The Spirit of the Gift project is an effort to catalogue the histories behind the hundreds of endowed scholarships, fellowships and non-scholarship funds at Wichita State University. Each biographical sketch strives to reveal interesting details about who created these gifts and why.
We began telling these stories about donors and namesakes in 2006 and, to date, have compiled nearly 1,100 entries.
It is the hope of the WSU Foundation that this project will strengthen the bonds between donors and recipients of academic support. The funds that donors create represent more than just dollars and cents. They also are a way for donors to share their personal beliefs, professional philosophies, inspirations and aspirations. In many cases, they are a way for donors to give back to the university that gave so much to them.
To explore this project, click the alphabet links to browse through the biographies.