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Pride Travel Fund


For over ten years, the Pride Travel Fund, established by the WVU Foundation, has enabled the WVU Marching Band to perform at locations across the state and country. Performances away from Milan Puskar Stadium allow the band to serve as an ambassador for WVU as it performs in front of alumni, friends and prospective students.

This year "The Pride of West Virginia" will travel to FedEx Field in Maryland for the WVU vs. Virginia Tech football game on Sunday, September 3. The game will be nationally televised on ABC. In addition to the football game at FedEx Field, the band will travel to Charleston, W.Va., for the Gazette-Mail/Kanawha County Marching Band Festival as well as Kingwood, W.Va., for the 2017 Buckwheat Festival.

“The Pride” is seeking financial support to help offset the expenses of this year’s travel. Contributions made to the Pride Travel Fund help cover costs associated with traveling including the use of nine charter buses and meals for the nearly 400 member band. Please consider making a gift to this year’s Pride Travel Fund as the WVU Marching Band continues the tradition of taking its sights and sounds on the road. 


Donor Recognition

As a thank you for your generous support to the Pride Travel Fund, all donors will receive a special Pride of WV magnet.

  • Donors of $100 or more will receive a Pride of WV CD.
  • Donors of $250 or more will receive the CD and a Pride of WV ball cap.
  • Donors of $500 or more will receive all of the above and an invitation to the Pride's Morgantown KeyNotes concert.

Ways to Give

  • Online
    Make a gift through an online form
  • By Phone
    Call The University Fund staff at:
  • By Mail
    Send your check (payable to WVU Foundation) to:

    The University Fund
    WVU Foundation
    One Waterfront Pl - 7th Floor
    PO Box 1650
    Morgantown, WV 26507

  • Monthly Installments
    A recurring monthly credit card gift is an easy and affordable way to ensure your support for West Virginia University. Charges will occur on or about the 10th day of every month. Your gift(s) will be ongoing until notified in writing to terminate or change. To sign up for monthly installments, please contact The University Fund staff at 304-284-4094