Giving Day 2023

1,878
Donors
104% of 1,800 Donor goal
$1,085,385
Donated
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An Anonymous DonorIsmail Hader matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $50

An Anonymous DonorAnonymous matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $500Just for Department of Urban Planning Internships

An Anonymous DonorOrganization of Black Alumni matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $750Just for Detroit High School Endowed Scholarship

An Anonymous DonorAnonymous matched $50 for each donor, donating a total of $1,000Just for Classes of 2008 through 2022 donors who gave to Irvin D. Reid Honors College

An Anonymous DonorAnonymous matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $1,000Just for Freer House

An Anonymous DonorStudent Nurses Association matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $1,000Just for College of Nursing Gertrude E. Skelly Emergency Fund

An Anonymous DonorDean Virginia Kleist matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $1,000

An Anonymous DonorDean Laurie Lauzon Clabo matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $1,000Just for College of Nursing Gertrude E. Skelly Emergency Fund

An Anonymous DonorInterim Dean Tom Walker matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $1,200Just for School of Information Sciences

An Anonymous DonorEngineering Alumni Council matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $2,000

An Anonymous DonorDr. Patricia Wren and Dr. Tricia Miranda-Hartsuff matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $2,000Just for Public Health Annual Fund

An Anonymous DonorMonica Brockmeyer & Ken Bernard matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $3,000

An Anonymous DonorMike Ilitch School of Business Alumni Council matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $3,000

An Anonymous DonorCollege of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts Board of Visitors matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $5,000

An Anonymous DonorDr. Bob Pettapiece '80 matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $5,000

An Anonymous DonorWSU Press Board of Visitors matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $5,000Just for WSU Press

An Anonymous DonorCollege of Nursing Board of Visitors matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $6,000

An Anonymous DonorDiane Levine, MD & Donald Levine matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $10,000Just for QHealth

An Anonymous DonorGreg and Patty Wernette matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $25,000Just for Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

An Anonymous DonorDavid and Julie Ripple matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $25,000Just for Athletics

An Anonymous DonorBob and Jeri Kelch matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $30,000Just for Irvin D. Reid Honors College

An Anonymous DonorSchool of Medicine Board of Governors matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $50,000Just for Medical Alumni Annual Fund
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An Anonymous DonorCurtis Kratt gave $100 because 30 donors gave

An Anonymous DonorAnonymous gave $1,000 because $1,000 was given by donors

An Anonymous DonorDean Laurie Lauzon Clabo gave $2,000 because 100 donors gaveJust for College of Nursing

An Anonymous DonorWSU Development and Alumni Affairs DEI Committee gave $2,100 because 21 donors gaveJust for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Initiatives

An Anonymous DonorDean Stephanie Hartwell gave $2,500 because 50 donors gaveJust for College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

An Anonymous DonorDr. Margaret E. Winters and Dr. Geoffrey S. Nathan gave $10,000 because 20 donors gaveJust for President's Enhancement Fund

An Anonymous DonorMarion Ringe ’70, M.A. ‘77 gave $25,000 because $25,000 was given by donorsJust for College of Education

An Anonymous DonorFred and Sue Sievert gave $30,000 because 100 donors gaveJust for Mike Ilitch School of Business

An Anonymous DonorSean Werdlow gave $100,000 because $100,000 was given by donorsJust for Mike Ilitch School of Business
Incentives
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The advocate that has the highest number of donors at the end of Giving Day 2023 will win a timeless, green Wayne State crewneck sweatshirt!

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The advocate that has the second highest number of donors at the end of Giving Day 2023 will win a tailgate package, including a plush green and gold blanket with Wayne State shield logo to keep you warm and a set of koozies for your drink of choice!

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The advocate with the third highest number of donors at the end of Giving Day 2023 will win a white Wayne State Warriors tumbler - for all of your hydration needs!
About

Giving Day is on!

This is your day to support the areas and causes at Wayne State that mean the most to you.

You can support our amazing students, brilliant faculty, groundbreaking research and critical urban programs, which move Detroit and our world forward.

HELP US REACH OUR GOAL: Make your gift today and be counted. Gifts of any amount to any fund count. Choose from opportunities that support school or college programs and projects, groundbreaking research or university initiatives in diversity and inclusion.

UNLOCK MATCHES AND CHALLENGES: Your gift can help unlock more than 20 matches and challenges throughout the day. Take a look at the matches and challenges to learn how you can increase your impact!

BE AN ADVOCATE: Sign up to become an advocate and help spread the word with #GiveGreenBeGold. As an advocate, you'll be a cheerleader for Giving Day 2023, amplifying our reach by encouraging your friends and networks to join you in supporting Wayne State!

Warrior generosity makes our impact stronger. Your choice to give fuels the collective momentum that propels us to greater heights each year.

#GiveGreenBeGold

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Thank you!

