Your PassionYour UniversityYour Giftis the theme of the West Virginia University Foundations annual Campus Campaign now under way through May 8.

During the campaign, WVU faculty and staff have an opportunity to support the University and its affiliated organizations through private giving.

The goal of the campaign is to actively encourage each member of the University community to support areas of his or her interest,said Kristen Larrick, assistant director of the Foundations University Fund and coordinator of the Campus Campaign.Every employee has an important stake in the Universitys success. Faculty and staff are keenly aware of the Universitys ongoing and future needs, and contributing to the campaign is a concrete way of expressing belief in the importance of WVU and is a commitment to a strong and vital University.

Areas of need include, but are not limited to, the WVU Libraries, the Scholarship Fund for Children of Classified Staff, the WVU Faculty and Staff Emergency Relief Fund, the Alumni Association Brick Campaign and Rosenbaum Family House.

However, donors can designate gifts to any WVU department or as unrestricted to support the Universitys greatest needs,Larrick noted.One-hundred percent of each gift goes directly to the fund designated by the donor. The WVU Foundation does not deduct any portion of the gift for operating costs and ensures that the full amount is used only for the purpose specified.

Employees will be receiving materials about the Campus Campaign and information on how to give this month.

All donors will receive a Campus Campaign window cling. Several Campus Campaign Recognition Clubs also have been set up.

To give online or learn more about the Campus Campaign, visit or call the WVU Foundation at 304-284-4000.

Established in 1954, the WVU Foundation is a private, nonprofit corporation that generates, receives and administers private gifts for the benefit of WVU .