Podcast: "Reach for Excellence" - Special Guests: Sr. Associate AD Brad Wurthman and Associate Director of Development for Major Gifts Evan Massengill
Virginia Tech athletics announced the launch of the "Reach for Excellence" fundraising campaign on Tuesday morning, a $400 million initiative aimed at bringing the Hokies athletic department into the top third amongst the ACC and Power Five conferences financially.
Per the school release, the Reach for Excellence campaign is billed as the largest ever campaign for Virginia Tech athletics, and is part of a broader $1.5 billion fundraising initiative for the university known as "Boundless Impact: The Campaign for Virginia Tech."
You can view more info on the release and top takeaways on Mike McDaniel's article here: Virginia Tech Athletics Launches $400 Million "Reach for Excellence" Fundraising Campaign.
Want to crunch some numbers? Chris Himes has got you covered with his article: Sons of Stimulus: Breaking Down the "Reach for Excellence" Campaign.
Pat and Billy Ray welcome back Brad Wurthman (Sr. Associate Athletic Director) and Evan Massengill (Associate Director of Development for Major Gifts) to the podcast to break down the Reach For Excellence Campaign.
We address the following topics as well as the #LettersFromTheLunchPail submitted by listeners.
- Football enhancement
- Cassell renovation
- Drive for 25
- Scholarship endowments
- Comprehensive excellence in all of our sports
Thank you Brad and Evan for joining us and for your dedication to making Virginia Tech athletics better!
Yesterday, after our #ReachForExcellence Campaign announcement - we received gifts from 440 #Hokies totaling 45k, essentially funding one out of state scholarship for one year. Cool; impactful! See, 👀 - strength in numbers! Thanks @HokieClub #DriveFor25 #OnlyAfewBucksToGo— Whit Babcock (@WhitBabcock) April 21, 2021
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