What to Donate?
We are always grateful for financial resources but we are also in need of tangible goods for use in our classrooms, library, at social events, for club activities, and for our students directly. Please consider making a donation of goods to VIU. We are particularly interested in receiving donations of:
- Real estate
- Electronics (computers, televisions, boom boxes, projectors, etc.)
- Books and media (films, music, computer programs)
- Artwork and art supplies
- Musical instruments
- Office supplies and equipment
- Kitchen utensils and appliances
- Maps, globes, and atlases
- Game room equipment (ping pong, air hockey, darts, etc.)
- Sports equipment
If you have something you wish to donate that is not on this list and that you think might be useful or helpful to us, please just let us know. We are an active and growing university and have many needs.
Virginia International University is also in need of volunteers to help support and grow the university. One of the best ways to volunteer your time to VIU is to join the VIU Development Committee.
Will a small donation really make a difference?
Yes! Donor participation is considered to be a factor in the national rankings of universities. Even a small gift impacts Virginia International University and its students. And remember – small sums from many donors can add up quickly and make a big difference here at VIU.
What if I want to give a more substantial gift to VIU?
That’s great! As a young university, we are in a great position to recognize larger donations by naming classrooms, laboratories – even buildings after donors. We are also able to endow and name chairs and scholarships as a way to recognize large donations.
What else can I contribute to VIU?
Is my donation to VIU tax deductible?
Virginia International University is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization. We are happy to issue a letter of receipt on VIU letterhead for all donations, financial and tangible.