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

By Trevor Durham, WSU Foundation PULLMAN, 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.

Gifts make bedtime better for neighboring children

WSU Extension 4-H staff in Puyallup: Carey Roos, left, Linda Williams, Tony Dell, Darlene Munson, Betsy Fradd and Kevin Wright. (Photo by Dana Schlenker, Center for Distance and Professional  Education, Puyallup) Employees of WSU Extension in Puyallup recently donated new pajamas and books to help young people in Pierce County.   The items collected by […]


New tax legislation offers – for a limited time – a way to make gifts to the WSU Foundation and other charities using individual retirement accounts (IRAs) without negative tax consequences. The Pension Protection Act of 2006 allows distributions up to $100,000 per year per taxpayer to a qualified charity from a traditional or Roth […]

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 […]

Foundation celebrates 25 years-and $44.7M

Twenty-five years ago, the Washington State University Foundation ended its inaugural year with just over $4.3 million in gifts and grants. Today, the WSU Foundation kicks off its 25th anniversary year by announcing that gifts and private grants for 2003-04 totaled $44,780,138, the fourth largest year in foundation history. Donors made future pledges of an […]

Faculty invest in WSU’s future

For several Washington State University scientists, devoting their careers to their students, departments and research programs is just the beginning of their investment in the university. Don Matteson, professor emeritus, chemistry; Bruce McFadden, professor emeritus, biochemistry; Robert Nilan, dean emeritus, College of Sciences; and Ralph Yount, professor of biochemistry and current chair of chemistry, all […]