WVU Eye Institute

Sight is central. From the time you open your eyes in the morning until you close them at night, your eyes process millions of pieces of information and allow you to navigate your world. 

At the WVU Eye Institute, we understand sight’s critical role. Our mission as part of the state’s flagship university is to prevent blindness and restore vision for the people of West Virginia. We do this by providing the latest medical and surgical eye care, discovering new treatments, rehabilitating those who have lost vision and reaching out to the community to identify and treat eye diseases.

 

Why we need your support

Investing in the WVU Eye Institute will help us combat vision-threatening diseases and give the gift of sight to many West Virginians and residents of surrounding states.

Your gifts help with operating costs and groundbreaking research and allow us to take patients regardless of their ability to pay.

 

How you can help

Join us in making a tremendous impact on tomorrow by giving to our priority fund.

  • Greatest Needs
    This fund provides support where the need is the greatest at the WVU Eye Institute.
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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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Eye Institute Dollar for Dollar Match
Dr. Thomas Mauger, Director of WVU Eye Institute will match every dollar donated to the Eye Institute Annual Vision Program up to a total of $10,000.
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Or you can contact us at dayofgiving@wvuf.org.