A MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS Hokie Nation, As I reflect upon the past 18 months since the announcement of the Hokie Scholarship Fund program, we could not be more grateful and appreciative of your generosity toward Virginia Tech and our student-athletes. In 2017, the total number of donors to the Hokie Club and dollars given were both all-time records and helped build an incredible foundation for the future of Virginia Tech Athletics! As we move toward 2018, the goal for our entire department remains to be the very best both within the Atlantic Coast Conference and nationally, so that we can positively impact the lives of our student-athletes. You can take extreme pride in being a part of our success and our Drive for 25 . To keep that goal at the forefront of our minds throughout the coming months, the Hokie Club has implemented a new slogan for 2018: Reach for Excellence . This slogan integrates perfectly with the mission of our athletics department and is a constant reminder of what we are trying to teach our student-athletes each and every day. We want them to be excellent in the classroom, in competition and in the community. As generous and loyal donors to the Hokie Scholarship Fund, you are a HUGE part of our ability to be successful and Reach for Excellence. The scholarship support that you provide has a direct impact on the lives of our student- athletes and allows them to receive a first-class education at such a special place like Virginia Tech. You give them the opportunity to be Hokies. As you read through the 2018 Donor Guide, you will not notice any change to the program from 2017. We appreciate your past support. I would encourage you to read through the pages detailing the Drive for 25 . Renewing your gift to the Hokie Scholarship Fund goes a long way in helping us achieve our goals, and I would also encourage you to invite any Hokies you know who have not given to make a gift in 2018 to the Hokie Club. There is strength in numbers, and it will take support from ALL of Hokie Nation to be the best. As always, if any questions arise as you read through the material, please do not hesitate to contact the Hokie Club at (540) 231-6618 or email@example.com. Thanks again & Go Hokies! Whit Babcock VIRGINIA TECH ATHLETICS MISSION : Virginia TechAthletics is committed to excell- ence, both academically and athletically, and to the personal development of our students. In the spirit of Ut Prosim , we stand strong together to serve and represent our university and community with integrity and respect. VIRGINIA TECH ATHLETIC FUND MISSION : Theprinciplemissionof theHokieClub is to provide financial support for scholarships for Virginia Tech student-athletes with a goal of providing the funding necessary for the Athletics Department to cover the cost of scholarships for all student- athletes who receive scholarship aid each year. Other fundraising initiatives such as capital improvements, endowments and programmatic needs are also important and fall under the responsibilities of the Hokie Club. These initiatives, along with scholarship fundraising, are a vital part of moving Virginia Tech Athletics forward.