Corporate and Foundation Relations

Marshall University’s strength lies in the diversity of its students, faculty, and programs. As one of the largest institutions of higher education in the state of West Virginia, Marshall offers something for nearly everyone. Rare is it that a great medical school, an internationally accredited business school, a range of fine arts programs and so much more can be found nestled in such a beautiful and supportive community, as Huntington. Corporate and Foundation partners of Marshall University have found many ways to leverage this advantage to address their business needs.

Partners in Success

Why Partner with Marshall University? How can a company/foundation partner with Marshall University?

Becoming a Matching Gifts Employer

Corporate and Foundation Honor Roll and Donors

Career Links

Partners in Success

Why does a public university require private support? - Once able to rely on state funding and tuition dollars for the majority of its revenue, Marshall University now receives less than 60% from state appropriations, and this number had steadily declined over the past few years.

Despite this, Marshall is an institution of vision with vital resources upon which the community, region, state and nation rely. Private support allows Marshall to be innovative in its plans and to secure and promote its position as a leader in the state and the region. Corporate support has helped fund scholarships, new facilities, professorships, and programs.

The external relationship with local, national and international corporations not only contributes vital financial support to the University, but also offers corporate donors reciprocal benefits above and beyond a simple tax benefit.


Why Partner with Marshall University?
How can a company/foundation partner with Marshall University?

A partnership with Marshall provides opportunities for corporate entities to have access to tomorrow’s leaders in business and industry. Corporations and businesses that invest in Marshall can influence and direct the programs that will set future industry standards. They can find solutions for challenging questions by funding research initiatives, providing professorships and scholarships, and helping to purchase equipment and facilities. They can maximize marketing funds to align a corporate message with a giving opportunity at the University, being showcased in local, state and national media, as well as University communications.

Please consider investing in your corporate future by directing your business or corporation’s philanthropy to Marshall University.

How can a company/foundation partner with Marshall University?

The Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations is a resource for your company — matching corporate and foundation interests with University programs, faculty expertise and student resources. In addition, the Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations works with your company or foundation customizing the planning, implementation, evaluation and integration of partnerships with the university that facilitates access to high-quality talent, technology and research.

Endowments for program support, research initiatives, scholarships and professorships allow companies to collaborate with Marshall to shape the future. Opportunities for support and involvement include corporate philanthropy, executive participation on advisory boards, recruiting talent, internship placements, continuing education for employees, leveraging research, faculty consulting, financial partnerships, corporate marketing opportunities through event sponsorships and much more.


Becoming a Matching Gifts Employer

For more information on becoming a matching gift company contact the Marshall University Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations at 1-866-308-1346.

Search for Matching Gifts Companies


Corporate and Foundation Honor Roll and Donors

Corporate/Foundation Giving Totals

Fiscal Year 2003-04: $772,136.50

Fiscal Year 2004-05: $887,102.67

Matching Contributions

Fiscal Year 2003-04: $150,241.25

Fiscal Year 2004-05: $141,774.90

Top Twenty Corporate/Foundation Donors

Ashland Inc.
Erickson Properties
Massey  Foundation
Huntington Federal Savings Bank
Massey Energy Company
Czar Coal Corporation
CSX Transportation, Inc.
The Baker & Hostetler Founders' Trust
Norfolk Southern Foundation

Mortgage Insurance Companies of America
DePuy Orthopaedics
J. H. Fletcher & Company
University Physicians and Surgeons, Inc.
Johnson & Johnson
Procter & Gamble Fund
Dow Chemical Foundation
St. Mary's Medical Center
Bank One Foundation
Eagle Distributing Company

