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Giving to Economics

The Department of Economics at Virginia Tech has a rich history and a bright future ahead.  The department focuses on teaching, research and outreach in regard to economic issues at the state, national, and international level.   Our undergraduate and graduate programs prepare students to be thought leaders and succeed in a globally competitive world.   And our outstanding faculty members are engaged in interdisciplinary or international research collaborations that impact society as whole.

Your support is critical to our success.  Any monetary contributions you make could be used to support [deserving students, provide necessary equipment, or extend our research activities].

This year we are focusing our fundraising efforts on the Department of Economics General Fund (#881171).  Unrestricted gifts made to our general fund are among the most valuable.  They allow departmental leadership to take immediate action when exciting new opportunities arise and to allocate resources where they can have the greatest impact.  Currently, these discretionary funds are used to support [faculty recruiting events, professional development opportunities for students, undergraduate research, and community building across the department].

When you receive your College of Science Annual Fund letter or phone call, please earmark your support for the Department of Economics.  Simply make a notation on the gift card or let the caller know that you want to direct your donation to Economics.

To make an immediate contribution using your credit card, you may use Virginia Tech’s secure online form.  When donating online you must first click the blue button marked “Enter Your Own,” then type in the name and number of the fund you wish to support (e.g. Economic General Fund, 881171).

Alternatively, to make a contribution by mail, please print out and complete the Virginia Tech Gift/Pledge Form.   When completing the form, please enter the Department of Economics General Fund (#881171) in the section titled “Applied to a college, department or area designated below.”  Finally, mail the completed form and your gift to:

University Development (0336)
University Gateway Center, Virginia Tech
902 Prices Fork Road
Blacksburg, VA  24061

For more information about this fund or to learn more about other ways to give, please contact Jenny Orzolek, Director of Development for the College of Science, at (540) 231-5643 or

We thank you in advance for your support!