Thank you for a record-breaking Giving Day!

The Wayne State University community came together in school spirit and generosity on April 11 for Giving Day 2024 – our biggest Giving Day yet! We’re grateful for the overwhelming support, which surpassed all years prior. This year, more than 2,095 donors raised more than $2 Million to support students, faculty, research, diversity, and inclusion – which went to more than 100 causes across campus.


The Wayne State community celebrated Giving Day with campus mascot “W” and President Espy in the Student Center. This celebration encouraged students, faculty and alumni to take photos, enjoy pizza and learn more about the impact of supporting Wayne State. Photos shared by students, faculty, and alumni in support of the big day were featured on Wayne State Alumni’s Instagram account. 

Match and challenge dollars for individual causes across schools, colleges, and units totaled more than $525K – and that number is still growing as final numbers are calculated. Wayne State donors showed that gifts of all sizes matter with more than 40% of gifts under $100 donated to date.


Several advocates and volunteers helped boost participation and social media sharing, inviting alumni, staff, faculty, students, friends and partners to #GiveGreenBeGold. Personal testimonies, photos, and videos across social media channels showcased worthy causes and a lot of love and pride for Wayne State.


Wayne State is grateful to all who joined us for Giving Day 2024 and for the stories you shared about why you gave. You showed the world once again that when we Give Green, Wayne State’s future will Be Gold. Thank you.

Giving Day 2025 will be held again on Thursday, April 10, 2025. In the meantime, it’s never too late to make your 2024 gift. If you have questions, contact the Office of Donor Experience at

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