Irvin Stewart Society
The Irvin Stewart Society, named for the University’s 13th president, honors those individuals whose gifts provide for the future of West Virginia University.
Dr. Irvin Stewart, who served as President of the University from 1946 to 1958, prepared the way for the establishment of the West Virginia University Foundation, and remained a tireless advocate of the University until his death in 1990. His memory and legacy of philanthropy have been carried forward with the creation of the Irvin Stewart Society.
Founded in 1992 with 94 charter members, the Irvin Stewart Society now boasts over 1300 members.
Membership is bestowed upon a donor who includes a gift provision in a will or revocable trust, creates a life-income gift, designates an after-death gift of a retirement account, makes checking, savings or stock accounts “payable on death,” donates life insurance or makes a gift of real estate with a retained life interest to benefit West Virginia University, Potomac State College of WVU, WVU Institute of Technology, the Mountaineer Athletic Club or West Virginia 4-H.
The West Virginia University Foundation, Inc. was chartered in 1954 as a non-profit corporation. Its mission is to enrich the lives of those touched by West Virginia University by maximizing private charitable support and providing services to the University and its affiliated organizations.