Virginia Tech employees live Ut Prosim and donate to CVC

Dec. 13, 2019 marked the end of the 2019 Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign (CVC). Since the kick-off on Sept. 30, Virginia Tech employees raised $378,715 for charities across the Commonwealth of Virginia, just a little shy of the university’s $390,000 goal.

Made up of Virginia Tech employees from the university’s senior management areas, the steering team sets an annual goal for the university. From that goal, senior management areas are given a goal based on their full-time employee head count. Many of the areas exceeded their goal including College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, College of Natural Resources and Environment, Dean of Libraries, Office of the President and Athletics, Pamplin College of Business, Vice President for Advancement, Vice President for Business Affairs, Vice President for Finance and CFO, Vice President for Health Sciences and Technology, Vice President for Policy and Governance, Vice President of Human Resources, Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, and Virginia Tech Honors College.

As the sponsoring department for CVC, Vice President for Human Resources Bryan Garey said, “Seeing the university’s employees come together to support our communities is a truly special part of Virginia Tech. It is another great example of how important our motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), is to our campus and communities.”

CVC donations have gone to approximately 1,000 participating charities in our community and across the commonwealth, ranging from health and human services to animal welfare, from environmental conservation to medical research, and everything in between.

“Our donations to CVC helped charities serve the most vulnerable people in our communities this winter and made someone else’s holidays great,” said Dawn Jefferies, this year’s honorary campaign chair. “I’m proud of all my colleagues for going above and beyond to help others.”

Since 2010, Virginia Tech employees have donated more than $3 million to local charities in the New River Valley and across the commonwealth. Having finished his first year as CVC steering team chair, Edward Lener says one of the best parts of this year’s campaign was the collaboration he saw across campus and among the charities.

“It is great to see the level of creativity and energy that goes into some of the fundraising events,” said Lener. “It takes the efforts of many people across the university to make a campaign like this work. It was my privilege to serve as chair of thus year’s CVC and see all the efforts come together for a common goal.”