In 1872, when William Addison Caldwell set out on his 26-mile journey to become the first student to enroll at Virginia Tech, he was armed with little more than determination and an unshakable confidence in the future. Today's Caldwell Society members exhibit the same confidence in this great institution by making significant contributions in support of our students, our faculty, and our programs. Such generosity is certain to keep the dream of William Addison Caldwell alive for countless generations of Virginia Tech students and alumni.
Alumni and friends who have, either as individuals or as couples, made lifetime contributions between $50,000 and $99,999 are recognized as Caldwell Society members. Qualifying gifts may be combined and include:
Alumnus David Barnes and his wife Jennifer, members of the university's Caldwell Society of donors, made a generous donation to help with construction of the Center for the Arts at Virginia Tech, due to open later this year.
"While I cannot sing or dance and have no art talent, I've always enjoyed shows in New York, and the talent that it takes to perform is amazing to me," Barnes said. "Jennifer and I thought that this [center] was something that Virginia Tech needed."
Read more about the Barneses and why they've made giving back to Virginia Tech an important part of their lives.