Giving Day 2024

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About

A Wilkes education is made possible because of philanthropic support from donors and friends, like you! 

💞Spread the love this February 14th by making a gift toward key initiatives at Wilkes! Your participation on Giving Day will pave the way for all who choose Wilkes University to pursue their purpose, reach their highest potential, and thrive in all areas of life.


This year, alumni, friends, families, faculty, and staff are encouraged to harness the power of philanthropy by making a gift to one or more of the prioritized areas below. 

  • Area of Greatest Need (Wilkes Fund)
  • Athletics (Teams)
  • College of Arts & Sciences
  • College of Business & Engineering
  • College of Health & Education
  • First Generation Scholarships
  • General Scholarships
  • Student Success (i.e. Student support, retention, and graduation efforts)
  • Student Wellness (i.e. Student Development activities, programs, organizations and cultural opportunities)
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We've SURPASSED our goal of 850 donors! 🙌🏽

Hooray, Colonels! 💙💛 Through the generosity of our incredible alumni, friends, families, faculty, staff and students, Wilkes surpassed our goal of 850 donors before 10 p.m. this evening! Thank you to everyone who has participated in this effort -- your support is invaluable!


📢 There's still ⌚ to give! We've extended the Giving Day 2024 campaign for 12 more hours! Check out our leaderboards to see who's taken the lead.


