Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.
- Lao Tzu, author of the Tao Te Ching

The Glenville State College Foundation, Inc. is single focused on the raising of funds from non-state sources to assist Glenville State College in reaching its mission. We achieve that goal through actively soliciting funds through our Annual Fund, Scholarship Endowments and monies from larger foundations. These monies are then awarded to deserving students through annual scholarships and academic awards.

Annual Fund

The annual fund is comprised of a number of outreaches in order to raise funds for the operation of the Foundation. The "Call Upon," a phone based contact system employing students, reaches all known alumni and friends of the college. This important program accomplishes the dual purpose of raising funds, as well as giving our students the opportunity to update our constituents on programs and developments on campus that are improving and growing our institution. The Giving Club Level Appeal promotes growing to the next higher level of recognition by increasing the size of the previous year’s gift. The Class Reunion Appeal recognizes anniversary classes in five year increments. A Class Reunion Chair sends a request to all identified members of the class asking for a class wide gift of a predetermined goal. This gift will be presented to the College President on Alumni Day each year. A Parents Club has been established to ask for donations to assist the Foundation while their son or daughter is enrolled. Taken together, these appeals generate the funds necessary to increase the contacts with donors and potential donors.

Endowed Scholarships

Many alumni and other interested individuals and corporations establish endowed scholarships to provide financial support for the students that come to Glenville State in search of a start to their careers. These endowments are invested by the Foundation under the guidance of the Finance Committee with financial advisors. The income of these endowments is spent to award scholarships while the principal of the fund remains intact. If you are interested in more information on how to establish a scholarship call the Foundation at 304-462-4125 or send an email to for assistance.