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Let Your Light Shine Campaign

A Mission For Securing Our Future

Alumni, parents, and friends have come together like never before at this pivotal moment. To pursue a re-imagined, revitalized Wheeling University, we must keep pushing the boundaries together. That starts with an unprecedented fundraising campaign $5 million in cash by June 2020, and $25 million over the next five years.

This is a full community effort and your support is vital.

Our current and future students are at the center of the developing vision, and so are our core values. Today’s world needs more Wheeling University thinkers, innovators, problem solvers, and experimenters. More graduates with ethics, empathy, and a commitment to social justice.

Now is our time. We can make history together.

“I’m honored and humbled to co-chair Wheeling University’s development effort. For the College to survive, we’ll all need to dig deep. Really deep. The formula for my own giving has been: think of a number that really hurts.’ Then multiply it by four for each of the years we need to raise the total sum of between $20M and $25M. It will hurt. But it’s the only way. I’m really hurting,’ but a strange peace and satisfaction have also stolen over me, born not just from this existential threat, but from all that I realize I owe Wheeling University for where I am and who I am.
– Campaign Co-Chair, Dr. Ed Shahady ’60 –

Support Our Students
Everything we do is focused on supporting the young people who will challenge and change their world.


Will my gift count toward the $25 million goal?
Gifts to the Wheeling University Annual Fund or Urgent Support Fund for Students, and all unrestricted payments of pledges made to a Campaign for Wheeling University and Wheeling University’s Future will count toward that goal.

How can I keep up to date with what’s happening at Wheeling University?
Make sure we have your correct email and mailing information by contacting us at Subscribe to our publication The Chronicle (contact the Wheeling University Alumni Office to subscribe).

I made a pledge to Wheeling University – how do I fulfill that pledge?
First of all, thank you! You can make your pledge payment here. If you prefer to give by check, you can mail that to Wheeling University Office of Advancement at 316 Washington Ave, Wheeling, WV 26003. For gifts of stock, through a donor advised fund or wire transfers, please call or email Mark Jastorff, Interim Vice President, Advancement at or 304.243.8166.

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