Shepherd Excellence

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An Anonymous DonorCecelia Mason gave $100 because 10 donors gaveJust for WSHC 89.7 FM

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Shepherd University Day of Giving 2024
341 Donors - $175,365 Donated

Support Shepherd's Excellence

For more 150 years, Shepherd University has served as a hub of intellectual thought and creativity, a driver of innovative research and transformative economic development. Giving Day’s Shepherd Excellence programs are part of what makes this community so special and unique.

Programs like the ones below are a few of those listed under Shepherd Excellence:

  • Agricultural Innovation Center at Tabler Farm
  • George Tyler Moore Center for the Study of the Civil War
  • Hunter C. Willis Aviation Program
  • Last Dollar Fund
  • Lifelong Learning
  • The President's Club
  • The Robert C. Byrd Center for Congressional History and Education
  • Scarborough Society
  • Shepherd Success Center
  • WSHC 89.7 FM

The 2024 Day of Giving goal is ambitious – to have our community make gifts totaling $75,000 to Shepherd University in one day. Please join us by making a gift to an area of Shepherd that you 💙. Every gift counts — no matter the size!  All will help us reach the overall one-day goal!

Final Challenge has been Unlocked!

Our final challenge was unlocked: Over 25 alumni donated between the hours of 4-6 to unlock the SUAA Board Gift of $500 to the Shepherd Fund. 

There are still 5 1/2 hours left, so please continue to encourage friends and family to give. Our student organizations and clubs are still reaching for 20 donors to earn their free pizza from Dominos. 

78 days ago by Meg Peterson
Over $100,000 Given- WOW

Your generosity has already secured $100,000 in gifts for Shepherd. Recent challenges unlocked were reaching the 200 donor milestone, which unlocked $10,000 and 50 donors giving to Shepherd Excellence Funds, which unlocked $10,000 for the Shepherd Fund. 

79 days ago by Meg Peterson
Passing More Milestones...

  • SUAC Board Challenge gift was unlocked
  • 200 donor milestone reached: $10,000 has been unlocked for the campaign!
79 days ago by Meg Peterson
More challenge gifts unlocked!

  • $5,000 given to academic programs has unlocked an additional $5,000 gift!
  • 150 donors has unlocked an additional $7,000 in gifts! 
79 days ago by Meg Peterson
Keep the Momentum Going!

It's not even noon, and we've already raised over $50,000! We are sooo close to unlocking more challenge and milestone gifts. Consider making a gift toward the following:

  • We need 8 more donors to SUAC to meet the board challenge of $1000.


  • We need $225 more dollars to Shepherd Academic programs to unlock $5000.


  • We need 25 more donors to Shepherd Excellence funds to unlock $10,000.


  • We need 26 more donors overall to  unlock $7000.

79 days ago by Meg Peterson
2024 Day of Giving is Starting Strong!

We've already unlocked $500 for our first 25 donors, and we're close to unlocking another $1,000 when we hit 50 donors. Keep up the great momentum! 

79 days ago by Meg Peterson

Shepherd Excellence Leaderboard
Area of SupportDonorsRaised ($)
Last Dollar Fund17$56,010
George Tyler Moore Center for the Study of the Civil War10$3,275
Other - add an area not listed17$2,920
McMurran Scholars Association11$1,260
Alumni Association17$2,005
Center for Financial Education0$0
Lifelong Learning3$260
Lambda Chi Alpha Scholarship1$250
Hunter C. Willis Aviation Program1$250
Agricultural Innovation Center at Tabler Farm2$1,100
J.C. Ram Mascot3$1,275
WSHC 89.7 FM1$200
Honors Program0$0
Epsilon Kappa- Delta Sigma Pi Scholarship3$375
Student Success Center5$850
President's Club5$5,000
Common Reading1$50
Robert C. Byrd Center for ​Congressional History and Education7$7,450
Donor Affiliations
Gradhat icon38%Alumni
Suitcase icon19%Faculty/Staff
Friends icon10%Friends
Book icon5%Students
Parent icon4%Parents
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