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Fundraising Resources

The Washburn University Alumni Association and Foundation works on small and large fundraising initiatives that are priorities of the University.  

Main contact: Brian Friedman, Executive Director of Development - or x2092

School/College Liaisons

College of Arts and Science - Shaina Moravec (  x1832)
School of Business - Julie Olson (   x1657)
School of Applied Studies - Julie Olson (   x1816)
School of Law - Patrick Mikesic (  x1869)
School of Nursing - Julie Olson (  x1657)
Washburn Tech - Brian Friedman (  x2092)
Mabee Library - Brian Friedman ( x2092)
Washburn Athletics - Brian Friedman (  x2092)

Get the Conversation Started: Do you have an initiative that needs support from private funds? Please fill out this fundraising information form and we'll be in touch. Fundraising Information Form. 

Types of Fundraising

Annual Giving - Many of Washburn's alumni and friends provide financial gifts every year. Donations for university priorities and main scholarship and general use funds are asked for through direct mail, phone calls, and emails. For more information about annual giving, contact Courtney Artman at or x2747.

  • Day of Giving - Taking place in the first week of February every year, Washburn's annual Day of Giving celebrates Washburn University's birthday. Small-financing project proposals are submitted by faculty and staff in November and December for consideration, with funding available the following February/March. Project submissions are typically between $1,000 - $5,000. Not all submissions can be accepted for Day of Giving.  Website:
    Day of Giving Project Application

  • Washburn Women's Venture Partners - Funding requests are accepted year-round and available after selections are made by the donors in the spring. Projects are typically less than $5,000, and not all submissions can be selected for funding. Read more about WWVP.

  • Crowdfunding - Crowdfunding initiatives are used for projects less than $20,000 where the Foundation believes there could be a wide base of contributors. Funding requests are accepted year-round and are available at the conclusion of the campaign. For more information on how to start a project, contact Courtney Artman, or x2747. Website:

Major Giving 
- Longterm university projects that require multiple donors. For more information about major giving, contact Brian Friedman at or x2092. 

Planned Giving - Estate gifts are an important aspect of Washburn's overall fundraising efforts. The Foundation partners with a leading estate planning company to provide planning information to everyone including a series of direct mail pieces, e-newsletters and a website. For more information, contact Jeannie Shy at or x2734




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