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Discover the Benefits of Giving Wisely

This year we felt it was an occasion to express gratitude for the excellent vision and mission of West Virginia University Foundation.
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My wife, Karen (deceased) and I made our gifts because she had deep feelings of loyalty and affection for West Virginia University Foundation.
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Did you know there are creative ways to support West Virginia University and its affiliated organizations? Ways in which WVU Foundation, you and your loved ones all benefit at the same time?

Such giving techniques are called "planned gifts," because with thoughtful planning, you create win-win solutions for you and WVU Foundation. For example:

As an educator, Dr. Tom Witt knows the value of future support for WVU's programs and students. Click here to
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  • You can make a gift that costs nothing during your lifetime.
  • You can give stock and realize larger tax savings.
  • You can get quarterly income for life in return for your gift.
  • You can donate your house, continue to live there, and get a tax break all at the same time.

Where to Begin?

As you explore this site, please remember that these gifts can count in A State of Minds: The Campaign for West Virginia's Univeristy.

For donors of any age:

  • An income-producing gift
  • Life insurance donated to the Foundation
  • Real estate with a retained lifetime interest

For those who will be age 70 or older by December 31, 2017:

  • Gift provision in your will or revocable trust
  • Beneficiary of a retirement account, life insurance, annuity policy, or stock/checking/savings account

If you've already completed a gift that will benefit WVU Foundation in the future through your estate or income-producing arrangement, you are cordially invited to join the Irvin Stewart Society, named for President Stewart who guided the University in an important growth period after World War II. We would appreciate that.