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Donor Impact Report

2019-2020

Thanks to extraordinary support from alumni and friends, the WVU Foundation recorded its best year ever at $197.8 million in new gifts and pledges, including 42,996 gifts from 20,609 donors.


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TRANSFORMING WVU

Generous donor support is empowering WVU to advance education, healthcare and prosperity in the Mountain State and beyond.

Canady

Creative Arts Center renamed in honor of Canady leadership gift

The former Creative Arts Center on WVU’s Evansdale campus will be known as the Loulie, Valerie and William Canady Creative Arts Center.


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Athletics receives $10 million gift from Hazel Ruby McQuain Charitable Trust

West Virginia University Director of Athletics and Associate Vice President Shane Lyons announced today a $10 million gift from the Hazel Ruby McQuain Charitable Trust to build an Athletics Performance Center at the WVU Coliseum Sports Complex.


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Wadsworth

Wadsworth family makes $6 million gift commitment to WVU

A loyal alumnus and his wife have continued their history of giving to West Virginia University with a $6 million gift that will expand opportunities for students, increase support for faculty, research and other programs in the Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources.


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Reynolds Hall

WVU business college launches campaign to bring new building to fruition

In a little more than two years, the John Chambers College of Business and Economics will write the next chapter in business education in its new home, transforming West Virginia University’s campus, the community of Morgantown and the student experience. 


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Stories of IMpact

software gift

Donation of industry-leading software gives WVU students an edge

Access to industry-leading software – donated for more than a decade by Schlumberger, a worldwide provider of technology for reservoir characterization, drilling, production and processing within the oil and gas industry – gives students at West Virginia University’s Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources and Eberly College of Arts and Sciences an edge in coursework, research and the job market.

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Cancer patient

Memorial fund established by Coach Huggins advances West Virginia cancer care

Dorothy Bolyard credits divine intervention for the rare moment of klutziness that changed her life. An unexpected collision with a doorway at home led Bolyard to discover a lump in her breast, which turned out to be cancerous.


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WVU students Charde De Lestre (left) and Amanda Hammons (right)

Private support aids students struggling due to COVID-19

West Virginia University junior Charde De Lestre lost three part-time jobs and fell nearly three months behind on her rent after classes moved online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Yet, she’s been able to continue her studies thanks to generous private donations that are providing emergency aid for students in need.

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Puskar and Blaneys

WVU remembers Puskar, Blaney

West Virginia University bid farewell to longtime benefactors Betty J. Puskar and Carolyn Eberly Blaney in 2020.

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Where the University’s donors came from in FY '19-20

2020 Donor Map

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West Virginia University System Impact FY20 Infographic
FY2020 Gifts by Source - Donors
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WVU Assets Under Management

Health & Medicine

WVU Medicine and Health Sciences Impact FY20 Infographic

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WVU School of Dentistry launches capital campaign to upgrade outdated facilities

With help from alumni and friends, the next generation of West Virginia dentists and dental hygienists will be trained in radically modernized facilities that reflect the excellent education and quality patient care provided by the West Virginia University School of Dentistry.

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Slated for completion in 2021, the 150-bed, nine-story hospital is under construction next to J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, which houses existing WVU Medicine Children’s services on its sixth floor.

Donor support exceeds $52M as final beam is placed for WVU Medicine Children’s

WVU Medicine Children’s marked a construction milestone as the final steel beam was placed for its new hospital, thanks to generous donor support throughout the 2019-'20 fiscal year.

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