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School of Information Sciences

 

Giving Day contributions of every size make a major difference! Support one of these projects today or give to another area that helps the School of Information Sciences.


Maria Gonzalez Scholarship Fund

This new scholarship is dedicated to the memory of former faculty member Maria Gonzalez, who passed away late last year. Maria inspired faculty, alumni and students alike, teaching in the classroom and working in the community at organizations like Detroit’s co-working and business incubator, the Green Garage. Read more about her impact here. Today only, your gift is doubled when you choose to support the Maria Gonzalez Scholarship Fund, thanks to a $1,200 match by School of Information Sciences faculty members. 


Michael Wells Digital Librarianship Endowed Scholars Fund

With support from this scholarship, School of Information Sciences student Katie Okonowski had the unique opportunity in 2019 to process part of the Reuther Library’s UAW collection. Her completed projects are now available to the public as digital exhibits that will be available for generations to come. She was the first student to receive the award, named in honor of alumnus Michael Sullivan Wells, former president of UAW Local 2200. Click here to read about Katie Okonowski, the first recipient of the Michael Wells Scholarship. Generous donors Michael Wells and Peter Rosenwald are offering a 1:1 match up to $600 for all gifts made to this fund!


Alternative Spring Break 

The School of Information Sciences' Alternative Spring Break is a competitive program in which participants are paired with one of the country's premiere information organizations for an intensive week-long internship that aligns with the student's area of interest. Since the program's inception, students have worked at a variety of institutions, including the Smithsonian, Library of Congress and several presidential libraries throughout the country. The program provides students with hands-on experience, networking, and sometimes job opportunities, that can make a huge difference as students graduate and transition to the work force. 

 

Wayne State faculty and staff can give via payroll deduction here. Consider a WSU legacy gift in your estate plan.


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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!
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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
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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
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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!
$600 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 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
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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 $143,116.20
2 Faculty/Staff $69,801.00
3 Friend $30,230.00
4 Parent $3,275.00
5 Student $1,740.00
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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 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
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