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Friends127$12,975
Parents108$16,693
Students222$3,292
Alumni372$78,403
Faculty/Staff213$18,828
Donations by Other Areas of Support View donations to designations not included in this year's Giving Priorities.
DonorsDonorsRaised ($)
The William R. Gasbarro Scholarship0$0
Spanish Club0$0
The Sarah Catherine Ford Adult Learner Scholarship0$0
Sociology-Criminology Club0$0
The Robert Marc Schub Memorial Scholarship0$0
The Emery and Mamie Ziegler Scholarship0$0
Bioengineering0$0
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Programming0$0
The Taft Achilles Rosenberg Napartsteck Scholarship0$0
Cheerleading1$50
The Patel Scholarship0$0
Annual Named Scholarships0$0
Other Scholarships0$0
The Commander William R. Bradbury, USN, Ret Scholarship in Engineering0$0
The Dr. Alfred W. Bastress Scholarship0$0
The Ellen Webster Palmer Schoalrship0$0
The Christopher N. and Jane M. Breiseth Scholarship0$0
The Genevieve Todd Brennan Memorial Scholarship0$0
Earth Systems Sciences0$0
MBA Program0$0
Physics0$0
The Lee A. Namey '68 Scholarship0$0
Pre-Law Society0$0
The Esther Weckesser Walker Scholarship0$0
Mechanical Engineering0$0
The Koral's Fashion Scholarship0$0
The Miller Family Scholarship0$0
Spanish0$0
The William H. and Ruth W. Young Scholarship0$0
The Dr. Carl J. Charnetski Honorary Scholarship0$0
The Mabel and John C. Mosteller Scholarship0$0
Lacrosse Club0$0
Biochemistry Department0$0
The Abe and Sylvia Savitz Family Scholarship Fund0$0
Applied Engineering0$0
The Alumni and Friends of Communications Scholarship0$0
Management Studies0$0
Passan School of Nursing2$101
Pre-Pharmacy Society0$0
The Mahmoud H. Fahmy, Ph.D. Scholarship0$0
The Samuel Berk Memorial Scholarship0$0
The Louis Shaffer Memorial Scholarship0$0
The Roy H. Pollack Memorial Scholarship0$0
The Cromwell E. and Beryl Thomas Outstanding Junior Scholarship0$0
The Ruth Booroom Melberger '62 Scholarship0$0
Technology Upgrades & Operations0$0
The Walter S. Carpenter Scholarship in Engineering0$0
Electrical Engineering and Physics Department0$0
Gold Bar Club0$0
The Richard M. Smith and Lissa Bryan-Smith Annual Scholarship0$0
Multicultural Student Association0$0
The Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants Northeast Chapter Scholarship1$1,000
Sociology and Criminology0$0
Doctor of Practical Nursing Program0$0
History Club0$0
Mathematics0$0
The Bruce and Bessie Shaw Scholarship0$0
Library Fund10$5,530
The Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Paul Sangiuliano Scholarship0$0
The Dorothy G. and Edward A. Venzel '54 Memorial Scholarship0$0
The Ethel G. and Alvan E. Baum Scholarship0$0
The Richard and Ellen Ayre Memorial Scholarship0$0
Nesbitt School of Pharmacy19$1,654
The Klaus Holm Scholarship0$0
The George and Helen Ralston Scholarship0$0
Anime Club0$0
The Kaslas-Sheporaitis Educational Scholarship Fund0$0
The Creative Writing Faculty and Alumni Scholarship2$350
The Charles N. Burns, Sr., M.D. '35 Scholarship0$0
Book Purchases0$0
Math Resource Center0$0
Colonel ConnectRX Event0$0
The Christopher Kopernik Scholarship0$0
The Michael J. Bogdon, III Scholarship0$0
The Kathleen Hartzell Mailander Scholarship in Nursing0$0
The Rose Brader Scholarship0$0
The George Hayes of Windsor Scholarship0$0
Environmental Club0$0
The George F. and Ruth M. Swartwood Scholarship0$0
University College0$0
Endowed Named Scholarships0$0
Alternative Spring Break0$0
Ice Hockey Club0$0
Theater0$0
The Bernard J. Ford III Memorial Scholarship0$0
The Anthony J. Dimichele Memorial Scholarship0$0
Saudi Interest Club0$0
Mosaic Restoration0$0
The Cathy Lynn Glatzel '86 Nursing Scholarship0$0
Chemistry Club0$0
SIFE/Enactus0$0
Nursing Student Lounge0$0
The Dr. Jaroslav G. Moravec Memorial Scholarship0$0
The Frederice E. Bellas Endowed Scholarship0$0
Art0$0
The Reed P. and Dorothy Travis Memorial Scholarship0$0
The John D. Kearney Memorial Scholarship0$0
The Francis A. and Maryann V. Kopen Scholarship0$0
Programming Board0$0
Choral Club0$0
Computer Engineering0$0
The Dr. and Mrs. Stanley J. Tyburski Endowed Scholarship0$0
Marketing0$0
The Charlotte V. Lord Scholarship0$0
The McGowan Scholarship0$0
The Elizabeth and Albert Grabarek Memorial Scholarship0$0
English0$0
The Craig C. Piatt Scholarship0$0
The Dr. Samuel A. Rosenberg Memorial Scholarship0$0
Statistics Department0$0
The American Society Of Highway Engineers Northeast PA Scholarship Fund0$0
The Joseph M. Roszko '68 Annual Scholarship0$0
Art Club0$0
Islamic Interest Society0$0
Off-Campus Council0$0
The Eugene S. and Eleanor Coates Farley Scholarship0$0
