There are many ways to support Virginia Tech with a gift that can help you meet family and financial goals.

Strategist provides information about gifts that can pay you lifetime income, help maximize your family's inheritance, and provide special tax and other advantages.

In addition to retirement, estate, and gift planning news, Strategist features Virginia Tech news items and alumni and friends whose gifts support both the university and important personal priorities.

We hope this online archive will be a planning resource and an inspiration to create a gift of your own – one you can truly enjoy.

Click on the cover image to view a Web-optimized version of our more recent issues, or on the "download" link for a standard PDF.

Latest Issue

Fall 2016 - Download

In this issue:

  • OUTSIDE THE BOX | H. William “Bill” Gabriel
  • Make Your Gift Count for 2016
  • Required to Harvest Minimum Distributions?
  • Anna McAuley | Well-prepared for a job she loves
  • Endow Your Legacy at Virginia Tech

Archives

Spring 2016 - Download

In this issue:

  • THE “CHEESE KING” LEGACY | Betsy Hulvey
  • Life Income Gifts Pay You
  • Yes, Virginia Tech! There IS a Charitable IRA Rollover - Every Year!
  • A Legacy of Opportunity

Fall 2015 - Download

In this issue:

  • Bruce and Nancy Prichard’s joy-filled giving
  • Ready, Set, Make a Difference! Gifts of stock
  • Charitable IRA rollover
  • Roy Blaser
  • Pick More Than One
  • Giving solutions

Summer 2015 - Download

In this issue:

  • Nick and Peggy Valdrighi’s charitable trust gift
  • Endowments are forever: Bill and Dorothy Newman
  • Gifts that pay you back
  • Three popular endowed gifts
  • Did you know?
  • Bypass capital gains tax for a cost-effective gift

Fall 2014 - Download

In this issue:

  • Strickler Estate Gift
  • Buchanan Legacy
  • Help Us Honor Your Generosity
  • 2014 Charitable IRA Rollover
  • Tax-Wise Retirement Account Gifts
  • Beneficiary Review
  • Welcome Pete Congleton
  • Our 16th President, Timothy Sands

Spring 2014 - Download

In this issue:

  • THE GLESNERS’ happy Hokie retirement
  • BELZ Scholarship: Giving Time
  • LEGACY SOCIETY
  • SAVE ON TAXES by giving appreciated assets
  • GIFTS THAT PAY YOU
  • REAL ESTATE AND SECURITIES: How gifts work

Fall 2013 - Download

In this issue:

  • JAY RULE AND JEANNE WELCH structure their legacy
  • MEET NICOLE WAGNER
  • EWING ENDOWMENT for study abroad
  • LET US KNOW
  • ESTATE PLANNING - Your goals
  • TAX PLANNING IRAs
  • SOLUTIONS
  • HOW WILL YOU Invent the future

Spring 2013 - Download

In this issue:

  • FROM ’34 TO FOREVER VPI Grads create VT legacies
  • NEW TAX LAWS & PLANNING TIPS
  • SNEAK PREVIEW - Work in progress
  • MEET BRIAN McGUIRE
  • TAX-WISE GIFT SOLUTIONS

Summer 2012 - Download

In this issue:

  • MURPHY CHARITABLE TRUST pays income now, benefits VT later
  • TIMED TO FIT
  • INCOME FOR YOU
  • A LEGACY FOREVER
  • LEADERSHIP POST - Steve Clark
  • HOW DO I KNOW
  • IRA SMART MOVE

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If you have a question about giving to Virginia Tech, or if you would like to be added to the mailing list for a print copy of Strategist, please send an email to giftplanning@vt.edu.