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The Transformation of West Virginia Starts Here

With operations in every one of West Virginia’s 55 counties, WVU Extension Service is uniquely positioned to help improve lives and livelihoods throughout our state. We’ve been doing just that for more than a century through well-established programs, such as farm management, health, safety, family well-being and youth development. Now, as a new era of opportunity dawns for our state, WVU Extension Service is ready to embrace 21st-century innovations and pathways to advance West Virginia's economy and quality of life.

Browse special areas of need that you can support, and you may designate your gift to support a specific county program or any part of the WVU community. Your generosity at this particular time will make an immense impact.

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Why Give

We seek your support for new and expanded Extension programs that attack opioid misuse and other entrenched health problems. We will invest in technology that allows us to reach more West Virginia communities — technology that will position more residents to participate in our evolving economy. We will grow our community development programs to encompass more career opportunities and emerging industries. Through 4-H and other youth educational programming, such as Energy Express, we will make sure that today’s young West Virginians are ready to be tomorrow’s leaders and to flourish in careers ranging from STEM fields to business.

Read Other Extension Stories of Why Donors Give

Ways to Give

Annual Giving

WVU Extension supports the lives of West Virginians in a variety of ways – if you’ve been touched by a particular program, you can make a gift to directly support those efforts. To enable the Extension's overall work and ability to respond in particular times of need (like floods or pandemics), please consider a gift to the Extension Greatest Needs Fund (2U104)

Directly support one of Extension's established funds by visiting the WVU Foundation online at:

List of WVU Extension Funds  Search for Gift Matching Policies & Procedures

Major Giving

If you are interested in making a significant contribution or creating a long-lasting impact to an Extension program, we can establish a fund, endowment, or endowed scholarship in your name or in honor of a loved one. Minimum gifts depend on the purpose of the fund. Contact the Extension Development team today for more information

If you have an interest in supporting WVU Extension in a significant way through a major gift or even a planned gift, we would like to talk with you and hear more about your thoughts. Our staff is very knowledgeable about our funding priorities and can work with you to craft a gift opportunity that will help the state and be something you can be proud to support.  We can also provide information on the various gift vehicles you may wish to consider in making this investment, knowing that consultation with your financial advisor is always recommended.

Contact Extension Development to Discuss a Gift

Planned Giving

Combine your philanthropic and financial plans through one or more of the following opportunities:

  • Give through your will.
  • Name us as a beneficiary to your retirement assets or your life insurance policy.
  • Enter into a charitable or deferred gift annuity.
  • Set up a retained life estate.
  • Establish a charitable lead trust or charitable remainder annuity trust.

Contact Lauren Seiler for More Information About Planned Giving