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Alumni Chapters has raised $ 28,783 from 118 gifts!
Alumni Chapters

Why we need your support

The West Virginia University Alumni Association has more than 90 chapters across the globe who foster connections among Mountaineers wherever they might call home. These groups create a sense of community by connecting alumni and friends of all ages, cultivating lasting relationships, providing positive support and radiating loyalty for West Virginia University. Chapters regularly host events and initiatives to raise money for their independent scholarship funds and today, we invite you to join the cause.

 

How you can help

The following chapters seek your support to help grow their scholarship funds to send students to WVU from the regions where they currently live. We hope that you will consider contributing in hopes of a brighter future for all Mountaineers.

 

DFW Mountaineers Alumni Chapter Scholarship Fund

The DFW Mountaineers Alumni Chapter Scholarship Fund was established in 2014 through the WVU Foundation. This fund provides a $1,000 scholarship to an undergraduate from the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. The first scholarship was awarded in fall 2014, and over $5,000 has been awarded to date.

 

Potomac Highlands Chapter

The Potomac Highlands Alumni Association Scholarship is available for WVU students from Grant, Hardy, Hampshire and Pendleton counties.

 

Central Virginia Chapter Blake E. Fought Memorial Scholarship

In 2003, the Central Virginia Chapter established a $25,000 endowment, the Blake E. Fought Memorial Scholarship, to provide scholarships for area students attending WVU. To date, the chapter has awarded $17,000 to eligible high school students in Richmond and the surrounding area.

 

WVU Rocky Mountain Alumni Chapter Scholarship

The WVU Rocky Mountain Alumni Chapter was formed in 1997 to bring together the many Mountaineers and WVU fans in the Denver area. Nine years later in 2006 a non-endowed scholarship was started to support a student from Colorado attending WVU. Since that time, we have been able to provide support to 12 great students from Colorado, growing our Mountaineer family. 

Our chapter has grown to be one of the strongest and most active in the country. Based in Denver, we are active in communities across Colorado, with groups in Colorado Springs, Fort Collins and on the Western Slope in Glenwood Springs. In 2018 we have committed to converting our scholarship to an endowed scholarship to ensure that it will continue for years to come, sending some of Colorado’s best and brightest to Morgantown, and bringing Morgantown back to the Rockies.

 

The Stanley E. Friedman North Coast Cleveland WVU Alumni Association Scholarship

Continued support of the endowment will allow the chapter to eventually fund additional scholarships or increase the size of the current one. Scholarships are awarded to deserving students whose home residences are in the chapter’s service area. Recipients are selected by the WVU Foundation, in consultation with steering committee members. Your consideration of this worthwhile, tax-deductible initiative is sincerely appreciated! The program is named after the chapter founder and longtime president.

 

Southern New Jersey Chapter Scholarship
This fund provides undergraduate scholarships for students enrolled at WVU who are in Southern New Jersey counties (Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Mercer and Salem). Since 2014, our chapter has awarded $11,000 in scholarships and now has a fully endowed scholarship fund that will award at least a $1,000 annually. We are looking to continue increase the endowment fund principal so we can award more scholarships. We could not do it without your support. 

 

University Chapter Scholarship

Annually, the University Chapter based in Morgantown raises money to award scholarships to Monongalia County students who will be attending WVU. 

 

Central Pennsylvania Alumni Chapter Scholarship

The Central Pennsylvania Alumni Chapter Scholarship Fund was established in 2008 and has awarded $13,700 in scholarships to 11 recipients from the central Pennsylvania region. We currently offer two $1,000 scholarships but would like to increase that to two $2,000 scholarships.

 

Jersey Shore Alumni Chapter Scholarship

The Jersey Shore Chapter is proud to present a scholarship to a current WVU student from our area. While we are extremely proud to support students from our area, we also feel that it is a wonderful way to stay connected with the WVU community. We look forward to keeping this tradition of giving back alive and thank all of our supporters over the years.

 

San Diego Chapter Scholarship Fund

The WVU Alumni San Diego Chapter Scholarship Fund was established in 2016 through the WVU Foundation. This scholarship will provide financial assistance to a graduating high school senior in San Diego, Imperial, Riverside, or Orange counties.

