$ 11,311,418 raised 4,040 gifts
WVU Extension Service has raised $ 1,388,202 from 577 gifts!
WVU Extension Service

Why we need your support 

Each and every day, WVU Extension Service works to strengthen West Virginia. Through education and outreach programming in the areas of 4-H and youth development; agriculture and natural resources; and family and community development, our experts bring research-based knowledge to encourage know-how, curiosity and innovation to West Virginia in all 55 counties.

WVU Extension Service educators and volunteers help build and sustain collaborations and partnerships with people and organizations throughout the state to improve the lives and communities of West Virginians through the pillars of health, education and prosperity. We invite you to partner with us by investing in the future of West Virginia.

During WVU Day of Giving, WVU Extension Service joins the University in a request for unrestricted support. When you provide a gift to the Dean and Director’s Fund, your local county fund or one of our units’ annual funds, your gift is invested back into our communities for opportunities of growth and impact.


How you can help

Take a closer look at our priority funds. Please note that you can give to your county program by typing in the county name on the giving page under “In Honor of” if it’s not listed in either of the drop-down tabs.

Extension Service Dean/Director’s Greatest Needs Fund
Gifts to this fund support the greatest needs and efforts of all programming for WVU Extension Service as determined by the dean and director.

WVU Energy Express
Gifts to this fund support Energy Express, an award-winning, six-week summer nutrition and reading program serving more than 3,000 children in low-income, rural areas throughout the state.

4-H State Camp Programming Fund
Gifts to this fund support the greatest needs of WVU Extension Service 4-H and Youth Development and provide support for programming, education, camps and initiatives. Funds here are flexible and immediately available, enabling the state director to provide them wherever they're most urgently needed to continually make the best better in West Virginia 4-H. Your support directly benefits all 55 counties and provides multiple state and national 4-H opportunities.

4-H State Camping Scholarship Fund
Gifts to this fund provide 4-H camp scholarships for youths to attend West Virginia state 4-H camps. The cost of sending one camper to a state 4-H camp for the week can be $400. Your support helps youths with financial need receive limitless opportunities.

Agriculture and Natural Resources Annual Fund
Gifts to this fund support the greatest needs of WVU Extension Service Agriculture and Natural Resources and provide support to programming, education and initiatives.

Family and Community Development Annual Fund
Gifts to this fund support the greatest needs of the department to assist in programming to address the substance abuse disorder impact on children and the workforce.

West Virginia Statewide Afterschool Network
Gifts to this fund provide support to sustain partnerships and raise awareness of the importance and accessibility of high-quality after-school and summer learning programs for all school-age children.

WVU Small Farm Center
Gifts to this fund provide support for the WVU Extension Service Small Farm Center to equip West Virginia’s small farm families with the information and education required to make them both sustainable and successful.

 

• WVU Fire Service Extension Junior Firefighter Fund

Gifts to this fund support the operation of the WVU Extension Service National Junior Firefighter Camp. Over the course of the six-day camp, youths ages 14 to 17 receive hands-on safety training and a glimpse into the world of firefighting. Your support helps youths from West Virginia’s 55 counties who are interested in becoming a volunteer or career firefighter achieve their dreams at a critical time, when less people are entering the field.

 

• WVU Safety & Health Extension Training & Services Fund

Gifts to the fund will support the greatest needs of WVU Safety & Health Extension. This includes, but is not limited to providing training and occupational safety and health services to WV non-profits, hard to reach under-served workers and businesses, workers in high risk industries, students, youth and adults preparing for vocational careers and engaged or preparing for work with risk of injury and illness. Use of funds will be determined by the WVU Extension Director - Safety & Health and approved by the WVU Dean/Director of Extension Service.

 

WVU Jackson's Mill Restoration & Improvement Fund

Gifts to this fund provide support for the restoration, historic preservation and capital improvement of WVU Jackson's Mill.

 

Preston County 4-H Fund

This fund shall support and advance the work of the Preston County 4-H Youth Development program through 4-H camp scholarships and 4-H programs/activities in Preston County. This includes, but is not limited to: county, state and National 4-H event scholarships, the funding of projects, camps, conferences, the purchase of equipment, improvement needs, meeting the costs of necessary travel, personnel and other services, awards and recognition, general expenses and all other needs as the Preston County 4-H Club and the Preston County 4-H Agent deem appropriate as defined in this MOU.

