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Wayne State Giving Day 2021

Please join Wayne State in celebrating our sixth annual Giving Day on Thursday, April 7, 2022 as fellow Warriors come together to support important causes throughout our community. Make a gift to the area of your choice, share what inspires you to give with @waynestatealum, or encourage others to #GiveGreenBeGold. 

Last year, we raised more than half a million dollars from more than 1,700 donors. This supported more than 100 unique causes across campus including students, faculty, research and diversity.  

Big or small, every gift counts. Your choice to participate fuels the collective momentum that propels us to greater heights each year. Almost half of the gifts received last year were less than $100, showing that when we come together, we are Warrior Strong. 

Whether you're passionate about a cause from your time on campus back THEN, or interested in a critical research issue NOW, your impact will matter ALWAYS. Mark your calendar and support what you love about Wayne State this Giving Day. 

Irvin D. Reid Honors College Match by Michael Einheuser '77
Monteith graduate and former WSU Governor, attorney Michael Einheuser, will match all gifts made to the Irvin D. Reid Honors College on Giving Day 2021 up to $10,000. See your dollar go further by giving now!
$5,087 MATCHED
Medical Alumni Annual Fund Match
Thanks to everyone who supported an array of programs and resources designed to enrich and expand unique learning experiences for our School of Medicine students by donating to the Medical Alumni Annual Fund! Thanks to Medical Alumni Association Board member, John Hilu, M.D. ’86 and James Colville, M.D. ’77 for their generous matching dollars!
$8,573 MATCHED
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 Wayne State Division of Development and Alumni Affairs with the highest level of integrity, professionalism and university spirit.
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
Dean Hartwell Matches Gifts to the Psychology Clinic
Right now your gift is doubled when you choose to support the Psychology Clinic! Dean Stephanie Hartwell is matching donations dollar for dollar up to $2,000.
$2,000 MATCHED
College of Nursing Gertrude E. Skelly Emergency Fund Match
Today, your donation will be matched 1:1, up to $3,000, thanks to a generous School of Nursing alumna.
$3,000 MATCHED
Maria Gonzalez Scholarship Fund Match
A group of School of Information Science faculty members will match your gift to the Maria Gonzalez Scholarship Fund, up to $1,200!
$1,200 MATCHED
College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts Board of Visitors Match
Your donation to any College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts fund will be matched dollar for dollar, by the Board of Visitors, up to $2,000!
$2,000 MATCHED
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 the Director’s Discretionary Fund, up to $1,500.
$1,500 MATCHED
Tuition Relief for Audiology Students Challenge
Jinsheng Zhang, Ph.D., has generously donated $3,000 this Giving Day to challenge alumni and friends to make gifts to support tuition relief for Audiology students. With 25 gifts of any size to the Audiology fund, Dr. Zhang's gift will be unlocked.
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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 Gifts
1 College of Liberal Arts and Sciences 252
2 College of Education 140
3 College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts 137
4 Mike Ilitch School of Business 135
5 School of Medicine 106
6 College of Nursing 105
7 School of Social Work 84
8 College of Engineering 67
9 Law School 62
10 School of Information Sciences 55
11 C.S. Mott Center 54
12 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Initiatives 38
13 General Scholarship Fund 35
14 Athletics 32
15 WSU Press 30
16 Alumni Programs 29
17 Irvin D. Reid Honors College 26
18 The W Food Pantry 22
19 Student Emergency Fund 21
20 Computing & Information Technology 19
21 HIGH Program 18
22 University Libraries 17
23 Junior Year in Munich 13
24 WDET 8
25 International Programs 8
26 Institute of Gerontology 5
27 Pharmacy Practice 5
28 Economic Development 5
29 Center for Latino/a & Latin American Studies 5
30 TechTown Detroit 4
31 Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute 4
32 Detroit Radio Information Service 4
33 Freer House 4
34 Occupational Therapy 4
35 Dean's Discretionary Fund 3
36 Mortuary Science 3
37 EACPHS Diversity Scholarship 2
38 Graduate School 2
39 Physical Therapy 2
40 Pharmaceutical Science 2
41 Center for Urban Studies 1
42 Emeritus Academy 1
43 Class Gift 0
44 Eugene Applebaum Pharmacy and Health Sciences 0
45 Office of Campus Sustainability 0
46 Pharmacy Class of 1979 Scholarship 0
47 Clinical Laboratory Science 0
48 Nurse Anesthesia 0
49 Other 0
