The Royce J. and Caroline B. Watts Museum is made possible by the philanthropy of those who support, finance, and enrich the Museum's programs, exhibitions, collections, and research. Your contributions help the Watts Museum realize its fullest potential for the benefit of the community, West Virginia University, and Appalachia's industrial heritage.
The Watts Museum presents programs and projects that donors, sponsors, and volunteers find worthy of their interest and significant to the community. Your donations, gifts-in-kind, and volunteerism ensure the Watts Museum's success in serving its mission of preserving and promoting the social, cultural, and technological history of the coal, oil, and natural gas industries. The information below describes several of the many ways that you may forge a partnership with the Watts Museum:
Contributions to the Watts Museum Endowment may be made through the WVU Foundation. There are various ways to contribute to the endowment, each tailored to meet the specific financial needs of donors. To learn more about participating in the Watts Museum Endowment, please contact the WVU Foundation at 304.284.4000 or 1.800.847.3856 or visit
The Watts Museum graciously accepts gifts in any amount from individual donors. Your donations, made by cash, check, or credit card, help the Museum continue as a cultural and educational resource for the community.
Donors may choose to direct their support toward a specific purpose that matches their interests with the needs and priorities of the Watts Museum. Restricted gifts may be applied toward a museum purchase, a temporary exhibition, an educational program, or another project of the donor's choosing.
Tribute and Memorial Gifts
A gift to the Watts Museum is a meaningful and special way to honor or memorialize a relative, friend, or colleague. Your contribution will be acknowledged with a personalized tribute card sent to the honored individual or family.
Gifts-in-kind are non-monetary donations that assist the Museum in fulfilling its mission. Books, artifacts, art, museum items, equipment, supplies, and services are accepted by the Watts Museum based on their appropriateness for use in its facilities.
Corporations provide critical support to the Watts Museum's operations, collections, exhibitions, and programs. Corporate giving presents numerous opportunities for companies to strategically present themselves to the Museum's diverse and distinguished audience. In addition to providing a unique marketing and promotional platform, sponsorship enables a company to make an enduring contribution to its industry and community.
The Watts Museum offers a variety of opportunities for individuals interested in volunteering. Volunteers assist in the daily operation of the Museum by working at the Information Desk, assisting in the Museum offices, and helping to install exhibitions.
Contributions may be sent by check or credit card to:
The Royce J. and Caroline B. Watts Museum
West Virginia University
PO Box 6070
Morgantown, West Virginia 26506-6070
Please make checks payable to The Royce J. and Caroline B. Watts Museum. Contributions to the Watts Museum are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Any donation of $2,500 or more will receive recognition on a donor plaque located at the front of the Museum.
For more information about donations, sponsorship, and volunteer opportunities, please contact Danielle Petrak, Curator, by phone at 304.293.4307 or by e-mail at email@example.com.