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'Loyal, generous bunch' gives more than $160 million to WVU

campusAlumni and friends gave $161 million to West Virginia University this past year, making it the second highest year of giving in the University’s history.

The WVU Foundation says 23,161 donors, including 12,471 alumni, made 46,056 gifts between July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018 totaling $161,029,056. Only in FY’12 did the Foundation raise more - $173.9 million, a year that included two exceptionally large philanthropic gifts. FY’18 was buoyed by three record months of giving in July ($12.9 million), August ($12 million), and December ($49.5 million). 

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B&E Receives $500K Grant from the BB&T Charitable Fund

MORGANTOWN, W. Va.— A $500,000 grant from the BB&T Charitable Fund will be used in the Center for Financial Literacy and Education at West Virginia University’s College of Business and Economics and for the new business school complex to be built on Morgantown’s waterfront.

“This generous support from BB&T will be used in different ways, ranging from the creation of new academic programs to helping us lead the way in incorporating financial literacy in West Virginia through the Center for Financial Literacy and Education,” said Javier Reyes, B&E Milan Puskar Dean. “Part of this grant will also be used for our new business school complex, which will represent the physical component of an overall business education transformation at WVU. The academic and experiential transformation is well on its way, thanks in part to the generosity of BB&T. These are exciting times for the College, but this is only the beginning.”

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