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Student Life Development & Giving

How To Give

Online Gifts can be made by accessing the secure online giving site

We accept American Express, MasterCard, VISA, Discover and Diners Club International.

Cash Gifts can also be made by mailing us a check. Just remember to designate your gift to the Division of Student Life. You will receive a tax deduction based on the value of your contributions. Please make your check payable to the West Virginia University Foundation, Inc. Gifts should be mailed to:

WVU Division of Student Life
PO Box 6411
Morgantown WV 26506-6411

For your personal safety, we do not recommend that you send cash through the mail.

Pledge of Support

Pledge of Support is an easy way to make larger contributions. The promise to give can be made with a term of one to five years at the donor’s discretion and can be designated for a specific purpose or fund.

Matching Gifts

A great option for maximizing the power of your personal gift. Check with your company’s Human Resources Office to find out how to utilize this giving option. Keep in mind that a company match is not a tax deduction for the employee.

Securities and Mutual Funds

Securities and Mutual Funds which have appreciated in value are an ideal giving option for many donors. Please contact us for specific instructions. It is important that you do not cash your stocks! By transferring the stocks to the WVU Foundation, Inc. you will avoid capital gains. Charitable deductions are based on market value if the stock has been owed for more than one year or on a cost basis if owned less than one year.

Income Producing Gifts

Unitrusts, annuity trusts, gift annuities, and deferred gift annuities are popular with those donors who want to retain an income stream from a gift and receive tax benefit. Contact us for details and options.

Estate Planning Gifts

Wills, revocable trusts and life insurance allow many donors to realize an important dream of creating a lasting legacy for their college. Contact us for details and options. You can request planned giving information from the WVU Foundation, Inc.