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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-MaddoxShelley 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.

Loreta Mascioli Loreta Mascioli
Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations

Loreta is the longest tenured member of the CFR team with over 14 years of service to the WVU community. Loreta’s key responsibility is fundraising from a proactive as well as reactive way. Loreta has strong personal interest in STEM education initiatives across the WVU Campus.

Ann Bolyard Anne Bolyard
Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations (HSC)

Anne joined the CFR team in October 2019 after working for the WVU Research Corporation for over a decade. She is our gift/grant expert and extremely knowledgeable in the interface between WVUF and WVU Research. Anne serves as the primary contact for the Health Sciences at WVU.

Jill Zangari Jill 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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