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Wayne State Giving Day 2020

Thank you for celebrating with us virtually and supporting Wayne State’s amazing students, groundbreaking research and critical urban programs. 

 

All gifts, large and small, fuel how Detroit’s university can respond to what we face now — and how we can create the better world we’re reimagining. 

 

If you have questions about Giving Day, please contact Courtney Durham, Annual Giving Officer, at 313-WSU-GIVE or givingday@wayne.edu

Rank State Gifts
1 MI 823
2 CA 27
3 FL 23
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College of Education by Dr. Mary Gendernalik-Cooper Challenge
Wow! The College of Education's wonderful supporters have seen to it that Dr. Mary Gendernalik-Cooper's challenge is complete!
$1,000 MATCHED
Completed
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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Match by Division of Development and Alumni Affairs Staff
As a show of shared commitment to making Wayne State an even more inclusive, supportive, and welcoming community where discrimination of any kind is not tolerated, the Division of Development and Alumni Affairs staff have created a pooled match. Any donations made to a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiative fund will be matched dollar for dollar, up to $5,465.
$5,465 MATCHED
Completed
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Honors College Match by Dr. Irvin D. Reid
Dr. Irvin D. Reid, our WSU President Emeritus and our Honors College's namesake, is issuing a challenge with a $10,000 match gift: He will double-match any gift on Giving Day of at least $50. That means your $50 gift becomes $150; your $500 gift becomes $1500, and so on. Every dollar you give will bring another $2 from him--so if you've been thinking about making a gift, now is a great time to do it. Please join Dr. Reid in pledging your support to our students, helping them achieve a strong finish and a strong start to the next phase of their lives.
$10,000 MATCHED
Completed
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WSU Press Board of Visitors Match
WSU Press Board of Visitors will provide a dollar-for-dollar match for all Giving Day contributions in support of this Director’s Fund up to $5,000.
$5,000 MATCHED
Completed
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Student Success Fund Match by the College of Engineering Alumni Council
Make a difference in the lives of the next generation of engineering professionals by contributing to the Engineering Student Success Fund, which creates educational experiences within several high-impact areas: Experience, Undergraduate Research, Co-ops and Internships, and Community Engagement. The College of Engineering Alumni Council is matching every dollar given in support of the Engineering Student Success Fund — up to $1,000!
$1,000 MATCHED
Completed
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College of Education Dean's Challenge
You rose to the challenge! Dean Welch's match is complete thanks to generous donors supporting the College of Education today.
$1,000 MATCHED
Completed
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Michael Wells Digital Librarianship Endowed Scholars Fund by Dean Jon E. Cawthorne
Thanks to some generous donors, Dean Cawthorne's $1,000 match to the Michael Wells Digital Librarianship Endowed Scholars Fund has been fulfilled! Thanks for helping us preserve UAW and Damon J. Keith collections utilizing digital technologies.
$1,000 MATCHED
Completed
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Darrin Adams Memorial Scholarship Match
To honor Darrin Adams, sociology student and WSU staff member, Dean Stephanie Hartwell is matching all gifts made to his memorial fund today up to $2,000.
$2,000 MATCHED
Completed
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Medical Alumni Annual Fund Match by James Colville, M.D. ’77 & Anonymous Alumna
Double your donation! Gifts to the Medical Alumni Annual Fund will be matched by James Colville, M.D. ’77 and an anonymous alumna, up to $10,000!
$10,000 MATCHED
Completed
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Ilitch School Alumni Council Student Experience Fund
Double your donation! The Ilitch School Alumni Council is matching every dollar given to the Alumni Council Student Experience Fund up to $2,818. This fund supports student-focused projects and needs as they arise, and it is a unique opportunity to sustain some of the Ilitch School’s most engaging and innovative programming. Examples include pitch competitions (elevator, sales and tax case), student award celebrations and study abroad programs.
$1,600 MATCHED
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College of Nursing Board of Visitors Student Success Endowed Fund Match
Thanks to outstanding support, and a generous match of the Board of Visitors, we've contributed $6,000 towards student success!
$3,000 MATCHED
Completed
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School of Social Work Board of Visitors Match
Double your impact! The School of Social Work Board of Visitors is matching every dollar given in support of the school’s two Giving Day projects — up to $4,575.
$4,750 MATCHED
Completed
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School of Social Work Anonymous Match
Don't sit on your gift! All gifts made to any School of Social Work fund by 2 pm EST will be matched dollar for dollar by an anonymous donor!
$4,285 MATCHED
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$1,000
Christina Bowen '93 Alumni Challenge
Wow! We reached 25 gifts in support of alumni programs and unlocked a $1,000 gift from generous alumna Christina Bowen!
25 / 25 Gifts
Completed
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Wayne Black Business Student Association Match by the Organization of Black Alumni
