Giving to Wright State

Gift Administration Fee

To help the university focus more of its resources on its core academic mission, the Wright State University Foundation Board of Trustees implemented a five percent Gift Administration Fee in July 2020 on all non-endowed gifts. This policy was amended in February 2023 to exclude gifts to scholarship funds, which are now exempt from a Gift Administration Fee.

The fee allows the Wright State University Foundation, which is a separate 501(c)3, to begin reducing its reliance on university funding for its operations. Revenue from the fee helps offset the foundation’s cost of doing business, which includes fundraising, donor stewardship, and gift management.