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DONOR IMPACT REPORT
2022-2023Download the PDF
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.
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.Read More
$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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.
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.Read More
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.
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.
Where the University's donors came from in FY '23
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Health & Medicine
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.
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.
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.
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.