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WVU at 81 percent of 'State of Minds' funding goal

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Supporters have given $605 million in gifts and in-kind donations to West Virginia University's "State of Minds" fund-raising campaign.

The WVU Foundation says the total as of Dec. 31 includes endowed scholarships and cash donations.

WVU Foundation President Wayne King says the fund-raising push has three years to go. But it's already at 81 percent of the $750 million goal.

One of the biggest gifts so far is a nearly $18 million software donation from Schlumberger.

The initiative is focused on priority areas identified in WVU's 2020 strategic plan.

They include: improving the undergraduate experience; advancing research; improving the state's health, economy and quality of life; and supporting health care.


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