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Corporate & Foundation Relations

Corporate & Foundation Relations

Marshall University’s strength lies in the diversity of its students, faculty, and programs. As one of the largest institutions of higher education in the state of West Virginia, Marshall offers something for nearly everyone. Rare is it that a great medical school, an internationally accredited business school, a range of fine arts programs and so much more can be found nestled in such a beautiful and supportive community, as Huntington. Corporate and Foundation partners of Marshall University have found many ways to leverage this advantage to address their business needs.

Partners in Success

Why does a public university require private support? – Once able to rely on state funding and tuition dollars for the majority of its revenue, Marshall University now receives less than 60% from state appropriations, and this number had steadily declined over the past few years.

Despite this, Marshall is an institution of vision with vital human resources upon which the community, region, state and nation rely. Private support allows Marshall to be innovative in its plans and to secure and promote its position as a leader in the state and the region. Corporate support helps fund scholarships, new facilities, professorships, and programs.

The external relationship with local, national and international corporations not only contributes vital financial support to the University, but also offers corporate donors reciprocal benefits above and beyond a simple tax benefit. Today’s Marshall students are tomorrow’s workplace leaders.

A partnership with Marshall provides opportunities for corporate entities to have access to tomorrow’s leaders in business and industry. Corporate partners can help develop solutions for challenging issues by funding research initiatives, providing professorships and scholarships, and helping to purchase equipment and facilities. They can maximize marketing funds to align a corporate message with a giving opportunity at the University, being showcased in local, state and national media, as well as University communications.

Becoming a Matching Gifts Employer

For more information on becoming a matching gift company contact the Marshall University Office of Development at 1-866-308-1346 or use our online contact form.

Search the HEP matching gift database below for matching gifts companies.