You can still make a gift to the area of WVU that means the most to you!

Questions and Answers

Below you will find answers to many common questions about WVU Day of Giving.

Why should I participate in the WVU Day of Giving?

As West Virginia University works to move the state and the University forward toward the road to prosperity, building a foundation to provide opportunities for students to learn, grow and thrive in our state is critical.  Your contribution can help WVU accomplish amazing things. It can help a student fulfill a dream, research new cures and advance entrepreneurship to invest in the state economy. The possibilities are endless.

How can I get involved and spread the word?

Please post about the Day of Giving on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or LinkedIn using #WVUDayofGiving. Be sure to check out the social media challenges for ideas on what to post! Do you like sharing on social media? If so, becoming a social media ambassador is a fun way to get involved and help share the message about the Day of Giving. Check out to learn more about how you can become an ambassador.

What is WVU Day of Giving?

WVU Day of Giving will take place on March 3, 2021. For 24 hours, students, alumni, patients and friends come together to help West Virginia University build a stronger tomorrow.

When is WVU Day of Giving live?

WVU Day of Giving will begin Wednesday, March 3, 2021, at midnight EST and will run until 11:59 p.m. EST to allow for donations to be made for a 24-hour period.

Is there a minimum gift amount?

West Virginia University is accepting gifts of $5 or more during Day of Giving.

Can I designate my gift to any area throughout WVU?

Yes! You can support any area in the WVU System on the WVU Day of Giving, including WVU Medicine, Potomac State College, WVU Tech and many more.

I don’t see my preferred gift designation. What should I do?

Under fund designation select “other” and enter the fund where you would like your gift to be designated. We can also assist you by telephone at 1-866-693-7153.

Will payments on pledges count?

No, payments on existing pledges do not count.

Want to make a gift to more than one area?

Simply select “ Add another gift to your donation” on the donation screen. This will allow you to make a gift to more than one area of WVU within the same transaction.

Is my Day of Giving contribution tax-deductible?

Yes, your gift is entirely tax-deductible. The WVU Foundation, Inc. is an independent, tax exempt, 501(c ) (3) charitable organization (Tax ID 55-6017181). Your official gift receipt for tax purposes will be emailed immediately after you make your gift. Please consult your tax advisor for advice related to your specific tax situation.

Need help?

If you have questions about making your gift, please contact the WVU Foundation at 1-866-693-7153 or through email at

Are you having trouble submitting your gift?

Please make sure you have selected your desired Department or Program, correct Fund Designation, Gift Amount, and entered in information for all of the required fields. If you are still having issues, please contact us at 1-866-693-7153 or through email at

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