During the last five years, Virginia Tech employees have donated a combined total of more than $1.4 million to the Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign.
With the help from over 1,566 generous employees, Virginia Tech raised $317,826 for the 2014 Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign. Unfortunately, the 2014 goal of $325,000 was not met; however, employee participation was up slightly this year (from 1,529 in 2013) and the university raised about $6,000 more than last year.
Employees made individual gifts or came together in departments and offices across the university to host fundraisers and activities to raise funds for the campaign.
Administered by the university’s Department of Human Resources, the Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign is a workplace-giving program that allows state employees to designate a financial gift to any of more than 1,000 participating charities. Types of charities include health and human services, animal welfare, environmental conservation and medical research.