WVU DONATIONS Gifts, In-Kind Donations to WVU "State Of Minds" Program Hits $605 Million
Reported by: Jeff Morris
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Reported: Jan. 21, 2013 12:01 PM EST
Updated: Jan. 21, 2013 12:08 PM EST
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, West Virginia
Supporters have given $605 million in gifts and in-kind donations to West Virginia University's "State of Minds" fund-raising campaign.
The WVU Foundation says the total as of Dec. 31 includes endowed scholarships and cash donations.
WVU Foundation President Wayne King says the fund-raising push has three years to go. But it's already at 81 percent of the $750 million goal.
One of the biggest gifts so far is a nearly $18 million software donation from Schlumberger.
The initiative is focused on priority areas identified in WVU's 2020 strategic plan.
They include: improving the undergraduate experience; advancing research; improving the state's health, economy and quality of life; and supporting health care.
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