Marshall’s end-of-year gifts in
December has pushed the total amount raised to date for the Bucks for Brains
Challenge campaign to $2,570,419.
The goal of the campaign is to raise $15 million in private funds by March 2013 to support Marshall’s research programs. Private contributions will be matched dollar-for-dollar by the state’s West Virginia Research Trust Fund – for a total impact of up to $30 million at Marshall.
The most recent gifts and pledges to the campaign include:
J.H. Fletcher Faculty Summer Research Fellowship in Mechanical Engineering - $125,000
Chico’s (in honor of Verna Gibson) for the Marshall Institute for Interdisciplinary Research - $200,000
Anonymous (Details about this gift will be released at a later date.) - $1 million
Private gifts combined with the
state’s match will bring Marshall’s current total for the trust fund program to
just over $5.1 million to be used for investments in research at the university.
West Virginia created the trust fund in 2008 to stimulate world-class research at the state’s leading universities. Marshall and West Virginia University can tap into the fund to double private gifts that support specific research initiatives linked to economic development, health care and job growth.
For more information, visit www.marshall.edu/b4b or call the Marshall University Foundation at ext.6-5407.
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