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Kinds of Donations

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 Support
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.. 

Program Support
You may contribute directly to specialized programs and initiatives, such as the Sustainable Packaging Designer Trainee program.For more information please contact Laszlo Horvath (

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.

Memorial/Honorary Funds
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
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. 

Undergraduate Scholarships
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 or (540) 231-8859.

Contact Faculty

    Young Teck Kim

Young Teck Kim
102 Brooks Center
(540) 231-1156

Packaging Wish list

If you have used or new equipment what you would like to donate to help the education of future packaging professional please review the following list:

>> 2011 Packaging Equipment Donation Wish list

Featured Courses

Principles of Packaging (Fall)

SBIO 2104  No Prerequisites

Principles of Packaging is an easy and fun way to learn about the third largest industry. The class includes industry presentations, hands-on projects, and plant tours.

Computer-Aided Design in Packaging (Spring)

SBIO 2004 (19563) No Prerequisites

During the class, we are using state-of-the-art packaging design software suites including ESKO ArtiosCAD, ESKO Studio Suite, and CAPE to develop package designs using an integrated systems based approach.


Contact Us

Phone: (540) 231-7107
Fax: (540) 231-8868

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