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Alumni Programs

 

Giving Day contributions of every size make a major difference! Support a featured project today or give to another area that helps more than 274,000 proud alumni worldwide.

 

Alumni Scholarships and Awards

Each year, gifts to support alumni programs enable us to recognize current students and recent alumni with scholarships and awards. Student scholarships and awards recognize scholastic achievement and campus involvement, encourage continued progress and help students finance their education at Wayne State University.

 

Organization of Black Alumni (OBA)

Double your dollars! OBA is matching Giving Day donations to the Detroit High School Endowment Fund— up to $500! 

Support OBA in their efforts to recognize scholastic achievement, encourage continued progress, and positively impact students' lives.

The Organization of Black Alumni celebrates the stories of Wayne State's African American and Black alumni, fostering lifelong connections with the university through programs, events, volunteer activities, resources and communications.

 

Future Alumni Network

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, the Future Alumni Network represents the WSU Division of Development and Alumni Affairs with the highest level of integrity, professionalism and university spirit. The Alumni Advisory Council is matching every gift in support of the Future Alumni Network up to $500 today!

 

Support Your Alma Mater

There are many ways to support your alma mater and its alumni programs. WSU alumni have a proud history of giving back to their university, and we're grateful for your ongoing support. Donations to alumni programs support our university and enable us to sustain a strong organization to serve the university and its graduates. 

 

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

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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 Wayne State Division of Development and Alumni Affairs with the highest level of integrity, professionalism and university spirit.
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$7,500
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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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!
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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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