Wright Day to Give scheduled for Oct. 3

Donors can make online gifts during the university’s annual giving day

Wright State University will host its seventh annual Wright Day to Give on Tuesday, Oct. 3.

“We are always amazed by the generosity of our donors on the Wright Day to Give,” said Amy Jones, director of annual giving. “We are thankful to all of the Wright State alumni, faculty, staff, students, parents and friends who step up and give back on this special day.”

Wright Day to Give donors are encouraged to support the area of campus that is most meaningful to them. Whether it’s academics or athletics, student scholarships or student success initiatives, every gift makes a difference in the life of a Wright State student.

Adrienne Draper, a graduate student in public administration, is grateful for the support that donors provide to scholarships on the Wright Day to Give and throughout the year.

“Thanks to the scholarships I received, I will be able to complete my program on time and with less debt while also gaining valuable experiences along the way,” said Draper.

For acting major Remah Nyumah, gifts from donors helped provide the financial support she needed in order to participate in a study abroad program for acting.

“Being able to travel abroad for educational experiences would not have been possible without the support from our alumni and friends,” said Nyumah.

For this year’s Wright Day to Give, donors are invited to “Give Back to the Pack” and help the university reach its goal of 1,100 donors. A variety of challenges and incentives will be offered to encourage participation, including:

  • College Alumni Participation Challenge: When alumni make a donation to any fund that they are passionate about, the college they graduated from will receive credit toward the College Alumni Challenge. The college with the most alumni gifts (regardless of where the gift is designated) will earn $5,000 for their college, thanks to a gift from Anna (’83, ’87) and John Monnett.
  • First-Time Donor Incentive: First-time donors who make a minimum gift of $19.67 will receive a Wright State University-branded pennant as a special token of appreciation. Pennants will be given to the first 200 new donors.

Additional matches, challenges, and power hours will be announced on the Wright Day to Give.

In 2022, more than 1,000 gifts totaling over $202,000 were contributed on the Wright Day to Give.

“We always hope to top the previous year,” said Jones. “We encourage our Wright State family to ‘Give Back to the Pack’ and help us reach our goal of 1,100 donors.”

To make a gift on the Wright Day to Give, visit https://bit.ly/wdtg2023.

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