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University Advancement drives the philanthropic efforts that support our beloved Winston-Salem State University.

We do this through a variety of ways, including:

  • Fostering relationships with WSSU alumni and community partners such as friends of the university, corporations and foundations;
  • Promoting a lively campus experience filled with exciting initiatives that are transforming the lives of our students, faculty, staff and communities;
  • Enhancing the quality of our educational, co-curricular and extracurricular programs; and
  • Encouraging the sharing of time, talent and treasure to help accomplish our mission of preparing diverse students to successfully depart to serve and positively impact their respective communities.
The WSSU Foundation is closely aligned with University Advancement and manages all private gifts to the university.

There are so many ways to give to WSSU. Whether you want to have an immediate impact or leave a lasting legacy, we offer various opportunities for you to make an investment of your choice, in a way that’s convenient for you.

General Fundraising and Solicitation Clearance Policy

The Division of University Advancement exists to support the growth of external partnerships and private resources for Winston-Salem State University. A coordinated process is required to effectively manage and sustain relationships with the University’s existing and potential supporters. The coordination of all fundraising activity among faculty and staff is a central component for building and sustaining relationships with external stakeholders. This policy outlines the procedures for the creation and management of relationships with existing and potential donors. Advancement is responsible for the coordination, solicitation, and stewardship activity on behalf of Winston-Salem State University. Development Staff serve as points of contact between the University and WSSU Foundation. Please contact Vice Chancellor, Dr. LaTanya Afolayan 336-750-2184 and development staff for assistance.

Annual Fund

Annual Fund

Give quickly and conveniently through gifts of cash, securities, or stocks online or by mailing a pledge form.

Planned Giving

Planned Gifts

Through your tax and estate planning, you can invest in the future of WSSU students and programs through a bequest gift of life insurance or other deferred gift.

Matching Gifts

Matching Gifts

Double the impact! Find out if your employer will match your gift. See if they are on the list.  Please direct questions about matching gifts to

Major Gifts

Major Gifts 

Significant gifts to WSSU can impact students today and for generations to come through program support, scholarship funding, and more. Learn how your major gift qualifies you for membership in the prestigious Heritage Society.

Did you know?

60% of our students expect no family contribution to their college expenses. For every $1,000 in scholarship support, a student is 20% more likely to remain in school and graduate. (Less that $84 a month.) Almost $1.5 Million in federal and state grant funds were eliminated over the past school year. Your contribution is tax deductible. The WSSU Foundation is a 501(c)(3).

Visit our Impact at a Glance page to learn how your contributions can change the lives of our students. If you have any questions or want to further discuss the giving options that best fit your desire, please contact our office at 1-336-750-2184.