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Student-Athlete Advisory Committee
Collaborative Collegiate Social Justice Series

This past year, COVID-19 has modified and profoundly changed the way we all proceed through life. For student-athletes, we have seen our competition seasons cut short, taken away from us or pushed back, so our organization, the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, has decided to not sit back and let our talents go unheard. Even though we might not be featured on the court, field, or track, we are determined to make our voices heard and make a positive impact on our campus and community. Throughout the past semester, SAAC has explored and identified four areas in which we believe we can help our student-athletes grow and expand: mental health, nutrition, social justice and community service. Of these four pillars, we believe social justice intersects with the other three, especially in how marginalized and underrepresented groups within our communities experience these pillars. Often, resources related to mental health, nutrition and community services are marketed and more readily available to those in groups with more power and privilege. For years, social justice has been underprioritized and underrepresented within our communities and country. This year, in particular, it has been brought to the attention of all that effective change has to occur.

SAAC readily acknowledges what has been done in the past, and as an organization is ready to change the ways in which social justice is seen and perceived within our community. To do this, SAAC hopes to use the funds raised by our Day of Giving campaign to create a social justice series that brings in speakers (in person or virtually depending on the severity of the COVID-19 pandemic) and/or host events that highlight each of these four pillars and draw parallels between each. Our hope is that these events will spark ideas within our students’ minds that create calls to action and provide more resources and education to these underrepresented groups. As an organization, we hope to encourage all individuals within our department, our fans and our community to understand that in order to be the change, we have to be educated and willing to bravely confront uncomfortable conversations and realities. By providing this educational series, we will provide education from reliable sources found within our very own Topeka community regarding injustices found riddled throughout our history. This opportunity that we are striving to build is an experience unlike anything that we have experienced before.

From the moment we all stepped on campus, we were surrounded with the mindset that we are lifelong learners and leaders; what better way to act on this statement than to create an educational series that can potentially shape a lifelong commitment to learning and advocacy on topics that are prevalent to rewriting our histories?


Leaderboard
Highest Number of Gifts
Gifts of any size matter, and they all add up to make a major difference at Washburn University. These projects or funds have the highest number of gifts making an impact today!
Rank Prize Fund Designation Gifts
1 $1,500 Student-Athlete Advisory Committee 88
2 $1,250 Mass Media Program Enhancements 71
3 $1,000 Ichabods Moving Forward 60
4 $750 LinC Bonner Scholars 56
5 $500 Project Non Nobis Solum 54
6 Studying Leadership in South Africa 40
7 Saying Yes - Business Dean's Fund 38
8 Adopt-A-Turtle 36
9 Ichabod Opportunity Fund 28
10 Smart Lights for Theatre 27
11 School of Law Dean's Fund for Excellence 25
12 Care Closet Fund 22
13 School of Business General Scholarship Fund 21
14 Scholarships for Incoming Freshman 21
15 Nursing Student Skills Practice Kits 20
16 Kansas Legal Services 3rd Year Anywhere Externship 20
17 Baseball Fund 20
18 Sociology and Anthropology Scholarships 20
19 Diverse Elementary Teacher Initiative 19
