Creative Writing at WVU: Wild, Wonderful Writing

Giving Back to the Creative Writing Program

Every gift to the Creative Writing Program is important. By building a strong network of alumni, friends, and parents who are annual contributors, the Creative Writing Program is able to provide our students access to scholarships, services, grants, readings by acclaimed authors, and enhanced learning opportunities. Collectively, hundreds of individual gifts allow the Creative Writing Program to carry on the tradition of excellence at West Virginia University.

What Are Our Priorities?

Our award winning faculty have received some of the country’s most prestigious honors, including the National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, the Pushcart Prize, the Iowa Short Fiction Award, the George Garrett Fiction Award, the Bakeless Prize for Nonfiction, and the Emily Dickinson Award from the Poetry Society of America. Why not help us enhance our faculty profile even more with the establishment of an Endowed Professorship, which would allow for the recruitment and retention of a nationally distinguished faculty member in Creative Writing.

Calliope, WVU’s undergraduate literary magazine, has provided many of our young writers and artists with the opportunity to gain experience in magazine publication. The creation of a permanent endowment would help to underwrite this important educational endeavor.

Finally, we offer several monetary awards each year to outstanding students in our undergraduate and graduate programs. We would like to enhance these awards and create additional awards to recognize the achievements of our outstanding students.

How to Give

We encourage you to make a contribution within the area you feel most passionate about. If you have questions about the giving process, please contact Bonnie McBee Fisher, Eberly College Director of Development, at 304.293.4611 or by e-mail at

Gifts by Cash/Check Please make checks payable to: WVU Foundation, Inc. Attn: Bonnie McBee Fisher WVU Eberly College of Arts and Sciences PO Box 6286 Morgantown, WV 26506-6286

Online Gifts

Gifts also may be made through our online giving form. We accept American Express, MasterCard, VISA, Discover and Diners Club International.

Maximizing Your Gift

You or your spouse may work for a company that matches employees’ gifts to higher education. These programs are a great way to multiply your support by doubling, or in some cases tripling, employees’ gifts. Please contact your employer for details.

Gifts Provided By Wills or Estates

To receive more information on this option please contact Bonnie McBee Fisher.

Tax-Deductible Gifts

Gifts to the WVU Foundation are tax deductible as provided by law. Year-end gifts must have a USPS postmark of December 31 or earlier to receive a current year tax credit. Online gifts must be processed by 6:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) on December 31 to receive a current year tax credit. Your tax advisor is the best resource for addressing questions regarding the deductibility of your contribution.