The gift report

David P. Clarke (MKTG ’81) and his wife, Christy Clarke, of Orinda, California, have pledged $100,000 to establish the David and Christy Clarke Enrichment Fund, which will help support and promote personal finance education for Virginia Tech’s students.

A distribution of $100,000 was received from the estate of Shirley V. Parrish, of Virginia Beach, Virginia, to establish the Joseph Alfred Deans Parrish Memorial Scholarship in the Department of Accounting and Information Systems.

Raymond Vicks Jr (ACCT ’81), of Rockville, Maryland, has pledged $100,000 to establish the Beulah Mae Vicks/PricewaterhouseCoopers Diversity Scholarship. The scholarship was established in honor of his mother and is intended to enhance the educational opportunities available to traditionally underrepresented populations of students at Virginia Tech.

A charitable gift annuity of $100,000 was established by an anonymous donor, which will ultimately support the Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management.

A charitable gift annuity of $51,484 was established by Robert L. Gregory (ACCT ’70) and his wife, Mary G. Gregory, of Midlothian, Virginia, which will ultimately support the Department of Accounting and Information Systems.

Gregory C. Thompson (ACCT ’77), and his wife, Kathryn L. Thompson, of Atlanta, Georgia, contributed $50,000 in support of the Business Learning Community.

Christopher D. Smith (FIN ’86), of Marietta, Georgia, has pledged $50,000 to establish the Christopher D. Smith Dean’s Fund for Excellence, which will provide unrestricted support to the Pamplin College of Business

Thomas W. Cason (FW ’77, FIW ’80, MBA ’82), and his wife, Carol P. Cason, of St. Petersburg, Florida, have pledged a generous bequest, which will ultimately benefit the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

B. Alvin Ratliff (BAD ’67), and his wife, Vivian M. Ratliff of Pinehurst, North Carolina, have designated a portion of their retirement account for a gift that will ultimately provide scholarship support for underrepresented students at Virginia Tech.


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