• Make a Gift/Donate Now

    Gifts from alumni, parents, foundations, corporations, students, faculty, staff and friends allow the University of Charleston (UC) to provide an excellent education in a supportive community where students gain practical skills needed for success in life. Your support demonstrates your commitment to UC and allows the University to continue its tradition of educating students for a life of productive work, enlightened living and community involvement. The University of Charleston is a 501(c)3 charitable organization. All gifts are tax-deductible in accordance with the Internal Revenue Code.

    Gifts to UC can be made in the following ways or you can work directly with Deborah Morris, Vice President of Advancement, by contacting her at 304-357-4849 or deborahmorris@ucwv.edu.

    Use a Credit Card

    UC accepts major credit cards including Discover, MasterCard, Visa and American Express. Simply click to donate on a secure website. Want to donate by credit card but don’t want to give online? Just call the Advancement office at 304-357-4735 to provide your information.

    Write a Check

    Make checks payable to: "University of Charleston” and mail to:
    Office of Advancement
    2300 MacCorkle Avenue, SE
    Charleston, WV 25304

    If you would like to apply your donation to a specific program, department or project, please indicate this on the memo line of the check.

    Matching Gifts

    Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match charitable contributions made by their employees. Let advancement office know if your employer matches and you can double your impact!

    Stocks or Securities

    Appreciated stocks and securities can be donated to the university. Contact Deborah Morris at 304-357-4849 or deborahmorris@ucwv.edu for stock transfer instructions.

    Wire Transfer

    Gifts can be sent to UC directly via wire transfer. Contact Deborah Morris at 304-357-4849 or deborahmorris@ucwv.edu for facilitating these types of transfers.

    Create a legacy through a planned gift

    Consider planned giving with bequests, gifts of life insurance and retirement plans, gift annuities, charitable trusts or gifts of appreciated securities. Please contact Deborah Morris at 304-357-4849 or deborahmorris@ucwv.edu for assistance

    • The Russell and Martha Wehrle Innovation Center

      The mission of the Innovation Center is to guide students and the university in creating new ideas, methods and products that can change the world.

      The Innovation Center will open next fall, but it’s not too late to make your mark on this project. Fundraising continues to complete the construction project as well as for Innovation Scholarships and special projects.

      The following naming opportunities are still available:

      • $1,000,000 Campus Park
      • $1,000,000 Atrium
      • $ 600,000 Learning Area in Innovation Hub
      • $ 600,000 Creation Area in Innovation Hub
      • $ 500,000 Walking Track
      • $ 300,000 Concession Area
      • $ 250,000 Women's Basketball Locker Room
      • $ 250,000 Women's Volleyball Locker Room
      • $ 250,000 Men's Volleyball Locker Room
      • $ 200,000 Reception / Meeting Room
      • $ 200,000 Football Video Conference. Room
      • $ 150,000 Visitor’s Locker Room (2)
      • $ 100,000 Athletic Director's Office
      • $ 100,000 Innovation Office Suite (or $50k/for 1 of 3 offices)
      • $ 100,000 Football Office Suite
      • $ 75,000 Taping Room
      • $ 75,000 Athletic Conference Room
      • $ 75,000 Overlook Meeting Room (2)
      • $ 50,000 Coach's Locker Room (2)
      • $ 50,000 Official's Locker Room (2)
      • $ 50,000 Women's Volleyball Office
      • $ 50,000 Men's Volleyball Office
      • $ 40,000 Head Coach's Office (4)
      • $ 25,000 Assistant Coach Office Areas (5)

      Men and women’s lockers can be named for $1,000 each and seats in the sports arena for $500. Please contact Deborah Morris at 304-357-4849 or deborahmorris@ucwv.edu