$ 2,863,030 raised 6,674 donors
College of Natural Resources and Environment has raised $ 138,974 from 163 donors!
College of Natural Resources and Environment

Together, we are a force for positive change

 

The College of Natural Resources and Environment is the No. 1 ranked place to study natural resources and conservation in the U.S. — and we’re ready to make our footprint even bigger with your help.

 

Wherever there are big, complex issues involving natural resources and the environment, we are there. CNRE faculty and students are placing sensors on mountaintops that can warn of flash floods. Testing sustainable packaging materials in one of the leading labs in the U.S. Conducting research that is critical to managing fisheries and preserving endangered birds, mussels, and other species. Studying the forests that cover two-thirds of Virginia and one-third of the Earth and play a vital role in climate change and clean water, and provide the lumber, fiber, and biofuels that we depend on worldwide.

The College of Natural Resources and Environment shows up. And so do our donors.

 

Here’s how your gift will help

 

Every gift matters and will impact our efforts to be successful in preserving our natural heritage and preparing the next generation of environmental leaders. With your help, we will:

  • Provide additional scholarships to hard-working students.
  • Offer more hands-on learning opportunities like field experiences, research, and study abroad.
  • Afford students opportunities like travel to conferences, meetings, and industry sites where they can learn and network—and maybe land a job or an internship.
  • Support our world-class faculty who need help with research costs as well as basic classroom and lab materials and equipment.

 

Take the next step: Choose how you’ll make an impact

 

We hope you will join CNRE alumni, students, friends, faculty, and staff and show your support for the college on Giving Day. Participation matters and we have some generous supporters whose matching gifts will kick in when we reach 50, 75, 100, 125, and 150 donors! You can give any amount beginning with $5, and you can support CNRE in any of the following ways:

  • The CNRE Annual Fund, which supports our most pressing priorities, such as scholarships, learning, and research.
  • One of our four academic departments.
  • A recognized student organization.

Whatever you chose, thank you. It matters.

Rank State Donors
1 VA 124
2 MD 7
2 NC 7
$500
The CNRE Paul Winistorfer 40 Donor Participation Challenge
CNRE Dean Paul Winistorfer will donate $500 to the College of Natural Resources and Environment if 40 donors make a gift to any College of Natural Resources and Environment fund.
40 / 40 Gifts
Completed
$1,000
The CNRE Easton and Pam Loving 60 Donor Participation Challenge
CNRE friends Easton Loving (’89 B.S., ’91 M.S.) and Pam Loving will donate $1,000 to the Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation if 60 donors make a gift to any College of Natural Resources and Environment fund.
60 / 60 Gifts
Completed
$1,000
The CNRE Patty Mims 100 Donor Participation Challenge
CNRE friend Patty Mims (’94 M.S.) will donate $1,000 to the Department of Geography if 20 additional donors make a gift to any College of Natural Resources and Environment fund.
99 / 99 Gifts
Completed
$1,500
The CNRE 80 Donor Participation Challenge
A CNRE friend will donate $1,500 to the Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation if 20 additional donors make a gift to any College of Natural Resources and Environment fund.
20 / 20 Gifts
Completed
$8,000
The CNRE Mike and Kathy Melo 120 Donor Participation Challenge
CNRE alum and Dean’s Advisory Council chair Mike Melo (’79 B.S.) and Kathy Melo will donate $8,000 to support CNRE student scholarships if 20 additional donors make a gift to any College of Natural Resources and Environment fund.
125 / 125 Gifts
Completed
$2,000
The CNRE Dave and Linda Smith 150 Donor Participation Challenge
CNRE Professor Emeritus Dave Smith and Linda Smith will donate $2,000 to the College of Natural Resources and Environment Annual Fund if 30 additional donors make a gift to any College of Natural Resources and Environment fund.
155 / 155 Gifts
Completed
Leaderboard
Faculty vs. Staff Challenge
When Virginia Tech employees compete, Virginia Tech students win!
Please check all your Virginia Tech affiliations
Rank Answer Gifts
1 Faculty member 1,340
2 Staff member 526
Ended
Leaderboard
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 Department Gifts
1 $1,250 College of Engineering 1,284
2 $750 College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences 1,239
3 $500 Pamplin College of Business 947
4 College of Science 826
5 College of Agriculture and Life Sciences 592
6 Corps of Cadets 437
7 Local VCE Programs 394
8 College of Architecture and Urban Studies 381
9 Athletics 331
10 Hokie Family Annual Fund 260
11 College of Natural Resources and Environment 185
12 Student Affairs 179
13 Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine 123
14 Inclusion and Diversity 109
15 University Libraries at Virginia Tech 93
16 Statewide VCE Program Funds 93
17 Myers-Lawson School of Construction 90
18 Moss Arts Center 85
19 Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC 84
20 Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine 60
21 Graduate School 40
22 Honors College 15
23 Radio IQ | WVTF Music 15
Ended
Leaderboard
College of Natural Resources and and Environment Leaderboard
What department is going to bring in the most gifts during Giving Day?
Rank Fund Designation Gifts
1 Department of Fish & Wildlife Conservation Annual Fund 42
2 Department of Forest Resources & Environmental Conservation Annual Fund 35
3 Department of Geography Annual Fund 18
4 Department of Sustainable Biomaterials Annual Fund 12
5 Student Leadership Institute Annual Fund 7
Ended
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