20 Football 19
21 Business of Sustainability 18
22 Multicultural Student Leadership Conference 18
23 Women's Basketball Fund 17
24 Special Education Teachers 17
25 Soccer 17
26 Doing the Right Thing - Ethics in Business 16
27 Law School General Scholarship Fund 14
28 Bods Feeding Bods Fund 14
29 Comm. & Leadership Graduate Scholarships 13
30 Men's Basketball Fund 12
31 Track and Field Program Fund 10
32 iPads for Nursing 10
33 Future Leaders in Addiction Counseling 10
34 Volleyball Fund 10
35 Social Work License Prep 10
36 Wall Street Journal Subscription 9
37 Homeland Security Lecture Series 9
38 Washburn Tech Dean's Fund for Excellence 8
39 School of Nursing Dean's Fund for Excellence 8
40 College of Arts & Sciences Dean's Fund for Excellence 8
41 The World is Yours - International Business 8
42 Music Department Scholarship Fund 8
43 Softball 8
44 Tennis 7
45 Ichabod Athletics Scholarship Fund 7
46 Chemistry Department 7
47 Biology Department Scholarship Fund 7
48 Biology Department 7
49 Irwin Blitt Fellowship 7
50 Music Department 7
51 Mass Media Department 7
52 Golf 6
53 English Department 6
54 Chemistry Department Scholarship Fund 5
55 Nursing Scholarship Fund 5
56 Video Streaming 5
57 Criminal Justice Department 5
58 Education Department 5
59 English Department Scholarships Fund 5
60 Excellence in Athletics Fund 5
61 Department of Education Scholarship Fund 5
62 Leadership Institute Scholarships Fund 5
63 Mathematics & Statistics Department 4
64 Physics & Astronomy Department 4
65 Theatre Arts Department Fund 3
66 Political Science Scholarship Fund 3
67 Political Science Department 3
68 Leadership Institute Program 3
69 Kinesiology Department Scholarship Fund 3
70 Criminal Justice Scholarship Fund 2
71 Computer Information Sciences Scholarship Fund 2
72 Communication Department Scholarship Fund 2
73 Allied Health Scholarship Fund 2
74 Kinesiology Department 2
75 School of Applied Studies Dean's Fund for Excellence 2
76 Psychology Department 1
77 Social Work Department 1
78 History Department 1
79 College of Arts & Sciences General Scholarship 1
80 Washburn University Art Scholarship Fund 1
81 Mathematics & Statistics Department Scholarship Fund 1
82 Allied Health Department 1
83 Philosophy & Religious Studies Department 1
84 History Department Scholarship Fund 1
85 Washburn Tech Scholarship Fund 1
86 Philosophy & Religious Studies Scholarship Fund 1
87 Psychology Scholarship Fund 1
88 Art Department 0
89 Communication Department 0
90 Computer Information Sciences Department 0
91 Family & Human Services Department 0
92 Modern Languages Department 0
93 Sociology/Anthropology Department Fund 0
94 International Programs Fund 0
95 School of Applied Studies Scholarship Fund 0
96 Family & Human Services Department Scholarship Fund 0
97 Mass Media Scholarship Fund 0
98 Modern Languages Department Scholarship Fund 0
99 Social Work Department Scholarship Fund 0
100 Theatre Arts Department Scholarship Fund 0
101 International Programs Scholarship Fund 0
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Leaderboard
Highest Dollar Total
Your generosity shapes Washburn University's future and the opportunities available to students. Thank you for giving to these projects and departments!
Rank Prize Fund Designation Raised
1 $1,500 Saying Yes - Business Dean's Fund $15,200.00
2 $1,250 School of Law Dean's Fund for Excellence $7,055.00
3 $1,000 School of Business General Scholarship Fund $6,830.00
4 $750 Tennis $5,600.00
5 $500 Diverse Elementary Teacher Initiative $4,685.00
6 Student-Athlete Advisory Committee $4,293.00
7 Law School General Scholarship Fund $3,925.00
8 Nursing Student Skills Practice Kits $3,850.00
9 Mass Media Program Enhancements $3,405.00
10 Track and Field Program Fund $3,370.00
11 Scholarships for Incoming Freshman $3,315.00
12 Adopt-A-Turtle $3,150.00
13 Ichabods Moving Forward $2,914.00
14 Women's Basketball Fund $2,875.00
15 Football $2,800.00
16 LinC Bonner Scholars $2,730.00
