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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: Shaina Moravec, Executive Director of Development - or x2751

School/College Liaisons

College of Arts and Science - Shaina Moravec ( x2751)
School of Business - Julie Olson ( x1816)
School of Applied Studies - Shannon Peavler ( x2092)
School of Law - Patrick Mikesic ( x1869)
School of Nursing - Julie Olson ( x1816)
Washburn Tech - Julie Olson ( x1816)
Mabee Library - Erin Aldridge ( x2734)
Washburn Athletics - Matt Hutchinson ( x1334)

If you received a donation check or have a generic gift question, contact Stefanie Weiland ( or x1832)

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 Gemima Joseph at or x1733.

  • Day of Giving - Taking place in 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.
Major Giving

Longterm university projects that require multiple donors. For more information about major giving, contact Chris Parker at or x1657. 

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 Erin Aldridge at or 785.670.2734.


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Topeka, KS 66604 Phone: 785.670.4483