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The Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign (CVC) is a voluntary, charitable donation program for state employees. It is an easy and convenient way for employees to support a wide range of not-for-profit health and human services organizations. Employees can designate their contributions to go to specific charities or donate to a general fund. Donations can be made through payroll deduction, check or cash.

Find a Charity

Search for your charity of choice!  With nearly 800 charities, there is truly a cause for everyone from health and human services, animal welfare, environmental conservation, and many more.

Ways to donate to CVC

Online payroll deduction: Donate through an online ePledge through these two options:

  1. One-time gift 
  2. Monthly deduction (24-pay periods)

            Note: Payroll deductions are post-tax.

  • Check or Cash donations:
    • Make checks payable to CVC  and include a pledge form
      • Return it by campus mail to CVC Agency Coordinator (0318) or use USPS CVC Agency Coordinator, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner Street NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061.
    • For cash donations, fill out a pledge form and hand deliver to the North End Center. Note: Cash donations cannot be sent by mail.
  • Credit Card donations: 
    • Make credit card donations through the state site using agency code 208 – Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
      • Enter First and Last name as listed on Hokie Passport or Banner.
      • Enter work email:,,
      • Enter your Hokie Passport employee or student ID number. Retirees should use their Hokie Passport or 90 number.
      • Enter your department.
      • Click Next.
      • The next page will populate the information from the prior screen. Please ensure this information is accurate before your donation is submitted.
      • Within maroon Virginia for Givers box, enter the required credit card information. 
      • Choose your options under Acknowledgment from charity. You may choose to remain anonymous.
  • Monetary Direct Give: 
    • Allows state employees to submit receipts to CVC from their own Direct Giving contributions to count towards their agency and designated charity fundraising goal. The act of giving needed to occur between January 1st and December 31st of the current giving year. 
    • Steps for submitting a Direct Give donation
    • Donation examples of direct giving
      • Clothing, canned goods, food, vehicles, appliances, property, toys, or gift cards, are directly donated to the charity.
      • Angel Tree, Silver Bells, Christmas Mother and Toys for Tots, etc. 
      • Monetary donations directly submitted to the charity.
      • Purchase of a charitable item (Girl Scout cookies, commemorative wristbands/items, etc).
      • Participation in a charity run, spaghetti meal, or pancake breakfast, where money was given for a ticket or entry, etc. All attendee names for each ticket purchase must be listed.
    • Items that are not accepted as direct giving
      • Time volunteered and blood donations are currently not eligible for credit. 
      • Store receipts. Please donate the items to the charity and use the charity's acknowledgment letter to report Direct Giving.
      • Gym Membership receipts
      • Handwritten receipts are not recommended but will be reviewed independently.

Tax deductions

All charitable donations made through CVC are eligible for a tax deduction. Additional information can be found on the IRS website.


raised of $400,000 goal.

Jessica Pharis, CVC Agency Coordinator
North End Center
Division of Human Resources
300 Turner Street, NW
Suite 2300
Blacksburg, VA 24061

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