Uniform Campaign a Success Raising over $440,000

IMG_8483Pictured l to r: WVU Band Drum Major, Joe Andria; Dean of the College of Creative Arts, Bernie Schultz; Drum Major, Lauren Eakins; the Foundation???s Director of The University Fund, Greg McCracken; and Associate Director, Sarah Gibson.
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Jim Gardill
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Ed Pastilong
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Ben Statler
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Brad Ritchie
Photos by Chris Southard, WVU Band

This summer the WVU Foundation through its University Fund coordinated a campaign to raise $270,000 to replace the Band???s 11-year old uniforms. As a result of the generosity of more than 1,800 donors, the WVU Foundation received over $440,000 for 'The Pride.'

A check was presented??during halftime of the WVU vs. Syracuse football game to the Dean of the College of Creative Arts, Bernie Schultz and the Marching Band Drum Majors Joe Andria and Lauren Eakins by the Foundation???s Director of The University Fund, Greg McCracken and Associate Director, Sarah Gibson.

As a result of your overwhelming support, the band was able to purchase the new uniforms you see today and 28 new tubas. Saturday, October 14 'The Pride' dedicated its new uniforms and extended a special thanks to you, our alumni and friends who supported this effort.

The WVU Foundation and the WVU Marching Band also extend thanks to our Band Aid Drive sponsors.

  • WVU Alumni Association represented by Board Chair, Jim Gardill
  • WVU Intercollegiate Athletics represented by WVU Athletic Director, Ed Pastilong.
  • United Bank represented by Charleston Market President, Brad Ritchie
  • Friends of Coal represented by President & CEO of Pinn Oak Resources, Ben Statler

Again, we say, ???Thank you!???

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