Dear colleagues,

I am pleased to announce the start of the 2021 Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign (CVC).

I am honored to serve as this year’s honorary CVC chair for Virginia Tech. As dean of the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, I see firsthand how we can make a difference in the lives of others in very important and meaningful ways.

Since joining the Hokie Nation in 2019, I have been impressed by the commitment to service by our employees and students. For many in our community, the challenges of the past year and a half have been difficult. In the spirit of Virginia Tech’s motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), let us join together to make a difference by supporting organizations that provide services and support in the communities where we live and work

This year’s campaign runs from Oct. 1 to Dec. 10. Since 2010, Virginia Tech employees have donated more than $3.5 million to charities in Blacksburg, the New River Valley, and across Virginia. With this amazing record of accomplishment, I am confident we will come together to not only meet, but exceed, this year’s goal of $390,000.

Every dollar counts and makes a difference. I encourage you to visit the CVC website for information on how you can help those in our areas who may need additional assistance. With more than 900 charities listed, you can see how each of us can positively impact others in very important and meaningful ways.

It’s not about how much you give — participation is our goal. It’s the act of giving itself that makes this campaign so special. There are multiple ways to give, which are detailed on the CVC donation page.

For questions or assistance, please contact your department representative or steering team member. A list of steering team members is listed on the CVC website.

We are truly in this together. Collectively, we can make a big difference for the community.

Be well and stay safe.

Lee Learman
Dean of the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine
Honorary Chair, 2021 Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign

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