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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

Summer 2021

“The last thing the young need now is more advice from old men. We will instead rely on them to find new ways.”  – Lake Polan, Marshall donor

Read the story of Lake Polan in the latest edition of Articles of Gratitude.

Planned Giving


“I met so many students who came to the university with hopes and dreams, many from struggling families or as the first in their family to go to college and they have gone on to have successful and fulfilling lives.  I want every student coming from our corner of the world to get the opportunity of a great Marshall education.” -Marti Knisley, Marshall Alumna and donor

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

Learn more about planned giving here.


Latest News

Photo: Donald McCloud (right) is pictured with his children Tanner McCloud (left) and Dr. Beth McCloud (middle).

McCloud Family Scholarship established at Marshall University

Marshall alumnus Donald McCloud has established the McCloud Family Scholarship for the university. Choosing to support students in science, the McCloud family believes the study of sciences develops critical thinking that is represented in every career and in everyday life.

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Artifacts of Appreciation

“Scholarships not only mean that someone is financially supporting me, they are also supporting my goals and endeavors and rooting for my success. I was excited to learn that I received financial help, which lessens the burden on me and allows me to focus more on my academics and less about money. I would like to tell my scholarship donors how truly grateful I am for their support. It means so much to have them cheering for me as a student.” – Madison Knight, International Affairs and English, Class of 2022

Read Madison’s story in the latest edition of Artifacts of Appreciation.