Cline Family Foundation Donates $5 Million to WVU

The University of West Virginia was gifted $5 million from the Cline Family Foundation. The donation benefited WVU’s Department of Intercollegiate Athletics as well as their School of Medicine.

$3 million will go to the construction of a 64,000 square foot basketball practice facility. It will have gyms for both the men’s team and the women’s team, a weight training center, an athletic training center, several meeting areas, and a basketball hall of traditions. The Cline Family Foundation is providing the WVU basketball teams with a first-class home court on a daily basis.

Chris Cline developed a close relationship with a faculty member in the health department at WVU, and was compelled to donate $2 million to the School of Medicine. This donation was matched by the state’s Research Trust Fund, equaling a $4 million endowment. The department used this money to create a specialized chair for orthopedic surgery.

Chris Cline says he has “been fortunate to have lived and employed people in West Virginia and I owe the state of West Virginia and its people much for my success. I wanted to give something back that will be beneficial to the people of the State.” The WVU community is very appreciative of the Cline Family Foundation’s generosity.

 

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