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DONOR IMPACT REPORT
2021-2022Download the PDF
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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Thank you for supporting West Virginia University.
Generous donor support is empowering WVU to advance education, healthcare and prosperity in the Mountain State and beyond.
$40M partnership to expand economics education through innovative Chambers College
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.
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.Read more
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.
$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.
Stories of Impact
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.Read more
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.Read more
$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.Read more
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.Read more
Where the University's donors came from in FY '22
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Health & Medicine
Central West Virginia fundraising drive yields $1.1M for WVU Medicine Children’s
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.
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.
Birthday gift expands scholarship opportunities for WVU School of Nursing students
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School of Nursing students will benefit from a scholarship established
in honor of a dedicated alumna’s 75th birthday.
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.Read more