The Virginia Tech Foundation is the private enabler of Virginia Tech. Working collaboratively to advance the university's missions of discovery, learning, and community engagement, the VTF creates, manages, and builds assets that fortify and enrich the entire Virginia Tech community. The VTF strives to be exceptional stewards of the assets provided by the university’s many generous donors, and to grow and leverage those assets to the fullest extent to enable the forward progress of the university and all of its constituents. Anchoring a solid investment in the future of Virginia Tech, endowed gifts make up the largest portion of the foundation’s assets. Complementing the endowment’s investments, the foundation manages an extensive real estate portfolio. The portfolio supports university initiatives and programs.

The Chief Executive Officer and Secretary-Treasurer of the Virginia Tech Foundation, Inc. is the highest executive position of the not-for-profit corporation and is responsible for working with the foundation’s board of directors in creating and implementing a bold vision and strategy to achieve the foundation’s mission and programs in support of Virginia Tech. The Chief Executive Officer and Secretary-Treasurer operates in a high profile role and must be capable of establishing, strengthening, and expanding strong alliances with key stakeholders of the university, including alumni, donors, business, the general public, education, and economic development leaders in the region, state, country, and across the globe.