Giving Opportunities

Make a Difference in the Lives That Follow

Our Need for Funding the Cancer Institute Priorities

This will be a collaborative effort relying on funding through individuals, foundations, corporations and other grants to help defray the cost of operating expenses to assure continuation of this life-saving service.

Did you know?
The WVU Cancer Institute has touched the lives of thousands of West Virginians and others through its clinical services, internationally recognized innovations in clinical research and education of the next generation of cancer experts. Did you know?

  • The Cancer Institute has more than 40,000 patient visits per year.
  • The Cancer Institute conducts research in over 60 labs.
  • There are more than 11,000 new cases of cancer diagnoses in West Virginia every year.
  • Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in men.
  • One-in-eight women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime.
  • Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related deaths in West Virginia.
  • Colorectal cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer-related deaths in West Virginia.

AN OPPORTUNITY FOR EVERYONE
There are a number of worthwhile options to consider when making a gift. Whether your gift will support faculty in carrying out their research and clinical responsibilities, program growth, facility upgrades, or unrestricted use, it will help in important ways. 

COMMUNITY FUNDRAISING 
Interested in helping us by organizing an event in your community?  Our toolkit can help you get started

MONTHLY (RECURRING) DONATION
Make a difference every day with a monthly gift to the Cancer Institute. Ongoing support of monthly donors helps to ensure that the Cancer Institute continues our groundbreaking research, and, most importantly, saves lives to create a cancer-free world.

A monthly donation is an easy and convenient way to give. Visit https://give.wvu.edu/wvumedicine-wvucancerinstitute and on the credit card transaction page, select “Recurring gift”. Charges will occur on or about the 10th day of every day. Your gift(s) will be ongoing until notified in writing to terminate or change.

TRIBUTE GIFT
A tribute gift memorializes or honors a family member or friend while also supporting the Cancer Institute. Gifts In Memory Of (IMO) or In Honor Of (IHO) alumni, friends, faculty, staff, students and patients celebrate the relationship individuals have with the Cancer Institute.

For more information on how to make a tribute gift, please visit http://wvuf.org/content/in-honor-in-memory.

GIFT OF STOCK OR DONATION FROM YOUR IRA
The Cancer Institute would be grateful for your gift of stock or a donation from your IRA.

For more information, please visit http://wvuf.org/content/stocks-and-other-securities.

PLANNED GIVING
A planned gift is a contribution that is arranged in the present and allocated at a future date. Most commonly donated through a will or trust, planned gifts are most often granted once the donor has passed away. For more information on how to make a planned gift, please visit 

For more information, please visit http://plannedgiving.wvuf.org/

INCLUDE THE CANCER INSTITUTE IN YOUR WILL
We hope you will consider including the Cancer Institute in your estate or financial plans. A planned gift can help ensure that the work of the Cancer Institute will endure for future generations.

For more information on planned gifts, please visit http://www.wvuf.planyourlegacy.org/.

MATCHING GIFT
One of the easiest ways to increase your gift to the Cancer Institute is through your employer’s matching gift program. Your employer may sponsor a matching gift program that will match, double, or – in some instances – more than double your gift to the Cancer Institute.

For more information on matching gifts, please visit http://wvuf.org/matching.

For more information about supporting the WVU Cancer Institute, please contact:

Scarlett K. Schneider, Ph.D.
Senior Director of Development
WVU Cancer Institute
scarlett.schneider@hsc.wvu.edu

304-293-7732