Corporate and Foundation Donors
*Indicates Matching Gift Provider

3M Foundation, Inc.
Abbott Laboratories Fund - *
Accenture Foundation, Inc.
Aetna Life & Casualty Foundation
Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
Akzo Nobel Inc.
Alcoa Foundation
Allstate Foundation - *
Altria Employee Involvement Programs
American Electric Power - * Charleston WV
American Electric Power Company - *
American Express Foundation
American General Corporation
American Home Products Corporation
American International Group, Inc.
Anheuser-Busch Foundation
Arch Coal Inc. (Corp. Headquarters- matching gifts)
Aristech Foundation
Ashland Inc.
AT&T Foundation
Automatic Data Processing, Inc.
AutoZone - *
Aventis CropScience, North America - *
Aventis Pharmaceuticals - *
AXA Foundation - *
Ball Corporation
Bank of America
Bank One, Michigan
Bank One, NA - *
BASF Corporation-*
Bell South Telecommunications
BellSouth - *
Bituminous Insurance Companies
Blue Bell Foundation
Bookkeeping Plus Professional Services, Inc.
Borden Foundation, Inc.
Boston Foundation/Polaroid Fund - *
Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation, Inc.- *
Burlington Industries Foundation
Burroughs Wellcome Company
Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation
Celanese Americas Foundation Inc.
Charities Foundation
CHASE Bank One
Chesapeake Corporation Foundation
CIGNA Corporation
Cisco Systems Foundation - *
Citgo Petroleum Corporation
Citicorp Foundation
Citigroup Foundation
Citrix Systems Inc.
Clariant Corporation
Columbia Gas Foundation
Commonwealth Edison Company
Comsat Corporation
Consolidated Edison
Consolidated Natural Gas Foundation
Corning Incorporated Foundation
Crestar Financial Corporation
Crompton Corporation
CSX Corporation - *
Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation
Dominion Foundation - *
Dow Chemical Foundation
Eaton Corporation
ECA Foundation
Eli Lilly and Company Foundation
Entergy Corporation
Equifax Incorporated
Equistar Chemicals, LP
Ericsson Inc.
Erie Insurance Group
Ernst & Young Foundation
Everen Foundation
ExxonMobil Foundation
FBL Financial Group, Inc.
Federated Department Stores Foundation
Fidelity Foundation
Fiduciary Trust Co.
Fifth Third Bancorporation
Fireman's Fund Foundation
First Data Corporation

First Union Foundation - *
FMC Foundation
Ford Motor Company Fund - *
Gannett Foundation
Gartner Inc.
GE Foundation
Geico Philanthropic Foundation
General Motors Foundation
Georgia Gulf Corporation
Georgia-Pacific Corporation
GlaxoSmithKline Foundation
Goodrich Corporation
Goodyear Tire And Rubber Company
Gould Inc. Foundation
Hallmark Cards, Inc.
Hamilton Beach/Proctor-Silex Inc.
Harcourt General Inc.
Harris Corporation
Haynie Incorporated
HCR ManorCare Foundation
Hewlett Packard
Honeywell Corporation
Honeywell Foundation - *
Humana Inc.
Illinois Tool Works Foundation
Insurance Services Office, Inc.
International Paper Company Foundation
ITT Industries - *
J. H. Fletcher & Company
JDS Uniphase Corporation - *
Jefferson Pilot Foundation
John Hancock Financial Services, Inc.
Johnson & Johnson
Key Foundation
Lexis-Nexis Shares Matching Contribution Program
Lexmark International Inc. - *
Lockheed Martin Corporation
Lucent Technologies
Lyondell Chemical Company
Marathon Ashland
Markel Corporation
MasterCard International-*
Maytag Corporation Foundation - *
McDonald's Corporation - *
McGraw Hill Inc.
McGraw-Hill Companies Foundation Inc.- *
Merck & Co., Inc.
Merrill Lynch & Co. Foundation Inc.
Metropolitan Life Foundation
M-I Drilling Fluids L.L.C
Mobil Foundation, Inc.
Monsanto Fund
Morgan Stanley Dean Witter & Company
Motiva Enterprises LLC
Motorola Foundation
National City Bank of Columbus
National City Bank of Kentucky
Nationwide Insurance Enterprise Foundation - *
NBD Bank
NCR Foundation
New York Life Foundation - *
Norfolk Southern Foundation
Northwestern Mutual Life Foundation Inc. - *
Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co.
Norton Company Foundation
Novartis US Foundation - *
NUI Corporation
Occidental Petroleum Charitable Fdn
Ondeo Nalco Company
Orlando Sentinel Communications
P S E & G
Pfizer Foundation - *
Pharmacia Foundation, Inc.
Philip Morris Companies
Plum Creek Foundation
PMA Charitable Foundation
PPG Industries Foundation
Price Waterhouse
Procter & Gamble Fund
Prudential Foundation
RadioShack - *
Ralston Purina Company
Raytheon Company
Readers Digest Foundation
Regency Centers Corporation
Rexnord Foundation, Inc.

