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Private support for WSU tops $122 Million in FY2017

By Trevor Durham, University Development

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PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University supporters committed $21.6 million in private support in June — a record for that month — to bring WSU’s total fundraising activity to more than $122.6 million in gifts, grants, revocable commitments and other contributions during Fiscal Year 2017. » More …

Student club raising money, donations for hurricane victims

By C. Brandon Chapman, College of Education

athletic traning club logoPULLMAN, Wash. – The WSU Athletic Training Club is collecting clothing, money, medical supplies and food this weekend and through Sept. 10 to assist Hurricane Harvey victims. » More …

#CougsGive125 shatters goals, surpasses $300,000 in gifts

By Trevor Durham, WSU Foundation

cougs-logoPULLMAN, Wash. – With gifts as small as $5 and as large as $25,000, Washington State University alumni, students, employees and friends rallied to participate in the university’s first official day of giving, which was held in conjunction with the celebration of WSU’s 125th anniversary. » More …

Through Dec. 19: Tri-Cities taking food donations for students

By Madison Rosenbaum, WSU Tri-Cities communications intern

cougarcupboard-logoRICHLAND, Wash. – Washington State University Tri-Cities is accepting food donations through Dec. 19 for the Cougar Cupboard, a food bank specifically designed for students on the campus. » More …

Donation from Washington wine’s past to fund future

By Scott Weybright, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

Albert-Ravenholt-80RICHLAND, Wash. – Albert Ravenholt’s legacy is growing posthumously with a $500,000 donation to the Washington State University Wine Science Center from the Albert Victor Ravenholt Foundation. » More …

Help “Pack the Van” for needy families

PULLMAN – The WSU Veterans Affairs Committee is sponsoring the “Pack the Van” program Dec. 1-5 to collect donations for families in need during the holiday season.

The van will be on WSU’s Glenn Terrell Mall from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Dec. 1-4, and at Wal-Mart in Moscow from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Dec. 5. All donations of food, money, clothing and toys will go to the Whitman County Community Action Center in Pullman.

 

$250,000 awarded to minority programs

SEATTLE – WSU announced today that the Bank of America Charitable Foundation will award a $250,000 grant over two years to support WSU’s “Future Cougars of Color” program. This unique program provides financial and academic support services to high-achieving students of color from across Washington state to allow them to attend, succeed and graduate from WSU.

 

Bank of America will present the grant to WSU President Elson S. Floyd today during the Macy’s Fifth Annual Future Cougars of Color Diversity Scholarship Luncheon, to be held at the downtown Seattle Macy’s store, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. A separate check presentation will be … » More …

Fluor announces freshman scholarship

Richland, Wash. — Fluor has pledged a $6,000 scholarship package for an incoming freshman at Washington State University Tri-Cities and the Fluor Foundation is announcing a dollar-for-dollar matching program for employee donations to WSU Tri-Cities.The Fluor freshman scholarship is donated on behalf of the Fluor Corporation, Fluor Hanford and the Fluor Government Group. In addition, Fluor is providing two internships for WSU Tri-Cities freshmen plus two internships for Columbia Basin College students transferring to WSU Tri-Cities through the Bridges program. Fluor also plans to provide mentors for the incoming WSU Tri-Cities freshmen.A FORTUNE 500 company and a contractor to the U.S. Department of Energy since … » More …

Teachers support colleagues in New Orleans

Hurricane Katrina may be just a grim memory to those of us not in its path. But remnants of the devastation linger in the coastal Southeast. In one of many efforts to help, teachers throughout Washington have teamed up to offer supplies, support and encouragement to teachers from the St. Bernard Parish School District in New Orleans.Debra Pastore, director of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) in the College of Education, worked with Gail Gleason, a WSU Ph.D. student, and Dee Baumgartner, a teacher in the Pullman School District, to create the Teacher-to-Teacher Project.The project is a way for teachers in Washington to … » More …