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Nov 02, 2022EducationVideo

Wing 2 Wing sponsors the High Q game show

The Wing 2 Wing Foundation has donated $31,000 to sponsor the newest season of High Q with Ernie G. Anderson, a question and answer style game show featuring local students. The show welcomes students from high schools and junior high/middle schools across the Tri-State area to compete on the show. First shown on October 15, new episodes air on Saturdays at 1 PM. High Q is broadcast on CW throughout the Tri-State area.

Oct 17, 2022Article

Top 10 Fall Activities to Enjoy in West Virginia

The Mountain State is an optimal destination for experiencing new things and visiting new places this fall. From beautiful outdoor scenery to agritourism, West Virginia offers adventures of all types to get you out and exploring. There’s much to do and many things to see, but here are 10 ideas for making this fall especially memorable.

Sep 01, 2022EntrepreneurshipVideo

Ascend West Virginia featured in Qualtrics documentary

Part one of Qualtrics’s docuseries “work: new.0” follows the journey of Ascend West Virginia participant Nkem Nwankwo and his decision to leave Denver, Colorado for Morgantown, West Virginia. Nkem was chosen from a pool of 7,500 applicants to be among the program’s first 50 participants.

May 10, 2022EducationArticle

Committed to West Virginia: The Brad D. Smith and Gordon Gee Partnership

West Virginia University (WVU) President Gordon Gee was recently featured in the Spring 2022 issue of Chamber Magazine, a publication produced by the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce. Gee spoke of the efforts and initiatives focused on the future of West Virginia’s economy. Gee’s vision and shared passion for the state of West Virginia, led to a friendship and partnership with Brad D. Smith. Before taking on his new role as president at Marshall University, Smith has had a long-term plan to increase West Virginia’s population and create new economic opportunities.

May 03, 2022EducationPress Release

Wing 2 Wing Foundation Donates $60,000 to Fairfield U. Mentor Program

Co-founders Alys and Brad D. Smith Join Fairfield Community Development Corporation and the Marshall University School of Medicine to extend access to educational and entrepreneurial opportunities in West Virginia.

Nov 30, 2021EducationCase Study

Heritage Farm celebrates 25th anniversary

Heritage Farm, in Huntington, West Virginia, is celebrating its 25th anniversary showcasing Appalachian Ingenuity and Adventure in a big way with the addition of dual racing ziplines, two multi-level challenge towers, and thanks to the support of the Wing 2 Wing foundation, multiple family-friendly mountain biking trails.

Nov 15, 2021EntrepreneurshipArticle

The State Journal | Ascend West Virginia program aims to increase population, economic development opportunities

MORGANTOWN — Brad D. Smith, former Intuit executive chairman and the next president of Marshall University, has a long-term plan to increase West Virginia’s population and create new economic opportunities.

Oct 28, 2021Article

Marshall University | Brad D. Smith named 38th president

The Marshall University Board of Governors today named Marshall alumnus, Wing 2 Wing Foundation co-founder and former Intuit CEO Brad D. Smith the institution’s 38th president. Smith will assume the presidency Jan. 1, 2022.

Oct 22, 2021EntrepreneurshipVideo

Good Morning America | New program encourages people from all over the world to move to West Virginia

Good Morning America reports on Ascend West Virginia, an "incentive program to motivate people to move to the mountain state."

Sep 06, 2021EducationArticle

The Journal | WV KIDS COUNT announces Champion of Children for upcoming virtual awards

Our overall Champion of Children is Brad D. Smith, former CEO of Intuit and co-founder of The Wing 2 Wing Foundation, an organization whose goal is to advance the great equalizers of education and entrepreneurship in regions where individuals and communities have been overlooked and underserved.

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