 

• 4-H Greatest Needs Fund
Gifts to this fund support the greatest needs of WVU Extension Service 4-H and Youth Development and provide support for programming, education, camps and initiatives. Funds here are flexible and immediately available, enabling the state director to provide them wherever they're most urgently needed, whether it;s for an investment to enhance educational programming or a safety net to handle unforeseen costs that would otherwise strain resources. Your support directly benefits all 55 counties and provides multiple state and national 4-H opportunities

 

For a more robust list of specific county and program funds, please see the drop-down tab when making your gift, write the county name in the “In Honor of” section or contact 304.293.5692 or lauren.seiler@mail.wvu.edu.

 

 

 

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Preston County 4-H Match
The Preston County 4-H Club will generously match every dollar donated to the newly established Preston County 4-H Fund up to a total of $1,000.
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Ritchie County 4-H Challenge
The first 10 gifts to the Ritchie County 4-H Developmental Council Fund will unlock a $100 donation from the 4-H Ritchie County 4-H Leaders Association. Gifts from the Day of Giving will support programming and 4-H camp scholarships to youth in Ritchie County.
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Ken Kendrick WVU Foundation Board Match
Once members of the WVU Foundation Board of Directors collectively have donated $250,000, a generous contribution from Ken Kendrick will unlock an additional $250,000.
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George Weaver Lunch Hour Challenge
The participating group that receives the most donations during the Lunch Hour Challenge will receive an extra $2,500 for its Greatest Needs Fund, through the generosity of George Weaver.
Rank Prize Department Gifts
1 $2,500 WVU Extension Service 75
2 College of Creative Arts 25
3 Chambers College of Business & Economics 22
4 Eberly College of Arts and Sciences 20
5 WVU Medicine Children's 17
6 WVU Cancer Institute 15
7 Statler College of Engineering & Mineral Resources 13
8 Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design 11
9 The Daily Athenaeum and U92-The Moose 10
10 WVU Libraries 8
11 College of Law 8
12 School of Medicine 7
13 College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences 5
14 College of Education and Human Services 5
15 Reed College of Media 4
16 School of Pharmacy 3
17 School of Dentistry 3
18 Alumni Chapters 3
19 WVU Athletics 3
20 Global Affairs (International) 3
21 Honors College 3
22 Children's Vision Rehabilitation Program 3
23 Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute 2
24 Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion 2
25 Diversity, Multicultural & Inclusivity Initiatives 2
26 WVU LaunchLab Network 2
27 Sports Club Federation 2
28 School of Public Health 1
29 First-Generation Student Success 1
30 Rosenbaum Family House 1
31 School of Nursing 1
32 Student Life 1
33 WVU Tech 1
34 Fraternity and Sorority Life 1
35 Folds of Honor (Veteran Support) 1
36 Critical Care and Trauma Institute 0
37 Grateful Patients, Families, and Friends Program 0
38 HSC Charleston Campus 0
39 HSC Eastern Campus 0
40 Humanities Center 0
41 Mountaineer Maniacs 0
42 Office of Graduate Education and Life 0
43 Residence Hall Association 0
44 Science Adventure School 0
45 Student Government Association 0
46 West Virginia University Potomac State College 0
47 WVU Eye Institute 0
48 WVU Greatest Needs 0
49 WVU Heart & Vascular Institute 0
50 WVU Online 0
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George Weaver Happy Hour Challenge
The participating group that receives the most donations during the Happy Hour Challenge will receive an extra $2,500 for its Greatest Needs Fund, through the generosity of George Weaver.
Rank Prize Department Gifts
1 $2,500 WVU Extension Service 67
2 WVU Medicine Children's 65
3 College of Creative Arts 26
4 Chambers College of Business & Economics 17
5 Statler College of Engineering & Mineral Resources 14
6 Alumni Association 14
7 Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design 14
8 Alumni Chapters 13
9 Eberly College of Arts and Sciences 13
10 College of Law 12
11 School of Medicine 11
12 College of Education and Human Services 9
13 WVU Cancer Institute 8
14 School of Nursing 7
15 The Daily Athenaeum and U92-The Moose 6
16 WVU Athletics 5
17 College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences 5
18 Reed College of Media 4
19 School of Pharmacy 4
20 First-Generation Student Success 3
21 WVU Greatest Needs 3
22 WVU Tech 2
23 Rosenbaum Family House 2
24 WVU Libraries 2
25 Honors College 2
26 WVU Eye Institute 2
27 School of Public Health 2
28 West Virginia University Potomac State College 1
29 School of Dentistry 1
30 HSC Charleston Campus 1
31 Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute 1
