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Annual Giving

Annual giving is an important source of private financial support that ensures students receive a quality education at WVU. Annual giving provides vital resources that allow WVU to excel as a world-class research facility and an exemplary teaching institution. Those resources also enable the University to perform services and outreach to the state, region and nation, thus fulfilling its land-grant mission.

Annual Giving Programs

Gold Blue & You

Each year, WVU faculty and staff make gifts to financially strengthen the University. Generous internal financial contributions are an excellent example of how faculty and staff support the University beyond their day-to-day responsibilities.  

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Day of Giving

WVU Day of Giving is a one-day fundraising event for all members of the WVU community. Alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends of West Virginia University are welcome and encouraged to participate. The goal is to engage our community to advance the mission of West Virginia University. The Day of Giving helps to raise critical funding to ensure the University continues to build upon our infrastructure to provide big opportunities for our students. Together — in one day — we help forge a brighter future for WVU.

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Mountaineer Engagement Center

Through the Foundation's telemarketing program, WVU student Engagement Ambassadors contact alumni and friends of the University on behalf of its colleges, schools and selected programs. Integral to the University's development efforts, the Ambassadors add personality and style to WVU's outreach to alumni and friends. The Mountaineer Engagement Center informs alumni of campus news and events, update personal records, answer questions and ask for financial support for various programs.

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Women of WVU

Established in 2014, this group acts as a giving circle providing women who love the University another way to become involved using educational activities, networking opportunities and philanthropy. A minimum $1,000 contribution, which is used in the awarding of grants through the Women of WVU Enrichment Fund, is required for membership.

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