The Organization of Black Alumni is matching Giving Day donations to the Wayne Black Business Student Association. They will match your generosity dollar for dollar — up to $250!
$250 MATCHED
Completed
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Endowed Scholarship – Detroit Public School District Match by the Organization of Black Alumni
The Organization of Black Alumni is matching Giving Day donations to the Endowed Scholarship – Detroit Public School District fund. They will match your generosity dollar for dollar — up to $250!
$250 MATCHED
Completed
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Future Alumni Network Match by the Alumni Advisory Committee
Every gift in support of Future Alumni Network programming will be matched by the Alumni Advisory Committee, up to $500! The Future Alumni Network is composed of distinguished student leaders who represent the university during alumni events, foster a connection between alumni and students, and create a culture of philanthropy on campus. Students represent the WSU Division of Development and Alumni Affairs with the highest level of integrity, professionalism and university spirit.
$500 MATCHED
Completed
$1,000
Christina Bowen '93 Athletics Challenge
Once $5,000 has been raised for Athletics, an additional $1,000 from alumna Christina Bowen will be unlocked! Gifts to all Athletics funds will be counted, so lend your support to your favorite team or the Athletics "W" Club!
$5,000 / $5,000 Raised
Completed
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WSU Planetarium Projector Match
Be a binary star for the planetarium! Two generous WSU alumni are currently matching all gifts made up to our $25,000 goal to replace the planetarium projector!
$5,468 MATCHED
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Gifts by school, college and unit
From the Ilitch School to CLAS to the W Food Pantry. Who is leading Giving Day with the most number of gifts?
Rank Department Raised
1 Mike Ilitch School of Business $187,114.00
2 School of Social Work $56,065.00
3 College of Liberal Arts and Sciences $45,478.00
4 College of Engineering $41,435.00
5 School of Medicine $30,384.00
6 Irvin D. Reid Honors College $22,910.00
7 College of Education $21,665.00
8 College of Nursing $19,202.00
9 General Scholarship Fund $18,267.00
10 Radiation Therapy Technology $15,250.00
11 Athletics $13,275.00
12 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Initiatives $12,964.00
13 College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts $10,603.00
14 WSU Press $9,038.00
15 Wayne Law $8,450.00
16 School of Information Sciences $4,175.00
17 Alumni Programs $3,556.00
18 University Libraries $2,670.00
19 The W Food Pantry $2,370.00
20 Other $2,336.00
21 Computing & Information Technology $2,305.00
22 Pharmacy Practice $2,150.00
23 Center for Latino/a & Latin American Studies $1,500.00
24 HIGH Program $1,480.00
25 Eugene Applebaum Pharmacy and Health Sciences $1,425.00
26 WDET $1,175.00
27 Dean's Discretionary Fund $1,025.00
28 Student Emergency Fund $879.00
29 International Programs $745.00
30 Graduate School $530.00
31 Institute of Gerontology $525.00
32 Pharmaceutical Science $500.00
33 Warrior Relief & Response $490.00
34 Physical Therapy $400.00
35 Michael Bowen Memorial Fund $350.00
36 Physician Assistant $350.00
37 Career Services $250.00
38 Center for Urban Studies $235.00
39 Occupational Therapy $150.00
40 TechTown Detroit $125.00
41 Economic Development $125.00
42 Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute $100.00
43 Radiologic Technology $100.00
44 Freer House $75.00
45 Emeritus Academy $54.00
46 Detroit Radio Information Service $50.00
47 Pathologists' Assistant $10.00
48 Pharmacy Class of 1979 Scholarship $0.00
49 Clinical Laboratory Science $0.00
50 Mortuary Science $0.00
51 Nurse Anesthesia $0.00
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Donors by Affinity
Alumni, friends, faculty and staff members, parents and students make Wayne State what it is. Which group will make the biggest impact today? Stay tuned!
What is your affiliation to WSU?
Rank Answer Amount
1 Alumni $332,521.00
2 Faculty/Staff $80,041.00
3 Friend $12,403.00
4 Student $3,125.00
5 Parent $1,100.00
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Alumni Class Year by Decade
With over 274,000 living alumni, WSU is proud of all alumni. Which decade of Warriors will prove to be the most philanthropic today?
In which decade did you graduate?
Rank Answer Gifts
1 '70s 131
2 '80s 92
3 '90s 86
4 2000s 72
5 2010s 58
6 '60s 47
7 '50s 10
8 2020s 8
9 '40s 2
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WSU Employee Donations by Division
Across the university, our employees care about Wayne State's mission, inspiring from within. Which division has the most donors?
What division do you work for?
Rank Answer Donors
1 Liberal Arts & Sciences 68
2 Development & Alumni Affairs 64
3 School of Social Work 22
4 School of Medicine 22
5 University Libraries 22
6 Business School 19
7 Provost & VP Academic Affair 18
8 College of Nursing 16
9 Computing & Info Technology 16
10 College of Education 14
11 Pharmacy & Health Science 13
12 WSU Press 12
13 Student Affairs 8
14 Fine & Performing Arts 7
15 College of Engineering 7
16 Educational Outreach 7
17 Marketing and Communications 6
18 Honors College 5
19 Research 5
20 Facilities Plan & Management 4
21 Research Support 4
22 President 3
23 Athletics 3
24 Graduate School 3
25 Internal Audit 2
26 Business Operations 2
27 Fiscal Operations 2
28 Human Resources 2
29 Law School 2
30 School of Business Admin 1
31 VP Economic Development 1
32 VP Finance & Bus Operations 1
33 General Counsel 1
34 Governmental & Comm. Affairs 1
35 Procure. & Strat. Sourcing 1
36 Public Safety 1
37 Health & Physical Education 1
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