For many students, financial support is crucial to beginning and completing their college education. Increasing scholarship support is CAHNRS’ highest priority in the Campaign for Washington State University. In addition to scholarship support, our goal is to provide hands-on learning experiences in a wide range of venues that will truly transform the students who participate in them.
The “World-Class Leaders for Tomorrow” initiative is a transformational teaching, learning, and leadership initiative. It provides opportunities for every student in the college to enrich his or her classroom work with real world experiences, study abroad, leadership training, mentorship, internships, and more. It pulls together the very best CAHNRS has to offer into an integrated, value-added program that gives students what they need to succeed at work and in life.
At Washington State University, people are our greatest asset. Preeminent research and degree programs offered by dynamic faculty allow us to train graduate and undergraduate students to be competitive as the scientists, teachers, entrepreneurs, community leaders and global citizens of tomorrow.
To recruit and retain the best, WSU must be able to match or exceed offers made by other institutions—which makes significant private investment in endowed chairs and professorships imperative. The highest academic gift designations possible, endowed chairs and professorships, provide support for faculty salaries, graduate assistantships, and equipment and research needs. For more information about how to make an investment in our faculty, contact Caroline Troy at email@example.com.
Organic and Sustainable Agriculture
Washington State University (WSU) is developing innovative solutions to some of the most important problems we face in society today, by leading research and educational efforts in agriculture, food and natural resources systems. WSU is rethinking existing strategies in agriculture, developing new connections statewide and globally, and investing in a system of resiliency. WSU is more than a resource for information on organic and sustainable agriculture production practices. It is a catalyst for cutting edge research and education on critical issues facing agriculture, such as climate change, energy and water security, and improving technology and management knowledge to make our agricultural production systems more viable. The campaign focuses on education, research and the development of state of the art facilities.
The Washington State University Campaign for Tree Fruit poises the industry to have the number 1 tree fruit research and outreach system in the world, located strategically in Washington’s growing regions. At the heart of the campaign is a series of strategic investments in both Prosser and Wenatchee Research and Extension Centers. The campaign has been ignited by a transformational investment from Washington apple and pear growers of $27 million. This is part of a larger campaign goal of $42 million that will attract world class researchers, outreach specialists, develop and operate modern research orchards, and provide opportunities to educate the next generation of tree fruit leaders.
Wine Changes Everything – wine is a catalyst for commerce, driving new business development, creating jobs, and opening export opportunities. The wine industry in the Pacific Northwest has exploded, drawing winemakers from home and around the globe to craft premium wines that reflect the unique characteristics of the region’s climate and soils.
The wine industry needs the right space in the right place to help them remain environmentally sustainable and economically successful. Washington State University will build a research and teaching facility, located in the heart of wine country on the WSU Tri-Cities campus in Richland, equal to those at other top research universities world-wide. It will be a gathering place to spark innovation, fuel economic development, support local, regional, national and international collaboration, and provide a catalyst for research breakthroughs.
The Washington State 4-H Foundation’s Board of Trustees have adopted a $3.5 Million goal which includes support for all 39 counties to train leaders for an interconnected world, prepare an educated work force and the uncompromising pursuit of a healthier world.
The campaign will build support to train leaders for an interconnected world through Leadership and Citizenship Programs such as Teen Conference, Know Your Government, Ambassadors and Teen Rallies, as well as provide support for Professional Development opportunities for Mentoring Adults through workshops and trainings such as State Forum. By providing funds for State/National/International contests/events 4-H members will be well prepared to lead in a global society.
4-H Science Programs will provide hands-on opportunities and activities that will increase the number of youth that enter the work force well prepared for careers in science, engineering, technology and mathematics. 4-H Scholarships for Growing Tomorrow’s Leaders is a primary goal of this campaign.
Pursuit of a healthier world through our Health and Wellness programs. Washington State 4-H programs will prepare youth to be healthy and well physically, mentally, emotionally and socially through consistent and well-rounded 4-H programming.
Washington State University (WSU) Master Gardeners teach how to grow and care for plants using sustainable and research-based techniques. Washington created the first Master Gardener program in 1973, combining the talent and skills of WSU Extension professionals plus the passionate citizens of Washington to forge a partnership to educate both the leaders of today and those of tomorrow about the art and science of growing and caring for plants. The WSU Master Gardener program has a long history of cultivating and training a highly effective cadre of volunteers. These volunteers extend sustainable gardening information to their communities through education and outreach programs. The campaign focuses on investing in the statewide program to fund, programmatic grants, scholarships and endowments.
WSU Arboretum and Wildlife Conservation Center
The WSU Arboretum and Wildlife Conservation Center (AWCC) is a bold concept that commits WSU as a leader in animal and plant research as related to human interactions. The heart of the AWCC will be a new enclosure modeled after best zoo practices for the grizzly bears, which are key to important research efforts; this will be the only university-based captive grizzly bear research facility in the world. Other features include a Biodiversity Center for hands-on learning, a Raptor Amphitheater, and a Native American Story Circle, all of which will be surrounded by walking trails and native plant exhibits. This important initiative within the Campaign for Washington State University will provide teaching and research opportunities for many different disciplines as well as for K-12 education.