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Donor Impact Report
2020-2021Download the PDF
Thanks to extraordinary support from alumni and friends, the WVU Foundation received a record $270.1 million in new gifts and pledges in FY ’21, including 38,480 gifts from 18,216 donors.
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Generous donor support is empowering WVU to advance education, healthcare and prosperity in the Mountain State and beyond.
WVU receives $25 million gift to support outdoor economic development, develop new remote worker program
A $25 million gift to West Virginia University from Intuit executive Brad Smith and his wife, Alys, will fund innovative new programs to ignite West Virginia’s economy, develop world-class recreational infrastructure and expand outdoor educational opportunities.
$4.8M trust gift bolsters education, health and athletics
A $4.8 million trust gift from longtime West Virginia University supporter David G. Allen is benefitting five programs across campus that reflect his diverse interests in education, health, athletics and more.
William and Patricia Sheedy commit $2.5 million to bring experiential learning to future business students in Reynolds Hall
As Reynolds Hall, the new hub for business education on the campus of West Virginia University continues to build on the Morgantown waterfront, a John Chambers College of Business and Economics alumnus has given a gift that will ensure that it will build the business leaders of the future by way of experiential learning when it opens in 2022.
Couple’s legacy gift aids chemical engineering students at Statler College
Chemical engineering students in need will benefit from a $1.7 million legacy gift made by an alumnus of West Virginia University’s Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources and his wife.
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Scholarship initiative provides $389K to students affected by pandemic
Generous support from West Virginia University alumni, donors and friends is empowering more than 400 students in need to proceed with their education amid the enduring economic challenges of COVID-19.
$1.75M gift provides scholarships for Md. students to attend WVU, Potomac State College
A $1.75 million gift from a West Virginia University alumnus and his wife will empower students from Allegany County, Maryland, to further their education at WVU’s main campus in Morgantown and WVU Potomac State College in Keyser.
Halliburton software grant aids students
Students at West Virginia University’s Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources will gain practical experience using industry-leading energy exploration and production software thanks to a multimillion-dollar grant by Halliburton Landmark, a Halliburton Company business line.Read more
2020 class of Ruby Fellows named
Three students pursuing doctoral degrees at West Virginia University are receiving funding through the Ruby Scholars Graduate Fellows Program. Jared Beard, Evan Cramer and Kinsey Reed are this year’s Ruby Fellows.Read more
Where the University’s donors came from in FY ’21
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Health & Medicine
WVU partners with DTE Energy Foundation to establish West Virginia’s first EMS physician response team, save lives in rural areas
A new pilot project launched by the West Virginia University School of Medicine in partnership with the DTE Energy Foundation will deploy physicians to respond to emergencies in rural areas of West Virginia, improving access to – and quality of – emergency care to save lives statewide.
$1.27M gift boosts Huggins research endowment at WVU Cancer Institute
A Charleston man’s $1.27 million gift to the WVU Cancer Institute will help improve cancer care for future patients in memory of his late wife, certified orthopedic nurse Deborah K. Knowles.
Private support aids efforts to control, contain COVID-19 by studying variants
Private philanthropic support is driving timely COVID-19 research by West Virginia University – along with partners at Marshall University and the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources – that could ultimately save lives in the Mountain State.
Donors to Dentistry, Nursing and Pharmacy boost support for facilities, student services and scholarships
Established donors to the West Virginia University Schools of Dentistry, Nursing and Pharmacy increased their support in fiscal year 2021 to upgrade facilities, improve services and bolster scholarships for WVU students.