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$4.8M trust gift bolsters education, health and athletics at West Virginia University

David G. Allen

A $4.8 million trust gift from longtime West Virginia University supporter David G. Allen is benefitting five programs across campus that reflect his diverse interests in education, health, athletics and more. Read More

Former CNN Anchor Gives Back

Denise LeClair Cobb

WVU journalism graduate and former CNN anchor Denise LeClair Cobb established a charitable gift annuity to create future educational opportunities. Read More

Late WVU alum, WW II veteran leaves more than $2 million for engineering student scholarships

Forrest and Barbara Coontz

A late West Virginia University alumnus and World War II veteran has left $2.3 million in his will to the University. Read More

Couple leaves behind a legacy of scholarship for future WVU students, 4-H'ers

Kids playing at camp

Burkey and Marylou Lilly were proud graduates of West Virginia University. As the parents of three children, grandparents of five grandchildren and great grandparents to three great grandchildren, they valued education and service. Read More

WVU Reed College of Media receives largest single donation in school history through planned gift to support education and journalism in the state

Luanne and Bob Kittle

Students will be better equipped to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing media landscape thanks to a gift from an award winning journalist and West Virginia University alumnus. Read More

Wadsworth family makes $6 million gift commitment to WVU

Maurice and JoAnn Wadsworth

A loyal alumnus and his wife have continued their history of giving to West Virginia University with a $6 million gift that will expand opportunities for students, increase support for faculty, research and other programs in the Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources. Read More

Alumna Gives Back to the University That Gave Her So Much

Benjamin and Mary Jane Glasscock

When Mary Jane Glasscock first came to West Virginia to help her sister move from Michigan to Princeton, she didn't anticipate the significant impact West Virginia University would have on her life—nor the impact she would make on future students there. Read More

Former Interim President Magrath Remembers WVU With Gift

C. Peter Magrath

C. Peter Magrath, who served as interim president of West Virginia University from 2008-2009, is leaving nearly $1 million in his estate plan to the WVU Foundation. Learn the details and watch a video about his gift. Read More

Alumnus David Wallace Gives Back in Many Ways

David Wallace

Longtime supporter and alumnus David Wallace says lifelong friends and wonderful memories made it an easy decision to give back to his alma mater. Read More

Scholarship to Pave Way For Promising Engineers and Scientists

Charles and Barbara Meredith

WVU alumni and native West Virginians Charles and Barbara Meredith recognize the need to support the future education and success of promising engineers and scientists, primarily from West Virginia. Read More

A Gift They'll Never Forget

Sharon and Kenneth Murray

Three sons fund a scholarship in honor of their appreciative parents—and add to the endowment annually. Read More

A Tale of Two Sisters

Jeanette Bendula

An Ohio woman honors the giving legacy of her only sister by establishing a nursing scholarship at WVU in her honor. Read More

Alumna Hugs Back With an Estate Gift to WVU

Antoinette Petrucci

An alumna honors her husband's life forever by establishing a scholarship in his name. Read More