While many of our families are able to pay the $20 per night fee, others do not have the financial means. Because no one is turned away if he or she cannot pay, your tax deductible contribution is important. It will help provide the support we need to maintain operations while keeping fees to a minimum for those we serve.

There are many ways to support Family House in honor of a loved one, as a tribute gift, and more.

For more information about any of the following options, please contact:

Development Officer
Jillian Zangari
304-598-6094 Ext. 3

Pay by Credit Card
Click to complete on-line secure payment form.

Pay by Check
Make check payable to: WVUF/Rosenbaum Family House

Mail check to:
Rosenbaum Family House
30 Family House Drive
PO Box 8228
Morgantown, WV 26506

Securities and Retirement Assets

Donating Securities such as Stocks, Bonds, or Mutual Funds is a common way to contribute.
IRA Charitable Rollover – If you are at least 70 ½, you can make a charitable gift directly from your IRA without incurring federal income tax on the withdrawal.

Donor Advised Funds

If you participate in a donor advised fund, you can easily direct your donation to benefit a specific program.

In-Kind Gifts

Do you have a unique asset such as a work of art, book collection, equipment, software, license, or real estate? You may be able to give a Gift in Kind and transfer the ownership of the property to the Foundation.

Matching Gifts

Your employer may sponsor a gift-matching program that will allow your generosity to be matched by your employer. See http://www.wvuf.org/matching for more information.

Create an Endowment

We can also tailor your individual interest to a specific need by creating an endowment that will provide support in perpetuity. Depending on the purpose, endowments require different minimum gift sizes.
Please contact us so we can discuss your idea with you.

Capital Campaign

Gifts made prior to December 31, 2017 will count towards our capital campaign, “A State of Minds: The Campaign for West Virginia’s University.

Gifts Through a Will

A bequest is a gift made through a your will. It can be for a specific dollar amount or asset, a percentage of the total estate, or the remainder of the estate.

Gifts by Beneficiary Designation

Retirement Fund Assets
You can name WVUF as a beneficiary of your retirement fund assets.

Life Insurance

You can also name WVUF as a beneficiary of a life insurance policy. A Charitable Giving Rider attached to the policy will pay out an additional percentage of the face value of the policy at no additional cost to you. You can also use a new or existing policy to fund a future gift to us, or give us a policy whose coverage you no longer need.

Gifts that Pay Income

Gift Annuity

A Charitable Gift Annuity is a contract that will pay you or a beneficiary a fixed amount for the rest of your life. If you don’t need your income stream yet, you can set up a deferred gift annuity and set up a future date to begin receiving payments.


A Charitable Remainder Annuity Trust (CRAT) is like a gift annuity, and makes annual payments fixed at a specific percentage of the value of the trust when it is established. It provides a fixed amount for a term or years, or for life.

Alternatively, a Charitable Remainder Unitrust (CRUT) pays you or other named beneficiary a fixed percentage of the principal in the trust as it is valued annually. Additional gifts can be made to a CRUT at any time.

Gifts that Protect Assets

A Charitable Lead Trust provides the Foundation with an annual payment for a fixed term of years, after which the principal is returned to the individuals whom you designate. This can serve to reduce your taxable estate and convey your property to your heirs at considerable tax savings.

Gifts with Retained Use

Retained Life Estates allow you to give their home or other property to the Foundation while retaining the right to live in and use the property while they are alive.


Family House reflects the power of love, the strength of the human spirit, and the belief in family. The generosity and support of individuals, businesses, and volunteers makes it all possible.

Due to the increased demand for services and the changing needs of WVU Medicine, Rosenbaum Family House moved to a new, larger facility located near the WVU Football Stadium.

The increased space allows us to provide more services to more people and decrease the average wait time for a room.

Our new “home away from home” has:

• Five apartments
• Six studio apartments
• 28 guest rooms
• Day room
• Laundry rooms
• Board/Meeting Room
• Kitchen and dining area

Our expansion has provided an opportunity for you to leave a lasting legacy for your family and support the programs and services of Family House.

We invite you to name one of the spaces in our new house.
The spaces available for naming are:

1st Floor
Large Multipurpose Room 124: $125,000
Board/Meeting Room 125: $30,000

3rd Floor
Guest Room 319: $40,000
Guest Room 320: $40,000
Corridor: $25,000

4th Floor
Guest Room 405: $40,000
Guest Room 406: $40,000
Guest Room 407: $40,000
Guest Room 408: $40,000
Studio Apartment 420: $75,000
Studio Apartment 421: $75,000
Studio Apartment 422: $75,000
Studio Apartment 426: $75,000
Studio Apartment 427: $75,000

A tribute gift memorializes or honors a family member or friend while also supporting Rosenbaum Family House. Gifts In Memory Of (IMO) or In Honor Of (IHO) past guests, family, and friends celebrate the relationship individuals have with the Rosenbaum Family House and their community as they impact the families staying at Family House every day.

For an IMO gift, include a note with:

Name of the deceased

Name of surviving family member to whom notice of this gift is to be given

Name, address, and amount of each contribution included in the envelope to assure proper recognition

Contact Information for the principle donor, in case there are any questions

For an IHO gift, include a note with:

Name and address of the person(s) to be honored

Please note: A letter is sent to the honoree with the name and address of the donor(s), but not the amount of the gift

Name, address, and amount of each contribution included in the envelope to assure proper recognition

Contact Information for the principle donor, in case there are any questions

Set up a coin collection box at your business location to help raise money for the Family House. Please contact Jillian Zangari to make arrangements for a small collection box to be delivered to your location.