Giving Day 2024

2,097
Donors
110% of 1,900 Donor goal
$2,000,995
Donated
This campaign ended on April 11, 2024, but you can still make a gift to Wayne State University by clicking here!
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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 DonorJaime Goodrich & Dr. Katherine Gurdziel matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $400Just for Department of English Scholarship Fund

An Anonymous DonorAssociate Professor and Interim Director of the Crockett-Lumumba Scholars program, David Goldberg matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $500Just for Crockett-Lumumba Scholars Program

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 $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $1,000Just for Mike Ilitch School of Business Scholarships

An Anonymous DonorAnonymous matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $1,000Just for The Law Library

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 DonorAnonymous matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $1,000Just for Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

An Anonymous DonorDean Ramona Benkert matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $1,000Just for College of Nursing Scholarship Fund

An Anonymous DonorDean Kleist matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $2,000Just for MISB Student Engagement & Active Learning (SEAL) Lab Fund

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 DonorMike Ilitch School of Business Alumni Council matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $2,050Just for MISB Alumni Council

An Anonymous DonorLou and Lisa Corey matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $2,500Just for C2 Pipeline

An Anonymous DonorAnonymous WDET Leadership Circle Members matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $2,500Just for WDET

An Anonymous DonorRSM matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $2,500Just for Mike Ilitch School of Business Scholarships

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $4,000Just for Gayle L. McCreedy Memorial Scholarship in History

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 DonorAnonymous matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $5,000Just for John G. Wright Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund in Mechanical Engineering

An Anonymous DonorMarion Ringe ’70, M.A. ’77 matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $7,500Just for College of Education

An Anonymous DonorMarion Ringe ’70, M.A. ’77 matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $7,500Just for Music Scholarships Fund

An Anonymous DonorMarion Ringe ’70, M.A. ’77 matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $7,950Just for College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

An Anonymous DonorCollege of Nursing Board of Visitors matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $8,000Just for College of Nursing Board of Visitors Student Success Endowed Fund

An Anonymous DonorAnonymous matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $10,000Just for Political Science Student Opportunities Fund

An Anonymous DonorWSU Applebaum Board of Visitors matched $100 for each donor, donating a total of $10,000Just for Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

An Anonymous DonorWayne State Director of Athletics, Erika Wallace, and her husband, Marcus Wallace matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $10,000Just for Athletics

An Anonymous DonorThe Family Heritage Fund matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $10,000Just for Applied Health Sciences Fund

An Anonymous DonorCollege of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts Board of Visitors matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $14,000Just for CFPCA Dean's Student Success Fund

An Anonymous DonorAnonymous Brothers from the Delta Sigma Pi Gamma Theta Fraternity matched $2 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $14,000Just for Delta Sigma Pi Gamma Theta Endowed Scholarship

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 DonorMedical Alumni Association Board of Governors matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $58,000Just for Medical Alumni Annual Fund

An Anonymous Donorfor gifts made to any scholarship fund, the Greenwald Family Impact Foundation matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $200,000Just for General Scholarship Fund

An Anonymous DonorE. Powell Miller, JD ’86 matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $8,225Just for Law School
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An Anonymous DonorLabor@Wayne Director Elizabeth Faue gave $500 because $2,000 was given by donorsJust for Labor@Wayne

An Anonymous DonorJaime Goodrich gave $1,000 because 10 donors gaveJust for Walter F. Edwards Endowed Brown Bag Series Colloquium

An Anonymous DonorAssociate Dean Susan Davis gave $1,000 because $2,500 was given by donorsJust for Pharmacy Annual Fund

An Anonymous DonorDean Stephanie Hartwell gave $1,000 because 20 donors gaveJust for Planetarium Fund

An Anonymous DonorDean Stephanie Hartwell gave $1,000 because 20 donors gaveJust for CLAS Psychology Clinic

An Anonymous DonorDr. Rhoda Joseph gave $1,200 because 20 donors gaveJust for Technology Information Systems and Analytics

An Anonymous DonorLillian and Walter Dean and the Garden Club of Michigan gave $1,250 because $2,500 was given by donorsJust for Freer House

An Anonymous DonorDean Ramona Benkert gave $2,000 because 50 donors gaveJust for College of Nursing

An Anonymous DonorSchool of Social Work Board of Visitors gave $5,000 because 50 donors gaveJust for School of Social Work

An Anonymous DonorMark Rolling ’91, M.B.A. ’97 gave $25,000 because 25 donors gaveJust for Mike Ilitch School of Business Scholarships

An Anonymous DonorLottie Holland, M.B.A. β€˜06 gave $25,000 because 25 donors gaveJust for Multicultural Professional Readiness Education Program (MPREP)

An Anonymous DonorDr. Bob A. Smith ’60, M.A. ’74 gave $40,000 because 40 donors gaveJust for College of Engineering
About

Giving Day is here!

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 of 1,900 donors and unlock over $520,000 in match and challenge funding by showing your support!

