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Foley Institute
Thomas S. Foley Institute for Public Policy and Public Service

The Thomas S. Foley Institute for Public Policy and Public Service was established at Washington State University in 1995 to honor Speaker Foley’s more than 30 years of public service to both state and nation - and as the 49th Speaker of the House of Representatives.

 The mission of the institute is three-fold:

  • Public affairs education: The institute organizes approximately 30 to 40 public lectures, symposia, or conferences on the WSU campus or other locations around the state to educate students and the public about government, politics, and public affairs. Approximately three to four thousand individuals attend these public events annually.
  • Student engagement in public service: The institute offers approximately between 40 to 50 student internships each year. Students serve in the U.S. Congress, the Washington state legislature, political campaigns, and various federal, state and local agencies. The Institute also provides a limited number of undergraduate scholarships for students interested in careers in public service.
  • Support for academic research on public policy and democratic institutions:  Foley supports research on public policy and democratic institutions through endowed professorships, research fellowships and scholarships. The institute also provides sponsorship of research conferences and interdisciplinary research partnerships.

Help the Foley Institute train the next generation of American political leaders as we instill the values of civility, mutual respect, and dedication to democratic governance.

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Campus, College, and Program Gift Leaderboard
Which campus, college, or program will receive the most gifts during #CougsGive?
Rank Department Gifts
1 Cougar Athletic Fund 224
2 College of Veterinary Medicine 201
3 WSU Vancouver 144
4 WSU Alumni Association 98
5 WSU Everett 89
6 College of Arts and Sciences 80
7 Murrow College of Communication 70
8 Carson College of Business 60
9 WSU Tri-Cities 58
10 First Gen Study Abroad 46
11 Agricultural Human & Natural Resource Sciences 42
12 College of Education 38
13 Crimson Opportunity Scholarship 38
14 Academic Engagement and Student Achievement 34
15 Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture 29
16 Washington State Master Gardeners 27
17 Honors College 25
18 WSU Spokane 23
19 Multicultural Alumni Chapters 22
20 Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences 21
21 Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine 20
22 College of Nursing 15
23 Libraries 13
24 WSU Global Campus 9
25 Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art/WSU 5
26 International Programs 4
27 Graduate School 3
28 Washington State 4-H 2
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Campus, College, and Program Leaderboard
Which campus, college, or program will raise the most during #CougsGive?
Rank Department Raised
1 Cougar Athletic Fund $146,513.25
2 College of Veterinary Medicine $132,021.50
3 Carson College of Business $76,255.00
4 WSU Alumni Association $24,195.00
5 WSU Vancouver $21,676.50
6 College of Arts and Sciences $18,105.00
7 Murrow College of Communication $16,830.00
8 WSU Tri-Cities $11,145.00
9 Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture $11,040.00
10 WSU Everett $9,790.00
11 Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine $8,850.00
12 Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences $8,275.00
13 Agricultural Human & Natural Resource Sciences $6,335.00
14 Honors College $5,560.00
15 WSU Spokane $5,220.00
16 College of Education $4,790.00
17 Crimson Opportunity Scholarship $4,654.00
18 Multicultural Alumni Chapters $4,060.00
19 Academic Engagement and Student Achievement $3,785.00
20 Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art/WSU $3,750.00
21 First Gen Study Abroad $3,745.50
22 Graduate School $2,550.00
23 Washington State Master Gardeners $2,385.00
24 Libraries $1,675.00
25 College of Nursing $1,655.00
26 WSU Global Campus $1,138.10
27 International Programs $325.00
28 Washington State 4-H $150.00
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