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WVU Potomac State College Day of Giving returns March 20

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Alumni, donors, employees, and friends of West Virginia University Potomac State College are invited to come together on March 20, in support of the seventh WVU Day of Giving. This momentous occasion brings together individuals wanting to support student-related financial needs.

“Donors have a pivotal role in shaping the future of the next generation of leaders. By giving back, supporters directly impact the financial needs of students, enabling them to focus on their academic studies. These donations, regardless of their size, contribute to a collective effort which enhances opportunities and is instrumental in reducing overwhelming financial barriers,” said incoming Interim PSC President Paul Kreider.

As financial need has increased, the PSC General Scholarship Fund helps lessen the financial strain on students and their families. Students who receive support through scholarships often feel a sense of community and gratitude which in turn fosters a culture of paying it forward, becoming future contributors and ambassadors for the College themselves.               

Beyond the classroom, contributions support student sports travel and wellness programs that are essential for personal and professional growth. The PSC General Athletics Fund helps create a positive experience for student-athletes from across the nation and around the world who choose to play sports at Potomac State College.

Scholarships are paramount to the success of students. As part of the Catamount family, which extends beyond the campus boundaries, donors have the opportunity during WVU Day of Giving to provide support for students as well as create incredible opportunities.

Navigating challenges that students face, often beyond their control, can be daunting. The Student Support Fund was created to ensure that a financial burden will not prevent them from enrolling or completing their degree.

“Potomac State College is grateful for the ongoing support of our dedicated community. The impact of scholarships extends far beyond the college years. Graduates who benefit from scholarships often make significant contributions to society. Together, we can create a ripple effect, ensuring the continued success of future generations and the growth of our institution,” Kreider said.

To maximize your gift-giving power, consider making a gift during one of these hours when additional funds will be awarded.

Rise and Shine: 7 a.m.

The early bird gets the bonus funds?! If you plan to give on Day of Giving, set an alarm (or calendar reminder) for 7 a.m. We want to be the participating unit with the most gifts during this hour. That will earn us additional funds for our greatest needs! Giving online is easy and secure and remember this challenge isn’t about total dollars raised but rather total donors giving!

Calling all Catamounts: 10 a.m.

The top three participating groups with the most gifts from alumni between 10 and 11 a.m. win additional funding! So call/text that old roommate, challenge a friend you met on the quad, or the person you stood next to at graduation. This hour is all about alumni and the pride you feel for your home on the hill. Giving online is easy and secure.

One Community: 4 p.m.

Potomac State connections extend beyond our beloved alumni. Giving online is easy and secure. We challenge anyone who is a friend of the College to give during this hour. The top three participating groups with the most gifts from friends between 4 and 5 p.m. will win additional funding!

For more information and to donate on March 20, visit our College’s giving page. Make sure to follow our progress on the leaderboard as well as on Facebook and Instagram.

Your generosity makes a difference in the lives of students and their futures.