A major gift can be given at one time or pledged over a period of five years. This
gift can be a one-time gift for a specific project or an endowment (an invested
permanent fund). It can be designated to a specific department or be used at
the discretion of the Department Chair or Dean of the College.
Major Gift = $25,000 to $99,999
Leadership Gift = $100,000 to $999,999
Principal Gift = $1,000,000+
Major Gift Endowments
An endowment is a fund with the purpose of providing ongoing support for the current and future activities of WVU and its affiliates. The endowment minimum is $25,000. Each year, a portion of the endowment’s earnings are paid out, while the principal is retained for future growth. Currently, endowment spend must be no less than 4% and no more than 5% of the market value of the endowment’s invested funds.
WVU Foundation Endowment Minimums
|Distinguished Chair||$3 Million|
|Distinguished Professorship||$1 Million|
Named Scholarship Program
|Faculty Enrichment Fund||$50,000|
|Student Enrichment Fund||$25,000|
For questions, please contact Amy Lutz.