Your Gift Will Change Lives

WSU students achieve their dreams through transformative giving »

Your Gift Will Change Lives

WSU students achieve their dreams through transformative giving »

What impact will you make?

Our Wichita State University Foundation team is ready to help match your interests and priorities with opportunities to advance Wichita State. There are many ways individuals, organizations and foundations can get involved in Wichita State’s vision to create meaningful change in the lives of students and the communities they serve. Whether your passion is supporting an academic college, establishing a student scholarship or giving through your estate, our development team can help find the right opportunity for you. Simply fill out our contact form so we can get to know you. Together, we can change our world through the power of education.

COVID-19 update

Like so many, we continue to face pandemic-related challenges in our work and lives. Although we can’t be together in person, our team has remained positive as we visit by phone and remotely with our Shocker community.

Our top priority remains helping WSU students. We are doing that in two ways: through the Shockers Up Emergency Fund for Students and by providing need-based scholarships for each academic area. If you want to contribute to one of these student-focused funds, click the button below.

Our staff has returned to working in the Woodman Alumni Center building. Our reception area is available to receive documents, checks and other correspondence from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. For health and safety, we wear masks inside the building and have hand sanitizer available.

We miss face-to-face interactions with Shockers like you and look forward to a time very soon when that resumes. Until then, we will continue to connect with you by phone and remotely. Stay healthy and safe.


How Giving Helps

Your gift has a ripple effect. When you support students who otherwise wouldn’t be able to attend college, you not only change their lives, but also the lives of their families and the communities where they live. Your generosity helps Wichita State students succeed. Just take a look at the numbers in fiscal year 2019, July 2018-June 2019.


Raised in gifts & pledges


In Scholarships & Fellowships Awarded


Students Received Scholarships

Scholarships create better futures

“More than one-third of Wichita State students have a gap in the financial aid they’re receiving versus what they need to pay for tuition and fees. When you give philanthropically to Wichita State students, you are changing lives through the gift of a college education. It’s about changing the future for that student and the future generations of that student’s family and, ultimately, our greater community and society as a whole.”
— Sheelu Surender, director of financial aid at Wichita State


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