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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

Mid-Ohio Valley Alumni Chapter makes a major gift

Through their 2020 fundraising efforts, Marshall University’s Mid-Ohio Valley Alumni Chapter made a $30,000 gift to the Marshall University Foundation. Despite the pandemic, creative chapter members found ways to raise support.

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Artifacts of Appreciation

“I was ecstatic to find out that someone had taken an interest in me and wanted to see me accomplish my goal. Everything, without receiving a scholarship in my earlier years at Marshall from  maintaining my coursework and extra-curricular activities, would have been difficult. Scholarships have provided some financial incentive and provided me with a peace of mind with affording school.” -Malik Q. Smith, Civil Engineering, Class of 2021

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