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Until Founder’s Day

Founders’ Day is a 24-hour giving event to celebrate the rich history of our university and its continued commitment to our top priority – the students of Wichita State.

Join the thousands of Shocker alumni, students, employees, parents and friends who are honoring our past and investing in our future to make a positive difference in our college and community.

Whether it’s a symbolic gift of $18.95 or much more, every gift matters.

HOW TO SUPPORT

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ADDITIONAL AREAS TO SUPPORT

Admissions General Support
Adult Learning
Advanced Education in General Dentistry
Advocacy and Leadership
Art & Design Advocates
Asian Student Conference
Barton County Scholarship
Barton School of Business
Barton Student Experience & Success Fund
Baseball
Basketball (Men’s)
Basketball (Women’s)
Black Student Union
Campus Activities and Recreation
Career Closet
CARE Team
Cheer Team
Child Development Center
Clinical Mental Health
College of Applied Studies
College of Engineering
College of Fine Arts
College of Health Professions
College of Innovation and Design
Communication Sciences and Disorders
Counseling Services
Cowley County Scholarship
Dance Team
Dental Hygiene
Disability Services
Discover WSU
School of Education
Engineering Dean’s Circle Equipment Fund
Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Ford County Scholarship
First Year Research Experience Scholarship
GEEKS Tutoring
Golf (Men’s)
Golf (Women’s)
Gore Scholars Scholarship
Graduate School
Harvey County Scholarship
Hispanic American Leadership Organization
Cohen Honors College
Honors College ’57 Club
Housing Scholarship
Human Performance Studies
Kansas City Alumni Scholarship
Level Up for University Libraries
Library Special Collections
Life Happens Fund
McPherson County Scholarship
Medical Laboratory Sciences
Military and Veteran Services
Montgomery County Scholarship
Music Associates
Nursing
Office of Career and Professional Development
Office of Diversity & Inclusion
Performing Arts Angels
Physical Therapy
Physician Assistant
Pratt County Scholarship
Public Health Sciences
Reno County Scholarship
Saline County Scholarship
School of Digital Arts
Shocker Bowling
Shocker Rowing
ShockerStrengths Initiative
Shocker Success Center
Shocker Success General Fund
Shocker Support Locker
Shocks, Docs & Friends
Softball
Sports Management
Student Ambassador Society
Student Athletic Scholarship Organization (SASO)
Student Health Services
Student Engagement, Advocacy and Leadership
Study Abroad Scholarship Fund
Suspenders4Hope
Tennis (Men’s)
Tennis (Women’s)
Track & Field and Cross Country
Ulrich Museum
University Libraries
Upward Bound Math Science
Volleyball
Volleyball
Volleyball



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MATCHING & CHALLENGE GIFTS

Make your gift go further on Founders’ Day. By pledging a matching or challenge gift you can help double, or even triple the impact for the academic college or program you choose.

Questions?  Contact Corey Saleh

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$25,000

The Wichita State Foundation
Board of Directors Matching Gift:

The Board of Directors will match all donations dollar-for-dollar received on Founders’ Day up to $25,000.

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$5,000

First Year Research Experience Scholarship:
Dean Kimberly Engber and Sara Engber will donate $5,000 if 75% of the Cohen Honors College Advisory Board donates to the Cohen Honors College Board First Year Research Experience Scholarship.
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$5,000

Gore Scholars Scholarship Fund:
Double the Donation: Bruce & Michelle (Crupper) Daise will match, dollar for dollar, up to $5,000 for every donation made to the Gore Scholars Scholarship Fund.
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$5,000

Shocker Success Center:
Double the Donation: Bruce and Michelle (Crupper) Daise will match, dollar for dollar, up to $5,000 for every donation made to the Shocker Success Center
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$5,000

University Libraries:
Double the Donation: Marijean Berg will match dollar for dollar up to $5,000 for University Libraries.
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$3,000

