WSU Foundation's FY14 fundraising initiatives
During the new fiscal year, staff members of the WSU Foundation will focus on two campaigns (one new and one continuing) as well as support academic initiatives in each college and other university areas.
The two campaigns are:
The Koch Global Trading Center...
is a state-of-the-art must for a top-tier business school. The center will help prepare students for careers in the financial and energy markets, as investment analysts, portfolio managers and risk managers. Access to this facility equipped with real-time stock quotes, international data feeds and financial analysis software will be a monumental step forward, so that students have the skills to become successful leaders and effective employees in a global economy. Funds will be used to simulate the kind of sophisticated trading activity occurring in financial centers around the world and to create an endowment to support ongoing equipment and software upgrades. This effort seeks an additional $500,000.
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 $1.7 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 $12 million was raised for these areas during the past fiscal year. Eighteen new endowed scholarships and three new endowed fellowships were 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.