17 Doing the Right Thing - Ethics in Business $2,650.00
18 Kansas Legal Services 3rd Year Anywhere Externship $2,615.00
19 Business of Sustainability $2,600.00
20 Ichabod Athletics Scholarship Fund $2,600.00
21 Care Closet Fund $2,270.00
22 Studying Leadership in South Africa $2,183.00
23 Bods Feeding Bods Fund $2,160.00
24 Special Education Teachers $2,075.00
25 Men's Basketball Fund $2,000.00
26 Ichabod Opportunity Fund $1,860.00
27 Baseball Fund $1,761.00
28 Washburn Tech Dean's Fund for Excellence $1,675.00
29 Smart Lights for Theatre $1,625.00
30 Chemistry Department Scholarship Fund $1,580.00
31 Sociology and Anthropology Scholarships $1,420.00
32 iPads for Nursing $1,346.00
33 Chemistry Department $1,205.00
34 Soccer $1,200.00
35 School of Nursing Dean's Fund for Excellence $1,155.00
36 Project Non Nobis Solum $1,093.00
37 Future Leaders in Addiction Counseling $1,055.00
38 Theatre Arts Department Fund $1,055.00
39 Biology Department Scholarship Fund $1,025.00
40 Multicultural Student Leadership Conference $1,000.00
41 Comm. & Leadership Graduate Scholarships $1,000.00
42 Wall Street Journal Subscription $1,000.00
43 College of Arts & Sciences Dean's Fund for Excellence $1,000.00
44 Golf $925.00
45 Mathematics & Statistics Department $900.00
46 Volleyball Fund $825.00
47 English Department $755.00
48 Nursing Scholarship Fund $705.00
49 The World is Yours - International Business $675.00
50 Video Streaming $675.00
51 Biology Department $660.00
52 Social Work License Prep $635.00
53 Criminal Justice Department $635.00
54 Education Department $600.00
55 Criminal Justice Scholarship Fund $600.00
56 Irwin Blitt Fellowship $575.00
57 English Department Scholarships Fund $541.00
58 Music Department Scholarship Fund $515.00
59 Softball $500.00
60 Psychology Department $500.00
61 Political Science Scholarship Fund $465.00
62 Physics & Astronomy Department $415.00
63 Excellence in Athletics Fund $400.00
64 Music Department $335.00
65 Department of Education Scholarship Fund $325.00
66 Homeland Security Lecture Series $321.00
67 Political Science Department $306.00
68 Leadership Institute Scholarships Fund $275.00
69 Social Work Department $250.00
70 Computer Information Sciences Scholarship Fund $200.00
71 History Department $200.00
72 Mass Media Department $180.00
73 Communication Department Scholarship Fund $150.00
74 Leadership Institute Program $135.00
75 Allied Health Scholarship Fund $125.00
76 Kinesiology Department $100.00
77 College of Arts & Sciences General Scholarship $100.00
78 Washburn University Art Scholarship Fund $100.00
79 Mathematics & Statistics Department Scholarship Fund $100.00
80 Kinesiology Department Scholarship Fund $75.00
81 School of Applied Studies Dean's Fund for Excellence $75.00
82 Allied Health Department $50.00
83 Philosophy & Religious Studies Department $50.00
84 History Department Scholarship Fund $50.00
85 Washburn Tech Scholarship Fund $50.00
86 Philosophy & Religious Studies Scholarship Fund $25.00
87 Psychology Scholarship Fund $25.00
88 Art Department $0.00
89 Communication Department $0.00
90 Computer Information Sciences Department $0.00
91 Family & Human Services Department $0.00
92 Modern Languages Department $0.00
93 Sociology/Anthropology Department Fund $0.00
94 International Programs Fund $0.00
95 School of Applied Studies Scholarship Fund $0.00
96 Family & Human Services Department Scholarship Fund $0.00
97 Mass Media Scholarship Fund $0.00
98 Modern Languages Department Scholarship Fund $0.00
99 Social Work Department Scholarship Fund $0.00
100 Theatre Arts Department Scholarship Fund $0.00
101 International Programs Scholarship Fund $0.00
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Student-Athlete Advisory Committee Match
An anonymous donor will match dollar-for-dollar up to $1,000 toward the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.
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