Foley Institute

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to you for your generous gift to the Thomas S. Foley Institute Excellence Fund in 2023. Your support is a catalyst for the continued success and growth of the Thomas S. Foley Institute. Your commitment to excellence aligns seamlessly with our mission, and we are profoundly grateful for your investment in the advancement of our goals.

Last year we used this fund to bring to campus the nation’s leading scholars, social commentators, and political leaders so that they can share their expertise and insights with students and the wider WSU community. Recent distinguished guests have included former U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis, Washington Governor Jay Inslee, writer and activist Shaun King, Senator Patty Murray, former MSNBC Hardball host Chris Matthews, Pulitzer Prize winning historian Eric Foner, sociopolitical commentator, comedian and author W. Kamau Bell, and many others. In addition to hosting world class lecture series on such critical matters as the rise of economic inequality, the politics of climate change, the causes and consequences of political polarization, and the future of U.S. constitutional governance, the institute is a recognized leader for its research on civility and democracy and promoting respectful civic discourse.

Your contribution to this unrestricted fund plays a pivotal role in empowering the Foley Institute to excel in academic pursuits, foster innovation, and provide unparalleled opportunities for our students, faculty, and staff. With your support, we can continue to make a lasting impact on education, research, and the overall experience of everyone within our community.

Thank you once again for your belief in our mission and for being an essential part of our journey towards excellence. We look forward to keeping you informed about the positive outcomes and achievements that your generosity helps us realize.

With sincere appreciation, GO COUGS!