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WVU Foundation campaign raises $819 million

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Boosted by one of the best Decembers ever, the “State of Minds” private fundraising campaign for WVU is now at more than 80 percent of its $1 billion goal with three years remaining.

WVU Foundation officials announced Monday, Jan. 26, that alumni and friends had given $819 million through Dec. 31. The increase of $27 million during the past quarter was bolstered by more than $20 million in new gifts and pledges made in December alone — one of the best Decembers ever in foundation history for gift activity.

This past September, the university and foundation announced the original campaign goal of $750 had been exceeded, and the campaign was being extended through 2017 with a new goal of $1 billion…

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