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Cumulative Recognition Levels

Washington State University deeply values its supporters and has a number of ways to recognize your generous cumulative contributions.

The Laureates of Washington State University

Since 1979, a special group of individuals and organizations has profoundly influenced Washington State University–inspiring visionary faculty, contributing the a world-class student experience, and supporting programs and scholarship that give WSU global recognition.

The Laureates of Washington State University—contributors of $1 million or more—create a legacy of excellence through their investments. WSU’s success—past, present, and future—is a testament to their spirit and vision. WSU and the WSU Foundation honors the generosity of our Laureates in three recognition levels:

  • Laureates ($1,000,000 – $4,999,999)
  • Crimson Laureates ($5,000,000 – $9,999,999)
  • Platinum Laureates ($10,000,000+)


The Benefactors of Washington State University have been instrumental in shaping the University’s past, present, and future through their generous cumulative contributions of $100,000 – $999,999 to support the academic, research, and service mission of Washington State University. WSU and the WSU Foundation honors the generosity of our Benefactors in three recognition levels.

  • Benefactors ($100,000 – $249,999)
  • Silver Benefactors ($250,000 – $499,999)
  • Crimson Benefactors ($500,000 – $999,999)


Heritage Society

In 2009, the WSU Foundation created a new donor recognition level to honor those individuals whose cumulative contributions total between $50,000 and $99,999. The generosity of WSU’s Heritage Society members represents an powerful commitment to advance Washington State University.


Diamond Donors

An esteemed group recognized by the WSU Foundation since 2007, Diamond Donors have made annual contributions to Washington State University for 50 years or more. We honor these remarkable individuals for their lifetime of service and meaningful commitment to support Washington State University’s mission.

Washington State University Foundation