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Faculty & Staff Giving

You already work tirelessly for WSU. The opportunity to ensure excellence here—the place where we live and work—is ours. As an employee, you can support the areas you choose, with every single dollar going directly to fund students, academic research, special programs—it’s up to you. We invite you to browse our giving page to discover the various funds you can support, one of which is sure to be close to your heart.

Cougar Colleagues:

The Cougar Colleagues Program is a way for you, as a WSU employee, to invest in the area of WSU that means the most to you. When employees reinvest in the University it demonstrates a pride and belief in our great work and the importance of the public/private partnership that is needed to fulfill the land grant mission of WSU to the people of Washington State. Our investment in ourselves is an indicator of a healthy organization worth supporting for the world to appreciate.

You impact:

  • Student’s through scholarship and programmatic support
  • Research by contributing to the solutions to solve global, national and regional problems
  • Your community by supporting the museum, libraries and public broadcasting.

Regardless of what you support, the philanthropy of faculty and staff to Washington State’s University, demonstrates your trust in making such an investment in WSU and the belief and pride in the time and talent we have to find tomorrow’s solutions.

Giving Where Your Heart Is:

WSU employee are able to support the part of the University that moves them the most. Whether that be scholarship, program, college or campus, their choice enhances WSU. Employees can make their philanthropic investment in any way that works for them, including payroll deduction. Staff and faculty support WSU performing arts, the libraries, museum of art, student scholarships and programs to name just a few. University employees may direct their investment to any area of choice within the University.

Ways To Give

Payroll deduction:  This is a convenient way to establish gifts to one or more designated areas. We will send you an annual summary of your payroll deductions for your tax records. You may change your designations at any time.

Gift Planning:  There are many ways to leave a personal lasting legacy for generations to come. Visit our Gift Planning site or call 509-335-5865.


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