Irvin D. Reid Honors College

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An Anonymous DonorIsmail Hader matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $50

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

An Anonymous DonorBob and Jeri Kelch matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $30,000Just for Irvin D. Reid Honors College
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Giving Day contributions of every size make a major difference! Support the Irvin D. Reid Honors College today with a gift to the Finish Line Endowment Fund.

Double your dollars!  Bob and Jeri Kelch are matching Giving Day donations to the Honors College – up to $30,000.  Additionally, for every gift made by an Honors College alum from 2008 – 2022, a gift of $50 from an anonymous donor will be unlocked – up to a total of $1,000! 


Finish Line Endowment Fund

Today only, Dr. Bob Pettapiece, '80 will match all gifts to the Honors College Finish Line Endowment Fund – up to $5,000.

The Honors College launched the Finish Line Fund campaign in 2020. Despite the challenges of the pandemic, our alumni and friends gave generously to support students. Inspired by that generosity, we are accelerating the pace with Fuel the Finish — an ambitious effort to raise $1 million over the next four years, reaching that milestone by May 2026. Today, on Giving Day, we aim to raise $75,000 to get us towards our goal of $250,000 this year.

Join this effort and get us across the finish line by making your Giving Day gift to the Finish Line Endowment Fund today!

Honors College students at Wayne State have significant financial need. And while almost all Honors students receive some scholarship support, very few receive coveted full-tuition scholarships. Many Honors students thus need to work part-time or even full-time jobs, on top of classes and extracurriculars, to pay for their education.

That’s why Dean John Corvino created the Finish Line Fund. The fund provides scholarships to seniors in the Honors College so they can finish strong and focus on their future rather than finances. Ultimately, Dean Corvino aims to make the Honors College tuition-free with a permanent endowment. As a first step, we’re endowing the Finish Line Fund and distributing $1,000 awards to as many seniors as possible each year.

Why senior year? The Finish Line Fund rewards the hard work of Honors students, who are highly involved and accomplished. It also empowers seniors to focus on their next steps — professional school, graduate school or career — without worrying about additional debt. Approximately 70% of Honors graduates pursue advanced degrees. 

Support Honors College students today with a gift to the Finish Line Endowment Fund!


ZTF4: 15 Years of Honors (virtual event on Giving Day!)

Join us on Giving Day for "ZTF4: 15 Years of Honors." It's a virtual variety hour that showcases the students in the Irvin D. Reid Honors College with music, dance, comedy and more. It's on Giving Day, April 13, at 6 p.m. Eastern with a repeat performance at 9 p.m. Eastern. Watch the trailer to learn more and RSVP at honors.wayne.edu/finishline.


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