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The Big Day 2018

Thursday, October 25

Make your impact on WSU’s first giving day experience! The Big Day 2018 will take place on Thursday, October 25.

Join alumni across the globe for a 24-hour campaign to celebrate Winona State. The Big Day 2018 directly supports projects that transform the University campus and experience for our students.

Learn more about our biggest initiatives and see how your participation will enhance academic opportunities, position WSU graduates for success, improve Warrior athletics facilities, and provide students with valuable scholarships.

We’ve partnered with GiveCampus to provide crowdfunding capabilities and instant results. Join in throughout the day at our campaign homepage to enjoy the collective impact, view updates from WSU, and spread the word to your family and friends!


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College of Business Engaged Learning Endowment

Preparing Tomorrow's Leaders Through Collaboration 

The Engaged Learning Endowment will create partnerships and collaborative experiences that inspire responsive solutions, and merge academia with business to help students successfully transition from classroom to career.

Learn how the Endowment helps prepare tomorrow’s leaders.

Laird Norton Center for Art and Design

Laird Norton: Creating Art and Community in Historic Downtown Winona

The Foundation invests in meeting the changing needs of our students, faculty, and staff. The Laird Norton Center for Art and Design will offer premiere education in the creative fields to students across disciplines. The Center will also serve as a catalyst for enriching and expanding the Winona arts community.  

Learn how the Laird Norton project is creating innovative spaces while preserving this historic place.

WSU Stadium

WSU Stadium: Giving Warriors the Home They Deserve

WSU Stadium Renovation will benefit Warrior athletes, students, fans and the community supporters by providing an enhanced game day experience for all.

The upgraded facilities will boost the university's reputation, attracting top DII athletes and aiding recruitment overall.

University Sustaining Fund

The University Sustaining Fund is supported by Winona State alumni and friends who give annually to the WSU Foundation.

This fund provides for student scholarships, academics, arts and culture, enhanced learning environments, university programs and more. Annual giving directly affects our students, who will always be our area of greatest impact.

Endowed Scholarships Fund

The largest percentage of our endowment goes toward student scholarships. Over 900 scholarships are awarded each year, allowing our students to continue their studies without added financial burdens.

Your gift will benefit each and every one of our endowed scholarships.