Your gift to the WVU Charleston Division shapes the lives of students and advances the future of medicine and quality of life in West Virginia.
Why we need your support
Medical 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
Giving to one of our priority funds is one way to support the Charleston Division:
- Greatest Needs
Giving to this fund supports our most pressing needs, such as student travel to conferences, special programs and lectures, technology upgrades and additional research funds.
- Alfred K. Pfister, MD Legacy Scholarship Fund
This fund provides scholarships for Charleston Division third- and fourth-year medical students who are in financial need and have expressed an intention to practice in southern West Virginia. The scholarship honors Dr. Pfister’s impact on Charleston Division students and the residents he trained and mentored.
Maier Foundation Endowed Scholarship Fund
As one of the founding fathers, William J. Maier Jr. donated several million dollars in 1972 to help establish the WVU School of Medicine, Charleston Division. To honor the memory and legacy of William Maier Jr., the Maier Foundation has endowed a need-based scholarship, which supports third- and fourth-year medical students at the Charleston Division, with preference given for students from West Virginia.
The funds listed need your support, but you may designate your gift for any department or program in the Charleston Division.
Your contribution — of any amount — matters and helps us recruit the best students.