32 Residence Hall Association 1
33 Folds of Honor (Veteran Support) 1
34 Children's Vision Rehabilitation Program 0
35 Critical Care and Trauma Institute 0
36 Diversity, Multicultural & Inclusivity Initiatives 0
37 Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion 0
38 Fraternity and Sorority Life 0
39 Global Affairs (International) 0
40 Grateful Patients, Families, and Friends Program 0
41 HSC Eastern Campus 0
42 Humanities Center 0
43 Mountaineer Maniacs 0
44 Office of Graduate Education and Life 0
45 Science Adventure School 0
46 Sports Club Federation 0
47 Student Government Association 0
48 Student Life 0
49 WVU Heart & Vascular Institute 0
50 WVU LaunchLab Network 0
51 WVU Online 0
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George Weaver Night Owl Challenge
The participating group that receives the most donations during the Night Owl Challenge will receive an extra $2,500 for its Greatest Needs Fund, through the generosity of George Weaver.
Rank Prize Department Gifts
1 $2,500 WVU Extension Service 63
2 College of Creative Arts 29
3 School of Medicine 18
4 Statler College of Engineering & Mineral Resources 18
5 Eberly College of Arts and Sciences 17
6 Chambers College of Business & Economics 14
7 WVU Medicine Children's 13
8 Alumni Chapters 11
9 Reed College of Media 9
10 WVU Athletics 7
11 College of Education and Human Services 7
12 WVU Cancer Institute 5
13 Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design 5
14 Alumni Association 4
15 School of Dentistry 4
16 Honors College 4
17 College of Law 3
18 School of Pharmacy 3
19 School of Nursing 3
20 College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences 3
21 The Daily Athenaeum and U92-The Moose 3
22 Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion 2
23 WVU Tech 2
24 Sports Club Federation 2
25 WVU Greatest Needs 1
26 WVU Heart & Vascular Institute 1
27 Grateful Patients, Families, and Friends Program 1
28 HSC Charleston Campus 1
29 Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute 1
30 Science Adventure School 1
31 Humanities Center 1
32 Rosenbaum Family House 1
33 Critical Care and Trauma Institute 1
34 Student Life 1
35 Children's Vision Rehabilitation Program 1
36 Mountaineer Maniacs 1
37 Diversity, Multicultural & Inclusivity Initiatives 0
38 First-Generation Student Success 0
39 Folds of Honor (Veteran Support) 0
40 Fraternity and Sorority Life 0
41 Global Affairs (International) 0
42 HSC Eastern Campus 0
43 Office of Graduate Education and Life 0
44 Residence Hall Association 0
45 School of Public Health 0
46 Student Government Association 0
47 West Virginia University Potomac State College 0
48 WVU Eye Institute 0
49 WVU LaunchLab Network 0
50 WVU Libraries 0
51 WVU Online 0
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Participation Leaderboard
Which Participating Group will receive the most donations during WVU Day of Giving? Make a gift to your favorite area of WVU to help keep your group at the top of the Leaderboard.
Rank Department Gifts
1 WVU Extension Service 577
2 College of Creative Arts 496
3 Eberly College of Arts and Sciences 339
4 WVU Medicine Children's 326
5 Chambers College of Business & Economics 285
6 Statler College of Engineering & Mineral Resources 235
7 School of Medicine 208
8 WVU Cancer Institute 180
9 Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design 147
10 Alumni Chapters 144
11 Alumni Association 135
12 WVU Athletics 123
13 College of Law 120
14 Reed College of Media 108
15 College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences 100
16 The Daily Athenaeum and U92-The Moose 83
17 School of Nursing 74
18 College of Education and Human Services 71
19 School of Pharmacy 66
20 School of Dentistry 63
21 WVU Tech 57
22 WVU Libraries 53
23 Honors College 51
24 Sports Club Federation 38
25 Children's Vision Rehabilitation Program 37
26 Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute 35
27 School of Public Health 34
28 WVU Greatest Needs 33
29 HSC Charleston Campus 30
30 WVU Foundation 22
31 Global Affairs (International) 21
32 Student Government Association 21
33 First-Generation Student Success 20
34 Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion 18
35 Student Life 18
36 Rosenbaum Family House 16
37 Folds of Honor (Veteran Support) 15
38 Mountaineer Maniacs 15
39 WVU Eye Institute 13
40 Diversity, Multicultural & Inclusivity Initiatives 8
41 West Virginia University Potomac State College 7
42 WVU Heart & Vascular Institute 6
43 WVU LaunchLab Network 6
44 Humanities Center 5
45 Fraternity and Sorority Life 5
46 Science Adventure School 4
47 Office of Graduate Education and Life 4
48 Critical Care and Trauma Institute 3
49 Grateful Patients, Families, and Friends Program 2
50 HSC Eastern Campus 2
51 WVU Online 2
52 Residence Hall Association 2
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Amount Raised Leaderboard
