Giving to CEE

The Charles E. Via Jr. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering is one of the most highly regarded civil and environmental engineering departments in the country and we remain committed to providing innovative research and a quality education.

Although the Commonwealth does provide funding to Virginia Tech, total state funding for the University is less today than seven years ago, despite the continued increase in enrollment. In fact, state funding represents only 32% of Virginia Tech’s yearly budget. State budget shortfalls have impacted all of Virginia Tech’s departments, including our own. Private giving has become a critical conduit for maintaining and improving the excellence of our programs and facilities. Student scholarships, enrichment and outreach programs, professors who are leaders in their fields, and state of the art facilities are all supported by gifts from alumni and friends of the department. In fact, your generosity is the keystone for propelling the Via Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering to even greater prominence among our peers.

You can make a pledge by clicking on our online pledge form. Here you can also request information on donating securities, making a planned gift or using an electronic funds transfer from your checking account. When completing this form, please designate your gift directly to the Via Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering by selecting “Other” and typing “CEE” in the field below along with any other specific designation information you would like to include.

Finally, to learn more about a special CEE project specifically designed to thank and recognize our top CEE donors, click here. 

Thank you to all our alumni and friends who have donated to the CEE department in the past, present and future. Your support has been and will be an integral part of our department’s growth. We encourage you to take a trip back to campus to see the positive impact of your donations in person.