Dan Brown graduated from WVU in 1959 with a degree in business administration. He is retired from The Capital Group Companies, Inc. Betsy Brown also is a 1959 graduate of the University, earning her degree in agriculture and forestry. The Browns have been longtime philanthropic supporters of WVU, providing gifts over the years to numerous areas of the University. In 2009, the Browns were recognized as Outstanding Philanthropists by the WVU Foundation.
Their latest gift will help fund activities related to the WVU Mountaineer Racing Formula SAE team in the Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources. The significant donation will be used by the team in preparation for 2019 competition. Funds will also students to attend the Optimum G Advanced Vehicle Dynamics and Data Driven Performance Engineering seminars where they will learn how to design and analyze their race car’s suspension.
WVU's participation in the Formula SAE events would not be possible without support from generous sponsors like the Brown family.