Which Participating group will raise the most during WVU Day of Giving? Make a gift to your favorite area of WVU to help keep your group at the top of the Leaderboard!
Rank Department Raised
1 Statler College of Engineering & Mineral Resources $6,098,886.36
2 WVU Extension Service $1,351,643.55
3 WVU Medicine Children's $1,213,359.04
4 HSC Charleston Campus $259,950.00
5 Chambers College of Business & Economics $249,560.77
6 Eberly College of Arts and Sciences $167,563.74
7 School of Dentistry $142,335.00
8 School of Pharmacy $140,685.00
9 School of Medicine $139,781.70
10 Alumni Association $108,454.04
11 WVU Athletics $98,096.37
12 WVU Foundation $79,753.67
13 College of Creative Arts $79,255.25
14 WVU Cancer Institute $59,623.68
15 Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design $43,851.38
16 WVU Greatest Needs $36,334.34
17 Alumni Chapters $33,313.01
18 College of Law $28,907.02
19 Reed College of Media $22,610.37
20 WVU Tech $18,293.67
21 College of Education and Human Services $17,164.02
22 School of Nursing $12,091.20
23 College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences $12,081.37
24 WVU Libraries $9,258.35
25 Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute $7,217.34
26 School of Public Health $5,786.01
27 The Daily Athenaeum and U92-The Moose $5,391.89
28 Humanities Center $5,350.00
29 Honors College $4,086.70
30 Sports Club Federation $3,508.67
31 Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion $3,368.67
32 Children's Vision Rehabilitation Program $3,168.67
33 Rosenbaum Family House $2,590.00
34 First-Generation Student Success $2,147.34
35 WVU Heart & Vascular Institute $1,775.00
36 Global Affairs (International) $1,406.01
37 Student Life $1,362.34
38 Student Government Association $1,326.00
39 Folds of Honor (Veteran Support) $1,189.68
40 West Virginia University Potomac State College $893.67
41 WVU Eye Institute $862.34
42 Critical Care and Trauma Institute $375.00
43 Diversity, Multicultural & Inclusivity Initiatives $303.67
44 WVU LaunchLab Network $277.34
45 Science Adventure School $275.00
46 Office of Graduate Education and Life $268.67
47 Grateful Patients, Families, and Friends Program $200.00
48 HSC Eastern Campus $200.00
49 Mountaineer Maniacs $137.19
50 WVU Online $125.00
51 Fraternity and Sorority Life $118.74
52 Residence Hall Association $37.34
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Berkeley County 4-H Match
The Berkeley County 4-H Foundation will generously match every dollar donated to the newly established Berkeley County 4-H Fund up to a total of $2,000! We are currently striving to ensure every Berkeley County 4-H'er receives scholarship support to attend county and state 4-H camps.
$673 MATCHED
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Marshall County 4-H Match
In honor of volunteer 4-H Leaders past and present, Wendy Amrhein Cain, will match every dollar donated to the Marshall County 4-H Fund up to a total of $1,400.
$1,400 MATCHED
Completed
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West Virginia Statewide Afterschool Network Match
Jeanette Barker of Playmates Preschool & Child Development will generously match every dollar donated to the West Virginia Statewide Afterschool Network to support quality afterschool and summer learning programs that keep youth safe, supports academic achievement, and helps working families up to a total of $500!
$500 MATCHED
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Mineral County 4-H Match
The Mineral County 4-H Leaders Association will generously match every dollar donated to the Mineral County 4-H Fund up to a total of $2,000. Donations from the Day of Giving will support scholarships to county and state 4-H camps to youth in Mineral county.
$808 MATCHED
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Ohio County 4-H Match
4-H All Star, Margie Ball, will generously match every dollar donated to the Ohio County 4-H Endowment up to $1,000. Donations from the Day of Giving will support scholarships to county, state and national 4-H camps and events to youth in Ohio county.
$1,000 MATCHED
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Randolph County 4-H Match
The Randolph County 4-H Foundation will generously match every dollar donated to the Randolph County 4-H Foundation Fund up to $1,000.
$313 MATCHED
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WVU Jackson's Mill Match
WV 4-H All Star and National 4-H Hall of Famer, Eleanor Wilson, will generously match every dollar donated to the WVU Jackson's Mill Restoration & Improvement Fund up to a total of $500.
$500 MATCHED
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Pocahontas County 4-H Match
The Pocahontas County 4-H Foundation will generously match every dollar donated to the Pocahontas County 4-H Camp Fund up to a total of $500.
$500 MATCHED
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Wood County 4-H Match
