Glenville State College employees Tegan McEntire (left) and Cheyenne Singleton at the Day of Giving “thank you” selfie station on February 19. / Photo courtesy GSC

Annual Day of Giving campaign raises over $250,000 for Glenville State College

GLENVILLE, WV – Thanks to the generous support of the Pioneer community, Glenville State College (GSC) raised over $250,000 from nearly 450 donors during the 2021 Day of Giving celebration on Founders Day, Friday, February 19, making it the largest giving day in the history of the College.

Donations supported 38 projects across campus, including departmental and athletic projects, scholarships, alumni and student projects, the Pioneer Fund, and the President’s Circle. Specific projects included Praxis grants for the Department of Education, art supplies and marching band uniforms for the Department of Fine Arts, a fleet vehicle for the Department of Land Resources, travel and equipment support for athletic teams, funding for GSC’s Study Abroad Program, and many more.

“Our Day of Giving celebration on Founders Day showed exactly what makes Glenville State College so special. Our alumni and friends, faculty, staff, and students all came together to celebrate our great college while greatly surpassing our fundraising goals for much-needed resources. We are so grateful for everyone who helped make this day possible and appreciate each and every gift,” said Vice President for College Advancement and Governmental Affairs, David Hutchison.

During this year’s Day of Giving, students, faculty, and staff came together for a celebration in the Mollohan Campus Community Center for an opportunity to sign the Day of Giving banner, a thank you card writing station, and refreshments. Throughout the week, GSC faculty and staff participated in a “Dough for Donuts” campaign, bringing in 50 employee gifts.

“On behalf of the entire GSC Advancement Team, I want to send our sincerest thank you to our generous Pioneer Family,” said Director of Fundraising, Ashley Knight. “We enjoyed reading each of your notes that came by mail, seeing your photos from the photo challenge, catching up with you on the phone, and celebrating GSC’s 149th birthday in true Pioneer fashion! Our entire campus community is better because of each of you. Every employee, student, alumni, business partner, parent, and friend that participated, volunteered, and shared the campaign helped us make this the most successful Day of Giving in the College’s history. Again, thank you for stepping up to the challenge and ensuring the brightest future for our students and our institution. Go Pioneers!”

If you would like to make a monetary contribution to GSC, you can do so by visiting or mailing your donation to GSC Foundation, 200 High Street, Glenville, WV 26351. For questions or to speak with the GSC Advancement Team, email or

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