West Virginia State University Day of Giving Challenge set for March 19-20

Contact: Jack Bailey
(304) 766-4109
March 11, 2024
West Virginia State University Day of Giving Challenge set for March 19-20
INSTITUTE, W.Va. -- West Virginia State University’s (WVSU) annual Day of Giving Challenge will take place over a 24-hour period starting at noon on Tuesday, March 19, and continuing through noon on Wednesday, March 20, with a goal of raising $500,000 to support student success. 

The theme for this year’s challenge is “Step Up for Future State.” In addition to the goal of raising $500,000 the university also has a participation goal of 250 people giving in support of the Day of Giving Challenge. 

The university and the WVSU Foundation host the annual Day of Giving Challenge to support scholarships as well as student activities such as athletics and special projects including the Presidential Scholarship and to support Student Affairs initiatives such as the Student Life Enhancement Fund and the new WVSU Career Closet. 

The day will also feature the opportunity to donate to each of the four colleges at the university, the College of Arts and Humanities, the College of Business and Social Sciences, the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, and the College of Professional Studies.

In addition, this year’s Day of Giving Challenge features a Senior Class Campaign. Graduating WVSU seniors who make donations of $25 or more to support the WVSU Student Emergency Fund will receive a special philanthropy cord that can be worn at the university’s spring commencement in May.

During the past year more than half of all WVSU students received scholarships, loans and grant support. Without these financial resources many students would not be able to continue their education.

The WVSU Foundation and university will use traditional mail, email and social media to spread the word to alumni and supporters about the Day of Giving Challenge. Matching challenge funds have been provided for several of the projects. 

A special Day of Giving donation website will open on March 19 at https://dayofgiving.wvstateu.edu.  Those interested in giving in advance may do so now at https://connect.wvstateu.edu/foundation/give-now.

For more information about the Day of Giving Challenge or giving to WVSU, contact Belinda Fuller, assistant vice president for alumni relations and annual giving, at (304) 766-3387 or bfuller@wvstateu.edu.

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West Virginia State University is a public, land-grant, historically black university, which has evolved into a fully accessible, racially integrated, and multi-generational institution, located in Institute, W.Va. As a “living laboratory of human relations,” the university is a community of students, staff, and faculty committed to academic growth, service, and preservation of the racial and cultural diversity of the institution. Its mission is to meet the higher education and economic development needs of the state and region through innovative teaching and applied research.
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