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Giving to Washburn

Where will you make a difference?

From academics, scholarships and athletics, to the latest capital project, and to donor-operated giving circles, there are plenty of ways to make a difference in the lives of Washburn students. Your gifts can enhance academic programs, improve student life and help students' dreams come true. Find the area below that interests you and then give online or contact us to see how you can help make a difference.



The Washburn University Alumni Association and Foundation seeks to support Washburn in its mission to provide a broadly-based liberal arts and professional education. Each academic unit at Washburn is uniquely supported by the fundraising efforts of the Foundation based on their identified priorities. Learn more about these academic units and contact us so we can help you plan the best way to support an area at Washburn you're passionate about. You can also give now, and designate the department or program you wish to support.

College of Arts and SciencesInternational ProgramsLeadership InstituteMabee LibrarySchool of Applied StudiesSchool of BusinessSchool of LawSchool of NursingLearning in the Community (LinC)Washburn Institute of Technology



Washburn is about giving a world-class education to every person who is willing to work for it, regardless of field or finances. Scholarships can be the game-changer in a student’s ability to pursue a higher education. Scholarships attract talent. They reward academic excellence. They support student athletes. Scholarships have had an exceptional impact on many students' lives. Just ask Berenice Calva-Morales, a pre-engineering student who received a scholarship for minorities studying STEM fields or Faith Rottinghaus, a volleyball player who finished her education with a 4.0 grade-point average and three Academic All-America awards. These stories, along with many others, encompass why students are our greatest investment.


Ichabod Athletic Fund

The success of student-athletes at Washburn is directly connected to the support of alumni and friends. Your gift to the Ichabod Athletic Fund can provide for such things as academic resources to recruit premier student-athletes, renovations to athletic facilities to provide top-of-the-line training equipment and an environment where student-athletes can flourish, and the financial backing for outstanding leadership in coaches.


Dr. James Hurd Recital Hall

Washburn has served as a center of the arts in Topeka and the region, and the new Dr. James Hurd Recital Hall will fill a need on campus and in the community for an intimate performance venue with exceptional technology. The 175-seat and approximately 9,100 square foot space will serve as a dynamic space for community and student groups to perform at their best. Learn more and learn how you can support this project.


Advisors Excel Hall - The Henderson Learning Resources Center Renovation

We are excited the Washburn University board of regents approved plans for what may be the most consequential single renovation in Washburn’s history: a major overhaul of Henderson Learning Resources Center to make it the academic nexus of campus that we need, and that our students and faculty deserve. The building will be renamed Advisors Excel Hall, thanks to a lead gift from Advisors Excel Co-Founders David Callanan and Cody Foster. Read more and learn how you can support this project.


Washburn Women's Alliance

Washburn Women’s Alliance provides scholarship assistance for single parents enrolled at Washburn. Preference is given to undergraduate, single parents (regardless of gender) with dependent children residing with them, who are properly enrolled in a minimum of six credit hours (two for-credit courses) at Washburn University. You can give today to the WWA general scholarship fund or create a named current gift scholarship or endowed scholarship. Learn more.


Washburn Women's Venture Partners

WWVP is a giving circle comprising of Washburn alumnae and friends who volunteer their time and commit financial support to Washburn. WWVP members vote on and award grants annually to eligible projects and departments at Washburn. Learn more.


Student Philanthropy: Ichabods Moving Forward

A financial emergency can happen to anyone at any time. These circumstances may prevent a student attending classes, or if severe, continuing to seek their degree. Ichabods Moving Forward is a student-led philanthropic organization that provides an opportunity for students to help fellow Ichabods through difficult times by supporting an emergency assistance fund. Learn more.


Endowments for Campus Organizations

Endowed funds to Washburn's campus partners help them sustain momentum and growth, provide cultural opportunities to students, faculty, and the community, and create diversity on campus. Contact us for more details on how to create an endowed fund for these organizations:

Mulvane Art Museum
The Mulvane Art Museum, located in the heart of Washburn’s campus, provides art education and art resources to the Topeka and surrounding areas. The museum has almost 3,000 objects in its permanent collection, a variety of changing exhibits and numerous public programs that are available to the public. Join Friends of the Mulvane and help support their programming while getting their newsletter, advance notice of events and free admission to the Mulvane Art Fair.

Sunflower Music Festival
Washburn is the proud home of Sunflower Music Festival each year. Each June, the festival offers orchestra concerts, chamber music evenings, educational projects and other artistic events to individuals from Topeka and area communities. Concerts are offered to the public free of charge thanks to generous donations made by area businesses and private donors.

KTWU is a non-commercial, public television station authorized by the Federal Communications Commission, Washington, D.C., and licensed to Washburn University of Topeka. KTWU commenced telecasting on Oct. 21, 1965, as the first public television station in Kansas. The programs that KTWU carries are broadcast on channel 11, Topeka, Kansas and on K30AL, channel 30, Iola, Kansas. KTWU's broadcast facilities are owned and operated by Washburn University of Topeka.


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