Wright Day to Give




OCTOBER 1, 2020

Every year, hundreds of Raiders—alumni, students, parents, friends, neighbors, faculty, and staff—join us on our founders' day, October 1, to give back. Every gift, no matter the size, makes a difference.

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact our Wright State community, your support is needed now more than ever. The university has received nearly 1,500 requests for emergency assistance from students experiencing hardship during the pandemic. The time is right now. Stand up for Wright State students on October 1—the Wright Day to Give! 

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, a power hour and opportunities for the fund you're passionate about to receive bonus funds. Don't miss out!


Wright Day to Give is an annual online-based fundraising event on October 1, 2020, 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 wright.edu/give to make your recurring gift. 

  • Can a donor make a pledge?

    If you’d like to make a pledge, please contact amy.n.jones@wright.edu 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.


CHALLENGE - College Alumni Challenge

On #WrightDay2Give, we challenge all alumni to make a gift to support any fund they’re passionate about. When you make a donation, the Wright State college you graduated from will be counted toward the College Alumni Challenge. The college with the most alumni participation (no matter where the gift is designated) will earn $1,500 in bonus funds.

CHALLENGE - College Emergency Fund Challenge

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to present challenges for the entire Wright State community. The colleges have emergency funds for their students. The College Emergency Fund with the most donor participation on #WrightDay2Give will earn $1,500 in bonus funds to their college emergency fund.

MATCH - Alumni Association Legacy Scholarship

The Wright State University Alumni Association Board of Directors have come together to challenge YOU to join them for the Wright Day to Give. They have pledged to match your gift to the Wright State University Alumni Association Legacy Scholarship—for every $2 you give, they will match $1. They will match all gifts up to $5,300, for WSU’s 53rd birthday! The total raised this day will benefit the Alumni Association Legacy Scholarship.


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 Lakers we’ve got their backs.

Spread the word about the Wright Day to Give and share why you're making your gift during #WrightDay2Give. Use some of the photos, videos and posts linked below.

Profile Picture Frame

Update your profile picture with a Wright Day to Give frame.

Facebook Cover Photos

  1. Download the cover photo below by right-clicking it 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.

Twitter Cover Photos

  1. Download the cover photo below by right-clicking it 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.

Instagram Story Template

wright day to give

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

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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 smart phone.

Don't forget to use #WrightDay2Give.

Here are some sample posts that you can just copy/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 http://bit.ly/GiveWDTG
  • October 1 is our annual #WrightDay2Give! Join me in supporting the Classes of 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023, and 2024 on #WrightDay2Give http://bit.ly/GiveWDTG
  • #WrightDay2Give is coming soon! Are you ready? Let’s show our Raiders we care on October 1. http://bit.ly/GiveWDTG
  • I love Wright State because___________! Support what YOU love about Wright State on October 1! #WrightDay2Give http://bit.ly/GiveWDTG
  • What will YOU support this year? I plan on giving to __________________! Join me in giving any amount to an area of your choice! #WrightDay2Give http://bit.ly/GiveWDTG
  • October 1 is Wright State’s founder’s day, the most exciting day of the year! Avoid major F.O.M.O. (Fear Of Missing Out) and join us on #WrightDay2Give http://bit.ly/GiveWDTG