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Creating the next big thing...

At the WVU Reed College of Media, we’re not waiting for the next big thing. We’re creating it. That’s our differentiator. 

We’re doing the foundational work that all journalism and media schools do — grounding students in writing, reporting, research, and ethics — but we're also pushing the boundaries of our professions with the latest media tools and applications. Our exploration and innovation are only possible because of our supportive alumni and friends. 

Help us create the next big thing.

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.

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.

Dean's Fund

Discretionary funds allow the Dean to be reactive to changes in the industry and to create new programming (majors, special projects, etc.) based on those changes. These funds also supplement scholarships and allow us to bring industry professionals to campus for speaking events.

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.

Media Innovation Center Program Support

The College launched the Media Innovation Center in January 2016. It's a 21st Century learning lab that represents our focus on the future. Students, faculty, and industry partners are experimenting with new forms of storytelling, media practice and audience engagement, with the goal of helping to solve the most pressing problems impacting the news industry and our local communities.

Named Professorships and Chairs

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.


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 any time.

Gifts by Cash/Check

Please make checks payable to:
WVU Foundation, Inc.
Attn: Tiffany Samuels
WVU Reed College of Media
Martin Hall
1511 University Avenue
PO Box 6010
Morgantown, WV 26506

Online Gifts

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.

Tax-Deductible Gifts

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.