Shock the World 2013-2020

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Shock the World

Shock the World 2013-2020

More scholarships. New facilities. Stronger programs.

Thank you for helping us Shock the World.

We wish we could personally thank everyone who donated to the the Shock the World campaign. Your loyalty, generosity and spirit catapulted our total fundraising to $307.8 million — way beyond the campaign’s goal of $250 million. Every dollar raised helps secure the future of Wichita State University. Every donation gives our students a more valuable college experience. Every investment helps guarantee Wichita State is able to contribute to our region’s economic growth and the betterment of our world. This page reveals the ways in which the seven-year campaign will have a lasting impact on Wichita State.

To our Shocker community,
When the Shock the World Campaign started seven years ago, we had big dreams.
To INCREASE scholarships substantially, with a focus on need-based aid.
To BUILD a new home for the W. Frank Barton School of Business.
To UPGRADE our athletic facilities and better support student-athletes.
To ENHANCE programs that bring distinction to our university, such as the Dorothy and Bill Cohen Honors College.                                                                              And … YOU DID IT! From the bottom of my heart, thank you.

Elizabeth King
President & CEO
WSU Foundation

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Shock the World Honor Roll of Donors

More than 300 individuals, companies, foundations and trusts donated $100,000 or more during the life of the campaign. Our Honor Roll recognizes their generosity. Click here to see the full list.

Your giving is cause for celebration

Watch our two-minute Shock the World celebration video showcasing the impact of your giving. Thank you to all the donors and alumni who supported Wichita State University throughout the Shock The World campaign. Every gift mattered.