New Initiatives

In addition to Scholarships and the many people and projects supported by the unrestricted Sustaining Fund, the Foundation invests in new initiatives focused on meeting the changing needs of our students, faculty, and staff.

GIve Now

The Big Day 2019

Join us for WSU's giving day experience - The Big Day - on Thursday, October 10!

We're dedicating 24 hours to support initiatives from across our University in each College, the WSU Foundation, Athletics, and more! Give back to enhance academic opportunities, provide students with valuable experiences, and position WSU graduates for success.

See how you can make a difference on The Big Day - Thursday, October 10, 2019.

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.

StartUp Winona State

Creating Value. Solving Problems. Improving Our World.

StartUp Winona State is an opportunity for students, faculty, staff and community members to develop the knowledge and skills needed to put innovative, entrepreneurial ideas into action and create value in the world.