Support the CWU Office of International Studies and Programs
Philanthropic partnerships create opportunities that will help develop the next generation of Wildcat leaders. The CWU Office of International Studies and Programs relies on donor support to increase our exceptional curriculum, programming, mentoring, scholarship awards, career development, and to provide international students with financial assistance in times of emergency.
Dean of Extended and Global Education Ediz Kaykayoglu is here to answer any questions about how you can support the CWU Office of International Studies and Programs at (509)963-3616 or email at Ediz.Kaykayoglu@cwu.edu.
CWU Office of International Studies and Programs Giving Opportunities
We are committed to creating outstanding experiences for our students and your investment in our programs today will help create opportunities at Central for our faculty and students.
By supporting CWU International Studies and Programs, you are making programs like Study Abroad Exchange (SAEP), Asia University America (AUAP), and University English as a Second Language (UESL) a possibility at Central. These programs help to contribute to the more than 500 international students from over 50 countries that currently attend CWU, which helps to diversify the campus and Ellensburg community. They also provide place-bound students with a taste of the world, without having to leave the Kittitas Valley.
Current funding priorities
The CWU Office of International Studies and Programs identifies priorities each year to further our mission. We invite you to help students expand their career readiness and professionalism and grow our programs in excellence by supporting areas such as international programs and international student services.
Funds and scholarships
Do you want to know where you can invest at the CWU Office of International Studies and Programs? View our funding opportunities below.
Provides direct financial relief to international students during times on an emergency.
Enhances student services, diversifies student population, and creates globalization of the campus by providing support for activities, projects, and programs.
Ways to Give to the CWU Office of International Studies and Programs
A gift to support CWU Office of International Studies and Programs students is a meaningful statement of your belief in our mission to launch students toward a better future. Each investment made in an intentional and personalized approach allows you to make a gift that is right for your financial situation and provides the greatest impact to our current generation of students, and those yet to come. No matter the size of your gift, or your method for giving, your financial support is deeply appreciated!
Outright Gifts—Cash and/or credit card gifts are the most popular and convenient means of support. They have the most immediate impact on the university and students. Funds can be designated as unrestricted (Business Dean’s Fund), or to the designation of your choice.
Stocks and Bonds—Stocks and bonds, or other forms of securities that have appreciated in value, offer our donors significant tax advantages. Gifted securities are tax-deductible at their market value on the date of the gift, and are subject to charitable gift regulations. Please contact CWU Office of International Studies and Programs Development Director Brad Weekly for gift transmittal information.
Bequests—A gift of cash or property made through a will or living trust leaves a lasting legacy to the designation of your choice. CWU can be named as a beneficiary of an estate, as the recipient of a stated dollar sum, or as a residual beneficiary.
Real Estate—Real estate that has appreciated in value can be of great value as a gift to CWU. Consultation with CWU Office of International Studies and Programs Development Director Brad Weekly is recommended.
IRA Charitable Rollover—You may be looking for a way to make a big difference to help further our mission. If you are 70½ or older, you may also be interested in a way to lower the income and taxes from your IRA withdrawals. An IRA charitable rollover is a way you can help continue our work and benefit this year.
Retirement Assets—A gift of your retirement assets, such as a gift from your IRA, 401k, 403b, pension, or other tax deferred plan, is an excellent way to make a gift to CWU. Your retirement assets may be transferred to CWU by completing a beneficiary designation form provided by your plan custodian.
Matching Corporate Gifts—Donate to CWU and you may double or triple your donation at no extra cost through your company’s matching gift program. Visit our CWU Foundation Matching Gift page for more information.
Life Insurance—Life insurance can provide the opportunity to make a substantial gift. A policy that is no longer required for its original purpose may be transferred to CWU. New or existing policies naming the university as beneficiary may be used as long-term planned gifts.