WVU School of Nursing raises more than $2.8 million during WVU Day of Giving 2024

Thanks to the generosity of 106 gifts during WVU Day of Giving 2024, the WVU School of Nursing raised more than $2.8 million — the second largest total of any department across the WVU system.

“We are so grateful to everyone who contributed to the mission of the School of Nursing during Day of Giving,” said Dr. Tara Hulsey, Dean and E. Jane Martin Endowed Professor. “These gifts not only make a tremendous impact on the lives of our students and faculty, but also on our communities and healthcare systems across the state of West Virginia.”

The WVU School of Nursing received $2.6 million from the Bedford Falls Foundation, which was one of the largest gifts made across the WVU system. By receiving 100 gifts, the School of Nursing also unlocked a total of $50,000 from Drs. Neal and Susan Newfield. Dr. Clay and Gail Marsh also contributed $5,000 for the School’s receipt of 25 gifts.

“When you give to the WVU School of Nursing, you are making a direct impact on the healthcare profession and the residents of West Virginia,” said Dr. Kimberly Colebank, Director of Development. Among WVU Nursing’s top priorities for Day of Giving were program expansion, Dean’s Fund, student scholarships and faculty development.

Supporters across the WVU System donated a record $30.4 million during Day of Giving, including more than 8,500 gifts. This year’s theme — “Go above. Go Beyond.” — emphasized the critical importance of private donations to WVU, especially for scholarships for students with financial need. The 24-hour event was first launched in 2017 to support the University’s greatest priorities and opportunities.

For those who missed WVU Day of Giving but would still like to show their support to the School of Nursing, please contact Dr. Colebank at kcolebank@wvuf.org.


CONTACT: Wendy Holdren
Director of Communications and Marketing
WVU School of Nursing
304-581-1772; wendy.holdren@hsc.wvu.edu