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Our 2021 fiscal year was filled with generous gifts to advance our university

WSU Foundation Impact Report

Dear Shocker Supporter:

The loyal alumni and friends who support Wichita State University showed us multiple times in fiscal year 2021 examples of their generosity and goodwill. In the year that ended June 30, 2021, the WSU Foundation surpassed by more than $7 million the goal of raising $35 million in private funds to advance the university.

In this Impact Report, you’ll find a complete accounting of the financial outcomes for the WSU Foundation in FY21. We’ve also included a few articles highlighting some of the gifts that are so crucial to Wichita State’s ambitious future.

Fiscal year 2021 presented many challenges for our university, not the least of which was finding innovative and compassionate ways to help our students and faculty cope with pandemic-related issues. Wichita State also undertook a search for a new leader, an endeavor that resulted in the selection of Dr. Rick Muma as our 15th president. Through it all, alumni and donors stepped up to show their solidarity, trust and determination.

Thank you for all the ways you have contributed to this journey and for your ongoing support.

With Shocker pride,
ELIZABETH H. KING, President & CEO
WSU Foundation

$42.16M

Raised in Gifts & Pledges

$10.4M

In Scholarships & Fellowships Awarded

2,416

Students Received Scholarships

By-the-Numbers
Thousands of donors generously gave to Wichita State University this past fiscal year.
Below is a brief insight into our performance in FY21.
Click to download our By the Numbers full report

Total Managed Assets

2021
$253.4 $149.3
*$402.73
2020
$201.7 $148.4
*$350.1
2019
$214.6 $154.2
*$368.8
2018
$209.8 $136.0
*$345.8
2017
$192.5 $114.3
*$306.8
2016
$175.0 $107.9
*$282.9
2015
$183.1 $103.1
*$286.2
 Pooled Endowment  Other Assets  *Total Managed Assets

The six-year chart shows a breakdown of the WSU Foundation’s total managed assets.

  • The black bars indicate the portion of the total assets that make up the Pooled Endowment fund.
  • The yellow bars represent other assets, which include the Edwin A. Ulrich Museum of Art and Anthropology Museums’ collections, current funds, real estate and receivables.
  • *Total managed assets reflects all assets managed by the Foundation, before the adjustments to record pledges at next realizable value.
Click to download the WSU Foundation’s FY21 Financials
Your passion for Wichita State is creating a brighter future. We are pleased to share several stories about the impact of your giving.