WEST LIBERTY, W.Va., Oct. 21, 2022 — The West Liberty University Foundation celebrated philanthropy and its donors today as it welcomed alumni and friends back to campus for Homecoming 2022.
The Oct. 21 Recognition Banquet began with a cocktail hour at 6 p.m. and was followed by a catered dinner, all held in the renovated College Union.
Singled out for special honors were the John P. McCullough Society, the Nathan Shotwell Society, the President’s Circle, and the 2022 Impact of Philanthropy Award recipients.
This Philanthropy Awards are presented to a select group of donors who have given a generous amount of $25,000 or more during fiscal year 2022 to advance priority projects for WLU. These donors received a commemorative crystal award, engraved with their names as a token of gratitude.
Each of these award recipients also appeared in a brief video interview that explained a little bit about their history and reason for giving to WLU.
The inspiring videos will be shared via Topper Station (WLU’s streaming service) as of Saturday, Oct. 22 for replay-
“We are so grateful to our donors and pleased to share their stories with you this evening,” said Angela Zambito Hill, president of the WLU Foundation.
She and WLU Foundation Chairman John Dolan, also an alumnus, emceed the event and expressed the WLU Foundation’s thanks to each recipient.
2022 Impact of Philanthropy Honorees are:
- Kris Williams ’86 & James Taibi ’86
- Patricia Bethel ’70 and ’79
- Paula Keith ’71
- Coach Bob Roe Era Alumni Group: Rodney Reese ’70
- Coach Bob Roe Era Alumni Group: Anthony Filberto ’76
- Alumni Association of the School of Nursing Ohio Valley General Hospital
- Sisters of St. Joseph Health & Wellness Foundation
- Panhandle Cleaning & Restoration (unable to attend)
2022 Homecoming Sponsors include:
- Title Sponsor: Barnes & Noble College Bookstores
- Homecoming Game Sponsor: The Alpha Tavern
- 1837 Sustainer: WesBanco and Zambito Flooring America
- Recognition Banquet Table Sponsor: Dawn Ann Dean, RDH, MSDH
- Topper Friend: Regional Economic Development Partnership (RED), Zambito Family Dentistry, Zeno, Pockle, Lilly, and Copeland, AC
- Print Sponsor Richardson Copy Concepts