OT: about 2 hours left in Virginia Tech's First Annual 'Giving Day'

Haven't seen it posted here, but VT is running their first annual 'giving day' fundraiser. At time of posting, they've raised over $1 Million dollars from over 3500 different donations. You can donate as little or as much as you want, to a variety of causes - I donated small amounts to Athletics, the Mechanical Engineering Dept, and Rec Sports.

Also - your employer might offer some form of donation matching - check here to see.

'Giving Day' ends at noon today! Link to Give

EDIT: 'Giving Day' is over, but you can still donate the program of your choice by clicking the above link!

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You know if they really wanted to make this giving day work, they probably should have contacted alumni... First I have heard about it.

I only heard about it because I'm on Twitter.

The Orange and Maroon you see, that's fighting on to victory.

Whaaaaaat? Nah, the alumni should already know. No, the alumni should already be doing the legwork to get the word out there without being asked. No, the alumni should have thought of this on their own a long time ago, and now the alumni chapters are going to be dinged on their status because they weren't already neck deep with events surrounding it.

/s but not /s, knowing how the Alumni Assoc works.

"Some days you’re a horse and some days you’re a horse’s ass. I’ve been a horse’s ass for a little while." - Roy Halladay

I got 2 emails about it yesterday and 2 the day before - Monday and Tuesday from College of Engineering, one Monday from the 'University Relations' and one on Tuesday from rec sports.

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Does the Alumni Association have your contact information? I received at least 5 emails over the past few days about it. There was also an ad for it in the most recent VT Magazine that I received a couple of weeks ago.

Yeah, I actually got a call from the students updating information last month. No emails, nothing.

Where did you donate to rec sports? Student Affairs -> Other?

The Orange and Maroon you see, that's fighting on to victory.

correct:

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Got an error message when I executed my transaction, but the charge went through, so that's good.

Anyone get this and then not see themselves on the donor wall?

The Orange and Maroon you see, that's fighting on to victory.

Same thing happened to me. I didn't select the honor wall so can't speak to that.

Looks like the Hokie Club netted an additional quarter million from this. Not bad for 24 hours.

The Orange and Maroon you see, that's fighting on to victory.

Over 306k now.

Those last minute donations will get after ya.

The Orange and Maroon you see, that's fighting on to victory.