Your gift changes lives

Investing in our students

Thank You

Intelligent and creative, resilient and courageous — from first-generation students to veterans returning to civilian life, WCSU students have grit and grace. Thank you for helping our remarkable students achieve their goals.

When you invest in our students, you strengthen the health and vitality of Connecticut and surrounding communities. Every donation — no matter the amount — has the power to change a person’s life. From accessing resources to opening up possibilities, your gift helps WCSU students become their best possible selves, who then contribute to making the world a better place.

  • We are grateful for your support.

  • The wolves of WCSU thank you.

Additional Stories

Invest in the future

Your financial support allows our students to focus on learning and practice, rather than outside jobs, and gives them a better chance at success.



Unrestricted gifts allow for the greatest flexibility to address the greatest need or opportunity across the University or within an area of your choice

Consider joining one of the annual support giving clubs listed here:

President’s Club  $1,000 or more
Fairfield Hall Society $500-$999
WestConn Society $250-$499
Century Club $100-$249


Endowed Giving

An endowed gift is a gift that keeps giving for generations to come.  When you establish an endowed fund with the WCSU Foundation, the principal of your gift is carefully invested to generate revenue for a purpose of your choice in perpetuity.  Endowments can be established for something that has special meaning to you that is related to WCSU’s educational purpose, or you can contribute to an existing endowment of your choice. There are numerous opportunities to establish new named endowments, such as scholarships, career preparation, experiential learning programs and many other academic and student focused opportunities. Gifts to establish new endowments have specified minimum funding levels. For more information, please contact JuliePryor-Bennett (203) 837-8111.

Estate &
Planned Gifts

Estate & Planned Gifts

Among the most common types of planned gifts are bequests, life insurance, charitable gift annuities that pay you income and gifts of IRA (Visit the IRA page to learn more) and other retirement assets. For more information or questions about making a planned gift, contact Julie Pryor-Bennett at (203) 837-8111. THE LEGACY SOCIETY  The Legacy Society recognizes all who support our students through a gift that will be realized after their lifetimes. Your membership involves no dues, obligations or solicitations—it allows us to thank and recognize you.
WCSU Legacy Society membership form

Ways to Give

WCSU is proud of our rigorous and practical education. We welcome your philanthropy to make sure our students start their careers without being weighed down by debt.



Make a gift online now by credit card or debit card on our secure site.  This is the simplest and most direct way to give.


Matching Gifts

Matching Gifts

Did you know many companies offer a matching gift program to encourage philanthropy among their employees?  And that some companies even match gifts made by spouses and retirees?  Please check to see if your company offers this benefit. If so, request a matching gift form from your employer, and send it completed and signed with your gift. We will do the rest. The impact of your gift may be doubled or even tripled!

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Please make payable to “WCSU Foundation, Inc.” and mail to: Western Connecticut State University Office of Institutional Advancement University Hall, Room 101 181 White Street Danbury, CT 06810
WCSU Foundation Federal Tax ID is 06-1086725



For gifts of stock, or questions about making a gift of stock to the WCSU Foundation, please contact
Maria Veilleux at (203) 837-8479.



The WCSU Foundation can accept gifts in a variety of forms that meet its gift acceptance policy guidelines.  For example, gifts of closely held stock, planned gifts, life insurance, real estate and tangible personal property if its use is related to WCSU’s educational purpose.

Donor Advised Funds (DAF’s) Please let us know if you are making a gift from your donor advised fund. We would love to talk to you about your intentions to ensure they are followed and thank you for your generosity. For more information or questions about giving, please contactJulie Pryor-Bennett at (203) 837-8111.


Naming Opportunities

A wide range of naming opportunities are available at WCSU ranging from establishing a scholarship in your name, to supporting specific academic enhancements in an area of interest to you, or naming a program, building, space or room.
If you are interested in discussing a specific naming opportunity, please contact
Julie Pryor-Bennett at (203) 837-8111.

Thank you for supporting WCSU students!

Meet the Staff

If you have any questions please call our office at: (203) 837-9820 or reach out to us individually.

Western Connecticut State University

Office of Institutional Advancement
University Hall, Room 101 | 181 White Street, Danbury, CT 06810