Alumni Association

Why we need your support

When you give to the WVU Alumni Association, you make it possible to offer internships and career development, provide scholarships to underrepresented students and promote outreach by connecting alumni and friends around the globe. It's all about Mountaineers helping Mountaineers. Your generous gift has an immeasurable impact on students and fellow alumni.  

 

How you can help

The WVU Alumni Association strives to maintain a connection with more than 200,000 alumni worldwide and provide a home-away-from-home for our alumni and friends at the Erickson Alumni Center.

 

Money raised through our Greatest Needs Fund will support:

  • Internships and Career Development
    • Every year, the Alumni Association employs a team of interns who work side-by-side with our staff, receiving hands-on experience in their respective fields. Current interns are studying business, marketing, political science and graphic design.   
  • Engagement with Alumni and Friends
    • Connecting alumni and friends across the country, the Alumni Association supports more than 75 chapters and interest groups that gather regularly to volunteer, cheer on the Mountaineers, recruit prospective students and fundraise for student scholarships.
  • Mentoring and Career Services
    • The Alumni Association offers an official mentoring program that connects alumni to colleagues and students. The program, which has a global reach, features a place to share job postings, seek/offer mentorship and search to find classmates and groups, facilitating connection based upon interests.

 

Alumni Travel Outreach Fund

  • Striving to keep alumni connected and informed, the Alumni Association maintains initiatives to share important updates from our alma mater. Your support helps to ensure the continuous production of the newly redesigned WVU Alumni Newsletter, monthly Alumni Spotlight videos, the WVU Alumni App for smartphones and the WVU Magazine.

 

Erickson Alumni Center Building Fund

  • The Erickson Alumni Center is celebrating 10 years of being home to all WVU Alumni. Funds donated to the Erickson Alumni Center Building Fund will be used to support capital improvements, technology upgrades, maintenance of the Alumni Center, as well as future Alumni Association projects and programs.  
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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 Frank and Jayna Alderman. Help us meet this match by making a donation to your favorite WVU school, college or department’s Greatest Needs Fund today!
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Greatest Needs Dollar for Dollar Match Second Half Surprise
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. Help us meet this match by making a donation to your favorite WVU school, college or department’s Greatest Needs Fund today!
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WVU Day of Giving "We're Live" Match
WVU Day of Giving is live! Help us kick off the 2018 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.
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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 up to a total of $10,000.
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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. Make your first ever donation to WVU now and get your gift matched.
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WVU Day of Giving "Afternoon Power Push"
Gifts made during the “Afternoon Power Push” will be matched dollar for dollar up to a total of $50,000. Help us meet this match by making a gift to your favorite area of WVU!
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Recent Graduates Dollar for Dollar Match
The next $10,000 in donations made by Recent Graduates (2009-2018) will be matched dollar for dollar. Make your donation to WVU now and get your gift matched.
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Evening Push Dollar for Dollar
Let’s keep going! Help us meet another dollar-for-dollar match by making a gift to your favorite area of WVU. Gifts will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to a total of $25,000.
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2-for-1 Special
We have one more match to offer tonight as our Day of Giving heads into its final stretch. Gifts made until 11:30 will be matched 2-for-1 up to a total of $50,000.
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2-for-1 Special
We have one more match to offer tonight as our Day of Giving heads into its final stretch. Gifts made until 11:30 will be matched 2-for-1 up to a total of $50,000.
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Mountaineer Photo Challenge
If 2,000 WVU alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends share their favorite photos with the WVU Mountaineer (from any year!) on social media then Mike Escue and Alexis Pugh will generously donate an additional $20,000 to benefit WVU students. Help us meet this challenge by sharing your photo and use #WVUDayofGiving.
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Lunch Hour Challenge
Which Participating Group will receive the most donations during our Lunch Time Challenge? The group that receives the most donations during this challenge will receive an extra $2,500 for their Greatest Needs Fund.
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Happy Hour Participation Challenge
Which Participating Group will receive the most donations during our Happy Hour Challenge? The group that receives the most donations during this challenge will receive an extra $2,500 for their Greatest Needs Fund!
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Night Owl Challenge
Which Participating Group will receive the most donations during our Night Owl Challenge? The group that receives the most donations during this challenge will receive an extra $2,500 for their Greatest Needs Fund.
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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.
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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!
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Eddie and Betty Barrett Dollar for Dollar Match
Betty Barrett, in honor of her late husband Eddie Barrett, will match gifts dollar for dollar, up to a total $5,000 to support the Alumni Association Internship Program. This program is supported through our Greatest Need’s Fund. Make your gift to our Greatest Need’s Fund today to support the Alumni Association Internship Program.
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WVU Alumni Association Greatest Need's Dollar for Dollar Match
Dan Richards, a 1974 journalism graduate will match gifts, dollar for dollar, to the Alumni Association Greatest Need’s Fund up to a total of $10,000. Help us meet this match by making a gift to our Alumni Association Greatest Need’s Fund today!
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Erickson Alumni Center Building Fund Dollar for Dollar Match
Gifts to the Erickson Alumni Center Building Fund will be matched dollar for dollar up to a total of $25,000, by Dave Silverstein. Help us meet this match by making your gift to the Erickson Alumni Center Building Fund today!
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