Reynolds Metals Company Foundation
Rhodia Inc.
Rhone-Poulenc Inc.-*
Rhone-Poulenc Rorer Inc.
Rohm and Haas Company
Saint-Gobain Corporation Foundation
Sallie Mae Employee Contribtutions Program
San Diego Gas & Electric
Sanofi-Synthelabo Inc.
Sara Lee Foundation Matching Grants Program
Sawgrass Asset Management, LLC
SGL Carbon Corporation
Shell Oil Company Foundation
Shenandoah Life Insurance Company
Siemens Building Technologies, Inc.
SmithKline Beecham Foundation
Smulyan Family Foundation
Solvay Pharmaceuticals
Special Metals Corporation
Sprint Foundation
State Farm Companies Foundation
Sun Trust Bank
Sun Trust Mid-Atlantic
Sundstrand Corporation Foundation
Tandy Corporation
Teledyne Technologies Inc.
Texaco Matching Gift Program
The Ashland Inc. Foundation
The Bailey Foundation
The Bank of New York Foundation
The Boeing Company
The Coca-Cola Company
The Delta Air Lines Foundation
The Equitable Foundation
The Fluor Foundation - *
The Freddie Mac Foundation
The Freedom Forum
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company - *
The Guidant Foundation
The Home Depot
The J. P. Morgan Chase Manhattan Foundation
The Liberty Corporation Foundation
The May Stores Foundation, Inc.
The Mead Corporation Foundation
The Medtronic Foundation
The Merck Company Foundation
The New York Times Company Foundation
The Newhall Land & Farming Company
The Northrop Grumman Foundation
The Prudential Foundation - *
The Sherwin-Williams Foundation
The Thomson Corporation- *
The Unisource Foundation
The UPS Foundation
Thomson Media
Time Warner Inc. - *
Times Mirror
Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky
Toyota USA Foundation
Transamerica Foundation
U. S. West Foundation
U.S. Bankcorp Foundation
Unilever United States, Inc.
United States Fidelity and Guaranty
United Technologies Corporation
Unitrin, Inc.
UnumProvident Corporation
US WEST Foundation - *
USA Group Inc.
UST, Inc.
Verizon - *
Vulcan Materials Company
Wachovia Foundation
Walt Disney Company Foundation-*
Washington Mutual Foundation
Wellpoint Foundation
Wells Fargo Foundation
Western-Southern Foundation, Inc.
Westinghouse Foundation
Weyerhaeuser Company Foundation
Whirlpool Foundation
Winthrop Inc.
Wyeth - *
Xerox Corporation
Xtra Corporation Charitable Foundation


Career Links

Marshall University has a tradition of academic excellence. Marshall graduates are prepared to be tomorrow's leaders and innovators in business, industry, the sciences and creative arts.

Marshall offers the business community an enduring commitment to proactively develop programs for the twenty-first century. Programs that give Marshall graduates, and the companies who hire them, an attractive advantage. When corporate partners join forces with Marshall, everyone wins.

Top Employers of Marshall Graduates

AllState Insurance
Allstate Insurance Company
American Electric Power
American Red Cross
Applied Card Systems
Ashland Inc.
Bank One
Bell Atlantic
Cabell Huntington Hospital
Charleston Area Medical Center
City National Bank
Columbia Gas
Columbia Gas Transmission
CSX Transportation
Dow Chemical

Fifth Third Bank
Ford Motor Company
General Electric
Holzer Clinic
Holzer Medical Center
Inco Alloys International
Johnson & Johnson
King's Daughters Medical Center
Lockheed Martin
Logan General Hospital
Marathon Ashland Petroleum
Merrill Lynch
Nationwide Insurance
One Valley Bank
Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital
Pleasant Valley Hospital
Prestera Center
River Park Hospital

River Valley Child Development Services
Special Metals
St. Mary's Hospital
St. Mary's Medical Center
State Farm Insurance
Steel of West virginia
Steptoe & Johnson
The Herald Dispatch
Thomas Memorial Hospital
Union Carbide
Union Carbide Corporation
United National Bank
Wachovia Bank