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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

Wright State University Foundation awards Students First Fund grants

12 projects selected for the second year of Students First funding
The 12 projects selected for funding will have far-reaching impacts on both the Dayton and Lake campuses.

Wright State Student Emergency Relief Campaign raises $67,287

Crowdfunding campaign helps students affected by the COVID-19 pandemic
The Student Emergency Relief Campaign generated gifts from 529 Wright State University alumni, faculty, staff and community partners.

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