Frequently asked questions

Inspire Opportunity on Giving DayWhy is Wayne State having a Giving Day?
Since its founding, Wayne State has been a university of opportunity. Our Giving Day intends to encompass the entire Wayne State community — on campus, in Detroit and reaching alumni around the world. 

How can I participate in Wayne State Giving Day?
On April 12, your gift has an even bigger impact than usual, thanks to a handful of the university's generous supporters who will be providing challenge funds. By making your gift on Giving Day, you can help your favorite areas at Wayne State win these challenge funds.

You can also participate by sharing the excitement of Giving Day on social media using #InspireOpportunity to help spread the word.

Can I support a specific school or program at Wayne State University?
Yes! Any gift to any area of the university is counted.

Is my gift to Wayne State University tax deductible?
Yes! All gifts made to Wayne State University are tax-deductible.

I am an employee of Wayne State. Does my ongoing payroll deduction count toward Giving Day?
Your current payroll deduction will not count toward Giving Day. However, you can make an additional gift in support of Wayne State Giving Day by visiting our giving page

Does my gift count toward the Pivotal Moments Campaign? 
Yes! Wayne State Giving Day is part of the Pivotal Moments Campaign. 

How can I make my gift?
There are many ways to make a gift in support of Giving Day:

  • Online: visit to make your gift.
  • Credit Card: Wayne State accepts MasterCard, Visa, American Express and Discover. Donors can call 888-WSU-GIVE to make their donations over the phone.
  • Personal Check: Make your check out to Wayne State University and send to the following address:
    Wayne State University Gift Processing
    5700 Cass Avenue, Suite 1200
    Detroit, MI 48202
    *Please include Inspire Opportunity on your gift slip or on the memo line of your check.
  • WarriorFunder: WarriorFunder is Wayne State's official crowdfunding platform. You can make a gift to the specific challenges by visiting