Mountaineer sports is the window through which WVU is often viewed, with accomplishments serving as a tremendous recruiting tool and a catalyst for philanthropy to all areas of WVU.
Why we need your support
As a self-supporting auxiliary to the University, the WVU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics does not receive State funding or financial support from the University.
More than 475 student-athletes in 17 varsity sports receive financial aid each year. We pay 100% of the scholarship bill from the University for our student-athletes.
The cost of competing at the highest level and providing a quality education for outstanding student-athletes continues to climb. Private support enables us to recruit and train elite student-athletes in quality facilities, fund scholarships and compete with peer institutions.
Financial stability ultimately breeds success, and success breeds pride among WVU’s many alumni and friends.
How you can help
Funds generated by the Mountaineer Athletic Club (MAC) are our primary resource for meeting critical needs. On the Day of Giving, your gifts to these MAC funds will help maintain our position as one of the nation’s premier programs.
- Greatest Needs
Gifts made to the WVU Athletics Opportunity Fund provide us the flexibility to support areas of greatest need for all Mountaineer student-athletes.
- Scholarships and Endowment
Supporting our General Athletic Scholarship Endowment Fund is a great way to provide the gifts that keep on giving, as they guarantee a perpetual source of financial support for the Athletics Department to meet essential needs – such as facility enhancements, game day operations, academic support and personnel salaries.
- Facility Enhancement
Capital gifts play a pivotal role in the enhancement, construction and maintenance of first-class athletic facilities. Top-notch facilities are not just important for recruiting the nation’s best and brightest student-athletes, but also equip them with the best tools to pursue their scholastic and athletic goals.