Giving

Alexa, who is Joe Jessup?

Joe Jessup ’98 is paving the way for innovation at Amazon, one Alexa at a time

The senior manager of software development on Amazon’s Alexa, Joe Jessup established a scholarship to support undergraduate business and computer science students at Wright State. Continue reading

Spiritual minded

Wright State philosophy major Paola Bellini awarded the Erik C. Banks Memorial Scholarship

Paola Bellini received a scholarship established in honor of Erik Banks, the late professor of philosophy. Continue reading

Raise Wright

Wright State’s new one-stop shop for funding inspiring student projects

Raise Wright is the university’s online crowdfunding program for student-led fundraising projects administered by the Office of Annual Giving. Continue reading

Making a difference

Cynthia Jones ’05 will donate her home to fund scholarship for Wright State students

Cynthia Jones will create a scholarship for Wright State students with financial need who are either African American or have a disability. Continue reading

Helping students succeed

Wright State graduate Doug Rasor and his wife, Barbara, create scholarship fund for engineering and computer science students

Doug Rasor and his wife, Barbara, hope their newly created scholarship will impact the lives of students, just as theirs was by a scholarship Doug received as a student at Wright State. Continue reading

Friend in need

Wright State percussion student Tyler Ohlemacher honored with a donation from grateful alum Jacob Huff

Wright State University students Jacob Huff and Tyler Ohlemacher built a deep and lasting friendship. Continue reading

Eight incoming engineering students awarded Reynolds and Reynolds Leadership scholarships

The engineering and computer science students are high achieving high school graduates from around the state. Continue reading

Music of the night

Wright State graduate Kate Mueller performs in the North American tour of “The Phantom of the Opera”

For Kate Mueller, a 2015 graduate of Wright State’s acting and musical theatre program, being part of “The Phantom of the Opera” ensemble is a dream come true. Continue reading

Celebrating 40 years of employee giving

Wright State University’s annual Campus Scholarship and Innovation Campaign (CSIC) launches March 12

Faculty, staff and retirees may choose among Wright State’s more than 1,900 scholarships and programs during the annual Campus Scholarship and Innovation Campaign “40 Years in the Making.” Continue reading

A place to shine

Wright State University graduates Rob and Ann Weisgarber help create a new home for university’s priceless archives

Wright State graduates Rob and Ann Weisgarber are among the first donors to support the campaign to build a new home for Special Collections and Archives. Continue reading