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Virginia Tech’s annual Giving Day took place on February 21-22, and Hokies from around the globe came together for 24 hours to show their support for Virginia Tech and CNRE.

Preliminary numbers show that within the college, 774 donors gave $308,003 – both new records for CNRE!

Thanks to the uptick in donors, CNRE was No. 5 on the Beat-Your-Best Donors Leaderboard, which celebrates the university units with the highest increases in donors over the previous year. The college received an additional $8,000 for their finish and was the highest ranked college with their 39.46% increase in unique donors.

We also want to give a special shout out to the Virginia Master Naturalists, who tallied the most donors in the college with 445. Thanks to their loyal following, the program garnered an additional $1,000 in funding for their top spot on the CNRE Beat-Your-Best Leaderboard.

Make sure to watch for announcements about Giving Day 2025 and mark your calendar!