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Message from the President

Dear Friends,

Welcome, and thank you for visiting the West Virginia University Foundation website. I hope that the information you find here will inspire you to join us in supporting the cause that is West Virginia University.

Each year, thousands of alumni and friends, along with our corporate and foundation partners – through the WVU Foundation – provide significant support in so many ways to our great University.In fact, last fiscal year alone, loyal donors contributed $110 million in new gifts and pledges. This level of support is indicative of the strong loyalty, passion and commitment that so many alumni and friends have for WVU. It amazes me when I hear stories from people whose lives have been transformed by WVU, and now they want to give back. It is why I love what I do, and it is the primary purpose for why our Foundation exists.

Your philanthropic giving truly does touch people's lives. From scholarships and fellowships, to professorships and chairs, program and research support, and facility upgrades, your contribution can often make the difference between good and great for students, faculty and others.

Your interest in the WVU Foundation and your understanding of the need for private support is deeply appreciated. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you desire more information or have questions.

We look forward to working in partnership with you as we continue this momentum to transform lives and improve our University.

Cindi Roth
President & CEO