MORGANTOWN — United Bank marked West Virginia University’s third annual Day of Giving with a $1 million donation to the new WVU Medicine Children’s tower.
United Bank representatives presented a check to WVU Medicine Children’s officials Wednesday at the current Family Resource Center. The donation will support family-friendly facilities adjacent to the new tower’s main lobby and welcome center, including a gift shop, pharmacy and lounge area, according to a press release. All three spaces will be named for United Bank.
“We want every child in West Virginia to have the very best health care,” WVU President Gordon Gee said. “We are providing it, and now we’re going to have a children’s hospital worthy of the children in this state. We thank United Bank.”
John Fahey, senior vice president and spokesman for United Bank, said the investment will save lives. He noted that he and his colleagues at the bank next door to WVU’s Health Sciences Campus hear emergency helicopters land regularly at J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital and know they often carry children facing life-threatening health challenges.
“It’s the perfect marriage: We are West Virginia’s bank, and this is West Virginia’s children’s hospital. What better matchup could you have than that?” Fahey said.
“This is more than just a check; it’s an investment. What better investment could one have than investing in the health and the health care of our youth and our young…