Indian Cultural Association1$50
The Agnes C. Alderdice '58 Scholarship0$0
The Patricia Boyle Heaman and Robert J. Heaman Scholarship0$0
The David R. Fendrick Scholarship0$0
The Beverly Blakeslee Hiscox '58 Scholarship0$0
Engineering Management Program0$0
Graduate Education Program0$0
The Robert A. West Scholarship in Education0$0
The Dr. Umid R. Nejib and Omar U. Nejib Memorial Scholarship0$0
Student Emergency Relief Fund0$0
The John J. Chwalek, Sr. Scholarship0$0
Doctor of Education Program0$0
The Harold J. Harris, M.D.- Angeline Elizabeth Kirby Memorial Schoalrship0$0
The Seymour A. Dimond Scholarship0$0
Music0$0
Biology0$0
The Joyce Porter and Norton Millard Breiseth Scholarship0$0
The Patricia "Patsy" Reese Annual Nursing Scholarship0$0
The Thomas J. Moran Scholarship in Journalism0$0
The Philip G. Simon Scholarship for Excellence in Band0$0
The Surdna Foundation Scholarship0$0
Money Matters (Personal Finance Club)0$0
The Stephen L. Flood '66 Scholarship0$0
Dining Etiquette Event0$0
The LF Brands, Inc. Scholarship0$0
E-Sports0$0
College Republicans0$0
Speech & Debate0$0
The Robert S. Capin Scholarship in Accounting0$0
The Eugene T. Kolezar Scholarship0$0
Leadership0$0
The William Randolph Heart Endowed Scholarship0$0
The David J. Findora '70 Memorial Scholarship0$0
Inter Residence Hall Council (IRHC)1$50
The Norris Church Mailer Scholarship0$0
Dance0$0
The Dr. John Henry Ellis, IV Scholarship0$0
The Bergman Foundation Scholarship0$0
Power Lifting Club0$0
The Harry J. Moyle '58 Scholarship0$0
The Daniel S. Wilcox, Jr. Scholarship in Accounting0$0
Nursing Program1$250
The Mildred Gittins Memorial Scholarship0$0
Neuroscience0$0
The Arthur J. and Nancy B. Hoover Memorial Scholarship0$0
The Charles and Sadie Donin Memorial Scholarship0$0
The Dr. Dilys Martha Jones & Thomas Evan Jones Scholarship0$0
Beacon Newspaper0$0
The Donald and Marion Munson Scholarship0$0
Theater Arts Department0$0
Political Science0$0
Biology Club0$0
The Myvanwy Williams Theater Scholarship0$0
Secondary Education Program0$0
Philosophy0$0
Asian Cultural Society0$0
The John Faneck '50 Scholarship Fund0$0
The Dr. and Mrs. S. M. Davenport Scholarship0$0
Amnicola Yearbook0$0
Math & Computer Science Club0$0
The Sidney and Pauline Friedman Scholarship0$0
The Harvey and Mildred Johnson Scholarship Fund0$0
Wilkes Climbing Association0$0
The Peking Chef Scholarship for International Understanding0$0
Education Club0$0
Air & Waste Management Association1$50
The KPMG/John R. Miller Scholarship0$0
Chemistry and Biochemistry0$0
The Overlook Estate Foundation Scholarship0$0
The Harry and Gloria Farkas Fierverker Scholarship0$0
The Kevin Edward Barker Memorial Scholarship0$0
Ski & Snowboard Club0$0
The Merritt W. and Majory R. Sorber Scholarship0$0
The Jason '90 and Tamara Griggs Schoalrship0$0
The William Langfelder Scholarship0$0
The Edward G. Hartmann, Ph.D. '35 Scholarship0$0
Global Cultures0$0
Colonel's Cupboard (Food Pantry)0$0
Society of Women Engineers2$234
The George Thompson and Sara Wolfe Bell Scholarship0$0
The John Anthony "Beno" Borzell '11 Memorial Scholarship0$0
The Carlton H. Garinger Memorial Scholarship0$0
NSoP Discover Pharmacy Camp0$0
Computer Informatic Systems Department0$0
Cycling Club0$0
The Bernard J. Vinovrski '69 Scholarship0$0
Pool Players Club (WUPPA)0$0
Women & Gender Studies0$0
The Polish Room Committee Scholarship0$0
Aerospace0$0
The Paul P. Zavada, CPA Accounting Scholarship0$0
Racial Justice and Inclusion Fund0$0
The David and Ann Rapoch Super '75 Scholarship0$0
Study Lounge in Conyngham Hall0$0
Study Abroad0$0
Adventure Education (WAE)2$51
Students for Environmental Sustainability0$0
The Pennsylvania's Last Frontiersman Scholarship0$0
The Ballet Society of Wyoming Valley Scholarship0$0
The J. Blanchard Carr and Hildegard Finger Carr Scholarship0$0
The Alumni Association Scholarship0$0
The Kathryn H. MacAvoy Scholarship in Nursing0$0
Sports & Event Management0$0
The American Society of Highway Engineers Northeast PA Annual Scholarship (formerly The Charles Mattei, P.E. Scholarship)0$0
The Charles B. Reif Scholarship for the Biological Sciences0$0
The Sydney and Theodore Rosenberg Scholarship0$0
The Letterwomen's Club Scholarship0$0
The Ruth A. Richards Scholarship0$0
The Henry Blackman Plumb and Edith Plumb Scholarship0$0
Electrical Engineering0$0
Communication Studies1$5
Sociology Department0$0
The Frieda Pogoreloff Scholarship0$0
The Intermetro Industries Scholarship0$0
The Hugh G. & Edith Henderson Scholarship0$0
The Mohamed Abraham Scholarship0$0