Performing Arts Angels:
New Donor Challenge: Cheyla Clawson will donate $3,000 if 25 new donors make a gift to the Performing Arts Angels.
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$2,600

Performing Arts Angels:
New Donor Challenge: For each new donor to Performing Arts Angels, Performing Arts Angels Board Members will donate an additional $200 per new donor, up to $2,600.
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$2,500

Kansas City Alumni Scholarship:
Double the Donation: Craig and Dana Compagnone will match dollar for dollar up to $2,500 for the Kansas City Alumni Scholarship.
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$2,400

Music Associates:
Board Match: The Music Associates Board will match dollar for dollar donations made on Founders’ Day up to $2,400.
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$2,000

Shocker Support Locker:
Every Gift Counts: For every new donor to the Shocker Support Locker, Eddie and Debby Aleman will make a $100 gift to the Shocker Support Locker up to $2,000.
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$1,500

Music Associates:
Double the Donation: Tim Shade, Director of the School of Music, will match dollar-for-dollar donations for Music Associates up to $1,500.
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$1,000

Barton School of Business:
Double the Donation: Lynda Carrier Metz will match dollar for dollar up to $1,000 for the Shocker Fund – College of Business.
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$1,000

Dorothy and Bill Cohen Honors College ’57 Club:
Young Alumni Challenge: James Blakemore will donate $1,000 if five Cohen Honors College young alumni (’07 to ’22) donate to the Cohen Honors College.
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$1,000

Harvey County:
Every Gift Counts: For every new donor to the Harvey County Scholarship, Brittany Welch will make a $100 gift to the Harvey County Scholarship up to $1,000.
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$1,000

Kansas City Alumni Scholarship:
Double the donation: An anonymous donor will match dollar for dollar up to $1,000 for the Kansas City Scholarship.
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$1,000

Kansas City Alumni Scholarship:
Double the Donation: Danny and Shari Nicholas will match dollar for dollar up to $1,000 for the Kansas City Alumni Scholarship.
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$1,000

McPherson County:
Every Gift Counts: For every new donor to the McPherson County Scholarship, Brad and Diane Mears will make a $100 gift to the McPherson County Scholarship up to $1,000.
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$1,000

Music Associates:
Double the Donation: For every new donor who donates $18.95 or more to Music Associates, Linda and Bob Nugent will match dollar-for-dollar to Music Associates up to $1,000.
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$1,000

Music Associates:
Double the Donation: Joe and Ricki Emory will match dollar for dollar donations made on Founders’ Day up to $1,000
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$1,000

Pratt County:
Every Gift Counts: For every new donor to the Pratt County Scholarship, Linda and Ralph Lanterman will make a $100 gift to the Pratt County Scholarship up to $1,000.
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$1,000

Reno Count Scholarship:
Every Gift Counts: For every new donor to the Reno County Scholarship, Howard and Marie Partington will make a $100 gift to the Reno County Scholarship up to $1,000.
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$1,000

Shocker Support Locker:
Double The Donation: LeRoy and Trish Unruh will match dollar for dollar up to $1,000 for the Shocker Support Locker.
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$500

Music Associates:
Early Bird Match: John Fishpaw and Kimberly Krohn will match the first $500 raised for Music Assocaites.
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$500

Performing Arts Angels:
Early Bird Match: John Fishpaw and Kimberly Krohn will match the first $500 raised for Performing Arts Angels.
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$250

Business School:
Double the donation: An anonymous donor will match dollar for dollar up to $250 for the Shocker Fund – College of Business.
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$250

School of Education Student Support:
Double the donation: An anonymous donor will match dollar for dollar up to $250 for the College of Education.
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$25,000

The Wichita State Foundation
Board of Directors Matching Gift

The Board of Directors will match all
donations dollar-for-dollar received on
Founders’ Day up to $25,000.
Give Now

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$5,000

Performing Arts Angels
(x donor) will contribute $5,000 if 25
new alumni donors give to Performing
Art Angels on Founders’ Day.
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