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Thanks to extraordinary support from alumni and friends, the WVU Foundation received $163.7 million in new gifts and pledges in FY ’23, including 42,450 gifts from 20,894 donors.

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

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Planned gifts provide $4.5M to aid athletics, business education and creative arts at WVU

Scholarship opportunities and educational resources for students at West Virginia University are growing thanks to a late alum’s legacy gifts. A recent $400,000 contribution from Rich Harrison’s trust boosts his total giving this year to nearly $4.5 million.

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Ken Gosnell, from left, and daughter Devon Gosnell graduated from WVU’s Statler and Eberly colleges, respectively.

$1M planned gift builds upon Gosnell family legacy at WVU

West Virginia University students pursuing degrees in political science, law and petroleum and natural gas engineering will benefit from a dedicated alumna’s planned gift estimated at more than $1 million.

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Hayhurst family makes major gift to WVU rifle

West Virginia University graduates and supporters, the Hayhurst family, have contributed a major gift of $1 million to the WVU rifle program.

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Students at WVU’s Eberly and Statler colleges are using industry-leading technology in their coursework, research and more thanks to the latest in-kind software gifts from SLB.

SLB software gift aids education, research and more at WVU’s Statler and Eberly colleges

Students at West Virginia University’s Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources and Eberly College of Arts and Sciences are gaining hands-on experience using industry-leading software in their coursework, research and more thanks to in-kind gifts from SLB.

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Stories of Impact

Day of Giving sets new records for dollars raised, gifts received

Supporters of West Virginia University donated a record $18.1 million during the University’s sixth Day of Giving. More than 8,200 gifts were made during the 24-hour online fundraising event held across the University system, also a new record. The $18.1 million figure tops 2022’s WVU Day of Giving record of $15.5 million raised from just over 5,600 gifts.

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Cheat Lake Animal Hospital veterinarians (from left) Drs. Elli Antulov, Chuck Wolfe and Jesse Fallon work with a patient. The clinic’s $450,000 gift to WVU will help launch the state’s first four-year veterinary technology program.

WVU and partners pursue West Virginia’s first 4-year veterinary technology program with $450K gift

West Virginia University is partnering with West Virginia State University and the West Virginia Department of Agriculture to launch the state’s first four-year veterinary technology program. A $450,000 gift from Cheat Lake Animal Hospital is providing start-up funding.

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WVU President E. Gordon Gee (from left), College of Law Dean Amelia Smith Rinehart, Rodney Windom and Scott Windom celebrate the legacy of supporters Irene Moats Conaway (pictured in historical photos, from left) and Harry Moats. (WVU Photo/Matt Sunday

Moats legacy empowers College of Law graduates to serve West Virginia communities

Despite his passing nearly 35 years ago, West Virginia University alumnus Harry E. Moats continues to make a difference in the lives of Mountain State residents through his growing legacy at the College of Law. A recent estate gift from his widow, Irene Moats Conaway, provided $782,331 to bolster his namesake scholarship.

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A $1 million gift from William and Patricia Bright will help expand the Blanche Lazzell collection at the Art Museum of WVU. Lazzell’s “Justice” mural was displayed this spring in the Museum’s lower gallery.

A ‘Bright’ future: $1M gift boosts Blanche Lazzell acquisition effort at WVU

Nearly 30 years after longtime West Virginia University supporter Patricia Bright was first introduced to the artwork of renowned American modernist Blanche Lazzell, she and husband William Bright are helping to bring the Mountain State native’s work home to Morgantown with a $1 million gift to the College of Creative Arts.

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Where the University's donors came from in FY '23

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Health & Medicine

WVU Health Sciences and Medicine Impact 2023

New WVU Medicine Children’s Hospital celebrated with ribbon-cutting ceremony

Leaders from WVU Medicine and the State of West Virginia gathered Sept. 24 on the campus of J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital to cut the ribbon on the new 150-bed, $215 million WVU Medicine Children’s Hospital, marking an historic moment that will revolutionize healthcare for the children and women of the state and region.

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Gratitude for grace: WVU School of Medicine alumna gives back for 35 years

Dr. Patricia Jens achieved her dream of becoming a doctor thanks to the kindness and understanding of Dr. David Z. Morgan. She has shown her gratitude by consistently giving back to the WVU School of Medicine for 35 years.

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Leadership gift aids future growth of the WVU Cancer Institute

A legacy gift from dedicated West Virginia University alumnus Jim Chamberlain and his wife, Joni, aids future efforts by the WVU Cancer Institute to improve cancer care in West Virginia and beyond.

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WVU scholarship gift aims to boost diversity among West Virginia nurses

West Virginia University School of Nursing students will benefit from an alumna’s scholarship gift to help boost diversity within the Mountain State’s nursing workforce.

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