Irvin D. Reid Honors College

$121,507
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142% of $85,000 goal
54
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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)

An Anonymous DonorAnonymous matched $50 for each donor, donating a total of $1,000Just for Alumni donors (2008-2023) who gave to Irvin D. Reid Honors College

An Anonymous DonorDr. Bob Pettapiece, '80 matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $5,000Just for Honors College Finish Line Endowed Fund

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 2024
2,097 Donors - $2,000,995 Donated
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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 Endowed 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 to the college by an Honors College alum from 2008 – 2023, a gift of $50 from an anonymous donor will be unlocked – up to a total of $1,000! 

Finish Line Endowed Fund

  • Today only, Dr. Bob Pettapiece, '80 will match all gifts to the Honors College Finish Line Endowed Fund – up to $5,000.
  • Become a monthly donor! Dean John Corvino will provide a $100 gift for every new monthly donor to the Honors College Finish Line Endowed Fund – up to $5,000!

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 Endowed 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, the college is endowing the Finish Line Endowed Fund and distributing $1,000 awards to as many seniors as possible each year.

Why senior year? The Finish Line Endowed 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 percent of Honors graduates pursue advanced degrees. 

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


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πŸ“’ Updates
There’s still time!!!

There’s still time to make your gift!

So far, 13 new monthly donors have signed up to support the Honors College Finish Line Endowed Fund. Don’t miss your chance to have your gift matched with a $100 gift from Dean John Corvino. Make your gift now!

We are also just 52 monthly donors away from our goal of 75 new monthly donors. Once we do, Dean Corvino will jump into Lake Michigan – in April, on camera!

Be the person to help us finish Warrior Strong!

#GiveGreenBeGold


62 days ago by Vivian Brown
We are halfway there!!!

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

The Honors College Finish Line Endowed Fund has received 11 new monthly donors so far, unlocking $1,100 from Dean John Corvino! There are still $3,900 in matching funds available – make your gift now!

We are also just 64 monthly donors away from our goal of 75 new monthly donors. If we meet it, Dean Corvino will jump in Lake Michigan – in April, on camera!

#GiveGreenBeGold


62 days ago by Vivian Brown

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Gradhat icon43%Alumni
Suitcase icon19%Faculty/Staff
Friends icon8%Friends
Parent icon6%Parents
Book icon2%Students
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Medical Alumni Association Board of Governors
Heart icon matched a total of $58,000
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Dr. Bob A. Smith ’60, M.A. ’74
Gave $40,000 during a Challenge!
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Bob and Jeri Kelch
Heart icon matched a total of $30,000
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Mark Rolling ’91, M.B.A. ’97
Gave $25,000 during a Challenge!
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Lottie Holland, M.B.A. β€˜06
Gave $25,000 during a Challenge!
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College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts Board of Visitors
Heart icon matched a total of $14,000
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Anonymous Brothers from the Delta Sigma Pi Gamma Theta Fraternity
Heart icon matched a total of $14,000
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Anonymous
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The Family Heritage Fund
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