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Signature campaign started for 4-H license plate

The Washington State 4-H Foundation has begun a signature campaign to authorize a specialized license plate that will provide supporters with an opportunity to show their 4-H pride and increase visibility of the state’s largest youth-serving organization. Thirty-five hundred signatures are needed to complete the application process. Proceeds from the sale and renewal of the […]

Developing nursing doctorate focus of WSU Vancouver grants

VANCOUVER – Southwest Washington Medical Center Foundation and the Samuel S. Johnson Foundation have given $100,000 and $25,000 respectively to Washington State University Vancouver towards a two-year statewide initiative to develop a Doctorate of Nursing (DNP) program. The gifts will allow WSU Vancouver to strengthen high levels of leadership and quality in the nursing workforce. […]

Foundation launches faculty/staff fund drive

The WSU Foundation has begun the 2006 faculty and staff fund drive — “For YOUR WSU!” — which will run through April. The drive rejuvenates a long-standing tradition of annual support from the university’s faculty and staff. “Everyone at WSU — whether they teach, conduct research, or work as administrative, clerical or support staff — […]

$1 Million Firstenburg gift announced at WSU Vancouver

VANCOUVER — Ed and Mary Firstenburg, through the Community Foundation for Southwest Washington, have given $1 million to Washington State University Vancouver to create the Firstenburg Student Commons. The WSU Board of Regents approved the naming at its regularly scheduled meeting held Nov. 18 in Seattle.The gift will allow WSU Vancouver to purchase the current […]

WSU tops $49 million in private support

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. If you look at the WSU Foundation’s annual report, it appears that employees, alumni and friends love the university more than ever. The foundation reported this week that it ended fiscal year 2004-05 with a 9.4 percent increase in private support over the previous fiscal […]

Jessup leads Alumni and development

Len Jessup, who was named acting president of the Washington State University Foundation and acting vice president for university development in March, has been appointed to those roles on a permanent basis. “Len has shown ability to lead, inspire and create, and he already has a good working relationship with many of our major donors,” […]

Len Jessup named acting president of foundation

Len Jessup, who has served as dean of the College of Business and Economics at Washington State University since July 2002, has been named acting president of the WSU Foundation and acting vice president for university development.Jessup will take over for Richard Frisch, who announced last month that he would be leaving the foundation to […]

Foundation president leaving for Boise State University

Richard L. Frisch, who has served as president of the Washington State University Foundation and WSU vice president of development since May 2002, has been named vice president for university advancement at Boise State University.His appointment, which was announced by Boise State University President Bob Kustra, is subject to approval by the Idaho State Board […]

Real Estate Foundation focus of regents, committee

The Washington State University Board of Regents Business Affairs and Information Technology Committee and the University Development and University Relations Committee will hold a joint conference call Monday, June 28, from 11-11:30 a.m. in Lighty Student Services Building, Room 401. The purpose of the meeting is to review and discuss the WSU Real Estate Foundation.