Center for Latino/a & Latin American Studies

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An Anonymous DonorJonathan Kade matched $2 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $100

An Anonymous DonorLisa Jane Rapport, Ph.D. matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $300Just for Faculty/Staff (Psychology Department)
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Giving Day contributions of every size make a major difference! Support this featured project today or give to another area that helps the Center for Latino/a & Latin American Studies.

Honor Dr. Chinea for more than 25 years of service and unquestionable commitment to WSU and its Latino/a students by contributing to a scholarship endowment in his name. 

Over the years, as the director of the center, Dr. Chinea has enriched the academic culture of the university and helped hundreds of students take advantage of opportunities that have allowed them to benefit from higher education.

In 2003, Jorge L. Chinea became director of the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies. In his time as director, he has developed or led a variety of innovative initiatives to provide opportunities for underrepresented students at WSU to develop their academic and leadership skills, such as the Latino Leadership Opportunity Program in Washington, D.C., the Afro-Latino Lecture Series, the Summer Enrichment Program, the College to Career Program, El Nuevo Comienzo Latina/o/x and Native Student Graduation Celebration, and La Academia del Pueblo Latino/a Studies Research Conference. He has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars to support center programming and student scholarships and has mentored colleagues and students at all levels, including doctoral students. Additionally, he has built strong partnerships with organizations in Detroit, Puerto Rico and beyond.

In addition to juggling administrative and teaching duties, Dr. Chinea has made significant contributions to the fields of Caribbean and Latin American History through research and scholarship. A professor in the Department of History and adjunct faculty of the Department of African American Studies, he specializes in the social and economic history of colonial Latin America and has written extensively on the interplay of race, labor and immigration in the Caribbean during the colonial era. His awards include a Mellon Foreign Area Fellowship for Research at the Library of Congress and grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation.

Dr. Chinea approaches his multiple roles in and beyond WSU with great respect for the people around him. He is a caring teacher, colleague, supervisor, husband, father and grandfather. This scholarship effort is being organized by alumni and community supporters of the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies in appreciation of the years of service he has given to WSU and the Detroit communities, and to ensure that Dr. Chinea's legacy of uplifting students can continue in perpetuity and encourage others to support student academic success.

Now, we honor Dr. Chinea's commitment to providing opportunities to underrepresented students at WSU, his research and scholarship, and his service by creating an endowed scholarship in his name. This scholarship will be awarded to a student who is earning a minor in Latino/a Studies at WSU and maintains at least a 2.5 GPA, with preference given to students with a demonstrated commitment to community service/engagement. 

This is an irrevocable gift and shall be used for establishing an endowed scholarship in Dr. Jorge Chinea's name at Wayne State University.  If at any time in the judgment of Wayne State University it is impractical or impossible to carry out this purpose, then this gift shall be used at the discretion of Wayne State University for such other purpose as the university determines to be consistent with the Dr. Jorge Chinea endowed scholarship.  

In the unlikely event that the amount received does not meet the minimum funding threshold to establish a named endowed or expendable fund under University Policy, 04-4 Private Support For Named Professorships, Scholarships, Academic And Educational Programs And Endowed Chairs, then the university will not be required to establish the fund, and it will transfer the amount received to a spending account for use in a manner they determine to be consistent with my interests and intentions.  

Achieve your charitable goals and create your WSU legacy with a gift in your estate plan

Wayne State faculty and staff can give via payroll deduction here

πŸ“’ Updates
We did it!!!!!!


Not only did we pass our goal of 1,900 donors for Giving Day 2024 - but we also raised more than $2 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


71 days ago by Jalyn Stovall
Let’s Finish Warrior Strong!!

Only 3 hours left! 

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

Show your Warrior pride 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!

72 days ago by Jalyn Stovall
Challenges Met!

βœ… 40 donors gave to the College of Engineering, unlocking a $40,000 gift from Dr. Bob A. Smith ’60, M.A. ’74. 

βœ… 25 gifts are made to the Mike Ilitch Business School Scholarships fund, unlocking $25,000 from Mark Rolling ’91, M.B.A. ’97. 

βœ… 20 donors gave to the WSU Planetarium, unlocking a $1,000 gift from Dean Stephanie Hartwell.

72 days ago by Vivian Brown
Matches Met!

βœ… Dean Ramona Benkert matched $1,000 to the College of Nursing Scholarship Fund. 

βœ… A group of anonymous WDET Leadership Circle Members matched $2,500 to WDET. 

βœ… Dr. Bob Pettapiece, '80 matched $5,000 to the Honors College Finish Line Endowed Fund. 

βœ… Two anonymous donors matched $1,000 to Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library 

72 days ago by Vivian Brown
There’s still time!!!

There’s still time to make your gift!

There are more than 120 programs, funds, areas, and initiatives to choose from!

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

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

#GiveGreenBeGold

72 days ago by Jalyn Stovall
Matches Met!


βœ… Dean Kleist matched $2,000 to the Student Engagement & Active Learning (SEAL) Lab Fund. 

72 days ago by Vivian Brown
Matches & Challenges!

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: 

πŸ’š Dean Ramona Benkert will match $1 per $1 donated to the College of Nursing Scholarship Fund up to $1,000- Only $135 left to complete this match!

πŸ’š Lisa Jane Rapport, Ph.D. will match $10 per donor to Faculty/Staff in the Psychology Department up to $300 - Only 25 donors left to complete this match!

πŸ’š Only 11 more donors to the CLAS Psychology Clinic needed to unlock a generous $1,000 from Dean Stephanie Hartwell

πŸ’š Only $630 to Freer House needed to unlock a generous $1250 from Lillian and Walter Dean and the Garden Club of Michigan!

#GiveGreenBeGold


72 days ago by Jalyn Stovall
Challenges Met!

βœ… 10 donors made gifts to the Dr. Walter F. Edwards Endowed Brown Bag Colloquium Series, unlocking $1,000 gift from Jaime Goodrich. 

72 days ago by Vivian Brown
Matches Met!


βœ… Two anonymous donors matched $1,000 to the MISB Scholarships fund. 

βœ… RSM matched $2,500 to the Mike Ilitch Business School Scholarships fund. 

βœ… Erika Wallace, and her husband, Marcus Wallace, matched $10,000 for Wayne State Athletics. 

βœ… Marion Ringe ’70, M.A. ’77 matched $7,950 for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

72 days ago by Vivian Brown
We are halfway through Giving Day!!!

We're halfway 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

72 days ago by Jalyn Stovall
We’re halfway to our goal!!!


We have 958 donors and counting – more than 50% of our goal!!! There’s still time to give. Let’s show our Warrior pride and reach the finish line!

#GiveGreenBeGold

72 days ago by Jalyn Stovall
Go Warriors!

It’s 10 a.m. and we have 939 donors – nearly 50% of our goal. We need 961 more donors to reach 1900 donors. We’ve got this!

Let’s go, Warriors!

72 days ago by Jalyn Stovall
It’s time to shine, 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 see your progress. 

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

How to Become an Advocate for Giving Day 2024:

Step 1: Create or login to your 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!

72 days ago by Jalyn Stovall
It’s Giving Day!!!


Join the Warrior community for the next 24 hours as we work together to give back! Make a difference across campus and show your support for the Warrior community with a gift to your area of choice!

#GiveGreenBeGold

72 days ago by Alexandria Armstrong

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Anonymous Brothers from the Delta Sigma Pi Gamma Theta Fraternity
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