Hokie Nation, With another exciting year with Virginia Tech Athletics having started, I want to thank you, on behalf of our entire department, for your generous support of the Hokies during our 2017-2018 giving year! Through the generosity of Hokie Club members like yourself, this last year marked a record-breaking one for Hokies, both in the classroom and in competition. Additionally, gifts given to the Hokie Scholarship Fund reached an all-time high, and Hokie Club membership increased to over 16,000 as a part of our drive for 25,000 Hokie Club members. As we look toward 2019, our goals as an entire department remain focused on competing for Atlantic Coast Conference and national championships, as well as promoting our departmental core values of integrity, service, honor, and excellence as we are strong together. We continue to “ Reach for Excellence ” in all that we do and continue to provide life- changing opportunities and scholarships for our student-athletes to enable them to excel in the classroom, in competition and in the community. Virginia Tech is continuing to achieve extraordinary accomplishments both at the university and within athletics, and the support from our alumni, students, and fans was on full display during our Drive for 25 Day on Sept. 25! Thanks to you, Hokie Nation, during our 25-hour fundraising event, we received gifts from more than 2,300 donors, totaling more than $870,000! Ongoing support from you is the single best way we can sustain our positive momentum toward our goal of being the best in the ACC. Our student-athletes, coaches and staff will continue to raise the bar, and we ask the same out of you, Hokie Nation! We appreciate your past support and the role you continue to play as a Hokie Club donor. Renewing your annual gift to the Hokie Scholarship Fund today is the single best way you can help us continue our positive momentum. I also would encourage you to invite any Hokies you know who have not given to please get in the game and make a gift to the Hokie Club. There is strength in numbers and we need your help! 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 firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks again & Go Hokies! Whit Babcock VIRGINIA TECH ATHLETICS MISSION : Virginia Tech Athletics is commit ted to excellence, 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 : The principle mission of the Hokie Club is to provide financial support for scholarships for Virginia Tech studentathletes. Other fundraising initiatives such as capital improvements, endow ments 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 to an elite, national level.