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Message from the President

Cindi Roth

Dear Friends,

Welcome, and thank you for visiting the West Virginia University Foundation website. I hope that the information you find here will inspire you to join us in supporting the cause that is West Virginia University. 

Each year, thousands of alumni and friends, along with our corporate and foundation partners – through the WVU Foundation – provide significant support in so many ways to our great University. In fact, in fiscal year 2023, loyal donors contributed $163.7 million in new gifts and pledges. This level of support is indicative of the strong loyalty, passion and commitment that so many alumni and friends have for WVU. It amazes me when I hear stories from people whose lives have been transformed by WVU, and now they want to give back. It is why I love what I do, and it is the primary purpose for why our Foundation exists.

Your philanthropic giving enables the University to provide much needed student, faculty, patient, research and program support. Private support can often make the difference between good and great for students, faculty and others. 

Your interest in the WVU Foundation and your understanding of the need for private support is deeply appreciated. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you desire more information or have questions.

Let’s go.


Cynthia L. Roth 

President & CEO

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