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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


Winter 2021

“Our greatest hope is that today’s students continue to be active in furthering their education and never forget that it is always good to pay it forward, to continue contributing back to Marshall.” – Steve Ellis, Marshall alumnus and donor

Read the story of Steve and Pam Ellis 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


Southern Coalfields alumni chapter recognized

Marshall University’s Southern Coalfields alumni chapter has made an impact on Marshall for several years. This past year, they were recognized for their lifetime giving and welcomed into the Marshall University Foundation’s President’s Circle, which recognizes those who have given $100,000 to $249,999 to help the university rise.

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Artifacts of Appreciation


“Scholarships mean a great deal to me. They help alleviate financial burdens, maimize my free time, and push me to achieve academic excellence. A sense of relief settled in once I learned I had earned scholarships. It made me feel that all the hard work was finally paying off and motivated me to continue to strive for future goals.” – Victoria Blickenstaff, Marketing, Class of 2024

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