The 2019 WVU Day of Giving was an important effort for CPASS, raising nearly $25,000 for the college, while West Virginia University generated more than $11.3 million. The third annual event, held Nov. 13, encouraged students, faculty, staff and friends of WVU to provide critical funding to ensure the continuation of numerous opportunities for growth within the WVU community.
During the 24-hour on line timeframe, CPASS received 100 donations. Interestingly, CPASS received 100 donations last year as well. Overall, this landed CPASS in 15th place among all units. However, in comparison to academic colleges only, CPASS finished in 9th place, ahead of units such as nursing, education, pharmacy and dentistry.
The CPASS Visiting Committee provided major contributions in the amount of a $12,000 matching gift, one of the highest college matching gifts at the University. The total money raised earned CPASS a ranking of 22nd on campus. In comparison to other academic colleges, CPASS placed 12th.
Jack Watson, interim dean, was profound in voicing his appreciation for the ongoing support. “Thank you for your generous contributions to CPASS during the Day of Giving. These gifts will go a long way toward helping to promote retention initiatives, student scholarships and programming within the college,” stated Watson.
“I would like to thank our donors for their contributions to this important event. The college is eternally grateful for your continued help,” Watson added.