Virginia Tech employees donate more than $398,900 to charity
Virginia Tech employees joined together to raise $398,908 for charities through the Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign, just shy of the university goal of $400,000.
The 2022 Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign (CVC) ended Dec. 9.
Many senior management areas not only met, but exceeded their goals in 2022, including the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, College of Natural Resources and Environment, Advancement, the Division of Finance, the Division of Human Resources, the Division of Information Technology, Health Sciences and Technology, Office of the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Outreach and International Affairs, Pamplin College of Business, University Libraries, and the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine.
“I am grateful to Virginia Tech employees for their generous contributions to the Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign,” said Bryan Garey, vice president for human resources and this year’s honorary campaign chair. “Donations will provide essential resources to those in need. We had the most aggressive goal ever at Virginia Tech and came within $1,000 of hitting it. During these challenging economic times, this generosity exemplifies the spirit of service and contribution in the Hokie Nation. Thank you!”
The annual campaign gives state employees the opportunity to raise and donate money to nearly 800 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, saying, “2022 marked the 25th year of the state campaign and Virginia Tech has been involved from the beginning. This year's giving continues that legacy and will help provide participating charities with the resources they need."
Since 2010, Virginia Tech employees have donated nearly $4.4 million to charities in Blacksburg, the New River Valley, and across Virginia.
The CVC is administered by the Division of Human Resources and led by a steering team made up of university department representatives.