The Hokie BugFest is made possible through the generosity of donors like you. Your kindness has allowed us to keep this a free event for the public. Each year we are in great need of monetary and in-kind support to organize and run the event. You might not know this, but our group hosts small exhibits, camps, and tours for school children and others throughout the year. At those opportunities, we promote the event and test new learning experiences that we include in the annual Hokie BugFest.
If you would like to support the Hokie BugFest you can do so in the following manner. Donations are tax-deductible and are greatly appreciated. Those who donate within four weeks of the annual event will have their names included in our banners, online, and other advertisements. As soon as we know of the donation, we will add your name to our sponsor list. Our very largest donor's names have been included in our television promotions in past years.
To donate online, please go directly to the GIVING TO VIRGINIA TECH ONLINE website. On the online form, please make sure, under "Gift Amount and Designation," to enter the amount of your donation and to click on the "enter your own" fund designation. A line will open for you to type in the following: "Alwood Legacy Fund 875250". This is critical to designate your donation for the Hokie BugFest.
To donate in the form of a check, please write your check to "Virginia Tech Foundation." In the memo line, please write "Alwood Legacy Fund 875250". This will designate the donation for the event fund. Please send your check to: Dr. Michael J. Weaver, Professor, Department of Entomology (0409), Virginia Tech, 302 Agnew Hall, 460 West Campus Drive, Blacksburg, VA 24061 -- Contact information: (540) 231-6543 - email@example.com
If you plan to donate at the Hokie BugFest, you may donate in the form of a check (as described above) or in cash at the registration table in the lobby of the event on October 14th.
Did you know that you can make a pledge that will allow you to spread your donation in smaller payments over multiple years (up to five)? For most people, this is the way to give - it enables you to make a significant donation without a major impact on your budget. For more information on how to pledge, please contact: Ben Grove, Director of Development for Cooperative Extension, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University Development (0402), 216-D Hutcheson Hall, 250 Drillfield Drive, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061 -- Contact information: (540) 231-7640 - firstname.lastname@example.org