Virginia Tech’s Giving Day — from noon on Tuesday, March 20, through noon on Wednesday, March 21 — is a new fundraising platform through which alumni, faculty, staff, students, and friends can help raise essential funds for the academic unit of their choice. The college’s Giving Day goal is for at least 250 people to make a gift in honor of the college’s 25th  anniversary.

“Giving Day is an opportunity for our diverse community of supporters to come together online and make a powerful, cumulative impact on the college and on the lives of those we serve,” said Emily Hutchins, chief advancement officer. “In addition to raising money, an annual high-profile event like Giving Day helps increase awareness about our college and the importance of philanthropy.”

The theme of Virginia Tech’s first Giving Day is “Spring Forward” to highlight the vernal equinox and inspire donors to help propel the university forward with their contributions, large or small. Follow the college on Facebook (@vtcnre) and Twitter (@vt_cnre) for updates.