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Giving Options

Tradition Starts Here

Being a Mountaineer is a lifetime commitment. As a graduate and loyal friend of West Virginia University, you never really leave the university behind; you are forever an integral part of the life of WVU. The WVU Alumni Association is your link to the university. We are proud to maintain that connection and engagement for our more than 200,000 alumni worldwide and offer a home away from home for our alumni and friends at The Erickson Alumni Center.

Through the Association, our alumni community finds a wealth of ways to give back to WVU, from scholarship support of promising students to global outreach for our graduates. As our alumni pool grows, even more will be expected from the Association-more ideas, more programs, more connections. We can and will exceed those expectations-but only with your generosity and commitment.

How do I give back?

We have several opportunities in place to assist you on your giving journey.

Cash gifts:

Make an outright gift online OR by mailing us a check. Checks can be made payable to the WVU Foundation and be sure to designate  “WVU Alumni Association” in the memo portion of the check. You will receive a tax deduction based upon the value of your contribution.

Mail checks to:

WVU Alumni Association
ATTN: Kevin Berry
PO Box 4269
Morgantown, WV 26504

Endowments and pledge of support:

Are you interested in making a larger contribution made payable over a few years? Consider creating an endowment through the WVU Foundation or signing a multi-year pledge of support. You may designate your gift to support a specific program or area of need within the Alumni Association.

Endowments may be named in honor of a loved one or an influential person in your life, or even in your own name. Endowments allow for long-term success of the Alumni Association through continues support long after the last payment is made. The WVU Foundation invest gifts received towards the endowment. They disburse the annual income to the Alumni Association while maintaining the corpus of the endowment into perpetuity.

Planned gifts:

Planned gifts allow you to create a lasting legacy at WVU. By combining your personal philanthropic goals and financial plans, your impact on the future of WVU will be felt for years to come. There are several different options for planned giving depending on income levels:

For more information on making your planned gift, visit our website

Matching gifts:

Already made a gift or pledge to us? Visit our website to find out if your company has to see if a matching gift program.

If eligible, please request and complete the matching gift form provided by your employer. You may be able to access the form directly through an online search tool. Follow the procedure set by your employer, then mail your gift and the completed matching gift form to:

Mail form to:

WVU Foundation, Inc.
Attn: Matching Gifts Coordinator
One Waterfront Place – 7th Floor
Morgantown, WV 26501-5952

Corporate matching gifts are directed to the same designation as your personal gift, unless your employer stipulates otherwise. The WVU Foundation, Inc. will recognize your contribution for the full amount of your personal gift plus the resulting corporate match.


Interested in learning more? Contact Bob Wetzel at 304-284-4083 or