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Corporate and Foundation Relations


The Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations at the WVU Foundation provides services and support to facilitate philanthropic relationships and investments with and for the WVU community.

Our suite of services is designed to attract, retain and increase investments in WVU's mission to ignite economic prosperity, develop world-class solutions and forge the next generation of problem-solvers prepared with the tools and know-how to solve the world's intractable challenges.

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Corporate and Foundation Relations Team

Shelley Birdsong-Maddox Shelley Birdsong-Maddex
Senior Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations

Shelley serves as part of WVUF’s senior development team and is responsible for the overall management and operation of the CFR Office. In addition to these management responsibilities, she also oversees a portfolio of some of the institution’s top donors.

Jill Zangari J ill Zangari
Senior Foundation Development Specialist

Jill joined the CFR team in March of 2021. After more than eight years in development, she wanted to branch out and learn more about the field. She also serves as the post-award specialist. This entails working to ensure accurate reporting, sending report reminders, and providing balances upon request.

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