Giving Day 2023 was one month ago, but we are still blown away by the incredible impact of our Warrior community. Thank you to everyone who supported Wayne State's amazing students, groundbreaking research and critical urban programs.

398 days ago by Alexandria Armstrong
We did it!!

Not only did we meet our goal of 1,800 donors for Giving Day 2023 - but we also raised more than $1 million for our amazing students, brilliant faculty, groundbreaking research and critical urban programs, which move Detroit and our world forward. 

We are blown away by your support! This is proof that Warrior generosity makes our impact stronger. 

Thank you!!!

#GiveGreenBeGold

425 days ago by Alexandria Armstrong
Let’s finish Warrior Strong!

Only a few hours left! 

Thank you to the many Warriors who have already made their Giving Day gift. 

Once you’ve made your gift, help us get to our goal of 1,800 donors by sharing your support on social media using #GiveGreenBeGold.

Don’t forget to check the leaderboards to see what our Warrior community has already accomplished!

#GiveGreenBeGold

426 days ago by Alexandria Armstrong
Matches and Challenges Met!

                                   

     

                        

                                                

 

Challenges:

✅ $100,000 was raised for the Mike Ilitch School of Business, unlocking a $100,000 from Sean Werdlow. 

✅ 100 gifts were made to the Mike Ilitch School of Business, unlocking a $30,000 gift from Fred and Sue Sievert. 

✅ 20 gifts were made to the President's Enhancement Fund, unlocking a $10,000 gift from Dr. Margaret E. Winters and Dr. Geoffrey S. Nathan.

✅ 50 donors gave to the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, unlocking a $2,500 gift from Dean Stephanie Hartwell. 

✅ 100 donors gave to the College of Nursing, unlocking a gift of  $2,000 from Dean Laurie Lauzon Clabo.

✅ $1,000 was raised for the Ilitch Student Challenge, unlocking a $1,000 gift from an anonymous donor.


Matches: 

✅ David and Julie Ripple matched $25,000 to Athletics.

✅ Dr. Bob Pettapiece, 80 matched $5,000 to the Honors College Finish Line Endowment Fund.

✅ Engineering Alumni Council matched $2,000 to the 

College of Engineering Scholarship Fund.

✅ Dean Kleist matched $1,000 to the Ilitch Student Challenge. 

✅ An anonymous donor matched $1,000 to the Freer House and Garden.

✅ An anonymous donor matched $500 to Department of Urban Planning Internships.

426 days ago by Alexandria Armstrong
There’s still time to make your gift!

There’s still time to make your gift!

From student scholarships to hardship assistance, there are more than 80 programs, funds, areas and initiatives to choose from.

We are also just a few gifts away from unlocking thousands of matches and challenge dollars. 

You could be the person to help us finish Warrior Strong, by 11:59 p.m., (EDT)!

#GiveGreenBeGold

426 days ago by Alexandria Armstrong
It’s not too late to double your gift!

There are still matches and challenges available to increase the impact of your Giving Day gift. Here are a few close to the finish line: 

🔰 WSU Press Board of Visitors will match $1 per $1 donated to the WSU Press up to $5,000 - only $1,650 left to complete the match!

🔰 Dr. Bob Pettapiece '80 will match $1 per $1 donated to the Finish Line Endowment Fund up to $5,000 - only $1,735 left to complete the match!

🔰 6 donations to the President's Enhancement Fund are needed to unlock a generous $10,000 from Dr. Margaret E. Winters and Dr. Geoffrey S. Nathan.

Act now to take advantage of these special Giving Day match and challenge opportunities!


#GiveGreenBeGold 

426 days ago by Alexandria Armstrong
Challenge Met!

                       

✅ A gift of $2,100 to diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives was unlocked from the WSU Development and Alumni Affairs DEI Committee!

426 days ago by Alexandria Armstrong
Matches Met!

                     

✅ Organization of Black Alumni have matched $750 to the Detroit High School Endowment.

✅ Dean Laurie Lauzon Clabo and the Student Nurses Association have matched $2,000 to the College of Nursing Gertrude E. Skelly Emergency Fund. 

✅ Interim Dean Tom Walker has matched $1,200 to the School of Information Sciences. 

426 days ago by Alexandria Armstrong
We're half way there!!

We're half way through Giving Day with just 12 hours left to give!

Now is a great time to check out our ongoing matches and challenges to see where you can make the most impact. 

#GiveGreenBeGold

426 days ago by Alexandria Armstrong
Go Warriors!!

It's 10:00 a.m. and W is already celebrating! We have over 820 donors - nearly 50% of our goal. We need 980 more donors to reach 1,800 donors.

Let's go, Warriors!

#GiveGreenBeGold

426 days ago by Alexandria Armstrong
It's time, Advocates!

Start sharing your unique giving link with your network via email, text, or social media.  

The top three advocates will win a prize!

