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WV State receives biggest gift ever from BrickStreet

Charleston Gazette-Mail photo by Tom Hindman Greg Burton, BrickStreet Insurance CEO (left), shakes hands with West Virginia State University President Brian Hemphill Monday after announcing The BrickStreet Foundation’s $1.75 million gift to the university. Up to 30 WVSU students will receive scholarship support each year thanks to the gift.
Charleston Gazette-Mail photo by Tom Hindman
Greg Burton, BrickStreet Insurance CEO (left), shakes hands with West Virginia State University President Brian Hemphill Monday after announcing The BrickStreet Foundation’s $1.75 million gift to the university. Up to 30 WVSU students will receive scholarship support each year thanks to the gift.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia State University officials on Monday received a $1.75 million gift, which will be used to fund scholarships for as many as 30 students each year.

The donation, gifted by BrickStreet Insurance’s nonprofit foundation, is the largest in school history. It will expand and permanently endow the BrickStreet Scholars Fund, which was established in 2013. It also will provide additional funding for the university’s new athletic complex.

WVSU President Brian Hemphill said the gift will help the university reach its potential and change the lives of students “for generations of Yellow Jackets to come.”

The donation is the second time BrickStreet has given to WVSU.

BrickStreet CEO Greg Burton, who presented the gift to university officials on Monday, said he is encouraged by the university’s transformation since Hemphill took over in 2012.

BrickStreet’s first donation to WVSU, a $500,000 commitment over 10 years, established the BrickStreet Scholar’s Fund. Burton said Monday’s gift permanently endows that fund…

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