How to donate to Wilberforce University

Recurring Donation Opportunities

  • Buy-A-Brick Project

    • Purchase a brick and place a permanent footstep on the campus of Wilberforce University. Years later, you can observe your footprint at the fountain.

  • $1856 Annual Donation

    • Wilberforce University, which was founded in 1856. Aligned with the founding of the “Oldest Black Private Historically Black College”.

  • Graduation Anniversary

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  • Amazon Smile​

    • AmazonSmile offers all of the same items, prices, and benefits of its sister website,, but with one distinct difference.  When users shop on AmazonSmile, the retailer's Foundation contributes 0.5% of eligible purchases to the charity of your choice. For frequent Amazon users, this additional perk is a great way to give back to charities effortlessly.

    • When signing up, please ensure you select "Wilberforce University Alumni Association" with Location "Wilberforce, OH." 

  • HBCU Change

    • ​"HBCU Change collects change from users’ everyday credit or debit card purchases, rounding up to the nearest dollar. Each month, the app donates the change to the schools users choose. It also keeps track of user donations for tax purposes, for philanthropy made easy." - Forbes. For more information, please visit

One time Donation Opportunities

  • WU, the First and the Future “Igniting the Moment”

    • A generous donor and avid supporter from Michigan will match our fundraising efforts up to $300,000, dollar for dollar.  We have an opportunity to raise $600,000 for Wilberforce University!  For example, if you give $50, that's a $100 donation!  We do not want to miss this chance to raise vital funding to secure the legacy and sustainability of our nation's oldest historically black university founded for African Americans, by African Americans.

  • Estate Planning/Commitments for the University

    • “In the State of Old Ohio…Glorious to view’. Designate a portion of your estate to Wilberforce University upon your death. Your advance planning will leave an eternal memory and legacy for those who shall one day walk the campus of dear ole WU!

The Fundraising and Development Committee encourages all alumni, family, and friends to actively support Wilberforce University (WU). Through the support of dedicated alumni the University offers low income, high performing and first-generation college students educational opportunities by providing scholarships and other financial assistance.


Today’s students do not have the advantage of our robust University’s Co-operative (Co-op) Education Program. Thus, creating a void in earned salaries to offset financial expenses. For many of us, Co-op experiences afforded income and continuous employment in an evolving job market.


To pay it forward, donate today so our Alma Mater can continue to offer financial assistance, highly qualified instructors, state-of-the-art technology and classrooms. If each of us contribute, what our founder's envisioned in 1856 Wilberforce University will continue to grow.


Iris A. Roseboro, Fundraising Chair


“Wilberforce University, the First and the Future”   

-Dr. Elfred Pinkard, WU President

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