Thanks for supporting Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign

The following is an open letter to Virginia Tech employees from Kelly Oaks, assistant vice president for Equity and Accessibility. Oaks is the honorary chair of the 2017 Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign.

Dear colleagues,

Today, I want to give you a final tally of our 2017 Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign, which ended December 20.

Through the contributions of more than 1,500 faculty and staff, we exceeded our goal of $350,000. We raised a total of $371,008, which is a record-breaking donation amount for Virginia Tech!

In addition to exceeding our overall goal, the following colleges and senior management areas either exceeded or met their individual goals: Athletics, College of Business, College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, College of Natural Resources, College of Science, College of Veterinary Medicine, Executive Vice President and Provost, University Libraries, Vice President for Advancement, Vice President for Finance, and Vice President for Human Resources.

The contributions raised through the Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign will benefit more than 1,000 charitable organizations through either the Commonwealth’s general fund or through direct donations by you. Those contributions will make a notable and important difference for these worthy organizations and the communities and citizens they serve.

I am so proud of how the Virginia Tech community came together to continue improving the lives of those around us during this year’s campaign. That is the spirit of our motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), and how we continue to bring our motto to life through our works and deeds.

Thank you again for the incredible opportunity to serve as the 2017 campaign honorary chair and thank you for making our 2017 campaign another tremendous success!

Kelly D. Oaks
Honorary Chair, 2017 Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign
Assistant Vice President for Equity and Accessibility