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WVU Foundation inducts new Irvin Stewart Society members

WVU Foundation President Cindi Roth is pictured with Irvin Stewart Society inductees Lydotta and Larry Taylor.

The West Virginia University Foundation honored donors whose planned gifts over the past year will provide for the future of the University. 

The Irvin Stewart Society welcomed 58 new members during its 25th luncheon April 5 at Blaney House hosted by WVU President Gordon Gee. Membership in the Society is given to those who include a gift provision in a will or revocable trust, create a life-income gift, designate an after-death gift of a retirement account, make checking, savings or stock accounts “payable upon death,” donate life insurance, or make a gift of real estate with a retained life interest benefiting WVU and its entities.

“It is always such a joy to welcome new members into the Irvin Stewart Society,” said Matthew Clark, WVU Foundation director of planned giving. “We are honored that so many have included the WVU Foundation in their estate plans.  Each planned gift represents a commitment to support the students and programs of West Virginia University for many years to come, and we are thankful that so many have chosen to be a part of the Irvin Stewart Society and the WVU Family.”

The Society, created in 1992 by the WVU Foundation, was named after the University’s 13th president, Irvin Stewart. Currently, the Irvin Stewart Society boasts more than 1,300 members, with more than 900 living members.

To include WVU in your will and contribute to the future of the University, contact Clark, at the WVU Foundation, 304.284.4033 or

For a full gallery from the luncheon, click here

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