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West Virginia Wesleyan Meets Title III Endowment Challenge

Student Success Center, Kristin Ring and Miranda Farmer
Apr 22, 2019

West Virginia Wesleyan College’s recent WVWC Day effort on April 10, has helped the school reach the $2 million U.S. Department of Education’s Title III Endowment Challenge. The College secured over $450,000 in donations for its scholarship endowment, current scholarships, and the Title III Challenge.

Wesleyan was awarded a $10 million grant under the Department’s Strengthening Institutions Program in October, 2014. Twenty percent of the grant required the College to secure $2 million to receive an additional $2 million for Wesleyan’s endowment.

Over 1,650 alumni and friends donated to the Title III Challenge, which will result in the College increasing its endowment by $4 million. “We are obviously extremely grateful to the many people who endorsed their belief in Wesleyan by supporting this effort,” stated Bob Skinner ’75, vice president for advancement. “This has been a great team effort and the endowment increase will strengthen Wesleyan’s financial future.”

The Department of Education grant has resulted in a complete makeover to a number of classrooms across the campus as well as a major renovation to the Annie Merner Pfeiffer Library. The facility will re-open as the campus’s 24-7 academic hub in August.


Cutline: First Generation Mentor Kristin Ring and Miranda Farmer.