We're proud to have some of the nation's most loyal and generous supporters. By becoming a member of one of our giving societies, no matter if you've endowed a scholarship or are making a modest annual gift on a tight budget, you've joined the ranks of other like-minded Hokies who are helping us invent the future.
The Ut Prosim Society was established in 1986 to recognize donors who are leaders within the community of philanthropy that sustains Virginia Tech and who have lifetime giving of $100,000 and greater. At the inaugural event in 1987, 230 individual members were recognized. Today the Ut Prosim Society has surpassed 2,500 members.
Reestablished in 2016, the 1872 Society now recognizes donors who make annual gifts of $5,000 or more during the fiscal year. Current-use gifts toward any university designation, including athletics, count toward membership. In its current form, the society has more than 2,100 members.
Individuals or couples who make a deferred commitment to support the university through instruments such as wills or trusts are recognized with Legacy Society membership. Created in 1990, the Legacy Society included 62 members in its first year and has now grown to more than 1,900 members.
For more than 15 years, the Pylon Society has recognized donors who provide consistent philanthropic support to academics over two or more consecutive years. Alumni and friends are welcome to join, and there is no minimum gift requirement in order to maintain one's membership. The society has nearly 11,000 members.