We’re building a better West Virginia
And many hands not only make light work, but also ensure people in your community
are connected to our programs. With offices in all 55 counties, your gift, large
or small, recurring or one-time, truly does impact a neighbor, local farmer or
youth in your community.
WVU Extension programs are comprehensive, providing many ways to make an impression
on a statewide and
local level. We feel they’re all important, but these areas are particularly
When you support the
Dean and Director’s Annual Fund (2U104) your gift will be used to meet our
most pressing needs. This fund is utilized to develop new programs, expand existing
programs or invest in an unforeseen opportunity to positively impact the people
of our state.
Much like the Dean and Director’s Annual Fund,
The 4-H Annual Fund (2V530) allows your gift to be used where it is most
needed today. Other popular 4-H funds include the 4-H State Camps Fund (2V529)
4-H State Camps Scholarship Fund (2V533).
WVU Jackson’s Mill Restoration and Improvement Fund (2V620) supports the
restoration and historic preservation of Jackson’s Mill and is a favorite among
those who had formative experiences at the Mill.
Communities, Economic & Workforce Development Annual Fund (2U098) and
Families & Health Annual Fund (2W092) invest in building healthy communities,
workforces and families. And the
Agricultural & Natural Resources Annual Fund (2U099) supports programs
for aspiring growers and veteran farmers and educates residents about balancing
opportunities that come with natural resources while being good stewards of the
state they love.
To make a contribution now,
visit the WVU Foundation.
For more information about how you can support WVU Extension Service programs and
the people in your community, contact Lauren Seiler.
Extension Development News
When our communities need us, Mountaineers always step up to the plate. Whether we
are on the ground helping with flood relief efforts or supporting outreach and
academic programming, our faculty, staff, alumni and friends always go above and
Nowhere was that more evident than November 14, when more than 3,100 donors supported
the 2018 WVU Day of Giving, raising more than $6 million dollars for West Virginia
University – doubling last year’s efforts!
Read about Thanks for Supporting Day of Giving 2018
Each and every day, WVU Extension Service works to strengthen our families and communities,
invest in our youths and promote good stewardship of our agricultural and natural
resources. Our combination of research-based programs and local expertise in all
55 West Virginia counties has produced truly remarkable results.
West Virginia 4-H has played a formative role in the lives of youths in the state
for more than 100 years. Whether through traditional offerings of club work, 4-H
projects, youth agriculture or camping programs – or new experiences like computer
coding, robotics, entrepreneurship, shooting sports and outdoor adventure – we
are engaging young people in West Virginia with exciting opportunities and lifelong
friendships like never before.
Read about How to Give to Extension on WVU's Day of Giving
On April 3, 2017, Extension kicked off the Gold Blue & You campaign. This campaign
focuses on us, the employees of West Virginia University. For some, it can seem
strange that an employer would ask you to donate back to the organization. After
all, as dedicated employees, we give a significant amount of our lives to the work
we do. Why should we also donate?
Your gift – like your work – makes an impact. Here at WVU Extension Service, we improve
the lives of West Virginians across the state. We develop innovative programs like
Energy Express, iFather, the West Virginia Healthy Children Project, and Dining
with Diabetes. We encourage youth development though our 4-H program that
reaches 1 out of 4 youth in West Virginia. Our Integrated Pest Management education
and WVU Plant Diagnostic Clinic decreased pesticide use and crop loss and in 2016
alone we helped 1,000 growers save an estimated $500,000. We have provided SafeLand
USA training for more than 500 high school students interested in careers in oil
and gas industries. Our Fire Service has trained thousands of first responders
who are now better equipped to act in the face of danger. We do all this and much,
Our work is important. Our work changes, shapes, and saves lives. Our work is worthy
of investment. In the coming days you will receive a Faculty and Staff Campus Campaign
brochure. I invite you to join me in the Gold Blue and You campaign by donating to your unit, your county, or even
supporting each other through faculty assistance. A list of funds and fund descriptions
for units and faculty assistance can be found at
Read about Your Work is Important