More than 100 employees attended the 2013 Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign kickoff luncheon on Sept. 26 at Owens Banquet Hall. Those who attended had the opportunity to talk with representatives from local charities about how the money Virginia Tech employees donate each year makes a difference in the community.

In 2012, more than 1,400 employees donated to the Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign, raising a total of $285,294. Employees made individual gifts and came together in departments and offices across the university to host various fundraisers and activities to raise funds for the campaign as well.

More information, including a list of the participating charities and an online pledge system is available on the Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign website.

Photos by Laura Neff-Henderson