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Donor Stories

Dr. Frank R. Baumgartner

Dr. Frank R. Baumgartner
Gift of Retirement Plan Assets

Years ago my mother asked for donations to the scholarship she had created at the Wayne State University School of Social Work in lieu of birthday and Christmas gifts. Read More

Betty Jane Neitzel

Betty Jane Neitzel
Endowed Fund

Betty Jane Neitzel surprised Wayne State's psychology department by including a gift of more than $700,000. Read More

Aleanna Siacon

Aleanna Siacon
Scholarship Recipient

"I was incredibly lucky to have found myself at an institution that has not only supported me so heftily financially, but found me and my body of work worthy of such scholarships," Aleanna says. Read More

Debra Keller

Debra Keller
Endowed Scholarship

"I'm fairly certain that if Wayne State had not given me the Board of Governors Scholarship, I would never have completed my undergraduate degree...Any extra money I have is going to Wayne State, where it is needed and can help do more good." Read More

Elizabeth Buc

Elizabeth Buc
Beneficiary of IRA/Retirement Plan

“Although I attended three separate universities, my support goes to Wayne State because of the impact it has had on my career, the relationships with faculty and others that were formed, and the important educational role it will continue to play for future students.”

Mildred Kaye

Mildred Kaye
Endowed Scholarship

“I have greatly enjoyed meeting the students who receive scholarships from our fund. I recommend that everyone consider creating an endowed scholarship fund!”

Marie A. Tront

Marie A. Tront
Trust Beneficiary

“Attending Wayne State was one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. I want to be sure that the intellectual stimulation of an urban university is there for future generations. By naming Wayne State in my trust, I can make a larger gift than I would be able to by check.”

Mel Janowitz

Mel Janowitz
Lifetime Income

“I am a strong believer in charitable gift annuities as a pension supplement. I have two at Wayne. The interest rate is many times what I can get elsewhere, and it is only partially taxable. With a CGA to Wayne State, I can arrange for the money to be used to help needy students, support research endeavors, or help fill other needs.”

When you include a future gift to benefit Wayne State University, you qualify for membership in our Old Main Society. Learn More

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