The College of Media has identified a list of essential funding priorities that will
power our accomplishments in education and research in the coming decades.
Student Scholarships and Enhancement
By creating new scholarship endowments, we will be able to provide financial support
to many more eligible students. We also seek funds to support students doing internships
and studying abroad - experiences that enhance their portfolios and professional
Discretionary funds allow the Dean to be reactive to changes in the industry and
to create new programming (majors, special projects, etc.) based on those changes.
These funds also supplement scholarships and allow us to bring industry professionals
to campus for speaking events.
Visiting Professional Program
With the industry changing so rapidly, it is imperative that we be able to hire professionals
whose experience is current and cutting-edge. An endowed Visiting Professional
Program would allow us to bring top professionals to campus on a rotating basis
to teach classes and seminars, give public lectures, and help the College develop
innovative curricula and programs in new areas.
Media Innovation Center Program Support
The College launched the Media Innovation Center in January 2016. It's a 21st Century
learning lab that represents our focus on the future. Students, faculty, and industry
partners are experimenting with new forms of storytelling, media practice and audience
engagement, with the goal of helping to solve the most pressing problems impacting
the news industry and our local communities.
Named Professorships and Chairs
As we face increased competition for top faculty, we must create salary and incentive
packages that will allow us to recruit and retain the best professionals in our
field. Our goal is to create one additional endowed professorship, an endowment
to support a rotating research position, and funds that support faculty research
and travel to relevant academic conferences.
Making a Gift
We encourage you to make a contribution within the area you feel most passionate.
If you have questions about the giving process, please contact Tori Anselene at
Gifts by Cash/Check
Please make checks payable to:
WVU Foundation, Inc.
WVU Reed College of Media Development
Martin Hall, 1511 University Avenue
PO Box 6010
Morgantown, WV 26506
Gifts also may be made through our
online giving form. We accept American Express, MasterCard, VISA, Discover
and Diners Club International.
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.
Year-end gifts must have a USPS postmark of December 31 or earlier to receive tax
credit. A USPS postmark of December 31 or earlier is valid regardless of when we
receive the check. Your tax advisor is the best resource for addressing questions
regarding the deductibility of your contribution.