Virginia Tech Giving Day 2020
Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC

Every day, scientists at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC address the most challenging health issues that face children and adults, including veterans, across the lifespan. The research institute integrates life sciences with physical, engineering, behavioral, computational, and social sciences to develop new approaches to major health disorders. In the process, the institute becomes a living laboratory for experiential learning and discovery for scholars at all levels, whether students are in high school, embarking on their undergraduate educations, completing graduate or medical degrees, or immersed in postdoctoral study.

Through the coordinated efforts of experts in brain science, cardiac science, virology, and regenerative medicine — and the use of sophisticated tools that allow analysis at molecular, cellular, and whole organism levels — Fralin Biomedical Research Institute faculty members are electrifying scientific conversation around the globe. Our scientists are making discoveries at the lab bench that translate into bedside breakthroughs to benefit patients and increase our understanding of the body’s biological processes in health and disease.

Under the leadership of Executive Director Michael J. Friedlander, Ph.D., the research institute is at capacity with more than 25 research teams and 300 employees working to protect brain and cardiovascular health and solve infectious diseases. Those efforts make a $400 million annual economic impact. And there’s more to come. An additional research facility to house an additional 25 new research teams is under construction and set to be completed in 2020.

We need your help. Your gift will directly benefit research to solve health problems across the world. Your generosity produces new ideas and innovations and helps create a hopeful, vital future. 

Rank State Donors
1 VA 70
2 FL 2
2 CA 2
Fralin Biomedical Research Institute Challenge
Dr. Michael Friedlander, executive director of the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute, after the 30th gift to the institute on Giving Day, will honor each donor by personally making a gift to the institute of $100 per donor, up to a total of $3,000! This is his way of recognizing and thanking each generous donor to Fralin Biomedical Research Institute
30 / 30 Gifts
Fralin Biomedical Research Institute Challenge
Marty Muscatello, member of the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute Advisory Board, challenges his fellow board members and all of Hokie Nation to give to Fralin BRI on Giving Day. Marty will provide a $5,000 gift after the first 25 gifts to the institute on Giving Day.
25 / 25 Gifts
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
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
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