Your gift to the WVU School of Dentistry shapes the lives of students and advances the future of dentistry and quality of life in West Virginia.
Why we need your support
Dental education is constantly changing.
At the same time, WVU is receiving less financial support from the State of West Virginia. The State Legislature has reduced institutional support by more than $38 million over the past four years.
To adapt to the rapidly changing academic environment, we need the flexibility provided by gifts to our areas of greatest need. Your support ensures our future stability and helps us maintain our competitive edge.
How you can help
Contributing to one of our priority funds is one way to support the School of Dentistry:
- Greatest Needs
Gifts support the School’s most pressing needs, such as student travel to conferences, research funds, technology and outreach services.
Dental school debt averages $170,000 for WVU students. Giving to the scholarship fund helps reduce student debt for dentistry and dental hygiene students.
- Faculty Fund
Gifts to this fund are critical to recruit and support the creation of the much-needed positions of Chair of Pediatric Dentistry and Dean of Research.
- Division of Endodontics Fund
Gifts to this fund support specifically the Department of Endodontics most pressing needs, such as student travel to conferences, research funds and outreach services.
These funds need your support, but with the ever-increasing need for private philanthropic giving, a gift to any department or program in the School of Dentistry will be greatly appreciated.
Your contribution — of any amount — matters.