We appreciate every donation made to our program, as each contribution advances the mission of the Packaging Systems and Design program at Virginia Tech. For more information about donating, see University Development.
The different options available for donating are described briefly below.
Unrestricted donations directed to the Packaging Program are used at the discretion of the faculty to fund the most pressing priorities. By giving the faculty the flexibility to distribute funds wherever necessary, such gifts enhance every aspect of student life within the Packaging program. Unrestricted gifts also enable the program to respond to unanticipated needs and opportunities by providing administrators and faculty with the resources to start and nurture programs and initiatives that may shape the future directions of the Packaging Systems and Design program..
You may contribute directly to specialized programs and initiatives, such as the Sustainable Packaging Designer Trainee program.For more information please contact Laszlo Horvath (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Endowed funds provide a permanent source of income to meet the needs of the Packaging faculty and students. Endowed funds may be unrestricted or restricted for a specific purpose, such as chairs, distinguished professorships, or fellowships. They may be established through a gift of cash, securities, a planned gift, or a bequest.
A memorial fund can be established to help perpetuate the values and ideals that guided someone's life. Honorary funds can commemorate a significant event or honor someone who is still living.
Graduate fellowships enable the Packaging Systems and Design program to attract top graduate students. Fellowships may be endowed or they may be supported on an annual basis.
For a donation of at least $1100, donors can offer a named annual scholarship to students. Undergraduate scholarships can support undergraduate research opportunities, providing valuable field or laboratory experience. Alternatively, undergraduate scholarships may be established to help pay tuition. Undergraduate scholarships can be awarded according to merit-based and/or need-based criteria.
If you have any questions or would like any additional information about providing a gift to the Packaging Systems and Design program, please contact Emily Hutchins, Director of Development for CNRE at email@example.com or (540) 231-8859.