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Wright Day to Give




OCTOBER 1, 2021

Every year, Wright State alumni, students, parents, friends, faculty, and staff join us on our founders’ day, October 1, to give back. Support an area of campus that matters the most to you.  Every gift, no matter the amount, makes a difference.

One Day. Every Raider. Everywhere.

Wright Day to Give: October 1


Make a gift

Donations of any amount help to support in more ways than you can imagine. A gift on the Wright Day To Give demonstrates your support and love for Wright State University, your alma mater.


Help us on social media

Become a social media advocate and spread the word about your support on the Wright Day to Give. Download our graphics and share them on your channels. Please use the hashtag #WrightDay2Give.


Accept a challenge

Throughout #WrightDay2Give, there will be several challenges and matches—both alumni-focused and college-based—where you can help the area of campus you are most passionate about receive a bonus fund.  See our current challenges!


Wright Day to Give is an annual online-based fundraising event on October 1, 2021, Wright State University’s founder’s day. For 24 hours, students, alumni, faculty, staff, parents, retirees, and friends are encouraged to give back to support our amazing students at Wright State.

How can I spread the word out about Wright Day to Give?

We encourage you to post about Wright Day to Give on your social networks, like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and Snapchat, using the hashtag #WrightDay2Give and get the word out to encourage others to help support our students!

  • How do I make a gift?

    To make a gift online, click on any button that says "Donate" or “Give Now” and follow the online instructions.

  • Is there a minimum donation amount?

    Yes, there is a minimum donation of $5.

  • How do I decide where to give? Where do gifts go?

    You may designate your gift to a specific college, school, or program, if you wish. Or donate to the Wright State University unrestricted Excellence Fund. By providing an unrestricted donation, your gift will be used for the university’s high-priority needs and opportunities.

  • Can I make an online recurring gift in support of Wright Day to Give?

    Yes, visit to make your recurring gift. 

  • Can a donor make a pledge?

    If you’d like to make a pledge, please contact for more information.

  • Is my Wright Day to Give contribution tax-deductible?

    Yes, your gift is tax-deductible. You will receive an email confirmation that serves as your receipt for tax purposes.


College Alumni Participation Challenge

On #WrightDay2Give, we challenge all alumni to make a gift to support any fund they’re passionate about.  When alumni make-a-donation, the Wright State college they graduated from will be counted toward the College Alumni Challenge.  The college with the most alumni participation (regardless of where the gift is designated) will earn $3,000 for their college from a generous alumni donor.

Student Organization Participation Challenge

Student organizations with the most participation on Wright Day to Give will receive bonus funds for their organization.  Organizations will be grouped in three different tiers (predetermined by the Office of Student Involvement and Leadership).  Each tier will be awarded two prize levels based on donor affiliation participation for a student organization provided on the Student Life Campaign giving form on Wright Day to Give.

Wright State Alumni Association Legacy Scholarship Match

The Wright State Alumni Association and its board members will match one dollar for every two dollars donated to the Wright State Alumni Association Legacy Scholarship, up to $4,550.

Donor Unlock - Wright-Patt Credit Union, Inc.

Unlock a $6,000 gift from Wright-Patt Credit Union when we reach 600 donors on the Wright Day to Give

Donor Unlock – Wright State University Foundation Board

Unlock a $40,000 gift from the Wright State University Foundation Board of Trustees when we reach our donor goal of 1200 donors on the Wright Day to Give.


On the Wright Day to Give, we are calling for the entire Wright State community to come together and show both current students and future Raiders and Laker’s we’ve got their backs. Spread the word about #WrightDay2Give and share why you are making a gift. Photos, video’s and posts.


Wright day to give - october 1 2021

  1. Download the cover photo below by right-clicking the image above and saving it to your computer.
  2. Go to your Facebook profile.
  3. Click the camera icon at the top left of your current cover photo and upload the Wright Day to Give graphic.


Wright day to give - october 1 2021

  1. Download the cover photo below by right-clicking the image above and saving it to your computer.
  2. Go to your Twitter profile.
  3. Click the camera icon at the top left of your current cover photo and upload the Wright Day to Give graphic.


Visit our story on @wrightstatealumi on Instagram to use our template to tag your favorite Raiders and Lakers! Don’t forget to tag @wrightstatealumi and use #WrightDay2Give when you post yours!

Sample Social Media Posts

Think about how you can connect with members of the Wright State community in your networks across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and every other platform you use. Be creative! Share photos or make a quick video using your phone.

Don’t forget to use #WrightDay2Give.

Here are some sample posts that you can just copy and paste!


  • Wright Day to Give is WRIGHT around the corner! Save the date and join us by giving back to current and future students of Wright State University! #WrightDay2Give

  • #WrightDay2Give is coming soon! Are you ready? Let’s show our Raiders we care on October 1.

  • I love Wright State because___________! Support what YOU love about Wright State on October 1! #WrightDay2Give

  • What will YOU support this year? I plan on giving to __________________! Join me in giving any amount to an area of your choice! #WrightDay2Give

  • October 1 is Wright State’s founders’ day, the most exciting day of the year! Avoid major F.O.M.O. (Fear Of Missing Out) and join us on #WrightDay2Give