Gary Bennett

Fairmont State University Science and Technology Scholarship Created in Honor of Eric W. Underwood

Wednesday, September 08, 2021

Sidney and Judith Underwood of Parkersburg, West Virginia have pledged $27,000 to create a scholarship in memory of their son Eric, who passed away in July of 2020.

“The generous gift from the Underwoods is greatly appreciated. Their kind remembrance of their son will have a lasting benefit to Fairmont State students,” said Fairmont State Foundation President, Gary K. Bennett.

Fairmont State Foundation Welcomes New Board Members

Friday, July 23, 2021

The Fairmont State Foundation serves as the non-profit organization that solicits and administers private donations on behalf of Fairmont State University, and recently welcomed five new members to its Board of Directors. New Board of Directors members include Kathy Martin, K. Alex Miller, II, Chad Riley, John Wilson and Dixie Yann.

Fairmont State University Alumni Establish Scholarship for Members of the Black Student Union

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

The Fairmont State Black Student Union Alumni Association has created a new scholarship in support of the student organization they serve.

Bennett Returns as Fairmont State Foundation President

Monday, May 17, 2021

The Fairmont State Foundation is honored to welcome Gary K. Bennett’s return as president of the Fairmont State Foundation, the nonprofit fundraising arm of Fairmont State University. He brings with him decades of experience as a CPA and an outstanding educator, along with a passion for the Foundation’s mission to serve the University and the greater Fairmont community.

Fairmont State graduate honors professor, helps accounting students

Thursday, April 02, 2020

A 1988 Fairmont State graduate honored his former advisor, professor, and mentor by establishing the Gary K. Bennett Scholarship for students who demonstrate outstanding promise in the field of accounting.

Fairmont State Foundation honors donors with inaugural dinner

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

The Fairmont State Foundation held its inaugural Scholarship & Stewardship Banquet Friday night, celebrating a successful scholarship campaign and honoring more than a dozen donors by introducing them to students and faculty affected by their gifts.

Fairmont State Foundation announces scholarship campaign

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

The Fairmont State Foundation appropriately chose Giving Tuesday, the unofficial start to the holiday giving season, to announce a new scholarship campaign aimed at closing the gap between two- and four-year student scholarships. The campaign aims to raise $1.3 million over the next 12 months. 

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