During this year of growth and renovation on the campus of WVU , the WVU Alumni Association has made a $250,000 pledge to support the University Libraries. The pledge will support the Alumni Associations commitment to the new $35 million Downtown Library Complex, scheduled for completion in September 2002.

As a result of the gift, the entrance to the library will be named The Alumni Lobby, permanently connecting the Alumni Association to the WVU Libraries. The pledge was made to the WVU Foundation in conjunction with the capital campaign that will be officially launched in November.

“We believe all members of the Association will be supportive of this new venture of service to the University,”said Stephen Douglas, chief executive officer of the Alumni Association.”The commitment the Alumni Association is making for students who someday will be WVU alumni is vital. It is also important to note that funds supporting such a worthy project will be generated from new revenue streams and no membership dollars will be used.”Approved by the WVU Alumni Association board of directors, the pledge is a symbolic gift of appreciation for the membership growth and success the Alumni Association has experienced throughout its decorated history. The year 2000 has marked many milestones, including the Associations 10,000th life member since the program began.

As the largest and oldest organization at WVU , the Alumni Associations goal is to uphold the great traditions of the University and maintain the companionship that WVU alumni feel for each other and their alma mater.

A private non-profit organization, the WVU Foundation generates, receives and administers private gifts from individuals and organizations for the benefit of West Virginia University.