Giving to Wright State


"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."
—Nelson Mandela

Did you know that before there was a Wright State University there was a Wright State University Foundation?

Since our incorporation on December 15, 1966, we have been working—in conjunction with University Advancement—to help this great university provide an affordable, accessible, high-quality education to students from all walks of life.

Like our founders themselves—key leaders of Dayton-area business and industry in the 1960s—we still believe that the dream of a college education should be a reality for anyone with the potential and drive to succeed.

Thanks to the generosity of individuals, corporations, and foundations, we have:

  • Distributed more than $51 million in scholarships
  • Established 811 scholarship funds

We look forward to working with you to make your giving experience as meaningful and inspirational as possible. Thank you for your support of Wright State University.

Impact of Giving

Student

Anna ’21

I choose Wright State because the minute I walked on campus, I instantly knew I found my new home.
Student

Solañe '22

Wright State scholarships and alumni support give many students like myself an opportunity to build our own future. With me being in two different departments, I have experienced so much encouragement and guidance from both faculty and my fellow students. That, coupled with the affordable tuition, is why I chose Wright State.

Giving Stories

Empowering student success

Dayton Power and Light Company Foundation provides $50,000 grant to support Wright State students in engineering and the arts
A $50,000 Power Grant from the Dayton Power and Light Company Foundation will support ArtsGala, programming in the Creative Arts Center and engineering workforce development.

Wright State University Foundation launches Students First Fund

New grants program will support student success initiatives
All Wright State students, faculty and staff with a creative concept to promote student success are welcome to apply for a Students First Fund grant.

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