Lakin-Ray Field Matching Challenge

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 $38,405 raised towards goal of $250,000.

Lakin-Ray Field Matching Challenge

On August 25, 2021, West Virginia State University embarked upon a transformative renovation project that includes installation of artificial turf, stadium lights, and new bleachers to accommodate future football contests, women’s soccer matches, and community events. 

A $150,000 gift from the Kanawha County Commission kicked off the funding for the lights and bleachers.

The Bernard H. and Blanche E. Jacobson Foundation has provided a $250,000 matching gift challenge.  

Successfully meeting the challenge will enable the WVSU Foundation to fully fund the lights and bleachers…completing Phase 1 of the project.

Your gift will help provide funding to meet the matching gift challenge and complete the funding for this exciting project.  


Gifts at various levels will be recognized on a plaque prominently displayed at the Dickerson Stadium entrance.


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