How you can help Washburn
Giving back to Washburn has been a long, honored tradition for hundreds of former Ichabods who treasure their experience on campus. Among the alumni making an impact is Barbara Waterman-Peters, who worked for years as an adjunct and is a key figure in the North Topeka (NOTO) Arts District in the downtown area.
Waterman-Peters was on the board for NOTO when the city worked tirelessly to build a vibrant arts district north of downtown Topeka. The painter was the first artist to sign a lease on a studio in the district, which has grown steadily in the past year.
Washburn has had a tremendous impact on NOTO, as several university figures have contributed to the movement, from President Jerry Farley to Washburn Institute of Technology.
Read about Barbara Waterman-Peters and the impact she’s had.
Ways you can help
- Give to Washburn: The Washburn University Foundation provides numerous opportunities for alumni and friends to support whichever program they choose. The Foundation recently launched 150 Forward: The Campaign for Washburn.
- Alumni Fun Run: The Washburn Alumni Association’s annual 5K run and two-mile walk funds our scholarships, which contribute thousands of dollars to dozens of legacy students every year.
- License plates: Purchase a Washburn Ichabod license plate. The proceeds help fund our scholarship program.
- LinC: Learning in the Community is one of the signature service organizations at Washburn. LinC works with organizations and agencies throughout the community and state and is quick to lend support in times of need such as the Harveyville, Reading and Joplin tornadoes.
- You can help the Washburn Alumni Association and Washburn University in numerous other ways. Call us at 785.670.1641 or send us an email for more information.