 

Low Country Mountaineers Charles Drake Memorial Scholarship Fund

The fund provides undergraduate scholarships for students enrolled at WVU who are living in South Carolina, with first choice given to students located in Charleston, Dorchester and Berkeley counties. Since 2010, our chapter has awarded $8,000 in scholarships to deserving students from the low country. We could not accomplish this without your support!

 

Lone Star Chapter Scholarship Fund

The WVU Alumni Association Lone Star Chapter Scholarship Fund was established in 2016 through the WVU Foundation and became fully endowed in July 2018 after the chapter raised more than $25,000! This endowed scholarship fund provides an undergraduate scholarship to a student in the greater Houston area each year. The first scholarship was awarded in fall 2016. Our new goal is to hit $50,000 so that we can award two scholarships each school year.

 

WVU Alumni of Greater Kanawha

The WVU Alumni Chapter of Greater Kanawha seeks to unite Mountaineer friends, family and alumni to create memories and moments for past, present and future Mountaineers from Huntington to Charleston. Through this scholarship fund, the chapter is about to operate a yearly endowed scholarship.

 

Boone County Alumni and Friends Scholarship Fund

The Boone County Chapter is recognized throughout our state and the nation for its preeminent academic scholarship program. It currently endows scholarships with the WVU Foundation, Inc. The chapter has five named scholarships: The “Buster” and Geraldine Atkins; the Gus and Mary Lee Shaffer, Jr.; the Dennie Lee and Judy Hill; the Judie Hall; and the Larry LaFon. The lifetime gifts made in our name by two of our benefactors: H.G. “Gus” and Mary Lee Shaffer and Dennie Lee and Judy Hill, will provide a significant endowment for future Boone County WVU students.

The chapter awards academic scholarships to deserving Boone County students attending WVU. Additionally, a $50 textbook gift certificate is given to every Boone County WVU student attending our signature event. The certificates are redeemable at The Book Exchange in Morgantown and the Bookstore at WVU Tech.

 

In addition, the chapter has endowed an athletic scholarship, which is awarded to a Boone County WVU athlete. We continue to honor its pledge to fund this award using private contributions to ensure that academic scholarship funding is never used for this initiative.

Several years ago, the chapter was pleased to assist a group of Boone countians to endow and award a scholarship in honor of their former teacher, Karl E. Williams. The group raised more than $11,000 and invested it with the WVU Foundation as a subfund of our chapter. It was honored to assist the “Friends of Karl E. Williams” and to provide matching funds for their first annual scholarship.

 

Delaware Chapter Bob and D.J. Gibson Scholarship Fund

The fund provides undergraduate scholarships for students enrolled at WVU who are living in Delaware.  Our goal is to raise the principal over $50,000 and be able to consistently provide two scholarships per year.

 

