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Virginia Cooperative Extension is the outreach and education arm of Virginia’s land-grant universities, Virginia Tech and Virginia State University. Our people are our strength, and we care about the communities we serve. 

Ever since Virginia Cooperative Extension was founded more than 100 years ago, we have worked tirelessly to help local communities thrive and overcome the challenges of the day through practical and research-based knowledge, services, and solutions.

We take concrete action that advances the well-being of all Virginia. Whether we’re building a more resilient food system, supporting local economies, or mentoring youth, we help manage our natural resources, bridge access to knowledge, and shape a brighter future for our communities.

The youth development arms of Extension — Virginia 4-H and FFA — work throughout the commonwealth to help all youth become the best versions of themselves. These youth development organizations empower them to be upstanding citizens who are actively engaged in their communities and around the world.

Across the state, your gift helps support programs in local communities that

  • Help the agricultural and natural resources industries
  • Protect the environment
  • Empower individuals and families to learn about health and nutrition
  • Grow 4-H, FFA, and other youth leadership and development opportunities.

Together, we can make a difference.

Join us in helping all of Virginia.

See what people are sharing about Virginia Tech Giving Day 2024!
Donor Heatmap
Rank State Gifts
1 VA 2149
2 NC 43
3 FL 38
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
4-H Educational Centers
Bonus funds will be awarded to the top-4 centers with the highest number of donors!
Rank Prize 4-H Centers Donors
1 $2,500 W.E. Skelton 4-H Center 271
2 $1,750 Holiday Lake 4-H Center 247
3 $1,250 Northern Virginia 4-H Center 239
4 $750 Airfield 4-H Center 120
5 Southwest Virginia 4-H Center 47
Airfield 4-H Educational Center Camp Challenge
The board members of the Airfield 4-H Educational Center will generously donate $1,500 once 42 donors have made a gift to the center's annual fund.
42 / 42 Donors
AREC Leaderboard
The top-4 ARECs that receive the most unique donors during Giving Day will receive bonus funds.
Rank Prize AREC Donors
1 $2,500 Eastern Shore Experiment Station 65
2 $1,750 Southern Piedmont Experiment Station 37
3 $1,250 Virginia Seafood Experiment Station 15
4 $750 Eastern Virginia Experiment Station 9
5 Tidewater Experiment Station 8
Virginia 4-H Challenge
Once 70 donors have made a gift to the Virginia 4-H Annual Fund, it will unlock a generous gift of $5,000 from Jim Earwood.
70 / 70 Donors
Virginia Cooperative Extension Beat-Your-Best Leaderboard
The top-6 Virginia Cooperative Extension areas that beat their number of donors from last year's Giving Day will receive bonus funds.
Rank Prize Area % +/- Goal
1 $2,000 Albemarle Coop Extension Service +936.36% 114
goal: 11
2 $1,500 Virginia Master Naturalist +304.55% 445
goal: 110
3 $1,000 Hanover Coop Extension Service +270.00% 37
goal: 10
4 $750 Montgomery Coop Extension Service +181.82% 31
goal: 11
5 $500 Virginia Master Gardeners Annual Fund +144.00% 122
goal: 50
Virginia Cooperative Extension Challenge
Once 18 donors have made a gift to the Virginia Cooperative Extension Annual Fund, Mike and Jessica Gutter will generously donate $1,000 to the annual fund.
18 / 18 Donors
Virginia Cooperative Extension Offices Leaderboard
Bonus funds will be awarded to the top-4 offices with the highest number of donors!
Rank Prize Office Donors
1 $2,500 Pulaski Coop Extension Service 222
2 $1,750 Fairfax Coop Extension Service 182
3 $1,250 Albemarle Coop Extension Service 114
4 $750 Nelson Coop Extension Service 95
5 Louisa Coop Extension Service 60
Virginia FFA Challenge
The Virginia FFA Association will generously donate $2,900 to the Virginia FFA Annual Fund once 45 donors have given to the program’s annual fund.
45 / 45 Donors
Virginia Master Gardener Challenge
Once 40 donors have made a gift to the Virginia Master Gardener Annual Fund, it will unlock a generous gift of $1,000 to the Virginia Master Gardener Association.
40 / 40 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.
Virginia Cooperative Extension Hourly Challenge
If 50 donors give to any fund within the Virginia Cooperative Extension between 5-6 p.m., $500 will be unlocked for the VCE Annual Fund.
50 / 50 Donors
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