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WVU Foundation Marks Second-Best Year With Over $213 Million in Giving | WVU Today

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Alumni and their friends gave WVU $213.8 million in fiscal year 2022, the second-highest giving year in the university’s history.
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Alumni and their friends have donated approximately $214 million to West Virginia University over the past year. Their gifts contribute to education, healthcare, and prosperity, and will have a positive impact throughout the Mountain State for years to come.

For the fiscal year from July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022, WVU Foundation data shows that 20,206 donors, including 9,360 alumni, made 39,347 donations totaling $213.8 million. I did. This total is second only to his $270.1 million donated in fiscal 2021.

“Our supporters have been incredible,” said Cindi Roth, president and CEO of the WVU Foundation. “Despite a volatile economy and rising prices for nearly everything, our alumni and friends have remained steadfast and generous. We want to thank our donors for stepping up again.”

“Our alumni and friends are some of the most generous and sincere people I have ever met,” said Gordon Gee. “With their support, we pursue education, health care, and prosperity with renewed determination. , transforming them into purpose-driven leaders in higher education who use their passion to provide opportunities to do good in this world.”

Examples of leadership gifts the WVU Foundation received in FY22: A $20 million donation from Ken and Randy Kendrick to help establish the Kendrick Center for an Ethical Economy, two significant in-kind software donations, and WVU Multiple 7-figure donations to Medicine. Another highlight of the year was donation day on March 9, which raised a record $15.5 million.

Thirty-two donors gave more than $1 million to the university in fiscal year 2022, according to foundation officials. Donations span all areas of the university including academics, research, health sciences and athletics.

Several building projects on campus have also sparked donor interest, including Reynolds Hall, the new home of John Chambers Business and Economics, opening this fall along Morgantown’s riverfront. His new WVU Medicine Children’s Hospital will also open this fall. WVU Athletics is also undergoing a number of facility upgrades.

Founded in 1954, the WVU Foundation is a non-profit organization that generates, receives and manages personal donations for the benefit of the university. If you’re interested in supporting WVU by gifting him, the easiest way to do so is online at You can also call 304-284-4000 or 800-847-3856 to speak with a developer. For more information about the WVU Foundation and its mission to universities, please visit



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