Donors to the University Fund, the annual giving program of the West Virginia University Foundation, gave $21.6 million in fiscal year 2017, an all-time high record. The previous record high was $21.4 million donated in fiscal year 2016.
Alumni and friends of West Virginia University and the Mountaineer Marching Band are being asked to help the band travel this fall, including a planned trip to Landover, Maryland, for the Sept. 3 football game against the Virginia Tech Hokies.
A collaboration between the West Virginia Conservation Agency, the Monongahela Conservation District, the Natural Resources Conservation Service and West Virginia University will result in improved safety for local residents, real savings for some Preston County water customers and research for faculty and students.
The One Foundation recently awarded a $30,000 grant to the Food Justice Lab, housed in the Department of Geology and Geography at West Virginia University to provide technical support for the FIRSTHAND Coffee Cooperative, a youth led coffee enterprise started on the WVU campus in 2012.
Future students in the Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources and the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences will benefit from an endowed scholarship created by a generous estate gift from West Virginia University alumni Charlie and Barbe Meredith.
The EQT Foundation, the philanthropic arm of EQT Corporation, recently awarded two grants to West Virginia University through the WVU Foundation. The grants, totaling $80,000, will benefit two programs for West Virginia students.
The Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation recently awarded five grants to West Virginia University, through the WVU Foundation, totaling $540,000. The grants will benefit various programs and initiatives at WVU and across the state.
A West Virginia University graduate who earned a physical education teacher education degree has established a new gift for the College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences and the Mountaineer Athletic Club. Sandra and John Marshall have established the planned gift to provide support for students in CPASS, student-athlete scholarships and athletic capital project improvements.