The David Ayers Scholarship Fund0$0
The Grace C. Kimball Scholarship in Biology0$0
Mentoring Programs0$0
The Dolores E. and Francis Sangiuliano Scholarship0$0
The Sarah D. Moyer Memorial Scholarship0$0
Community Engaged Learning0$0
The Muriel S. Follmer Scholarship0$0
The Frances and Louis Maslow Memorial Schoalrship0$0
Geology0$0
Public Affairs0$0
The Furey Family Memorial Schoalrship0$0
Environmental Engineering & Earth Sciences0$0
The Mark Slomowitz Memorial Scholarship0$0
Health & Wellness Club0$0
The Alfred Franklin D'Anca, M.D. Scholarship0$0
Hindu Spirituality Club1$50
The Stanley F. and Helen Stawicki Memorial Scholarship0$0
The Dr. Thomas Richards Scholarship0$0
The Sylvia Dworski, Ph.D. Scholarship0$0
Finance0$0
The Andrew J. Hourigan, Jr. Esq. Scholarship0$0
The Dr. James Rodechko Scholarship in History0$0
The Brynly R. Griffiths Scholarship0$0
Medical Laboratory Science0$0
We're Empowered by Science (WEBS)4$275
The Grant H. Barlow Memorial Scholarship0$0
The Colonel's Clothes Closet0$0
Commuter Council0$0
The Samuel H. Shotwell Memorial Scholarship0$0
WCLH Studio Equipment0$0
The Edith M. Kent Scholarship0$0
The Dr. Norma Sangiuliano Tyburski Scholarship0$0
The Joan '59 and Thomas '59 Lally Mathematics Scholarship0$0
The Henry and Sylvia Greenwald Scholarship0$0
The William Bernard Scholarship0$0
Running Club0$0
Accounting0$0
The Wilkes University Faculty Women and Wives Club Scholarship0$0
The William D. Jonathan Memorial Scholarship0$0
BACCHUS0$0
Workplace Writing Department0$0
The Cynthia A. (Lenahan) Bradbury Scholarship0$0
The Vincent and Martha Aleo Scholarship0$0
Engineering0$0
The Jewish War veterans, Wilkes Barre Post 212 Scholarship0$0
Entrepreneurship0$0
Health Sciences0$0
The Fortinsky Scholarship0$0
MMA/Self Defense0$0
The Kenneth L. Pollock Scholarship0$0
International Service Club0$0
The Nathan Schiowitz Scholarship in Nursing0$0
The Frances D. Shotwell Memorial Scholarship0$0
The Chlora Fey Scholarship0$0
The Lillian Wilkins Rinehimer R.N. Scholarship0$0
The Anthony D. Marseco Scholarship Fund0$0
Student Affairs0$0
Ultimate Frisbee0$0
Education Department0$0
The David W. Kistler, M.D., Scholarship0$0
Archival Supplies0$0
Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Management0$0
Business Administration0$0
Jay S. Sidhu School of Business & Leadership0$0
The Ruth W. and John T. McHenry Scholarship in Nursing0$0
The Elena Lucrietta Cornaro Scholarship0$0
The Isadore and Getha Edelstein Scholarship0$0
The Arnaud Cartwright Marts Scholarship0$0
Gender & Sexuality Alliance1$50
The Marilyn McQuestion-Kay Memorial Scholarship0$0
The Anne Vanko Liva Scholarship0$0
The Michael J. Zeto Annual Scholarship0$0
The O'Hop Family Scholarship0$0
Student Government0$0
Psychology Club0$0
The William D. Berryman Scholarship Fund0$0
Economics0$0
Individualized Studies0$0
Dr. Wagiha Taylor Learning Center0$0
Psychology0$0
The Mark J. Jasulevicz '91 Memorial Scholarship0$0
Dance Team0$0
The Class of 1970 Scholarship0$0
Doctor of Pharmacy Program0$0
Anthropology0$0
The Will and Regina D. Macguire Scholarship0$0
The Elizabeth Sandish Montgomery and george Heron Montgomery Scholarship0$0
PA Society of Professional Engineering1$50
International Relations0$0
The Esther Lamb Scholarship0$0
Society for the Advancement of Management (SAM)0$0
The Margaret Mary Hagelans Memorial Scholarship0$0
The Peter W. Perog '60 Scholarship0$0
The John F. Sheehan Jr. '63 Annual Scholarship0$0
Digital Design0$0
The Joseph H. Salsburg Scholarship0$0
The Paul J. Arthur '53 and Margaret T. Arthur Scholarship0$0
The George F. Elliot Memorial Scholarship0$0
Management Engineering0$0
Diversity and Inclusion Conference0$0
The Robert J. McBride Memorial Schoalrship0$0
Honors & Scholars Program4$12
The Sherry Every Hudick Memorial Scholarship0$0
The Conyngham Post No. 97, Grand Army of the Republic, Department of Pennsylvania, Scholarship0$0
The Ira B. Zatcoff Memorial Scholarship0$0
The Wilkes-Barre Rotary Club Scholarship0$0
History1$5
The Francis A. Umphred Memorial Scholarship0$0
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)0$0
Graduate Creative Writing0$0
School of Education0$0
The Amedeo Obici and Thomas P. Sanguiliano Scholarship0$0
Studio 200$0
Health Sciences Pre-Professional Society0$0
Pre-Law0$0
Teacher Education Resources0$0
The Esther and William Davidowitz Scholarship0$0
Christian Fellowship Club0$0
The Jane Lampe-Groh Scholarship0$0
Society for Automotive Engineering0$0
The Alan David Sherman Scholarship0$0
Computer Science0$0
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