Corporate and foundation gifts

Corporate and Foundation Relations promotes and strengthens relationships between Wayne State University and corporate and foundation partners. The Corporate and Foundation Relations team works to ensure that the goals of our foundation, businesses and industry partners, as well as the academic and research missions of the schools and colleges, move forward. As a central university office, we work on broad university initiatives as well as specific projects and programs.

Whether you need help finding funding, writing or editing support, general tips for talking to foundations or corporations, or history of a relationship with Wayne State—we are eager to help.

Contact us to discuss any questions or ideas you may have.

With generous support from the DTE Energy Foundation, Wayne State’s Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies offers a Summer Enrichment Program for incoming first-year students.

The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation partners with TechTown and others for nonprofit center in Detroit.

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Before attending Wayne State, I thought small. Higher education has taken struggle, commitment and time, but now I think big. I want to change the world.

Sharaya Solomon, College of Education

The Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Family Foundation helped fund Healthy Urban Waters at the College of Engineering.