Your support continues to Shock the World

Our 2020 fiscal year was filled with generous gifts to advance our university »

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Your support continues to Shock the World

Our 2020 fiscal year was filled with generous gifts to advance our university

WSU Foundation Impact Report

Dear Shocker Supporter:

Many noteworthy gifts and accomplishments highlighted the fiscal year that ended on June 30, 2020, and chief among them was the successful completion of the Shock the World Campaign. Throughout the seven-year campaign, loyal alumni and friends contributed $307.8 million, far surpassing the original goal of $250 million.

As you’ll see in this FY20 impact report for the WSU Foundation, we had many other reasons to celebrate: generous gifts to advance our university, the opening of new facilities on campus and a swift, affirming response when we sought emergency donations to help students cope with pandemic-related hardships. These are just a few of the ways donors like you continued to demonstrate your allegiance to Wichita State University.

This report provides financial outcomes for the WSU Foundation for the period from July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2020. We hope you also enjoy reading about some of the wonderful gifts made during this period. Thank you for all the ways in which you are helping to position Wichita State for a bright future.

With Shocker pride,
WSU Foundation


Raised in Gifts & Pledges


In Scholarships & Fellowships Awarded


Students Received Scholarships

Thousands of donors generously gave to Wichita State University this past fiscal year.
Below is a brief insight into our performance in FY20.
Click to download our By the Numbers full report

Total Managed Assets

$201.7 $148.4
$214.6 $154.2
$209.8 $136.0
$192.5 $114.3
$175.0 $107.9
$183.1 $103.1
 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 FY20 Financials
Your passion for Wichita State is creating a brighter future. We are pleased to share several stories about the impact of your giving.