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Gift Will Boost W.Va. Economy

West Virginia native Brad Smith made it really, really big in high technology. He is executive chairman of Intuit’s board of directors.

This week, it was revealed Smith and his wife, Alys, have donated $25 million to West Virginia University.

It was a gift made thoughtfully. “West Virginia will always be home,” Smith commented, adding “and I see so much possibility in its natural beauty.”

To that end, Smith’s gift will be used to support programs in outdoor recreation — which holds enormous promise for our state’s economy. WVU President E. Gordon Gee called the gift a “commitment to reshaping our state’s future…”

Indeed it is. Bless the Smiths for making a big donation that may make a really big difference.

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