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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
Foundation PartnersThis program honors alumni and friends who provide WVU with a solid base of ongoing support by contributing $1,000 or more each year. All gifts made during the fiscal year (July 1-June 30) are applied toward membership.
While enhancing the academic environment for students, Foundation Partners inspire others to raise their own philanthropic sights and follow suit.
Foundation AssociatesThis level of giving acknowledges donors who for five consecutive years have made gifts to the Foundation to benefit WVU of at least $100.
Augusta ScholarshipThe Augusta Scholarship endowment enables family, friends, and organizations to honor or memorialize a loved one while helping a deserving student attend WVU.
In Memory Of/In Honor Of gifts, unless otherwise directed by the donor, become part of the Augusta Scholarship fund’s endowment principal to assist undergraduate students with financial need. The WVU Foundation recognizes Augusta Scholarship gifts exceeding $1,000 (outright or cumulative) by including a brief biographical listing of the individual being honored or memorialized in the Augusta Scholarship Register. The Augusta Register may be viewed by students and visitors to the Mountainlair, WVU’s Student Union. It can also be viewed on the Foundation’s interactive donor recognition wall at the Erickson Alumni Center.
Gold Blue & YouEach 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.
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.
Save the date for our upcoming Day of Giving on November 13, 2019.
Pride Travel Fund
For over ten years, the Pride Travel Fund, established by the WVU Foundation, has enabled the WVU Marching Band to perform at locations across the state and country. Performances away from Milan Puskar Stadium allow the band to serve as an ambassador for WVU as it performs in front of alumni, friends and prospective students.
WVU Family FundThe WVU Family Fund gives parents and families of current WVU students an opportunity to make a gift that will help improve the quality of student life. The Foundation, in collaboration with the WVU Division of Student Affairs, has identified programs you can support that will benefit all students at WVU.
Through the Foundation's telemarketing program, WVU students contact alumni and friends of the University on behalf of its colleges, schools and selected programs. Integral to the University's development efforts, the callers add personality and style to WVU's outreach to alumni and friends. Mountaineer Line students inform alumni of campus news and events, update personal records, answer questions and ask for financial support for various programs.Learn more Apply online
Advancing WVU is a crowdfunding platform to help members of the WVU community raise money to advance education, research and patient care at WVU – including those focused on student groups, student experiences, athletics, or healthcare initiatives.
This program gives WVU undergraduate seniors and final-year professional students an opportunity to make their first-ever gift to WVU's academic programs. It also provides recent alumni with the ability to stay connected to the university, while also making a huge impact on future mountaineers.Learn more