Virginia Tech Foundation - Men's Rugby Endowment Fund
The market value of Virginia Tech Foundation Men's Rugby Endowment fund currently stands at:
About the fund
Virginia Tech Men's rugby has an Endowment Fund within the Virginia Tech Foundation Inc. Our initial goal was to reach the minimum required of $25,000 within three years - we achieved this goal in a little over 12 months.Now the 25K minimum has been reached, each quarter there will be a payment made to Virginia Tech Men's rugby from the Virginia Tech Foundation.
Rugby at Virginia Tech has gone as far as it can go as a standard Club Sport. We need paid coaches, a recruiting budget and many other things that can attract the best High School rugby players from across the country and abroad. The only way to do that is to let money do the talking and invest in our schools investment fund - the Virginia Tech Foundation.
Our stated goal has got to be to get the Endowment fund to $100,000. At that stage, not only only will we be able to offer more and and larger scholarships, but we will be in a position to talk to the school about the status of the team. By investing in the Virginia Tech Foundation, the team is raising its status on campus and with the administration.
The Virginia Tech Foundation endowment performance has been in the top five in the nation among institutions of higher education. So these funds are being managed extraordinarily well. By the end of 2014 we reached our target of over 50K and were able to start awarding scholarships.
Please think about leaving a lasting legacy with your rugby team today.
How to donate
One-time or monthly recurring gift 1. On line: You can donate money for the fund by giving directly to the Virginia Tech Foundation. After adding the amount and frequency, click 'Select an area', then click 'Student Organizations', scroll down the list then select 'Other.' In the 'Designation' box, add the following Men's rugby Endowment Fund Account Number 860791. Then click 'Add this gift to your giving list.' Then follow the instructions.
If you would rather make a donation directly to Virginia Tech Men's rugby and then want us to add the money to the Endowment Fund then you can do so by sending a check directly to Andy Richards.
Checks must be made payable to: Virginia Tech Foundation (Men's Rugby - Account Number 860791)
2. Snail Mail: Donors can print/fill out/send our Annual Fund Gift form directly to Gift Accounting (the recurring gift option is located under “payment options”). As indicated at the bottom of the form, the mailing address is:
Office of Gift Accounting 902 Prices Fork Road (0336) University Gateway Center Blacksburg, VA 24061
3. Phone: Donors can call Gift Accounting directly at 540-231-2828 in order to set up their recurring gift.
Please make sure you never send credit card info via email, or mail gift documentation including credit card info to any address other than the one indicated above—this ensures compliance with our PCI policies and therefore the security of all donors. For both of the above options, donors must indicate the fund they wish to contribute to (in this case, 860791). The Foundation will make sure that all automated payments will be directed to our Endowment Fund.
After you make your donation, please let us know so that we can add your name to the Donor's List.
If you have any questions regarding the Endowment Fund then please feel to contact Andy Richards at any time.
About the Virginia Tech Foundation
Virginia Tech Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit nonstock corporation that receives, manages, and disburses private gifts in support of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Donations received by the Foundation are credited to the account designated in the donation and the money is pooled in a large investment account that is aggressively managed to provide income and funding for the University. The endowment accounts own "stock" in the Foundation much like a mutual fund. When donations are accepted, they purchase units of the Foundation Account at the current market value of the Foundation's investments. Earnings by the Foundation are then provided to each account like a Dividend to be used as specified by each endowment agreement.
Donations made to the Endowment are made directly to the Virginia Tech Foundation and are therefore tax deductible. The Tax ID number for Virginia Tech Foundation, Inc. is 540721690.