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Dallas Fort Worth Alumni Chapter Dollar for Dollar Match
The Dallas Fort Worth Alumni Chapter's board is matching dollar for dollar the first $2,000 that is donated to their chapter scholarship fund.
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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.
$10,000 MATCHED
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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!
$50,000 MATCHED
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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.
$10,000 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.
$25,000 MATCHED
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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.
$25,000 MATCHED
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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.
$25,000 MATCHED
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1,000 Mountaineers for $100,000
The first 1,000 gifts of $100 or more will be matched up to $100 each helping us raise an extra $100,000 for Day of Giving. Help us unlock this $100,000 by making a gift of $100 or more! The $100 match to your gift will be made once the challenge is met!
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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.
Rank Prize Department Gifts
1 $2,500 WVU Extension Service 45
2 WVU Medicine Children's 24
3 Eberly College of Arts and Sciences 19
4 Chambers College of Business & Economics 18
5 College of Education and Human Services 12
6 Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design 11
7 Statler College of Engineering & Mineral Resources 10
8 School of Nursing 8
9 College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences 8
10 Alumni Chapters 8
11 WVU Greatest Needs 7
12 School of Dentistry 6
13 School of Pharmacy 6
14 School of Medicine 5
15 College of Creative Arts 5
16 College of Law 4
17 Reed College of Media 4
18 WVU Tech 3
19 Alumni Association 3
20 Mountaineer Maniacs 3
21 WVU Cancer Institute 2
22 School of Public Health 2
23 WVU Athletics 2
24 WVU Libraries 2
25 HSC Charleston Campus 2
26 Grateful Patients, Families, and Friends Program 1
27 Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute 1
28 First-Generation Student Success 1
29 Honors College 1
30 WVU Online 1
31 WVU LaunchLab Network 1
32 Residence Hall Association 1
33 Critical Care and Trauma Institute 0
34 Diversity, Multicultural & Inclusivity Initiatives 0
35 Fraternity and Sorority Life 0
36 Global Affairs (International) 0
37 HSC Eastern Campus 0
38 Potomac State College of West Virginia University 0
39 Rosenbaum Family House 0
40 Sports Club Federation 0
41 Student Government Association 0
42 Student Life 0
43 Folds of Honor (Veteran Support) 0
44 WVU Eye Institute 0
45 WVU Foundation 0
46 WVU Heart & Vascular Institute 0
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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!
Rank Prize Department Gifts
1 $2,500 WVU Extension Service 26
2 WVU Medicine Children's 25
3 Eberly College of Arts and Sciences 24
4 Chambers College of Business & Economics 22
5 School of Medicine 15
6 Statler College of Engineering & Mineral Resources 10
7 Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design 9
8 College of Creative Arts 8
9 College of Education and Human Services 6
10 Alumni Chapters 5
11 Reed College of Media 4
12 School of Pharmacy 4
13 School of Dentistry 4
14 WVU Athletics 4
15 First-Generation Student Success 4
16 Honors College 4
17 WVU Greatest Needs 3
18 College of Law 3
19 School of Nursing 3
20 College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences 3
21 Potomac State College of West Virginia University 2
22 WVU Cancer Institute 2
23 Folds of Honor (Veteran Support) 2
24 WVU Libraries 2
25 Alumni Association 2
26 Diversity, Multicultural & Inclusivity Initiatives 2
27 Mountaineer Maniacs 2
28 Grateful Patients, Families, and Friends Program 1
29 WVU LaunchLab Network 1
30 WVU Eye Institute 1
31 Sports Club Federation 1
32 Student Life 1
33 Rosenbaum Family House 1
34 Critical Care and Trauma Institute 0
35 Fraternity and Sorority Life 0
36 Global Affairs (International) 0
37 HSC Charleston Campus 0
38 HSC Eastern Campus 0
39 Residence Hall Association 0
40 Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute 0
41 School of Public Health 0
42 Student Government Association 0
43 WVU Foundation 0
44 WVU Heart & Vascular Institute 0
45 WVU Online 0
46 WVU Tech 0
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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.
Rank Prize Department Gifts
1 $2,500 Chambers College of Business & Economics 22
2 Statler College of Engineering & Mineral Resources 16
3 WVU Extension Service 15
4 Eberly College of Arts and Sciences 12
5 Alumni Association 10
6 Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design 10
