Faculty and staff gifts

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Wayne State University faculty and staff commit themselves to the university's mission every day. You understand firsthand the importance of supporting academic success, research excellence and community engagement initiatives.

The Inspire from Within faculty and staff giving campaign recognizes how the power of collective support from faculty and staff makes an enormous impact on the university's mission. Faculty and staff generosity shows our alumni and friends that those closest to Wayne State are inspired by the university's people and programs. When you're inspired to give, your gift is magnified by the inspiration it gives to others.

Make your tax-deductible gift

All donations to Wayne State are tax-deductible. Your receipt will be mailed to you with a thank-you letter.

You can make your gift online, by phone, or by check or money order. Or you can make your gift through payroll deduction.

Using faculty and staff payroll deduction

Payroll deduction is one of the most convenient ways to make a gift. Using the payroll deduction form, you stipulate the exact amount and time frame for the deduction. The total amount of your gift will be divided into smaller payments and deducted from your paycheck every two weeks.

You also can designate an even split between two giving areas. Gifts of different sizes or to multiple initiatives require a separate payroll deduction form for each gift. Be sure to check "This is a new payroll deduction" on the form.


Selecting your gift designation

There are many areas worthy of your support, and we encourage you to explore giving areas that match your passion and what is most meaningful to you.


Wayne State giving areas

You can use these giving areas as a guide for your gift designation, or you can select another specific program. You also can opt to give where funds are most needed. On online forms, select or type "Use my gift where it is needed most."

  • Alumni programs
  • Athletics/W Club
  • Ilitch School Alumni Council Student Experience Fund
  • DRIS (Detroit Radio Information Service)
  • Office of Diversity and Inclusion
  • College of Education, Office of the Dean
  • College of Engineering
  • CFPCA, Dean's Discretionary Fund
  • Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights
  • Freer House Institute of Gerontology
  • Global Experiences Fund
  • HIGH Program
  • Heart of Detroit Tuition Fund
  • Irvin D. Reid Honors College
  • School of Information Sciences
  • Law School
  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Annual Support
  • Libraries
  • School of Medicine
  • Alumni Annual Fund
  • Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute
  • College of Nursing
  • Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
  • School of Social Work
  • Student Emergency Fund
  • University Press
  • Warrior Wardrobe
  • WDET Radio
  • WSU Food Pantry
  • General Scholarship Fund



If you have questions about giving areas or methods of payment, please call 888-WSU-GIVE (888-978-4483) or email annualfund@wayne.edu.

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