Dedicated to building relationships and securing private financial contributions
The Washburn University Foundation is dedicated to building relationships and securing private financial contributions to support students and strengthen Washburn. The Foundation’s goal is to provide financial resources that can create and maintain an endowment and provide funds for student scholarships, faculty support, campus renovations and additions, support for student and faculty travel, visiting professors, study abroad, athletics and much more. Trivia: Ichabod Washburn, the university’s namesake, made the first sizeable donation which saved the school. Another significant contributor was Col. John Ritchie, who donated the 160 acres that is now our Washburn campus.