At the MARE Center, our vision is to create an unparalleled program of discovery, outreach and lifelong learning. Through innovative research efforts, we create new knowledge to advance the health and well-being of the horse and the land. Our community engagement and landmark teaching programs in equine science provide learning opportunities for all audiences and prepare the next generation of scientific and industry leaders. 

Your support is an essential component to our success. We invite you to join us as we serve the needs of our students, our community, and our industry. Gifts to the MARE Center help us support the health and care of our research and breeding herds, the upkeep of our community spaces, and the research that improves the lives of horses in our community and regionally.

You can make an online donation at the following link:

https://webapps.es.vt.edu/givingto/academic/gift

Enter the amount of your gift.

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Then click on the Enter your own button to direct it to your area of choice.

Enter MARE Center  or Middleburg AREC

Continue to the next screen to enter your Credit Card information and advance to the end of the process.

You will receive an acknowledgement from the Virginia Tech Foundation in the coming weeks confirming your gift. 

Thank you so much for your support. Without the generosity of our community and stakeholders, we wouldn't be able to offer the level of science-based equine programs we have today.

Contact

Vernon Meacham
Director of Development,
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
216 Hutcheson Hall (0402)
250 Drillfield Drive, Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA 24061
(540) 231-3071
vmeacham@vt.edu

Ben Grove
Director of Development,
Virginia Cooperative Extension
Associate Director of Development,
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
216 Hutcheson Hall (0402)
250 Drillfield Drive, Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA 24061
(540) 231-7640
begrove@vt.edu

Brian Plum
Assistant Director of Development for Leadership Gifts,
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
216 Hutcheson Hall
250 Drillfield Drive, Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA 24061
(540) 231-3091
bplum@vt.edu