Advancing WVU

Advancing WVU is a crowdfunding platform to help members of the WVU community raise money to advance education, research and patient care at WVU – including those focused on student groups, student experiences, athletics, or healthcare initiatives.


WVU Foundation FAQ

What is crowdfunding?

Crowdfunding is the practice of soliciting financial contributions from a large number of people especially from the online community and through social media channels. Crowdfunding connects donors to specific projects they have an interest in funding. 

When will my credit card be charged?

Your credit card is charged immediately upon finalizing your gift on the site.  A charge from the WVU Foundation will appear on your credit card statement.    

Is my gift tax deductible?

Yes, your gift is entirely tax-deductible. The WVU Foundation, Inc. is an independent, tax exempt, 501(c ) (3) charitable organization (Tax ID 55-6017181). Your official gift receipt for tax purposes will be emailed immediately after you make your gift. Please consult your tax advisor for advice related to your specific tax situation.

Is there an administrative fee?

A portion of all donations is used to fund further advancement efforts on behalf of WVU where applicable.  For more information, visit:

Need Help?

Contact the Annual Giving program at 1-866-693-7153 or email

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