Providing next generations with in-demand knowledge and skills to excel

Many communities in Appalachia have been disproportionately impacted by economic and technological change.

The pace of change is occurring exponentially faster than it did just five years ago, requiring students and their communities to learn the skills and capabilities to contribute and compete in a rapidly changing environment.

The Wing 2 Wing Foundation supports charitable efforts that prioritize accessible education to prepare the next generation with the skills and capabilities necessary to succeed in a fast moving, increasingly digital world.

Working to increase access to educational opportunities for West Virginians is critical to our future success as we prepare our youth for the challenges of the 21st Century.

"In my time working alongside Brad and Alys, their unmatched generosity and innovation has impacted Marshall University in profound ways. They truly understand the importance of education and opportunity."

Dr. Ron Area, Chief Executive Officer & Senior Vice President, The Marshall University Foundation, Inc.


donation made in 2018 to the Marshall University Lewis College of Business will help provide new and dynamic opportunities for current and future business students.


public-school teachers received critical class room donations to expand STEM learning opportunities.


scholarships offering first-in-their-family college students a chance to attend Marshall University and The Ohio State University.

Our Work


Connecting the public to public schools

DonorsChoose makes it easy for anyone to help a teacher in need, moving us closer to a nation where students in every community have the tools and experiences they need for a great education.


Readers build a better world

Worldreader works globally with partners to support vulnerable and underserved communities with digital reading solutions that help improve learning outcomes, workforce readiness and gender equity.


Rebuilding the Appalachian economy from the ground up

Coalfield Development supports the potential of Appalachian places and people as they experience challenging moments of economic transition by unlocking people’s creative power to transform perceived problems into opportunities in the communities we call home.

Support Our Mission

While we do not accept direct donations to the Wing 2 Wing Foundation, we do hope to inspire those who share our passion to donate to the causes and partners we have selected. Learn more about how you can contribute here.

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If you are a dreamer and a doer with an idea and some evidence that your idea will make a difference, apply now.

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