During the last five years, Virginia Tech employees have donated a combined total of more than $1.3 million to the Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign.
Just more than $26,000 of the donations were donated to the general campaign, while employees donated $21,434 for the Free Clinic of the New River Valley and 66 employees donated $19,299 to the United Way of Montgomery, Radford, and Floyd. The Women’s Resource Center of the New River Valley received the third highest level of donations - $17,087 from 112 employees.
Meeting the $325,000 goal for the 2014 campaign relies on the continued support and generosity of Virginia Tech employees. The campaign will begin on Sept. 24 and run through Dec. 12.
Employees can make individual gifts or come together in departments and offices across the university to host fundraisers and activities to raise funds for the campaign.
During the 2013 campaign, more than 1,529 employees (about 21 percent) donated, raising a total of $311,215, exceeding the campaign's $300,000 goal.
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.