Annual Campaign

Your Gift to the Hilltop is Home Campaign Goes Far At West Liberty University And Changes  Students’ Lives.


With an increasing number of student opportunities in undergraduate majors, graduate degrees, and athletics — plus a recent growth in enrollment, we want to continue our success! A strong enrollment helps in fulfilling our Mission to provide an OPPORTUNITY for a high quality education and also improves the University’s FINANCIAL HEALTH by generating tuition dollars, which make up a majority of the operating budget.

  • FUNDING SCHOLARSHIPS: The first $100,000 goes toward the WLU Foundation Scholarship Program, providing tuition dollars.
  • HELPING HILLTOPPERS: Annual Campaign funds may be used to help students facing extreme financial challenges due to COVID-19. Over 210 students have already received emergency aid. 
  • NEED REQUEST PROGRAM: Additional funding goes toward the WLU Foundation Need Request Program which funded 17 projects worth over $50,000 during fiscal year ‘20. Recent initiatives include: faculty excellence awards, a washing machine for the Wrestling team, new carpeting in the Elbin Library, and matching research grant funds for the College of Sciences. 
As of June 2021


FY 2021 Areas of Focus


Blatnik Gym Renovation


Athletic Weight Room


Campus-Wide Signage Project


Distance Learning Labs


Hilltopper Bands



Thank You!