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Giving in Time of Crisis

As the COVID-19 pandemic disrupts your daily routines, the same is true for our West Virginia communities. In a short time, much changed to ensure the safety and well-being of our WVU and 4-H family and friends. While this event is unprecedented, we have come together during other challenging times with one guiding constant — the overwhelming generosity of our university and 4-H families.  In the spirit of Mountaineers leading, we encourage you to continue this tradition by giving to areas that are important to you and will have the most impact on your community and the state of West Virginia.

Browse specialareas of need that you can support, and you may designate your gift to support a specific county program or any part of the WVU community. Your generosity at this particular time will make an immense impact.

Why Give

When you give, you empower WVU Extension Service to create opportunities for the future of West Virginia. Our goal is to build and sustain a safer, healthier and more productive way of life for those living all over the Mountain State. Through your generosity and commitment are we able to put the academic research, knowledge and resources of WVU to work across our 55 counties.

Read Why We Give to Learn Other Extension Stories

Ways to Give

Annual Giving

Directly support one of Extension's established funds by visiting the WVU Foundation online at:

Search for Gift Matching Policies & Procedures WVU Foundation Annual Giving Opportunities

Major Giving

Based on your particular interest to a specific need, we can establish a fund, endowment or endowed scholarship in your name or in honor of a loved one. Minimum gifts depend on the purpose of the fund.

Contact Extension Development to Discuss a Gift

Planned Giving

Combine your philanthropic and financial plans through one or more of the following opportunities:

  • Give through your will.
  • Name us as a beneficiary to your retirement assets or your life insurance policy.
  • Enter into a charitable or deferred gift annuity.
  • Set up a retained life estate.
  • Establish a charitable lead trust or charitable remainder annuity trust.

Contact the WVU Foundation for more information on planned giving opportunities or to tailor a gift plan to fit your goals.