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Moss Arts Center
Help us provide unforgettable arts experiences for children.

Each year, wildly enthusiastic students — from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade – fill the Moss Arts Center’s theatre for free matinee performances by artists from all over the world. They explore the center’s visual arts galleries during school tours and create and learn during hands-on workshops with artists. For many students, visiting the Moss Arts Center is the first time they’ve ever been to a performing arts facility or a gallery.

Since the center opened in 2013, close to 33,840 school-aged children have participated in our free engagement programs. You can help us make these kinds of experiences possible for even more children. Your Giving Day donation will go directly to our PK-12 outreach efforts.

Why do kids need access to the arts? Engaging in artistic activities offers a wide range of skills that they will use throughout their lives.

Arts experiences: 

  • Allow children to express their creativity and imagination, encouraging them to think outside the box and come up with innovative ideas. The arts provide them with a means to express their thoughts, feelings, and emotions, which is especially beneficial for children with challenges communicating.
  • Foster teamwork and collaboration; expand problem-solving, critical thinking, decision-making, and communication skills; and help children explore their feelings and learn to cope with stress and anxiety. Studies have shown that involvement in the arts can improve academic performance.
  • Introduce new cultures, traditions, and perspectives to children, promoting understanding and expanding worldviews.

Encouraging children to explore and appreciate the arts from a young age can lead to a lifelong interest in artistic and cultural experiences. Your Giving Day gift to the Moss Arts Center will support the center’s work to provide unforgettable arts experiences for children. Every gift makes a difference.

All Giving Day donations to the Moss Arts Center will be recognized in the 2024-25 season Moss Arts Center performance programs.

See what people are sharing about Virginia Tech Giving Day 2024!
Rank State Gifts
1 VA 172
2 GA 7
3 MD 3
Beat-Your-Best Donors Leaderboard
The top-10 colleges or units to outperform the number of unique donors who gave during last year's Giving Day will be rewarded with additional funds!
Rank Prize College/Unit % +/- Goal
1 $15,000 Recreational Sports +128.40% 2,284
goal: 1,000
2 $12,500 Outreach and International Affairs +77.46% 126
goal: 71
3 $11,000 Radio IQ | WVTF Music +73.68% 33
goal: 19
4 $9,500 Athletics +53.69% 2,230
goal: 1,451
5 $8,000 College of Natural Resources and Environment +39.46% 774
goal: 555
Social Media: Word Search Challenge
Between 7 and 8 a.m., a word search will be shared on Virginia Tech's Instagram Stories. One user who screenshots the blank word search, correctly completes it, and posts it will be randomly selected to unlock a gift to the Virginia Tech area of their choice. --- Winner: Virginia Center for Civil War Studies
Moss Arts Center Donor Challenge
When Moss Arts Center reaches 200 donors, $10,500 will be unlocked from Moss Arts Center partners.
200 / 200 Donors
Moss Arts Center Executive Director Challenge
100 donors to the Moss Arts Center will unlock $5,000 in bonus funds from Director Ruth Waalkes.
100 / 100 Donors
Cadet Company Participation Challenge
The cadet company with the highest number of participants (cadets, alums, parents, and friends of the Corps included) by the end of Giving Day will be awarded a streamer for their guidon that will display the company’s dedication to philanthropy. Participants can donate to any university fund available in the Giving Day donation form.
Please select your Company
Rank Answer Donors
1 Highty-Tighties 149
2 Charlie 68
3 Echo 61
4 Hotel 55
5 Foxtrot 48
6 Alpha 46
7 Bravo 46
8 Golf 42
9 Delta 41
10 Mike 35
11 Kilo 34
12 Oscar 24
13 India 20
14 Lima 20
15 November 19
Social Media: Decades Challenge
Share a photo from your favorite Virginia Tech decade on social media with #VTGivingDay. One randomly selected winner will choose a favorite Virginia Tech fund to receive a $1,000 bonus gift. ---- Winner: Hokie Ambassadors
Social Media: Trivia Challenge
From 8-9 p.m. EST, follow along with on Instagram Stories to answer trivia questions about Virginia Tech! One randomly selected user who answers a trivia question correctly will be able to gift $1,000 to a fund of their choice. -- Winner: Hospitality & Tourism Management Annual Fund
Early (Hokie)Bird Challenge
Rise and shine, early bird Hokies! If Virginia Tech gets 200 donors from 6-7 a.m. EST, it will unlock $500 for the Virginia Tech Annual Fund.
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