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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

Jennifer ’20

I owe much of my student success to the staff and faculty who have invested in my journey so that, in turn, can change the trajectory of my career path. The support this university has provided to me has been life-changing and I could not have asked for a better collegiate experience as a non-traditional student.
Student

Tyler ’23

Wright State continuously proves itself to be the best school I could have ever picked. Through the many organizations offered on campus, connections ready to be made, and scholarships offered, I am grateful for the success Wright State ensures.

Giving Stories

Decade of progress

Women in Science Giving Circle celebrates 10 years of supporting women in STEMM
To help remove barriers to women in STEMM, the Women in Science Giving Circle has raised more than $154,000 for scholarships and grants.

Wright State Student Emergency Relief Campaign now accepting applications

More than $31,000 available to help Wright State students during the COVID-19 pandemic
The Student Emergency Relief Campaign will provide one-time support to Wright State students currently enrolled at the Dayton or Lake campuses with demonstrated financial need.

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