50 Pathologists' Assistant 0
51 Physician Assistant 0
52 Radiation Therapy Technology 0
53 Radiologic Technology 0
Regional Network Challenge
Which regional network can bring in the most donors on Giving Day? Gifts from across the nation (and world!) will be mapped and whichever Regional Network takes the lead will have an additional $500 gift made to the Student Emergency Fund in their honor by the WSU Alumni Association.
Which regional network are you part of?
Rank Answer Donors
1 Chicago 20
2 DC 15
3 LA 13
4 Northern California 12
5 NYC 9
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 $3,536. 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.
$1,100 MATCHED
School of Medicine White Coat Match
The first $5,000 in gifts towards the White Coat sponsorship will be matched 1:1 by an anonymous member of the Medical Alumni Association Board of Governors. Support our incoming Class of 2025 and help them mark the beginning of their journey into medical education and a lifelong career in healing by giving today.
$2,675 MATCHED
Double your dollar for the Office of Diversity and Inclusion this morning!
Make your gift to the Office of Diversity and Inclusion early to take advantage of this match of up to $250 by Heather Eady, M.A. '16. Don't wait, this opportunity ends at noon!
Twice the Impact on the College of Education
College of Education Interim Dean and Professor Ingrid Guerra-Lopez will match all gifts made to the College of Education on Giving Day 2021 dollar for dollar up to $1,000.
$1,000 MATCHED
Your Gift to the Department of Public Health Goes Further
The chair of the Department of Public Health, Patricia Wren, Ph.D., and Associate Professor Miranda-Hartsuff, Ph.D, are matching donations dollar for dollar up to $2,000. Make your donation now to see your dollar go further to support public health!
$2,000 MATCHED
College of Nursing Board of Visitors Student Success Endowed Fund Match
Your Giving Day contribution to the Board of Visitors Student Success Endowed Fund will be matched 1:1 for the amount given, up to $6,000.
$6,000 MATCHED
Michael Wells Digital Librarian Endowed Scholarship Fund Match
Generous donors Michael Wells and Peter Rosenwald are offering a 1:1 match up to $600 for all gifts made to this fund!
Detroit High School Endowment Match by the Organization of Black Alumni
The Organization of Black Alumni is matching Giving Day donations to the Detroit High School Endowment Fund. Support OBA in their efforts to recognize scholastic achievement, encourage continued progress, and positively impact students' lives. They will match your generosity dollar for dollar — up to $500!
Make it count for the Speech and Language Clinic!
A small group of individuals has generously donated $2,000 this Giving Day to challenge alumni and friends to make a gift in support of Wayne State's Speech and Language Clinic. When 25 gifts of any size are made to the clinics fund, this donation will be unlocked. “Wayne State's Speech and Language Clinic provides high-quality, low-cost individual and group speech and language therapy to the Detroit community. The clinic serves hundreds of individuals a year both on campus and off. Please join me in making a gift that helps improve the lives of our neighbors and friends in the Detroit community.”
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Chief Holt Scholarship Support Challenge
Wayne State University Police Chief Tony Holt challenges you to support your favorite scholarship fund on Giving Day. 50 gifts to any campus scholarship fund today will unlock a $7,500 gift from Chief Holt to his School of Social Work scholarship.
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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 115
2 '80s 114
3 '90s 107
4 2000s 75
5 2010s 59
6 '60s 47
7 2020s 16
8 '50s 5
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 64
2 Development & Alumni Affairs 47
3 School of Medicine 23
4 School of Social Work 21
5 Business School 19
6 College of Education 16
7 Computing & Info Technology 14
8 College of Nursing 13
9 Fine & Performing Arts 12
10 Provost & VP Academic Affair 9
11 Student Affairs 9
12 University Libraries 8
13 WSU Press 8
14 Research 6
15 School of Info. Sciences 6
16 Pharmacy & Health Science 6
17 Marketing and Communications 6
18 Athletics 5
19 Law School 4
20 Facilities Plan & Management 3
21 Business Operations 3
22 Honors College 3
23 Human Resources 3
24 VP Economic Development 3
25 Educational Outreach 2
26 College of Engineering 2
27 Internal Audit 2
28 Division of Enrollment Mgmt 2
29 Inst. Res. Assess & Data Res 1
30 WDET 1
31 General Counsel 1
32 Fiscal Operations 1
33 Secretary Board of Governors 1
34 Research Support 1
35 VP Finance & Bus Operations 1
36 President 1
37 Graduate School 1
Rank State Gifts
1 MI 882
2 CA 39
3 FL 23
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