In a few short years, LLI has become an important part of the quality of life for retirees in the New River Valley and an effective outreach program for Virginia Tech. Your support will allow the LLI at Virginia Tech to grow this important community resource.
The Lifelong Learning Institute is a volunteer-driven programmatic entity of the Division of Continuing and Professional Education at Virginia Tech. It was founded on a unique, collaborative partnership between LLI community volunteers and the university. It relies on participant fees, volunteer labor, and donations to cover its expenses. To learn more about LLI’s financial operations, watch this 2023 report to the membership (4:35 minutes).
All gifts to LLI (excluding membership and course/event-related fees) are fully tax deductible to the extent allowable by law. Designated gifts are received and managed by the Virginia Tech Foundation for the purpose of growing and sustaining the Lifelong Learning Institute.
To donate online, please go to the Virginia Tech Foundation/LLI giving page. Note your preferred gift frequency and amount. The Lifelong Learning Institute has been preselected for you so there is no need to click on any of the dropdowns. The amount of your gift designated for LLI will be listed below. Complete the remaining information requested (name and contact information) and click on "Give now" to provide payment information and complete your transaction.
Gifts by Check
Complete the LLI fillable gift form available for download: LLI Gift form PDF Make checks payable to Virginia Tech Foundation FBO Lifelong Learning Institute and mail to:
Advancement, Gift Accounting
University Gateway Center (0336)
902 Prices Fork Road
Blacksburg, VA 24061
Make a gift from your IRA today.
Qualified Charitable Distributions (QCD)
If you are 70½ or older, you can transfer any amount up to $100,000 per year directly to a nonprofit institution like the Virginia Tech Foundation. This gift does not generate income, so you benefit whether you itemize on your taxes or not. Plus, if you are 72 or older, your gift can satisfy all or part of your required minimum distribution. Confirm with your tax preparer that your own situation meets all of the requirements for a qualified charitable distribution.
You will need to contact the investment company which holds your IRA or retirement account. Request their form for a Qualified Charitable Distribution. Follow their instructions on completing the form and request they make the check payable to Virginia Tech Foundation FBO Lifelong Learning Institute. [FBO=For the Benefit Of]
The QCD check should be sent directly to:
Virginia Tech Foundation
902 Prices Fork Rd
Blacksburg, VA 24061
More Ways to Give
For more information on Qualified Charitable Distributions and other ways to give – such as stocks, securities, will bequests, and retirement accounts – please see the Virginia Tech Office of Gift Planning webpage.