GIVE NOW: 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 40 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 2024, amplifying our reach by encouraging your friends and networks to join you in supporting Wayne State! AND the top three Advocates will win a prize!

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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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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Affiliation Leaderboard
AffiliationDonorsRaised ($)
Student-Athlete Alumni21$5,910
Parents26$3,630
Students32$1,590
Faculty/Staff425$148,221
Friends115$20,086
Alumni913$603,431
Class Year Leaderboard
Class YearDonorsRaised ($)
19603$40,100
19996$2,500
19868$10,135
201011$1,100
199013$2,550
198410$5,260
19707$25,600
20207$575
20166$685
19778$2,350
19687$1,450
198315$11,185
20179$2,655
200912$1,410
199110$26,050
200012$3,200
20218$315
198210$17,525
198014$7,795
20049$2,035
197814$2,300
198511$2,625
20118$1,402
200214$4,685
19978$1,975
20069$25,875
199610$2,100
200310$1,210
19656$900
200810$961
197610$1,350
19899$4,600
20146$1,325
19945$625
19663$660
20017$970
19581$200
19621$300
20059$1,235
19956$1,990
20280$0
19815$2,050
19380$0
19390$0
19984$2,400
20300$0
19883$1,150
19590$0
199311$6,950
20250$0
19644$30,633
19320$0
19633$200,600
19798$2,025
20270$0
19360$0
19876$420
19560$0
19430$0
20320$0
19450$0
19500$0
20235$1,440
20074$638
19350$0
19530$0
19733$1,200
19470$0
19460$0
19540$0
19745$335
19480$0
19300$0
19926$285
19280$0
19290$0
19717$2,800
20125$325
20155$255
19758$3,855
19410$0
19571$100
19551$500
20290$0
19400$0
19330$0
19490$0
19670$0
19340$0
20310$0
20260$0
19695$450
19520$0
19440$0
19370$0
20189$795
19270$0
19510$0
20225$280
19612$550
19310$0
20241$10,000
19728$1,300
19420$0
20132$125
20192$45
Faculty & Staff Unit Leaderboard
UnitDonorsRaised ($)
Research9$1,640
VP Health Affairs0$0
Student Affairs3$175
General Counsel1$500
Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences16$3,950
Development & Alumni Affairs52$28,209
Mike Ilitch School of Business15$14,610
Provost & VP Academic Affairs10$3,985
School of Medicine20$3,575
College of Liberal Arts & Sciences70$20,650
School of Social Work16$3,465
VP Economic Development12$675
Athletics19$12,245
Psychology Department7$1,075
Computing & Information Technology10$695
University Press2$275
School of Information Science4$500
Business Operations4$910
College of Education9$760
VP Finance & Facilities Management2$125
Marketing & Communications2$75
College of Nursing10$5,080
Public Safety0$0
University Libraries8$637
College of Engineering6$1,275
Other9$500
Research Support2$100
Secretary Board of Governors1$350
Law School2$1,050
Office of the President5$12,400
College of Fine, Performing & Communication Arts9$1,970
Internal Audit0$0
Human Resources3$315
Irvin D. Reid Honors College6$3,100
Purchasing1$50
Graduate School1$100
Educational Outreach1$100
Fiscal Operations0$0
WDET1$25
Facilities Planning & Management3$250
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Donor Affiliations
Gradhat icon43%Alumni
Book icon2%Students
Suitcase icon20%Faculty/Staff
Parent icon2%Parents
Friends icon6%Friends
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πŸ’› Advocates

for gifts made to any scholarship fund, the Greenwald Family Impact Foundation photo
for gifts made to any scholarship fund, the Greenwald Family Impact Foundation
Heart icon matched a total of $200,000
Medical Alumni Association Board of Governors photo
Medical Alumni Association Board of Governors
Heart icon matched a total of $58,000
Dr. Bob A. Smith ’60, M.A. ’74 photo
Dr. Bob A. Smith ’60, M.A. ’74
Gave $40,000 during a Challenge!
Bob and Jeri Kelch photo
Bob and Jeri Kelch
Heart icon matched a total of $30,000
Mark Rolling ’91, M.B.A. ’97 photo
Mark Rolling ’91, M.B.A. ’97
Gave $25,000 during a Challenge!
Lottie Holland, M.B.A. β€˜06 photo
Lottie Holland, M.B.A. β€˜06
Gave $25,000 during a Challenge!
Anonymous Brothers from the Delta Sigma Pi Gamma Theta Fraternity photo
Anonymous Brothers from the Delta Sigma Pi Gamma Theta Fraternity
Heart icon matched a total of $14,000
College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts Board of Visitors photo
College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts Board of Visitors
Heart icon matched a total of $14,000
WSU Applebaum Board of Visitors photo
WSU Applebaum Board of Visitors
Heart icon matched a total of $10,000
Wayne State Director of Athletics, Erika Wallace, and her husband, Marcus Wallace photo
Wayne State Director of Athletics, Erika Wallace, and her husband, Marcus Wallace
Heart icon matched a total of $10,000