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Why I Give: Tony Thompson

Tony Thompson (’09 Lib. Arts.)


My affinity for WSU started back when I was a baby. Both of my parents are WSU alums. My father, Jack, was an All-American quarterback and my mother, Molly, was known to “tear it up” on the intramural fields. I guess you could say I was born to be a Coug. I came to Washington State University myself as a student-athlete (football) in 2005.

I give to WSU because the University has given me so much over the years. I earned a scholarship as a student-athlete, forged lifelong friendships … » More …

Meet Our Donors: Gladys Jennings (’48)

Gladys Jennings (’48)

She is gracious and kind, respected and admired, and above all, determined to make a difference. Gladys Jennings (’48) warmly acknowledges family, friends, and colleagues who helped celebrate her 90th birthday. Grateful for the experiences she enjoyed at WSU, Gladys asks that celebratory gestures be directed as gifts to the Agriculture and Home Economics Scholarship Fund or the Alberta Hill Academic Excellence Award at WSU.

Gladys resides in Mill Creek, Washington with her husband, Clifford. She retired from WSU in 2008, capping a career in higher education that spanned six decades. Her request to birthday well-wishers is a nod to uncompromised excellence in teaching and … » More …

Meet Our Donors: Debra Sanders

For Debra Sanders, being able to see the impact of her gifts to the University makes giving all the more fulfilling.

“It is nice to actually know the students who are benefitting from my support,” she says.

Debra, affectionately called Debbe by her friends and coworkers, has worked for WSU Vancouver for 28 years. » More …

Meet Our Donors: Kathy Montagne

Throughout the Campaign for WSU, University employees have stepped up—not only in their service to the institution, but through their personal gifts to WSU as well. Kathy Montagne is among this growing group of faculty and staff who understand the importance of supporting WSU’s students, research, and outreach. » More …

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