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Make a Gift

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Donate Online

Click above to make a one-time gift or recurring donation—it’s easy with our payment system and your credit card.

  • Your gift of any amount will help preserve and protect turfgrass for the betterment of our health, environment, homes and athletics.

  • $10/month or $120/year gives one child an all-day STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) experience with the Virginia Tech Turfgrass Team. This amount covers the cost of transportation to Virginia Tech, meals and a full day of STEM-focused experiences at the Virginia Tech Turfgrass Research Center (a program funded by the VTF).

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Write a Check

We love when the check is in the mail! Please make out your check to The Virginia Turfgrass Foundation and send it to us at:

The Virginia Turfgrass Foundation

Post Office Box 2062

Williamsburg, VA 23187-2062

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Donate Stock

Save on capital gains taxes and donate appreciated stock. Be sure you or your broker provide your name and address to the VTF, the name and number of securities transferred, and the stock valuation on the date of transfer.


Here’s the VTF account

information you and your broker need to know:

  • Brokerage: Wells Fargo Advisors    

  • DTC Number: 0141

  • Address:
    The Optimal Service Group of Wells Fargo Advisors
    428 McLaws Circle, Suite 100,
    Williamsburg, VA 23185-5646

  • Account Name: Virginia Turfgrass Foundation

  • Reference Account Number:  3498-3256

  • Attention: Cathleen Dillon
    (757) 220-1782

  • From: Your name and account number


Make IRA Distribution

You can make tax-free gifts to the VTF directly from your Traditional IRA, up to $100,000 each year (postmarked by December 31).

This popular provision in the tax code, made permanent in 2015, applies to all qualified donors, whether or not you itemize. While these charitable IRA distributions are non-deductible, they:

  • Do not increase your taxable income and are therefore tax-free

  • Count toward your Required Minimum Distribution

  • Can be used to make your annual gifts and pledge payments to the VTF for unrestricted support, Endowment, and/or other purposes.


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Give Appreciated Securities

This option would allow you to avoid paying tax on the gains. These gifts are easy to make, but there are special steps you must follow. Check with your financial advisor to determine if a Charitable IRA distribution is right for you.


Give through Amazon Smile

Choose to support the VTF through with your everyday Amazon purchases using Amazon Smile. Shop at, and they’ll donate 0.5% of eligible purchases to the VTF — no fees, no xtra cost to you.

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