virginia Tech Giving Day is a one-day fundraising event scheduled for Tuesday, March 20, 2018, 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. Together, we can help Virginia Tech Spring Forward.

When does Virginia Tech Giving Day go live?

The platform will be open to receive donations at noon EST on March 20, and it will close at noon EST on March 21.

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 [LINK to ambassador page]. Please also post about Virginia Tech Giving day on social media using #VTGivingDay.

How can I donate?

Donating is easy. Visit vt.edu/givingday from Mar. 20, 2018 at noon EST through Mar. 21, 2018 at noon EST 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.

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

First, select Virginia Tech Annual Fund under "Areas of Support." Then choose "Other" under the fund designation and enter the fund where you would like your gift to be designated. If you have questions, you can email give.to.vt@vt.edu or call (800) 533-1144.

Is there a minimum donation?

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

Is employer match available for donations?

Yes. You must indicate this on the giving form while making your donation, and a Gift Accounting representative will follow up with you offline.

Are donations tax deductible?

Yes. Philanthropic contributions to the Virginia Tech Foundation are tax-deductible as prescribed by law. The Virginia Tech Foundation will send you an emailed receipt shortly after you complete their gift. If you require a printed receipt, please contact give.to.vt@vt.edu.

What is the refund policy?

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

How can I contact Virginia Tech with giving-related questions?

Call us toll-free at (800) 533-1144 or email give.to.vt@vt.edu.

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

First, select Virginia Tech Annual Fund under "Areas of Support." Then choose "Other" under the fund designation and enter the fund where you would like your gift to be designated. If you have questions, you can email give.to.vt@vt.edu or 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 give.to.vt@vt.edu.

Still have questions?

Contact us at givingday@vt.edu