Giving to the Center

How to Make a Gift for Current Needs

The Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center is raising money for endowment, faculty positions, annual needs, and research priorities. Your gift today will ensure that we have the resources we need to sustain our standing as a world class equine clinical and research facility.

You can help us advance the standard of equine health care and invent the future for horses.

Make a gift to the center and become a partner in our progress. Your support for any of our priorities and programs can really make a difference and is genuinely appreciated.

By Check or Credit Card

To make a tax deductible contribution, please download and print our Gift Form and send it with a check payable to Virginia Tech Foundation, Inc., to:

Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center
Development Office
17690 Old Waterford Road
Leesburg, VA 20176

Credit cards may be used for a one-time gift or to set up recurring automatic charges. The Virginia Tech Foundation accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover cards. We will use your gift for the purpose that you designate.

The Virginia Tech Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization, Federal Tax ID 54-0721690. Contributions are tax deductible as provided by law.


Give Now Please visit Virginia Tech’s secure online giving page and enter “Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center” in the Other Designation field, under Gift Information.

With Appreciated Securities

Transferring appreciated securities for an outright gift allows the university to use the assets immediately, a clear advantage for meeting current needs. Stocks, bonds, and mutual funds are all popular assets for gifts.

The Virginia Tech Foundation maintains an account with Mellon Financial Markets, LLC, a subsidiary of Mellon Financial Corporation, to receive non-trust related stock gifts. Please notify the center’s Development Office of your intention to make a gift of stock to the Virginia Tech Foundation, Inc. By completing a Stock Gift Processing Form, your broker can easily transfer stocks in "street name" to the Virginia Tech Foundation. Please have your broker fax the completed form to both Mellon Financial Markets, LLC at 412-236-4929 and to Greer Boyd with the Office of Investments and Debt Management with the Virginia Tech Foundation at 540-231-7751. If you have any questions, Greer may be reached at 540-231-7094 or

For more information, please see:
Public Stock Transfer Instructions
Private Stock Transfer Instructions
Mutual Funds Transfer Instructions

Gift-in-Kind of Tangible Personal Property

Equipment, supplies, books, artwork, collectibles and other types of personal property can be valuable gifts for the Equine Medical Center or Virginia Tech. As a comprehensive university, we have significant needs for a wide range of items that will help us carry out our educational mission. Both the value to the university and your potential tax benefits depend on the use of the gift. If you are interested in donating an item, please contact Richard Gargagliano at 703-771-6844 to discuss how your gift would best be used.

Matching Gifts

Many donors and/or spouses work for companies with matching gift programs. If you or your spouse qualifies, your company may match gifts to the Equine Medical Center, sometimes doubling or even tripling the value of your support.

To find out whether your employer provides a matching gift benefit, check with your company's personnel department, or click here for a free look–up of matching gift companies.

Real Estate

Many types of real estate have good potential for gifts: a personal residence, farm, undeveloped land, or commercial property. As a donor of real estate, not only do you receive an income tax deduction and avoid capital gains, but you also avoid maintenance costs, property taxes, insurance, and other ongoing expenses. If you are concerned with estate planning, a real estate gift may free your heirs from the worry of raising cash for possible estate taxes.

How it works: You deed your property to the Virginia Tech Foundation, and Virginia Tech will either use the property for its own purposes or, more likely, sell it and use the proceeds for programs at the Equine Medical Center. You may direct the proceeds to a specific program.

If you wish to retain lifetime use of your home or farm, consider making a retained life estate gift. A retained life estate gift can allow you and a surviving beneficiary – usually a spouse – to remain in your home or on your farm throughout your lifetime. With such a gift, you deed the property to the Virginia Tech Foundation while you retain lifetime use. You gain an immediate charitable gift deduction and avoid capital gains taxes on appreciation. This gift plan can simplify the administration of your estate, freeing your heirs from the burden of selling the property. When you no longer need it, your gift will be used as you specify to support Virginia Tech and the Equine Medical Center.

The mechanics of making a real estate gift can be more involved than other gifts. At a minimum, an appraisal, environmental review, and a deed are required. For more information on making a real estate gift, please contact Richard Gargagliano in the Development Office at 703-771-6844.

Honorary and Memorial Gifts

Boxwood Bush If you would like to make a gift in honor of or in memory of a friend or pet, consider creating a tribute with an engraved brick in our Memorial Garden. Please download and print the Memorial Garden Gift Form (PDF) to create your tribute.

To donate to the Heather N. Hendrickson Scholarship Fund, download the gift form and fill it out, specifying the amount of your donation to this fund. An acknowledgement letter, indicating your gift, will be forwarded to her family.

You may also make a memorial gift to any of our other funds.

We will send an acknowledgement letter to the person you are honoring or to the family of the recipient of the memorial gift. You may use our gift form to indicate the name and address of the person or family to whom we should send an acknowledgement letter.

Horse Donations

Part of the Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center’s mission is to conduct cutting-edge research that creates new knowledge for the well-being of the horse. As such, the center accepts donations of horses for its research program. Although the research program appreciates and relies on donated horses, the care of the animals is supported by research grants. Thus, acceptance of donated horses depends on availability of support funding. If you are interested in donating your horse to the Equine Medical Center, please call 703-771-6800 for more information.