For a 24-hour period spanning March 19-20, Virginia Tech held its second annual Giving Day. These events are 24-hour online fundraising challenges that universities and other groups hold to raise donations by drawing together and inspiring alumni, students, faculty, staff, and all members of the affiliated community. During last year’s Giving Day, in excess of $1.6 million was raised across the university, with $9,100 directed to LDDI by various donors. This year, Giving Day raised over $2.8 million university wide, with $13,000 earmarked by donors for LDDI. This year’s LDDI Giving Day total was aided by a generous challenge match put forth by Mr. Paul Johnson, with Paul offering to match all donations to LDDI up to $5,000. We thank all of you who gave so generously to LDDI on Giving Day 2019, and offers a special thank you to Paul for his longtime belief in and support of the program!
All of the donations made to LDDI on Giving Day were directed to the program’s endowment fund, for which the eventual goal is to support the program and ensure long-term sustainability and growth.