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Thanks to extraordinary support from alumni and friends, the WVU Foundation received $213.8 million in new gifts and pledges in FY ’22, including 39,347 gifts from 20,206 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.

Ken and Randy Kendrick's contribution to the John Chambers College of Business and Economics will expand business education at both WVU and across West Virginia.

$40M partnership to expand economics education through innovative Chambers College programs

A leadership gift to West Virginia University from longtime supporters Ken and Randy Kendrick will allow the John Chambers College of Business and Economics to transform economics education through innovative programs for high-schoolers and educators statewide via the new Kendrick Center for an Ethical Economy.

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Housed at WVU’s Downtown Campus Library, the West Virginia & Regional History Center is ­­­­the foremost historical archive in the Mountain State.

Estate gift to benefit WVU Libraries

History buffs statewide will benefit from a $1.4 million estate gift from a late West Virginia University professor to support the West Virginia & Regional History Center at WVU Libraries.

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Rusty and Kimberly Hutson (at center) pose with children (from left) Conner, Parker, Tanner and Hannah.

Experiential business learning, healthcare outreach and personalized nursing bolstered by couple’s $1.8M gift

A $1.8 million gift to West Virginia University from Mountain State natives Kimberly and Rusty Hutson Jr. will bolster education, healthcare and outreach efforts to aid residents across the state.

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John and Elaine Chambers

$1.6M gift to WVU football expands educational opportunities via 5th Quarter Program

West Virginia University football’s 5th Quarter Program is expanding to create unique educational opportunities for select student-athletes thanks to a nearly $1.6 million gift from WVU alumni John and Elaine Chambers.

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Stories of Impact

WVU Day of Giving Thank You

WVU’s fifth Day of Giving sets new records for dollars raised, gifts received

Supporters of  West Virginia University  donated a record $15.5 million Wednesday (March 9) during the University’s fifth  Day of Giving , a 24-hour online fundraising event held across the University system. More than 5,600 gifts were made, also a new record. The $15.5 million figure tops 2021’s WVU Day of Giving record of $11.9 million raised from just over 5,000 gifts.

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The Lane Innovation Hub offers a complete suite of services and facilities where users can fabricate and build electronic, mechanical and combined devices needed to support their particular activity.

Lane Innovation Hub to transform entrepreneurial and research opportunities for WVU students

At nearly 9,500-square-feet, the Lane Innovation Hub — established in honor of Ray Lane and his wife, Stephanie — will transform entrepreneurial opportunities for students in the Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources and the people of West Virginia.

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Suzanne Walker Rogers Weber

$1M scholarship gift aids education majors

Future teachers training at West Virginia University will benefit from a $1 million scholarship gift made in memory of a dedicated educator and devoted WVU alumna.

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(L-R): Morgan Montgomery, Cierra Jones, Sona Magassouba, Drew Roby

WVU alumni select Belmear Scholarship recipients

Four West Virginia University students have been awarded the Horace and Geraldine Belmear Scholarship, an honor created by Black alumni to expand opportunities for minority students – specifically Black, Indigenous and people of color.

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Where the University's donors came from in FY '22

2022 Donor Map

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WVU System Impact 2022
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Health & Medicine

Medicine and Health Sciences Infographic

Summerville's Ally Oop Camp raised $6,200 to support WVU Medicine Children's Hospital.

Central West Virginia fundraising drive yields $1.1M for WVU Medicine Children’s Hospital

Nicholas County entrepreneurs Steve Antoline and Steve Ferguson helped raise more than $1.1 million to support the new  WVU Medicine Children’s Hospital through a targeted community fundraising effort in central West Virginia.

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Erin Dunmire

Cheating death: Brain cancer survivor’s $100K estate gift benefits WVU Cancer Institute

Erin Dunmire has defied the odds, battling a rare and aggressive form of brain cancer twice and winning for more than 10 years. She believes God spared her so she can help others, and she is fulfilling that purpose with a $100,000 estate gift to benefit the WVU Cancer Institute 

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Michael and Jane Gandy

Birthday gift expands scholarship opportunities for WVU School of Nursing students

West Virginia University  School of Nursing students will benefit from a scholarship established in honor of a dedicated alumna’s 75th birthday.

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Robert and Rosemary Wanker

Longtime professor’s $125K gift boosts WVU School of Dentistry renovation effort

A $125,000 gift from a beloved  West Virginia University  School of Dentistry professor and his wife will enhance facilities to improve patient care and oral healthcare education for future dentists and dental hygienists.

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