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About the Program

Naming opportunities were created as options for alumni, friends, businesses and corporations to name buildings, spaces, departments, or faculty positions at Winston-Salem State University.

Ivey and Candice Brown

"We are delighted to support the needs of students at Winston-Salem State University, and to honor the legacy of Dr. Wooten for his untiring service to this university."

Dr. Ivey Brown, '11, and Attorney Candice Brown

Naming Opportunities
Program/Location Gift
Nursing $2,000,000
Biology $1,000,000
Computer Science $2,000,000
Occupational Therapy $1,000,000
Physical Therapy $1,000,000
Accounting $1,000,000
Business $1,000,000
Education $1,000,000
Mass Communication $1,000,000
Auditorium (150 or more seats) $400,000
Auditorium (fewer than 150 seats) $200,000
Main Entrance/Vestibule Area $200,000
Laboratories $125,000 - $250,000
Departmental and Office Suites $100,000 - $400,000
Classrooms $30,000 - $125,000
Seminar Rooms $15,000 - $20,000
Conference Rooms $10,000 - $50,000
Large Group Study Rooms $10,000 - $15,000
Small Group Study Room $5,000 - $10,000
Residence Hall Room $5,000 - $15,000
Science Center $10,000,000
School of Health Sciences $5,000,000
College of Arts, Sciences, Business & Education $5,000,000
Motorsports Management Program $2,000,000
Department of Music $2,000,000
Department of Visual Art $1,500,000
Endowed Faculty Position –– *Chair $500,000 - $1,000,000
Endowed Faculty Position –– *Professorship $250,000 - $500,000

*Endowed Faculty Position Chair/Professorship Matched dollar for dollar from the UNC Endowment Fund.

2021-2022 Funding Priorities

Support Winston-Salem State University’s Most Urgent Needs.

Unrestricted Gifts

These gifts support the emerging needs of students, faculty, and staff.

Ram Relief Fund

A special fund to support students who have been impacted by COVID-19 and support for Winston-Salem State University’s unanticipated operational needs related to COVID-19.

Named Scholarship Opportunities

We will name a scholarship for you or in memory of a loved one.

  • Endowed Scholarships – Create a named scholarship with a gift of $25,000 or more. Your gift can be paid over five years and will live on in perpetuity. Interest income awarded annually.
  • Chancellor’s Scholarships – Make a gift of $10,000 a year for four years.
  • Provost’s Scholarships – Make a gift of $5,000 a year for four years.
  • Annual Scholarships – Make a minimum gift of $1,000 a year for four years.
  • WSSU National Alumni Association Endowment Fund – A fund to support student scholarships.

Student Enrichment Fund

Support future internships, study abroad, professional development and service opportunities.

Faculty Enrichment Fund

Professional development support for faculty including online learning and training opportunities.

WSSU Athletics

Scholarships, book scholarships, and travel resources.

The Red Sea of Sound Marching Band

Scholarships, uniforms, and travel.

Building Naming Opportunities

Contact us at 336-750-3132 for more information.

WSNC, 90.5-FM

Operations and programming support.

Admissions Assistance Fund

Unrestricted support for travel and operational needs.

University Advancement Fund

Operations and programming support.

Career Development Services

Operations and programming support.

WSSU Singing Rams

Scholarships and travel.

Restore the Core II

  • K.R. Williams - $30 million
  • Hauser (Dept. of Music) - $17 million
  • Physical Plant - $15 million

How to Give

Give now by phone or set up a recurring contribution – call 336-750-3132.

Give now online at

Give now with a gift of stock, life insurance, retirement assets or real property. These gifts qualify you for membership in the WSSU Heritage Society – contact us at 336-750-3114 for more information.