Generous anonymous 4-H donors from the Wood County area will match every dollar donated to the Wood County Leaders Association Endowment up to a total of $750. Donations from the Day of Giving will support scholarships for Wood County 4-H'ers to county, state and national 4-H camps and competitions.
$750 MATCHED
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Taylor County 4-H Match
The Taylor County 4-H Leaders Association will generously match every dollar donated to the Taylor County 4-H Endowment up to a total of $1,000. Donations from the Day of Giving will support scholarships to county, state and national 4-H camps and events to youth in Taylor county.
$410 MATCHED
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4-H Camp Frame Match
4-H All Star, Denny Barron, will generously match every dollar donated to the Camp Frame Fund to support the 4-H Camp located in Berkeley County up to a total of $2,000! Funds raised today will support capital improvements to make the camp ADA accessible.
$2,000 MATCHED
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Stacy S. Fint Cultural Heritage Match
The Fint Family will generously match every dollar donated to the Stacy S. Fint 4-H Cultural Heritage Fund up to $1,000 to support and advance the study of West Virginia art, history and culture at WV 4-H State Camps.
$1,000 MATCHED
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Women in Ag Match
In honor of the 6th annual Women in Agriculture Conference, a generous anonymous donor will match every dollar donated to the Women in Agriculture Fund up to a total of $500. Help women adopt strategies that will lead to improved efficiency and increase small farm and agribusiness sustainability in West Virginia by donating today!
$400 MATCHED
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WVU Day of Giving "We're Live" Match
WVU Day of Giving is live! Help us kick off the 2019 WVU Day of Giving by making a gift to your favorite area of WVU. Gifts will be matched dollar for dollar up to a total of $50,000.
$50,000 MATCHED
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Kevin Sidow Greatest Needs Dollar for Dollar Match
Donations made to any “Greatest Needs” fund on the Day of Giving will be matched dollar for dollar up to a total of $25,000 by a generous gift from Kevin Sidow beginning at 8:00 a.m. on WVU Day of Giving. Help us meet this match by making a donation to your favorite WVU school, college or department’s Greatest Needs Fund today!
$25,000 MATCHED
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Pat and Alison Deem Dollar for Dollar Scholarship Match
Donations made to general scholarship funds on the Day of Giving will be matched dollar for dollar up to a total of $18,000 by a generous gift from Pat and Alison Deem beginning at 10:00 a.m. on WVU Day of Giving. Help us meet this match by donating to the scholarship fund that means the most to you today!
$18,000 MATCHED
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WVU Faculty and Staff Dollar for Dollar Match
Calling all WVU Faculty and Staff! Kick off the work day by donating on WVU Day of Giving. Gifts made by WVU faculty and staff will be matched dollar for dollar by contributions from members of the WVU Board of Governors, and the WVU Foundation Board of Directors up to a total of $25,000 starting at 8:00 a.m. on WVU Day of Giving.
$25,000 MATCHED
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First Time Donors Dollar for Dollar Match
The next $10,000 in donations made by First Time Donors will be matched dollar for dollar starting at 1:00 p.m. on WVU Day of Giving. Make your first ever donation to WVU now and get your gift matched.
$10,000 MATCHED
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$1,500
4-H State Camp Scholarship Challenge
The first 40 gifts to the 4-H State Camp Scholarship Fund will unlock a $1,500 donation from longtime 4-H Volunteers Ellen & Gary Hartsog to support OMC camper scholarships.
40 / 40 Gifts
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$500
WVUES Dean's Challenge
Interim Dean Sue Day-Perroots is challenging all WVU Extension supporters to beat last year's total number of gifts! The 339th gift to any WVU Extension fund will unlock a $500 gift to the Dean/Director's Greatest Needs Fund.
339 / 339 Gifts
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$100,000
1,000 Mountaineers for $100,000
The first 1,000 gifts of $100 or more will be matched up to $100 each helping us raise an extra $100,000 for Day of Giving. Help us unlock this $100,000 by making a gift of $100 or more! The $100 match to your gift will be made once the challenge is met!
1,000 / 1,000 Gifts
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Alexis Pugh and Michael Escue Social Media Challenge
If 1,000 people share of a photo of themselves on social media with the Flying WV logo, it will unlock an additional gift of $20,000 generously provided by Alexis Pugh and Michael Escue. Use #WVUDayofGiving with your photo.
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