What is “Bucks for Brains?”
This unique program was created by the State of West Virginia in 2008 to stimulate world-class research at the state’s leading universities and the related benefits of high-tech industries.
Marshall University can tap into the West Virginia Research Trust Fund to double private gifts that support research initiatives linked to economic development, health care and job growth.
Projects funded through the program will help prepare students for tomorrow's workforce, advance life-changing research in Marshall’s laboratories, create high-wage jobs and an engine for economic development, and improve the quality of life throughout the region.
“Bucks for Brains” is the only giving program at Marshall that allows donors to double the impact of their contributions.
All the money raised through private donations—as well as the State’s match—stay at Marshall, supporting discoveries that lead to tomorrow’s innovations and cures.
What is the fundraising goal?
Marshall’s goal is to raise $15 million dollars in private funds to support its research programs. All private contributions will be matched dollar-for-dollar by the State’s trust fund through March 8, 2013—for a total impact of up to $30 million at Marshall University.
All donors to Marshall’s “Bucks for Brains” campaign will be listed on a plaque in the Robert C. Byrd Biotechnology Science Center on the Huntington campus.
How can I help?
For more information about how you can support research at Marshall and automatically double your gift through the West Virginia Research Trust Fund, visit the Marshall University Foundation website at www.marshall.edu/foundation or call toll-free 1-866-632-5386.