Virginia Tech employees joined together to raise a record-breaking $437,086 for charities through the Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign, surpassing the university goal of $390,000. 

The 2021 Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign (CVC) ended Dec. 10, 2021.

In a mostly virtual environment, senior management areas used creative strategies to raise money. Approaches included online contests, classes, and other virtual fundraisers.

Many senior management areas not only met, but exceeded their goal in 2021, including College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, College of Architecture and Urban Studies, Pamplin College of Business, College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, College of Science, Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine, College of Natural Resources and Environment, Dean of University Libraries, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, Office of the Senior Vice President and Chief Business Officer, Office of the President, the vice president for Health Sciences and Technology, the vice president for Advancement, the vice president for Finance, and the vice president for Human Resources.

“I am grateful to Virginia Tech employees for their generous contributions to the Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign,” said Lee Learman, dean of the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and this year’s honorary campaign chair. “It is heartening to see the university community come together to help others during this challenging time.”

The annual campaign gives state employees the opportunity to raise and donate money to more than 900 participating charities in their communities and across the commonwealth, ranging from health and human services to animal welfare, from environmental conservation to medical research, and everything in between.

Edward Lener, CVC steering team chair, was encouraged by the support shown by Virginia Tech employees. “This year’s record high giving will help ensure that these charities have the resources they need to continue the great work they do in our communities,” he said.

Since 2010, Virginia Tech employees have donated more than $3.9 million to local charities in Blacksburg, the New River Valley, and across the commonwealth.

The CVC is administered by the Division of Human Resources and led by a steering team made up of university department representatives.

“This is a wonderful accomplishment for Virginia Tech and a testament to the generosity of the Hokie Nation,” Vice President for Human Resources Bryan Garey said.

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