Impact stories

Students win $25,000 from Ford Fund for Auntie Na’s nutrition project
Michigan Health Endowment Fund awards $1 million to WSU school health programs
DTE Energy Foundation awards $100k to the WSU Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies’ Summer Enrichment Program
Entrepreneurs Dr. S. Dattu and Mrs. Pushpa Sastry combine legacy support, give $1 million to create endowed chair for specialist in Parkinson’s disease
Wayne State legacy inspires Harry and Belle Elkiss Scholarships in Pharmacy
Wayne State awarded nearly $1 million from Michigan Health Endowment Fund
Stephen P. Hepler’s legacy: pioneering computer science and perpetual support
Wayne State receives $1M gift to create Nancy Philippart and Thomas McGrail Center for Global Engineering Education
Wayne State celebrates 150 years and end of Pivotal Moments campaign
Alumnus donates $5M to College of Engineering scholarships, new testing laboratory
Journalism alumnus and wife commission bust of Madame Curie for WSU Polish room
Detroit entrepreneur pledges $1.875 million to School of Medicine research
Michigan-based law firm gives students practical experience
$1 million scholarship established by Wayne State and Corvias
Scholarships help student study science and culture in Japan
Creating opportunities
Student Call Center hits $1 million mark for first time
Social work alumna models "service first" values with endowed scholarship
Ilitch Business alumnus and family donate $500,000 to catalyze innovation and entrepreneurship
Finding aligned values
Surprise gift to LaGatella Scholarship supports LGBT community
Positive planning
Freedman family multiplies opportunity at School of Social Work
Pivotal Moments campaign hits fundraising goal of $750 million, and still going strong
Estate gift supports virology research at the School of Medicine