Check the Advocate Leaderboard to check your progress. 


Not an Advocate yet? There's still time to sign up! 

How to Become an Advocate for Giving Day 2023:

Step 1: Create a GiveCampus account.  

Step 2: Before you start sharing, make sure you are logged in! We can only celebrate your hard work if we're able to tell it's you! And we do that by tracking outreach done when you're logged in to GiveCampus. 

Step 3: Visit our Advocacy Dashboard and take one - or all - of the steps listed to get started!

426 days ago by Alexandria Armstrong
It's Giving Day!!!


For the next 24 hours, Warriors across the globe will be working together to give back! Your generosity on Giving Day makes a difference all across campus. Show your support for the Warrior community with a gift to your area of choice!

#GiveGreenBeGold

426 days ago by Alexandria Armstrong

Affiliation Leaderboard
AffiliationDonorsRaised ($)
Parents38$5,320
Students52$6,180
Alumni752$141,181
Friends172$32,712
Faculty/Staff426$121,890
Class Year Leaderboard
Class YearDonorsRaised ($)
198212$1,650
20167$360
200513$1,568
198111$4,578
19643$525
202111$735
197316$4,475
19728$11,300
198315$17,545
200313$1,445
197712$3,925
19898$1,025
202015$1,855
200014$2,965
201311$1,075
197519$4,775
197620$2,030
198510$2,775
197112$2,470
200913$1,125
198014$2,935
199113$5,902
20177$603
197916$2,475
20128$1,075
197010$2,325
20159$810
19530$0
19626$736
19749$500
19570$0
20320$0
200710$1,312
200211$5,075
19848$3,850
20086$1,027
198617$7,475
19674$1,575
20017$675
19969$3,400
19909$1,975
19500$0
20240$0
19420$0
20310$0
19490$0
19925$250
19360$0
19957$3,925
19584$500
20049$750
201412$1,025
196811$895
19989$3,925
196912$800
196310$2,050
20118$1,350
199311$6,425
20106$980
19887$1,250
19876$1,100
19667$810
20236$500
20197$325
19400$0
199912$4,740
20300$0
19480$0
19350$0
19270$0
20260$0
19320$0
20250$0
19520$0
19440$0
19450$0
19552$250
19561$100
19460$0
20270$0
19788$745
19380$0
19330$0
20068$535
19659$950
19390$0
19430$0
19590$0
20290$0
19280$0
19310$0
19612$500
19290$0
19604$200
19370$0
19510$0
20280$0
19340$0
19470$0
19976$800
19300$0
20225$300
19410$0
19541$250
20187$915
19948$3,250
Faculty & Staff Unit Leaderboard
UnitDonorsRaised ($)
Athletics9$1,775
Facilities Planning & Management4$575
University Libraries9$575
Computing & Information Technology20$1,275
Mike Ilitch School of Business18$11,861
College of Liberal Arts & Sciences55$8,806
Provost & VP Academic Affairs10$1,650
Irvin D. Reid Honors College12$6,635
Development & Alumni Affairs52$30,251
School of Medicine29$15,210
College of Engineering6$1,050
Internal Audit1$100
College of Fine, Performing & Communication Arts10$2,250
School of Social Work11$1,685
School of Information Science2$300
College of Education11$2,350
Research12$1,785
Secretary Board of Governors1$100
VP Finance & Facilities Management0$0
Fiscal Operations1$50
Graduate School0$0
Business Operations0$0
Student Affairs5$725
Public Safety0$0
Educational Outreach1$75
College of Nursing9$3,300
Office of the President3$1,125
Law School2$60
Human Resources2$250
VP Health Affairs0$0
Faculty/Staff426$121,890
VP Economic Development9$2,675
Research Support2$250
WDET1$40
Marketing & Communications1$25
Purchasing0$0
General Counsel1$200
Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences8$2,150
University Press3$225
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Donor Affiliations
Gradhat icon31%Alumni
Book icon3%Students
Parent icon2%Parents
Suitcase icon20%Faculty/Staff
Friends icon8%Friends
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Advocates

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Sean Werdlow
Gave $100,000 during a Challenge!
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School of Medicine Board of Governors
Heart icon matched a total of $50,000
Fred and Sue Sievert photo
Fred and Sue Sievert
Gave $30,000 during a Challenge!
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Bob and Jeri Kelch
Heart icon matched a total of $30,000
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Marion Ringe ’70, M.A. ‘77
Gave $25,000 during a Challenge!
Greg and Patty Wernette photo
Greg and Patty Wernette
Heart icon matched a total of $25,000
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David and Julie Ripple
Heart icon matched a total of $25,000
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generated 370 clicks and 67 gifts, totaling $10,813
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Diane Levine, MD
Heart icon matched a total of $10,000
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Dr. Margaret E. Winters and Dr. Geoffrey S. Nathan
Gave $10,000 during a Challenge!