West Virginia State University Day of Giving Challenge set for March 17

Jack Bailey(304) 766-4109
March 3, 2022
West Virginia State University Day of Giving Challenge set for March 17
INSTITUTE, W.Va. -- West Virginia State University (WVSU) will mark its Founders Day on March 17 with a Day of Giving Challenge designed to support student success.

On March 17, 2022, the university and the WVSU Foundation are hosting the Day of Giving Challenge to support scholarships as well as student activities such as athletics and the marching band, and completion of the Lakin-Ray Field enhancements.

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.

“Our Day of Giving Challenge on Founders Day in 2021 was the single largest day for donations in the history of the university,” said Patricia Schumann, vice president for university advancement and president of the WVSU Foundation. “We are looking to build on that incredible momentum this year and invite all alumni, local businesses and friends of the university to join together on this day in support of our students and programs.”

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.

A special Day of Giving website will open on March 14. Meanwhile, advance contributions may be made at http://connect.wvstateu.edu/dayofgiving.

Authorized by the U.S. Congress as a land-grant institution under the Second Morrill Act of 1890, the West Virginia Legislature established WVSU, on March 17, 1891, to provide education to African American citizens of the state.

For more information on the Day of Giving Challenge or giving to WVSU, contact Patricia Schumann at (304) 766-3021 or patricia.schumann@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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