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LPEF Golf Tournament

Golfers posing for photo with the Mountaineer

July 25 – 26, 2024 | Parkersburg Country Club

Weekend Itinerary

Thursday, July 25:

  • Sponsors Party

Friday, July 26:

  • Registration: 9 a.m.
  • Tee Off: 10:30 a.m.
  • Awards Dinner: Following the Tournament

Each year, the Loyalty Permanent Endowment Fund (LPEF) holds the WVU Alumni LPEF Golf Tournament with proceeds benefiting the Endowment and funding scholarships. The LPEF is a 501(c)(3) Charitable Trust, and all donations are tax deductible. For more information about the 82nd WVU Alumni LPEF Golf Tournament, or to find out about potential sponsorships, please contact Dave Hendrickson at or phone (304) 346-5508.

What is the Loyalty Permanent Endowment Fund (LPEF)?

The Loyalty Permanent Endowment Fund (LPEF) was established in 1937 under the leadership of the Executive Council of the West Virginia University (WVU) Alumni Association and Fund Trustees Gory Hogg, Birk Strathers, and Charles Hodges to pay part or the whole of the expenses of students that attend West Virginia University. The mission of the Endowment has remained unchanged for more than 80 years -- to help West Virginia residents, who are in their undergraduate years, fund their course of study at WVU.

The Fund started solely as a word-of-mouth solicitation collecting a few hundred dollars in its initial year. The money was invested and only a portion of the interest earned was used to fund the scholarships with the rest being reinvested in the corpus to grow the fund.

The LPEF is a branch of the WVU Alumni Association and is managed by three unpaid Trustees and a professional investment manager. Through the years the fund has grown to approximately $17 million dollars.

Scholarships are awarded annually based on citizenship, need, and academic achievement. By way of example, over the years scholarships have been awarded to students from all 55 counties. During the last six years, over $3 million dollars was awarded to more than three thousand West Virginia University students.

While it is a hefty goal, the LPEF is committed to growing to the point that no West Virginia University student is faced with the decision to leave school because of finances. With your help we will get there by remembering that the greatest gift one can receive is an education.

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