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FROM THE ADVANCEMENT OFFICE

                                       Dear Friends,
                                       Thanks to the tremendous generosity of 1,800 alumni and friends, the Maryland
                                       Province of the Society of Jesus, the WJU Jesuit community and the Diocese of
                  Wheeling-Charleston, Wheeling Jesuit University received gifts totaling nearly $12 million dollars in
                  fiscal year 2016.
                      Our renewed partnership with the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, which helped fund the
                  construction of the original four buildings, has given us the financial support to expand and
                  innovate our academic programs, as well as improve our existing infrastructure and dormitories.
                      Your support, financial and otherwise, has helped us continually evolve the campus to meet the
                  needs of today’s students, while maintaining our Jesuit mission of Life, Leadership, and Service.
                      Today, students have endless choices about where to attend college. Your generous
                  contributions to the DRIVE 365 Annual Campaign allow us to provide scholarships, hire the best
                  faculty, invest in a vibrant student life experience, and acquire the latest technology and resources
                  for our students. Your gifts help prospective students make their decision to commit to WJU — they
                  are here because of you. I know of no greater gift than helping a student obtain an education.
                      As an alumnus, I want to personally thank each of you who made a gift last fiscal year. I get
                  the privilege to work on campus each day and interact with our students, faculty, and staff. I see
                  firsthand how your support impacts Wheeling Jesuit.
                      During this Thanksgiving and Christmas season — while you are celebrating with your loved
                  ones — I hope you will give thanks for your time at Wheeling and all the doors your Jesuit education
                  has opened for you. I invite you to join me and make a gift to DRIVE 365 this holiday season so we
                  can continue to open doors for current and future Cardinals.
                      I wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving and a very Merry Christmas.

                      	Sincerely,

                      	 Noah Mull ’09
                      	 Interim Director of Advancement

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