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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

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.
Student

Aaron '21

When faculty and staff show support for scholarships and programs, it shows their support for student success. The Wright State community plays a key role in overall success of the university. The scholarships and programs that they fund help not only student success but morale and retention.

Giving Stories

Wright Day to Give shatters fundraising records

Annual giving day raises more than $205,000 to help Wright State students
25% of the gifts on the Wright Day to Give were directed to student emergency funds within the colleges, the Deedrick Student Support Fund or the Raider Food Pantry.

Call to action

Wright State students and alumni support scholarships to promote equity and inclusion
Wright State's George Floyd Memorial Scholarship and Retain the 9 Scholarship help support students from underrepresented populations.

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