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Gifts to support any component of West Virginia University - its schools and colleges, the Mountaineer Athletic Club, Potomac State College of WVU West Virginia 4-H , or WVU Institute of Technology -- are important. The language listed below can assist you to make the gift you feel is most appropriate.

  • Choosing to establish a permanent endowment fund is easily accomplished through your will.

For a gift to WVU (print)

I give, devise and bequeath to the West Virginia University Foundation, Inc. (FEIN 55-6017181), a non-profit, charitable educational corporation in Morgantown, West Virginia...

  • the sum of $_______________; or,
  • _________ percent of my estate; or,
  • all the rest, remainder and residue of my estate, including property over which I shall have power of appointment at my passing, after all debts, taxes, expenses and other bequests have been satisfied...
  • to foster and promote the growth, progress and general welfare of West Virginia University (or WVU's colleges/schools/programs)...
  • to establish a permanent endowment fund to be known as the "____________________ Fund," to benefit _______(WVU or its colleges/schools/programs)_______, for the purpose of ____________________; or,
  • to establish a non-endowed fund to benefit West Virginia University (or WVU's colleges/schools/programs) for the purpose of _______________.

  • Academic Innovation
  • Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design
  • Alumni Association
  • Eberly College of Arts & Sciences
  • Blanchette Rockefeller Neurosciences Institute
  • College of Business & Economics
  • Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center
  • Children's Hospital
  • College of Creative Arts
  • School of Dentistry
  • College of Education and Human Services
  • Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering & Mineral Resources
  • WVU Extension Service
  • WVU Eye Institute
  • Health Sciences Center - Charleston Division
  • Health Sciences Center - Eastern Division
  • College of Law
  • WVU Libraries
  • Reed College of Media
  • School of Medicine
  • School of Nursing
  • School of Pharmacy
  • School of Public Health
  • College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences
  • Rosenbaum Family House
  • Ruby Memorial Hospital

For a Scholarship Gift (print)

To include a scholarship gift in a will, the following language may be used:

"I give to the West Virginia University Foundation, Inc. (FEIN 55-6017181), a non-profit, charitable educational corporation in Morgantown, West Virginia...

  1. the sum of $_____________; or,
  2. __________ percent of my estate; or,
  3. all the rest, remainder and residue of my estate, including property over which I shall have power of appointment at my passing, after all debts, taxes, expenses and other bequests have been satisfied...

to establish a permanent endowment fund to be known as the "_____________________________(name) Scholarship," [for the College /School of __________], which will provide undergraduate/graduate scholarships for students [who are majors or those who intend to major in ________(program)] [from ___(county // high school // state)___] [based on financial need] [by achieving a G.P.A. of _____* or higher], as permitted by law.

= All choices shown in [ ________ ] are optional scholarship selection terms.
= A gift of at least $25,000 is required to create a permanent scholarship.
* Most scholarships based on high academic achievement require a G.P.A. of 3.0 or higher.

For Athletics (print)

"I give, devise and bequeath to the West Virginia University Foundation, Inc. (FEIN 55-601781), a non-profit, charitable educational corporation in Morgantown, West Virginia...

  • the sum of $_______________; or,
  • _________ percent of my estate; or,
  • all the rest, remainder and residue of my estate, including property over which I shall have power of appointment at my passing, after all debts, taxes, expenses and other bequests have been satisfied...
  • to foster and promote the growth, progress and general welfare of the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics by supplementing the Mountaineer Athletic Club Fund; or,
  • to establish an endowed fund to be known as the "____________________ Fund" to benefit the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, for the purpose of _______________; or
  • to establish a non-endowed fund to benefit the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics for the purpose of _______________.

For Potomac State College of WVU (print)

"I give, devise and bequeath to the West Virginia University Foundation, Inc. (FEIN 55-6017181, a non-profit, charitable education corporation in Morgantown, West Virginia...

  • the sum of $_______________; or,
  • _________ percent of my estate; or,
  • all the rest, remainder and residue of my estate, including property over which I shall have power of appointment at my passing, after all debts, taxes expenses and other bequests have been satisfied...
  • to foster and promote the growth, progress and general welfare of Potomac State College of WVU as the Campus Provost may direct; or,
  • to establish a permanent endowment fund to be known as the "____________________ Fund," to benefit Potomac State College of WVU, for the purpose of __________________; or
  • to establish a non-endowed fund to benefit Potomac State College of WVU by carrying out the purpose of _______________.

For West Virginia 4-H(print)

"I give, devise and bequeath to the West Virginia University Foundation, Inc. (FEIN 55-6017181, a non-profit, charitable education corporation in Morgantown, West Virginia...

  • the sum of $_______________; or,
  • _________ percent of my estate; or,
  • all the rest, remainder and residue of my estate, including property over which I shall have power of appointment at my passing, after all debts, taxes expenses and other bequests have been satisfied...
  • to foster and promote the growth, progress and general welfare of West Virginia 4-H as the Associate Provost for Extension may direct; or,
  • to establish a permanent endowment fund to be known as the "____________________ Fund," a permanent endowment to benefit West Virginia 4-H, for the purpose of _____________; or
  • to establish a non-endowed fund to benefit West Virginia 4-H by carrying out the purpose of _______________.

For WVU Institute of Technology (print)

"I give, devise and bequeath to the West Virginia University Foundation, Inc. (FEIN 55-6017181, a non-profit, charitable education corporation in Morgantown, West Virginia...

  • the sum of $_______________; or,
  • _________ percent of my estate; or,
  • all the rest, remainder and residue of my estate, including property over which I shall have power of appointment at my passing, after all debts, taxes expenses and other bequests have been satisfied...
  • to foster and promote the growth, progress and general welfare of the WVU Institute of Technology as the Campus Provost may direct; or,
  • to establish a permanent endowment fund to be known as the "____________________ Fund," to benefit the WVU Institute of Technology, for the purpose of ___________________; or
  • to establish a non-endowed fund to benefit the WVU Institute of Technology by carrying out the purpose of _______________.

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