Mon Health Foundation Invests Nearly $1 Million in Fairmont State University Nursing Program

The Mon Health Foundation has provided an unprecedented $400,000 investment to the Fairmont State University Nursing Program to be utilized to increase hiring capacity for faculty and adjunct staff with real-world experience. Combined with a $200,000 gift made in May 2019, and the value of student scholarships and clinical rotation oversight time committed through the recently announced Mon Health Scholars Program, Mon Health System has invested nearly $1 million in developing nursing students at Fairmont State University.

Fairmont State University receives grant for Campus Sustainability Projects

Fairmont State University’s Creative Sustainability Council (CSC), a campus organization focused on sustainability initiatives for the University and community, has been awarded a grant of $27,120 from the Appalachian Stewardship Foundation (ASF) to implement two sustainability initiatives on campus this summer. These initiatives have been designed in partnership with Aladdin Food Service and the Fairmont State Foundation.

Fairmont State alumni provide support for football student-athletes

Two Fairmont State alumni will continue to support a scholarship for football players over the next five years.

Jim Ashton, a general partner for NewSpring Capital, a Philadelphia-based private equity firm, and his wife, Debbie (Turney), have committed to continuing the Jim & Debbie Ashton Football Scholarship. The annual impact scholarship supports freshmen football players from Western Pennsylvania who are majoring in business, computer science, engineering, entrepreneurship or information systems. 

Spies like us: Fairmont State University’s National Security and Intelligence program

Four intelligence analysts are hunched over a computer screen. On the wall behind them are various maps of the world and three clocks that show the hour in different times zones. They have tracked everything from the Russian military’s involvement in the Ukraine to vulnerabilities with NASA’s Hubble Telescope.

But on this particular Tuesday afternoon, with the lights off and computer screens bright, they are diving into the nefarious underworld of email scams. The project’s codename is Operation Trident.

The CARES Act - Moving Forward in 2020

Fairmont State Foundation, Inc. continues to move forward with its important work. In the midst of all that is going on, many of our friends and supporters are looking forward to the future when they can enjoy community with friends and resume their regular activities. In response to the current situation, Congress recently enacted several tax law changes.  This recently passed law includes several charitable tax provisions to encourage giving, including: