The Hokie Spirit Memorial Fund (HSMF) was created in response to thousands of spontaneous donations that came to the university in the aftermath of the April 16, 2007, tragedy. Approximately $8 million of those funds were distributed to those most profoundly affected in accordance with protocols developed in conjunction with Mr. Kenneth Feinberg, one of the nation’s leading experts in mediation and alternative dispute resolution, and the administrator of the Hokie Spirit Memorial Fund.
“Words cannot adequately express our gratitude to the thousands upon thousands who made contributions to these funds,” said Virginia Tech President Charles Steger.
Though the Hokie Spirit Memorial Fund was initially closed December 31, 2007, it was reopened in June 2008. All contributions to the Hokie Spirit Memorial Fund since its reopening are being distributed to the Hokie Spirit Scholarship Fund established by Virginia Tech as a memorial to the victims of the tragedy. Scholarships will be awarded to undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need, with a preference given to first-generation college students.
If you would like to learn more about the Hokie Spirit Memorial Fund or any of the individual funds created at Virginia Tech by family and friends in honor or memory of the victims, you may do so online. One may access the gift information section, and select “Other” from the drop down menu and type in the amount and the name of the fund you would like to support.
If you would like to mail a check, make it out to "Virginia Tech Foundation Inc.," designate the fund you wish to support on the memo line, and send it to:
University Development (0336)
Blacksburg, VA 24061
For more information, please call 1-800-533-1144.