Alumni and friends push WVU 'State of Minds' campaign over $1 billion goal
West Virginia University has achieved a historic milestone in its private fundraising efforts--surpassing the $1 billion goal in its State of Minds campaign more than a year before the deadline. University and WVU Foundation leaders made the big announcement on September 30. Read the official release on WVU Today.
Our Funding Priorities
The College of Media has identified a list of essential funding priorities that
will power our accomplishments in education and research in the coming decades.
Named Professorships and Faculty Support
As we face increased competition for top faculty, we must create salary and incentive
packages that will allow us to recruit and retain the best professionals in
our field. Our goal is to create one additional endowed professorship, an endowment
to support a rotating research position, and funds that support faculty research
and travel to relevant academic conferences.
Student Scholarships and Enhancement
By creating new scholarship endowments, we will be able to provide financial
support to many more eligible students. We also seek funds to support students
doing internships and studying abroad - experiences that enhance their portfolios
and professional opportunities.
Visiting Professional Program
With the industry changing so rapidly, it is imperative that we be able to hire
professionals whose experience is current and cutting-edge. An endowed Visiting
Professional Program would allow us to bring top professionals to campus on
a rotating basis to teach classes and seminars, give public lectures, and help
the College develop innovative curricula and programs in new areas.
Multimedia Innovation Lab
We are building an innovation lab in which students will develop new applications,
projects and platforms that utilize digital and mobile technologies and enhance
rural media. One-time funding is needed to create the lab, and an additional
endowment is needed to generate funding to replace technology and equipment
on an ongoing basis.
Integrated Marketing Communications (IMC) Doctoral Program
The College of Media plans to launch a doctoral program in Integrated Marketing
Communications (IMC) that would prepare graduates for careers in academia and
targeted industry positions. The fund would provide monies for curriculum development,
program research, travel, and research support for IMC faculty, as well as
additional start-up costs.
Making a Gift We encourage you to make a contribution within the area you feel most
passionate. If you have questions about the giving process, please contact us at
Gifts by Cash/Check
Please make checks payable to:
WVU Foundation, Inc.
Attn: Tiffany Samuels
WVU Reed College of Media
1511 University Avenue
PO Box 6010
Morgantown, WV 26506
Gifts also may be made through our
online giving form. We accept American Express, MasterCard, VISA, Discover
and Diners Club International.
Maximizing Your Gift
You or your spouse may work for a company that matches employees’ gifts to higher
education. These programs are a great way to multiply your support by doubling, or
in some cases tripling, employees’ gifts. Please contact your employer for details.
Year-end gifts must have a USPS postmark of December 31 or earlier to receive tax
credit. A USPS postmark of December 31 or earlier is valid regardless of when we
receive the check. Your tax advisor is the best resource for addressing questions
regarding the deductibility of your contribution.