The great Winston Churchill once said that you measure a life not by what you get, but by what you give. If that's the case, then Ben Statler has lived quite a life.
A long-time benefactor of West Virginia University, Statler recently pledged $34 million to the school. That's truly amazing.
Ben came up the hard way. A third-generation miner, he worked his way to company vice president then struck out on his own. He's had tremendous success, but he never forgot his roots. His dedication to this state and our school is truly inspiring.