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Wayne State University's Department of Chemistry, along with the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is fortunate to have many dedicated alumni and friends.

Their generosity helps support students and faculty by providing resources for scholarships, teaching, programs, and research. You can join this generous group of donors by making a gift today. Your contribution furthers our mission of offering a rigorous education supported by a foundation in the liberal arts and sciences.

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Call 888-WSU-GIVE (888-978-4483) to make a gift by phone.

If you'd like more information on scholarships and giving to the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, please contact our philanthropy team.


Please make checks payable to Wayne State University and send to:

Wayne State University Gift Processing
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5700 Cass Avenue, Suite 1200
Detroit, MI 48202

Where to give

Your gift can support:

  • Student scholarships and programs
  • Faculty research and teaching
  • Community outreach and more
  • Lab coats for students

Dr. John P. Oliver Endowment Fund

John began his career at Wayne State University in 1959. During his 51 plus years of service, he served as a professor, mentor and researcher. As a chemistry professor, John's research has focused on the synthesis and characterization of organometallic compounds, particularly those of the main group elements including Li, Al, Ga, In, Si, Cd, and Hg. These studies include the synthesis of new materials and characterization by single-crystal X-ray diffraction and by variable temperature and multinuclear NMR spectroscopy.

Bettye Washington Greene Endowed Memorial Lecture Series

This lecture series was established to honor the legacy of Bettye Washington Greene, an alumna of the Wayne State University Department of Chemistry and a leader in the field of polymer chemistry. Dr. Washington Greene was the first African American woman with a Ph.D. in chemistry to be hired by Dow Chemical Company, where she had a long and successful career. The Bettye Washington Greene Endowed Memorial Lecture Series will provide Wayne State students with the ability to learn about a wide variety of career and research opportunities. The annual lecture will also enable students to network with successful professionals in research-based fields.

Carl Johnson Early Career Endowed Professorship

The Carl Johnson Early Career Professorship is an endowed fund that supports junior faculty in the Department of Chemistry. The Johnson Professorship serves as a critical tool in retaining talented early career faculty by providing money for research and equipment needs during a critical time in their career. This fund honors the legacy of Carl R. Johnson, former chair of the Department of Chemistry, and an accomplished scholar.