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.

Give today to open doors of opportunity and help achieve our dreams.

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Scholarship and Special Projects

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

Gifts can also be directed to specific programs, departments, and new initiatives on our campus. Visit scholarships and special projects to learn more about these opportunities.

Annual Arts Sponsorships

Winona State has a long tradition of providing high-quality arts and cultural programming to our community. Sponsorships are available for musical performances, theatrical and dance productions, and the Lyceum lecture series.

Learn more about arts sponsorships.

Annual Fund Call Center

Our student team helps bring WSU to alumni and friends who are unable to make it back to campus regularly. They serve as fundraising ambassadors and enjoy linking the past and present of Winona State. Gifts made through the call center make a direct impact through the University Sustaining Fund.

All-University Campaign

The All-University Campaign is our annual faculty, staff and retiree drive to provide direct support to the university. This campaign provides employees a chance to give to what matters most, whether a specific department, scholarship, special program, or other personal interest.


No matter how you choose to support the university, your generosity truly makes a difference. For more information and questions on annual giving opportunities, please contact