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Determined students, talented faculty, passionate alumni and an uplifting community- that’s what composes the Marshall family.

The Marshall University Foundation assists in growing and strengthening the Marshall family by guiding the transition of student to donor through the creation of relationships. The Foundation seeks to bring home to Marshall those who were afforded transformational opportunities and strive to perpetually enhance those offered; eager storytellers who fervently believe devotion to lifelong learning yields personal growth and success, particularly through higher education.

Loyal supporters work together to create a legacy where Marshall rises. Through scholarship and professorship support, program and research funding and gifts to expand our facilities, each graduating class is experiencing a new era of excellence because you are championing our unprecedented growth.

Alumni, like Brad and Alys Smith, are making a difference through gifts that will impact our entire region. Their support of a new College of Business facility will allow for the iCenter, an entrepreneurship lab in the Brad D. Smith Schools of Business, to have a respectable space on Marshall’s campus.

At the Marshall University Foundation, we are people sharing the product of dreams and fostering the circle of gratitude through each generation, and we are on the rise.

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Articles of Gratitude

Autumn 2020

“Higher education is a key to success in life. Without our universities, that road becomes very narrow. As the first in my family to graduate from college, I know the personal and financial struggles I endured to graduate; it was tough.  The scholarships and aid that are offered to students are a lifeline for their success.” – Bernie Coston, Marshall alumnus and donor

Read Bernie Coston’s story in the latest edition of Articles of Gratitude.

Planned Giving

“Giving back is so important to me because Marshall gave so much to me. I am committed to giving back to the university that provided me with an outstanding education, career opportunities and priceless experiences.” – Glen Midkiff, Marshall Alumnus and donor, director of the Center for Stakeholder Engagement at Marshall University’s Lewis College of Business

Read Glen’s story in the latest Planned Giving Quarterly Donor Spotlight.

Learn more about planned giving here


Latest News

Herschel C. Price Educational Foundation establishes scholarship in memory of alumnus

The Herschel C. Price Educational Foundation recently established the Charles William Wright Memorial Accounting Scholarship to honor their late advisor, Bill Wright. This scholarship was created to help a full- or part-time, undergraduate or graduate student who is majoring in the College of Business, home of the Brad D. Smith Schools of Business, and has need per the standards of Marshall University’s Office of Student Financial Assistance.

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Artifacts of Appreciation

“Scholarships are a means of pursuing higher education and consequently opening dozens of doors that will inevitably allow me to be presented with opportunity that many minorities in this country wouldn’t have access to otherwise. Consequently, they are a liaison from the lessening of the financial burdens that cause young adults to repeat cycles of poverty and hardship which often disable them from being able to achieve more. Without the many scholarships available to me through Marshall, I could not give this testimony.” – Jarred Carter, Computer Science and Cyber Security, Class of 2022

Read Jarred’s story in the latest edition of Artifacts of Appreciation