Giving to Wright State

Each year, the gifts from individual donors, corporations, and foundations allow Wright State University to expand its reach as one of the area's leading institutions of higher education. Although state funding provides a portion of our operating support, it is the gifts from donors that allow us to achieve true academic excellence—through the creation of scholarships, the support of faculty research, enhancements to our programs, new facilities, and capital expansion.

The Development staff is pleased to assist donors with their giving plans. Please contact us if we can help you in any way.

photo of female student

A Message of Appreciation from the President

photo of President David R. Hopkins

How did Wright State impact your life? Perhaps you are a graduate, or the parent of a current student, or a local business leader who has partnered with us in the past.

Whatever your affiliation, we appreciate your support of Wright State University and your commitment to the transformative value of higher education.

A gift to Wright State University is an investment in the future—the future of our students, our community, our region, and our state. Your support helps us develop the leaders and innovators of tomorrow.

At Wright State, your gift has an immediate and life-changing impact. Did you know that 40 percent of Wright State's students are the first in their families to earn a college degree? Imagine the pride the parents of those students will feel as they watch their son or daughter don a cap and gown and receive a diploma.

Your generosity truly makes a difference. Thank you for helping to continue Wright State's legacy of excellence. At Wright State, we are changing lives.


President David R. Hopkins' signature

David R. Hopkins
President, Wright State University

Your Gifts at Work

A Daughter's Lasting Tribute

Like many children growing up during the Great Depression, Rosemary P. Ramsey's parents had to quit school in order to assist their families financially. Yet they valued education so dearly that they insisted their two daughters receive a private education at Springfield Catholic Central High School. So her dad worked two jobs to make it a reality.

It was these values instilled in her by her parents that drove Ramsey to be the first in her family to attend college—and she chose Wright State University. "Had it not been for Wright State, I don't know if I would even have a bachelor's degree," she explained.

As a loving tribute to her parents, she established the Claude and Helen Ramsey Memorial Scholarship Fund. It acknowledges the three forces that have been so instrumental in her life: her parents, her high school, and Wright State. The scholarship is designated for Springfield Catholic Central High School graduates who major in any field within the Raj Soin College of Business. Read more »