RISE.SHINE. The Campaign for Wright State University

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Wright State announces $150 million fundraising campaign featuring Academy Award-winning actor Tom Hanks

Hollywood superstar Tom Hanks will help lead a $150 million fundraising campaign for Wright State University that promises to further elevate the school's prominence by expanding scholarships, attracting moretop-flight faculty, and supporting construction of state-of-the-art facilities.

Rise.Shine. The Campaign for Wright State University was formally announced by President David R. Hopkins on Saturday, Oct. 18, before 600 students, faculty, staff, donors, and other special guests at the Wright State University Nutter Center. "This campaign is all about student success. It will change Wright State forever and the generation of students to come," said Hopkins. "It's going to grow our prominence and relevance in 21st century education."

Spearheading the Rise. Shine. campaign are cochairs Amanda Wright Lane, great grandniece of university namesakes Wilbur and Orville Wright, and Hanks, an Academy Award-winning actor, producer, and director.

"Wright State is a rising leader in 21st century higher education," Hanks said. "From groundbreaking research to world-class fine and performing arts, this university truly has a mission that matters."

"This is our time to shine," Hopkins said. "People are going to be talking about Wright State not only in this community, but across the state and nation. Our time is now."

For more information about Rise.Shine. The Campaign for Wright State University, visit rise.shine.wright.edu .

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