Virginia Tech Giving Day 2020

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. Our impact rests on their search for knowledge, and the lengths they’ll go to share it.

Extension’s presence branches out across Virginia in the form of 108 local offices, 11 Agricultural Research and Extension Centers, two departmental research Centers, six 4-H educational centers, and our two state campuses in Blacksburg and Petersburg. In these places, you’ll find Extension specialists – researchers on the hunt for insights in subjects related to Extension’s breadth of work, including agriculture, natural resources, food and health, lawn and garden, and family development. You’ll find Extension agents constantly moving within their counties to train and bring the latest research to local people and businesses. And you’ll find local volunteers putting in the hours to master their passions and serve their communities.

With your support, we can equip the people of the commonwealth with the knowledge, skills, and personal and social empowerment to thrive in the face of issues that affect their daily lives.

4-H: Help grow Virginia’s next generation of leaders

Virginia Cooperative Extension’s positive youth development program, Virginia 4-H, brings core Extension concepts like life skills development to young people. As mentors, 4-H agents and volunteers help youth find their voice, their strengths, and the pursuits that fulfill them.

In local clubs, camps, and projects, as well as statewide events and activities, 4-H’ers of all ages, explore their interests in wide-ranging fields like animal science, robotics, forestry and the outdoors, health and nutrition, and the arts. While they learn what they love to do, 4-H’ers develop formative life skills along the way: leadership, teamwork, empathy, and much more.

Participation in 4-H youth programs topped out at more than 217,000 people between 2017 and 2018 – that’s because 4-H opportunities abound. At 4-H summer camps each year, children play, learn and interact – and in coming together, access perspectives different than their own. Public speaking contests and club demonstrations help 4-H’ers more confidently engage their peers. As they participate in and lead clubs, 4-H teens looking ahead at their careers can better gauge the skills they need to succeed. Service activities have taken Virginia 4-H’ers many miles from home: after a Category 4 hurricane razed Rockport, Texas, in 2018, 4-H teens from Halifax and 4-H agent Sonya Furgurson made a two-day bus journey down to help with crisis clean-up.

How you can help

By supporting the Virginia Cooperative Extension and 4-H on Giving Day, you can help us further invest in our people, research, technological resources, and outreach efforts.

You might have lifelong ties to Extension – in home canning or financial management classes at your local office, multi-generational family membership in 4-H clubs, or certification as a Master Gardener. Or you may have just discovered us and our evolving work. Whatever your connection, your continued or first-time support can help make Extension a more powerful and easily-accessible resource for Virginia communities and families.


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Airfield 4-H Center Match
The members of the Airfield 4-H Center Board of Directors will generously match the first $6,000 in gifts made to the Airfield 4-H Center annual fund. These funds are made possible by the board members and a $3,000 gift from our friend Hans Bernhardt. Double your impact by making your gift today!
$1,593 MATCHED
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Jamestown 4-H Center Match
The members of the Jamestown 4-H Center Board of Directors will generously match the first $2,000 in gifts made to the Jamestown 4-H Center annual fund. Double your impact by making your gift today!
$1,125 MATCHED
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Northern Virginia 4-H Center Challenge
The members of the Northern Virginia 4-H Center Board of Directors will generously match the first $5,000 in gifts made to the Northern Virginia 4-H Center annual fund. Double your impact by making your gift today!
$5,000 MATCHED
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Southwest Virginia 4-H Center Match
The Miller family will generously match the first $1,000 in gifts made to the Southwest Virginia 4-H Center annual fund. Double your impact by making your gift today!
$1,000 MATCHED
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Holiday Lake 4-H Center Challenge: Paul Benneche
Once 100 people have made a Giving Day donation to Holiday Lake 4-H Center, Paul Benneche will generously contribute $5,000 to the center’s annual fund. Once we reach our goal, an additional bonus challenge will be unlocked.
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Holiday Lake 4-H Center Challenge: Clark & Betty Jones
We met our goal of 100, but we’re still going! Clark & Betty Jones will generously donate an additional $3,000 to support the Holiday Lake 4-H Center if 100 more donors make a gift to the center’s annual fund.
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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
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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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Local VCE Programs Leaderboard
What local VCE program is going to bring in the most gifts during Giving Day?
Rank Prize Fund Designation Gifts
1 Wythe Coop Extension Service 0
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4-H Centers Leaderboard
What 4-H center is going to bring in the most gifts during Giving Day?
Rank Prize Fund Designation Gifts
1 Jamestown 4-H Center 24
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