West Liberty University is having a significant year of fundraising.

Jason Koegler, Angie Zambito Hill, Judy Hennen

Jason Koegler and Angie Zambito Hill deliver a check to WL Foundation Administrative Manager Judy Hennen.

“As we wrap up the second quarter of fiscal year 2013, we don’t want to miss the chance to update everyone on the status of our capital campaign. We are thrilled to report that we just broke the $3 million mark toward this year’s goal making this fiscal year the greatest fundraising year in the school’s history,” said Jason Koegler, Vice President of Institutional Advancement.

WLU announced its capital campaign in October when President Robin C. Capehart unveiled details and goals that support his vision for moving WLU from a good college to a great university.

Money raised will be earmarked to fund campus improvements including the construction of Campbell Hall of Health Sciences, the renovation of historic Shaw Hall, the renovation of Kelly Theatre, athletic facility upgrades and other capital improvements.

“We are so grateful to our friends, alumni and especially our new donors who have joined us in this historic campaign. West Liberty University has enjoyed an ongoing increase in enrollment, meaning the improvements that these gifts will fund are vital for our future,” said Angela Zambito-Hill, development director.

Compared to last year, the fundraising team has already brought in over two times the dollars raised during the entire 2011-2012 year. Besides Koegler and Zambito-Hill, former WVU athletic director Ed Pastilong has joined the WLU fundraising team. Additional support is provided by Director of Annual Giving Stefanie Trouten, who coordinates the phonathon.

“I am proud of our team and pleased that we are enjoying a successful year. However, with six months remaining in the fiscal year, we still have work to do. We encourage anyone interested in joining our effort to call us or visit our website to get involved,” Koegler concluded. “We believe that the future of West Liberty University is important not only to our students and alumni, but to the entire region. It is especially gratifying to see this kind of support for our work.”

For more information on ways to give to the Campaign for a Great University, please contact the WLU development office at 304-336-8888. Or visit the capital campaign webpage.