Annual Report & Donor Honor Roll

Each year, the WSU Foundation shares our successes from the year prior and our plans for the year ahead. But even more importantly, we take a moment to pause, recognize and say thank you to all our donors who make it possible.

It’s with your support and partnership that we are able to continue working to advance the University’s critical education mission.

Below you will find our FY18 Annual Report & Donor Honor Roll. We invite you to take a moment to both reflect on FY18 and look ahead with us.

Now partway through FY19, the WSU Foundation continues to raise funds for The Power of Experience: A Campaign for Winona State.

This campaign is a combination of three university-wide initiatives, each one will have lasting impact on WSU and its students. Learn more about what these projects mean for Winona State.


FY18 Annual Report

WSU Foundation Chair, Mark J. Nichols '78, pens a message to his fellow Warriors. Read the Foundation Chair's Letter (PDF). 


WSU Foundation Support At a Glance

Foundation Support to WSU

Dollar Amount
Academic Services 12,207
Alumni Relations 58,403
Athletics 189,693
Campus Beautification 10,753
College of Business 51,069
College of Education 31,219
College of Liberal Arts 37,305
College of Nursing and Health Sciences 28,428
College of Science and Engineering 81,801
Community Relations 148,671
General 46,250
Gifts in Kind 63,514
Library 12,318
Retiree Center 4,382
Special Project Awards 74,073
Student Clubs and Organizations 13,594
Student Housing 407,535
Student Life and Development 20,662
Student Scholarship 1,516,254
Warrior Club 88,617
Grand Total $2,896,693


WSU Foundation Scholarships

$1,500,000 Total Awarded

The WSU Foundation awarded a total of $1,500,000 in scholarships to WSU students.

Nearly 800 Awards

The WSU Foundation distributed nearly 800 scholarship awards to WSU students. 

Over 550 Scholarship Recipients

Over 550 students received a scholarship from the WSU Foundation.

Gifts by Constituency

Faculty/Staff Gifts were 32.9%, Friend Gifts were 10.1%, Parents Gifts were 5.5%, Retiree Gifts were 3.3%, Studnet Gifts were 0.2%, Organization Gifts were 6.3%, Alumni Gifts were 41.7%

FY18 Donor Honor Roll

Medallion Society (PDF)

1858 Founders Society (PDF) -- learn more about WSU’s planned giving options.

President’s Club (PDF)

Newly Established Scholarships (PDF) --learn more about establishing a scholarship at WSU.


Alumni Gifts by Decade

Parent Gifts (PDF)

Faculty & Staff Gifts (PDF)

Retiree, Friends & Students Gifts (PDF)

Corporation & Foundation Gifts (PDF)

Gifts by Giving Level (PDF)

Matching Gift Companies (PDF)

Gifts in Honor & Memory Of (PDF)


The WSU Foundation FY18 Annual Report & Donor Honor Roll recognizes gifts given during the 2018 fiscal year (July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018).

In the creation of this report, every effort has been made to ensure accuracy. However, it is inevitable that some omissions and errors may occur.

If your name does not appear, or should it be misspelled, please notify the WSU Foundation Office so that we can correct our error and offer our apologies. We can be reached at 800.DIAL.WSU (800.342.5978), extension 5020, or