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  • Marshall Rises is the largest a comprehensive campaign ever undertaken at Marshall University. Learn more here

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 2020

“I love many things about Marshall. First and foremost, educating the next generation in an area that needs a good, higher education institution with a big heart. I love the Marshall Artists Series, which brings Broadway and other exciting shows right to our city, and the dedicated and intellectual faculty that add to the richness of our community.” -Dr. Joseph B. Touma

Read Drs. Joe and Omayma Touma’s story in the latest edition of Articles of Gratitude.

Planned Giving

“As a scholarship, the funds will go directly to deserving students, paying forward the blessings I received as a student. Everyone should have the opportunity for higher education if they want it, and financial limitations should not be a deciding factor. Gifts, like mine, will hopefully remove that obstacle for deserving students.” – Lorie Wyant, Marshall Alumna and donor 

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

Learn more about planned giving here


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Alumni help Marshall rise through gift to projects

Jim’s Steak and Spaghetti House has been well known and highly regarded in the Huntington community for numerous decades. Recently, Larry and Cheryl Tweel, on behalf of the entire Tweel family, which owns the restaurant, established a scholarship in memory of one of the two most important people responsible for its success, C.M. “Bunny” Gray.

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Artifacts of Appreciation

“My scholarships are such a blessing to me because, without them, I would be graduating with tens of thousands of dollars in debt. Achieving my goals to get these scholarships was amazing, but it would not be at all possible if the scholarships were not available. I’d love to thank every single individual, including the community, that played a role in making it possible for students like me to get the opportunity to take part in the educational process.” – Jakob Jitima, Biology, Class of 2020

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