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Every gift to the WVU Department of English is important. By building a strong network of alumni, friends and parents who are annual contributors, the Department is able to provide scholarships, services, programs and enhanced facilities for our students. Collectively, hundreds of individual gifts allow the WVU Department of English to carry on the tradition of excellence at West Virginia University.

What Are Our Priorities?

The department nurtures many academically gifted students. Undergraduate Scholarships enable students to focus on their academic success without incurring excessive debt or working overly long hours. Such funds also allow the department to reward and retain extraordinary students.

Academic Enrichment Opportunities support activities beyond the traditional classroom that can be crucial to academic and professional development, such as interning or studying abroad through the London Theatre Tour or the Summer Oxford Program or attending a national conference such as for Sigma Tau Delta, the English Honorary.

The English Writing Center, which is part of the Center for Writing Excellence, has promoted college-level proficiency in writing, as well as the long-term academic success of all students at WVU. Thousands of one-on-one tutoring sessions are conducted annually, and not just for the students in English 101, 102, and 103 but for student from all academic programs at WVU.

How to Give

We encourage you to make a contribution within the area you feel most passionate. If you have questions about the giving process, please contact Amanda Dymacek, Eberly College Associate Director of Development, at 304.293.4611 or by

Gifts by Cash/Check

Please make checks payable to:
WVU Foundation, Inc.
PO Box 1650
Morgantown, WV 26507-1650

Please include the academic discipline of your choice or “Eberly College” in the memo line of your check.

Online Gifts

Gifts also may be made through our online giving form. We accept American Express, MasterCard, VISA, Discover and Diners Club International.

Make an Online Gift

Maximizing Your Gift

You or your spouse may work for a company that matches employees’ gifts to higher education. These programs are a great way to multiply your support by doubling, or in some cases tripling, employees’ gifts. Please contact your employer for details.
Gifts Provided By Wills or Estates

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Tax-Deductible Gifts

Gifts to the WVU Foundation are tax deductible as provided by law. Year-end gifts must have a USPS postmark of December 31 or earlier to receive a current year tax credit. Online gifts must be processed by 6:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) on December 31 to receive a current year tax credit. Your tax advisor is the best resource for addressing questions regarding the deductibility of your contribution.

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