WSU Foundation's FY13 fundraising initiatives
During the new fiscal year, staff members of the WSU Foundation will continue their focus on two ongoing campaigns as well as supporting academic initiatives in each college and other university areas.
The two continuing campaigns are:
The Miró Conservation campaign...
seeks to fully fund the complete conservation of Personnages Oiseaux (Bird People), the great mosaic by renowned artist Joan Miró. This unique work of art, considered the single most important work of art in the state of Kansas, is the centerpiece of the outdoor sculpture collection on the WSU campus. The $3 million goal includes a small expansion to the museum facilities. More than $1,820,000 total gifts and pledges have been raised to date.
The Rhatigan Renewal...
is an effort to dedicate $33 million of student fees to renovate and expand the Rhatigan Student Center. James Rhatigan, consultant for the WSU Foundation and WSU Alumni Association, along with the WSU Foundation have a goal to raise 10 percent of the cost. Our total committed cash and pledges to-date is nearly $1.6 million, which will help reduce the long-term indebtedness to be covered by future generations of student Shockers.
While these campaigns are high priority, we will continue to focus on student scholarships and fellowships, and faculty and staff development. More than $4.5 million was raised for these areas during the past fiscal year. In addition, there were 30 new endowed scholarships created during the same time period.
Each college, the Ulrich Museum and University Libraries have specific fundraising priorities for programs and events that must be raised through private funds. Click one of the links below for specific details:
For more information about the fundraising initiatives or to support them, please call the WSU Foundation at (316) 978-3040.