7 College of Creative Arts 9
8 School of Medicine 8
9 WVU Greatest Needs 7
10 Alumni Chapters 7
11 Honors College 7
12 College of Law 6
13 WVU Athletics 5
14 College of Education and Human Services 5
15 School of Dentistry 4
16 WVU Tech 4
17 College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences 3
18 WVU Medicine Children's 3
19 School of Nursing 3
20 WVU Cancer Institute 3
21 Potomac State College of West Virginia University 2
22 School of Public Health 2
23 WVU Eye Institute 2
24 School of Pharmacy 2
25 Reed College of Media 2
26 WVU Heart & Vascular Institute 1
27 Global Affairs (International) 1
28 Rosenbaum Family House 1
29 First-Generation Student Success 1
30 Student Government Association 1
31 Critical Care and Trauma Institute 0
32 Diversity, Multicultural & Inclusivity Initiatives 0
33 Fraternity and Sorority Life 0
34 Grateful Patients, Families, and Friends Program 0
35 HSC Charleston Campus 0
36 HSC Eastern Campus 0
37 Mountaineer Maniacs 0
38 Residence Hall Association 0
39 Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute 0
40 Sports Club Federation 0
41 Student Life 0
42 Folds of Honor (Veteran Support) 0
43 WVU Foundation 0
44 WVU LaunchLab Network 0
45 WVU Libraries 0
46 WVU Online 0
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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.
Rank Department Gifts
1 Chambers College of Business & Economics 342
2 WVU Extension Service 338
3 Eberly College of Arts and Sciences 260
4 Statler College of Engineering & Mineral Resources 197
5 WVU Medicine Children's 195
6 School of Medicine 153
7 Alumni Chapters 118
8 Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design 107
9 College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences 100
10 Reed College of Media 97
11 School of Dentistry 90
12 WVU Greatest Needs 90
13 Alumni Association 86
14 College of Education and Human Services 84
15 College of Law 83
16 School of Pharmacy 80
17 School of Nursing 79
18 College of Creative Arts 78
19 WVU Athletics 75
20 WVU Cancer Institute 71
21 Honors College 67
22 WVU Tech 63
23 Mountaineer Maniacs 44
24 School of Public Health 41
25 WVU Libraries 33
26 First-Generation Student Success 32
27 HSC Charleston Campus 22
28 Student Government Association 22
29 Potomac State College of West Virginia University 19
30 Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute 18
31 WVU LaunchLab Network 17
32 Folds of Honor (Veteran Support) 16
33 WVU Foundation 15
34 Student Life 15
35 Rosenbaum Family House 14
36 WVU Eye Institute 12
37 Diversity, Multicultural & Inclusivity Initiatives 11
38 Global Affairs (International) 10
39 Grateful Patients, Families, and Friends Program 9
40 WVU Heart & Vascular Institute 9
41 WVU Online 7
42 Sports Club Federation 4
43 Critical Care and Trauma Institute 4
44 Fraternity and Sorority Life 3
45 Residence Hall Association 2
46 HSC Eastern Campus 1
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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!
Rank Department Raised
1 Chambers College of Business & Economics $1,629,762.22
2 School of Medicine $1,055,725.36
3 Statler College of Engineering & Mineral Resources $401,227.34
4 Alumni Association $183,411.98
5 School of Pharmacy $167,585.36
6 School of Dentistry $119,225.54
7 WVU Athletics $117,224.79
8 Eberly College of Arts and Sciences $89,594.07
9 WVU Medicine Children's $84,015.59
10 WVU Tech $51,995.66
11 WVU Extension Service $45,002.14
12 College of Law $32,420.90
13 Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design $27,962.70
14 WVU Greatest Needs $27,082.88
15 College of Creative Arts $25,342.52
16 WVU Foundation $25,170.18
17 WVU Cancer Institute $22,737.41
18 Reed College of Media $18,188.78
19 Alumni Chapters $17,173.41
20 College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences $13,272.39
21 College of Education and Human Services $11,049.79
22 Grateful Patients, Families, and Friends Program $10,460.00
23 School of Nursing $9,001.80
24 School of Public Health $7,125.54
25 Honors College $6,551.80
26 WVU Libraries $5,695.72
27 HSC Charleston Campus $5,565.36
28 WVU Eye Institute $4,835.00
29 WVU LaunchLab Network $3,682.36
30 Potomac State College of West Virginia University $3,635.36
31 First-Generation Student Success $2,785.90
32 Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute $2,395.54
33 Rosenbaum Family House $1,960.36
34 WVU Heart & Vascular Institute $1,750.00
35 Student Life $1,730.54
36 Folds of Honor (Veteran Support) $1,526.54
37 Student Government Association $1,460.72
38 Mountaineer Maniacs $746.09
39 Diversity, Multicultural & Inclusivity Initiatives $621.08
40 Global Affairs (International) $505.54
41 WVU Online $370.36
42 Sports Club Federation $240.18
43 Critical Care and Trauma Institute $220.00
44 Fraternity and Sorority Life $160.00
45 Residence Hall Association $25.18
46 HSC Eastern Campus $25.00
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