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Giving Day is Virginia Tech’s annual fundraising event, started in 2018, where Hokies come together for 24 hours to support the area that means the most to them at the university. This year’s Giving Day campaign takes place Feb. 21-22, 2024, from noon to noon Eastern Time.

Giving Day plays a critical role in maintaining Virginia Tech's alumni participation growth and helps foster a culture of philanthropy. In 2024, our goal is to engage 17,000 unique donors.

Ambassadors are Virginia Tech alumni, faculty, staff, students, family members, and friends who are passionate about Virginia Tech and supporting Hokies. Ambassadors are key to the success of Giving Day because they advocate for the area of their choice by doing peer-to-peer outreach. Individuals who sign up as ambassadors are assigned a unique giving link to share with their networks. Donors who give through ambassador links consistently account for half of all Giving Day gifts. 

  • Join an important tradition: This is Virginia Tech’s sixth annual Giving Day, with previous events happening in 2018, 2019, 2021, 2022, and 2023. Giving Day 2020 was postponed due to COVID-19.
  • Be a part of something big: In 2023, the university raised over $9.5 million from over 16,000 donors!
  • Every size of gift matters: You can make a gift of $5 or more to participate in Virginia Tech Giving Day.
  • Make your gift go further: Throughout Giving Day, you’ll see a variety of challenges. Often sponsored by fellow alumni, these are opportunities to maximize your gift’s impact by unlocking additional funds for your department or college.
  • Help all areas: Giving to your college and/or department’s annual fund allows the flexibility to help in all areas, from research and scholarships to specific student and faculty needs, and to other opportunities that advance our land-grant, service-inspired mission.

You+2 is a challenge that is exclusive to Giving Day ambassadors. When you make a gift to the area that matters most to you, and enlist two other people to make a gift through your unique ambassador link, you’ll receive a limited-edition embroidered blanket and bento box.

Find what works for you and get involved.

  • Make your gift on Giving Day: Visit to make your gift to an area that means the most to you!
  • Post to your social networks: This is a huge part of being an ambassador — so huge, this toolkit gives you sample posts and images to use!
  • Send emails: Use the email template in this toolkit and customize to your specific cause and personal experience.
  • Phone a friend: Giving Day is a good excuse to ring up a friend and get them involved. Not a fan of calling? Send a text — point them to or your custom ambassador link.
  • Tune in: Log into your social media platforms and see what the university, colleges, and programs are sharing on Giving Day. Help share content, leave a comment, and browse #VTGivingDay to see how others are celebrating Virginia Tech.

Find everything you need to know on our Ambassador 101 page. In your ambassador dashboard you can set your referred page, customize your unique link, see who's made a gift through your link, and more! Login to your ambassador dashboard here.

You can sign into the ambassador dashboard at

Please visit and select “Need to Reset your Password?”

Your ambassador link will not direct people to the early giving site. People will be able to make a gift through your link between noon on Feb. 21 and noon on Feb. 22 ET.

You can find your ambassador link by logging into your ambassador dashboard. You can also create a personalized, shorter ambassador link under “Change short URL.”

You will receive a confirmation email from the Virginia Tech Giving Day Team prompting you to complete your account set up. Sometimes this email goes to a spam folder so be sure to check there if you can’t find it!

Yes. Because each Giving Day is different, you'll need to sign up again this year even if you've been an Ambassador in previous Giving Days. Please use the sign-up form on this year's Giving Day page at

We encourage you to sign up early to make sure you have access to all of the ambassador resources, but you can sign up at any point before Giving Day ends at noon Feb. 22

You can see who has made a gift by logging in to the ambassador dashboard. Both will be on the right side of the dashboard.

Sorry, we aren't able to attribute gifts not made through an ambassador account to an ambassador link.

Unfortunately, there isn't a way to track how many other ambassadors have signed up using your link.

Please email Jimmy Moore at with any additional questions.

Check out the ambassador training video for details on the ambassador program and tools available to help ambassadors communicate with their networks.

Giving Day questions?

Email for general questions and for ambassador specific questions.