Financial services pioneer, best-selling author and B&E alumnus to headline 2018 Distinguished Speaker Series Jan. 19

Robert L. Reynolds, president and CEO of Great-West Financial and Putnam Investments, will add best-selling author to his credentials when he returns to his alma mater later this month. Reynolds is author of the USA Today Bestseller From Here to Security: How Workplace Savings Can Keep America’s Promise returns to West Virginia University on Jan. 19 to talk about the future of investments and retirement in the United States as part of the 2018 B&E Distinguished Speaker Series.

WVU alumni create six new scholarships for business school students

New scholarships will spark innovative thinking and enable students at the West Virginia University College of Business and Economics to dive into new experiences through their courses, internships, study abroad programs, student organizations and beyond.

Donors contribute $100K to WVU Foundation’s 2017 Pride Travel Fund

More than 800 donors contributed over $100,000 to the West Virginia University’s Pride Travel Fund this fall in support of the Mountaineer Marching Band. The annual campaign was established to help defray the costs of travel for the band, including transportation, hotels and food for the more than 350 members and staff.

Scholarship established in memory of beloved WVU physician

The Edwin J. and Naomi F. Morgan Medical Scholarship has been established in memory of Edwin James Morgan, MD. The $50,000 scholarship has been established by Morgan’s brother and sister-in-law, Raymond F. Morgan, MD, and his wife, Sue Ann Morgan, benefiting the School of Medicine at West Virginia University.

Leidos gift to support student involvement, research efforts at WVU

The grant was made through the WVU Foundation and will be used to continue research funding on topics like blockchain technology, and population health data management, which attempts to investigate and alleviate the health problems that ail the state.

WVU Foundation wins top digital award from Acquia

The West Virginia University Foundation’s efforts to overhaul its online donation web pages have earned it a top national honor. Boston-based Acquia, a leading cloud platform for building, delivering and optimizing digital experiences, named the WVU Foundation one of its 2017 Engage Award recipients. The web page redesign project, led by Foundation Senior Application Developer AJ Blosser, focused onimproving the search and transactional experience for the donor.

Matching, participation gift challenges part of Wednesday’s inaugural WVU Day of Giving

Donors to West Virginia University’s inaugural Day of Giving on Wednesday (Nov. 8) could see their investment grow immediately thanks to other generous University supporters. Several alumni and friends have issued challenge and participation matches for the 24-hour online fundraising effort designed to raise dollars for the University’s greatest priorities and opportunities, as well as scholarships and unrestricted funds at both the University and unit specific level.

Paying it forward: Social work scholarship encourages students to give back

A dozen WVU social work students have received the Social Work Pay It Forward scholarship, which has been in place for a decade. This scholarship is made possible by 120 donors that who have given 280 gifts totaling $110,000. The idea behind the scholarship is to encourage recipients of the scholarship to not pay back the money given, but to instead pay it forward to support students with financial need.