Mountaineer Athletic Club: West Virginia University's Department of Intercollegiate Athletics
Membership in the Jerry West Society is offered exclusively to those donors who make commitments of support to the Mountaineer Athletic Club (MAC) in the form of planned gifts. The Jerry West Society is comprised of friends of  WVU Intercollegiate Athletics who believe a strong athletic program can increase the University's national visibility, while enhancing individual character and University spirit. Methods of giving include bequests, trusts, annuities, directed retirement assets, life insurance and real estate. Planned giving through the Jerry West Society of the Mountaineer Athletic Club and the WVU Foundation is vital to the long-term future of Mountaineer athletics.
The Society was formed in 1996 and is named for Jerry West, WVU’s most famous student-athlete. In 1959 and 1960, West was a unanimous selection to nine different All-America teams. During his Mountaineer basketball career, he established records for scoring (2,309) and rebounding (1,240) before embarking upon a 14-year NBA career and induction into the NBA Hall of Fame. If you already have provisions in your will or already made any of the following gifts, we encourage you to contact the Mountaineer Athletic Club and become a member of the Jerry West Society.The qualifying support includes:
  • Gift provision in your will or revocable trust
  • Income producing gift
  • Charitable lead trust
  • Testamentary gift of retirement assets
  • Life insurance policy or annuity policy
  • Gift of residence or farm with a retained life interest for yourself.
What is truly special about the Jerry West Society is that it gives us a chance to say something that is very important — thank you! At the same time, your participation can motivate others to follow your lead and lend support to WVU Intercollegiate Athletics through the many opportunities offered by the Mountaineer Athletic Club. Jerry West Society members are recognized in the following ways —
  • Name listed in football and men’s basketball game programs
  • Name displayed on a plaque located in the WVU Coliseum
  • Recipient of memento featuring Jerry West
  • Invitations to exclusive MAC donor functions
  • Receive 15 Priority Points (one-time)
  • Gift Priority Points to family member or friend 
If you have not designated the MAC or Department of Intercollegiate Athletics as beneficiary, please complete the Jerry West Society Membership Card and return it to the MAC office. The MAC can then provide you with the necessary language to ensure that your planned gift intentions are clearly expressed. Click to view the Jerry West Society Brochure
If you have already designated the Mountaineer Athletic Club or the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics as a beneficiary of your estate, but are NOT a member of the Jerry West Society, please contact the MAC to begin your membership. A gift to the Jerry West Society does not influence membership or ticket priority status based on annual giving requirements to the Mountaineer Athletic Club. All gifts are processed by the WVU Foundation, Inc. (501c3) and are tax deductible to the fullest extent.
Below is a list of current Jerry West Society members. Thank you to those who have made this truly special commitment.
Scot & Linda Anderson                      
Lee & Pamela Bakalarski
Denise Barber
Harry F. Bell, Jr.
David F. Blaydes, PhD
Neil Bolyard
Garrett Bragg
Bill & Patricia Bright
Dr. Paul & Nancy Brooks. Jr.
Neil Bucklew, PhD
Brent & Ashley Burton
John W. Campbell
Christopher J. Cantrell
Kevin S. Carter
Gale Catlett
Richard & Kathleen Cline
Jeff & Patzi Coe
David K. Cole
James Colombo
Mike Corey
Jerry Corley
John Criss
Giles Davidson
Allison Davis
Susan Deal
Rosalie Dlesk
R.P. & Carol Duranti, JD
John & Patsy Egle Jr., PhD
H. Smoot Fahlgren
Paul & Mary Feldmeier
Robert & Margaret Feldmeier
George Flegal, Jr.
Richard & Jamie French
Phil & Carol Gaujot
Samme Gee
Lee Good, III
Tom Gulliford
Ralph Haberfield, Jr.
Col. Robert & Barbara Hamilton
John R. and Mary Ann Hardesty
Douglas Harman, DDS
Jim Bill & Sharon Harvey
Edward & Cheryl Heflin, II
William & Dorothy Hefner
David Hendrickson, JD
Dr. David Hess
Dr. Michelle Hess
Terry & Dinah Hess
Philip High, DDS
Deann Hill
Lee Hill, JD
Don & Marcella Hoylman
Sam Huff
Mac Hutson, DDS
Jean McNabb Jenkins
Buddy & Carol Johnson
Jeremy & Shannon Johnson
Matthew & Margaux Kaynard
Larry Kettlewell
Wayne & Sandra King, JD
Thomas & Lori Kliethermes
Terry D. Lester
Philip Majestro, DDS
Richard & Sandra Malcolm
Robert Mancuso
Phillip Manker
Neill Marshall, OD
George W. Marshall
John S. and Sandra L. Marshall
Helen M. Matheny
Billy & Christine McCartney
James McCulty
Murvyn McDowell
Charles McKown, PhD
Michael Meador, DDS
John & Tulane Mensore, JD
Andy & Angela Moore 
Dennis Moore, DVM
William & Lois Morgan
John Muffly
Richard Mull
Steven Ostendorf, DPM
Ed Pastilong
Charles Pearcy, III
James Pennington
Kevin Philyaw
Alice Poindexter
Imogene Pridemore
?Judith Raese
Brenda Raines
William Rice, Jr.
Sara Roberts
George P. Russell III
Barbara Schaus
Michael & Daphne Scordato, Jr.
Albert Scudiere, Jr.
James Shaffer, Jr.
Daniel & Angela Simmons
Dick & Becky Smith
Michael and Shannon Smith, JD
Paul Snider
Louise Stephenson
Franc Stern
James M. Stevenson
Ron D. Stollings, PhD
Samuel Stone, JD
Ronald & Kathryn Stoops
Daniel J. Strinkoski, DDS
Cedric Thomas
Steven Thomas, JD
Thomas Thomas
Clifford Thorniley
Michael Toothman
Charles Tucker, Jr.
William Tucker
Kelly & Dr. Lori Tucker
James & Joan Waggy
Joe & Joanne Wagner
Dave & Margaret Wallace
Richard & Betty Watkins
Jerry & Karen West
Edward E. White, Jr. DDS
Peter & Jo White
Sheri J. Wiles
John & Linda Williams
Charles Wilson, JD
Bart & Kellie Willis
Paul & Joan Witting
Drs. Marc & Amy Yester
Carolyn Zinn, PhD
5+ Anonymous Members