Annual Giving

Annual Giving

Annual Giving Total
Annual Giving is the only fundraising program of the university that reaches all alumni, parents, faculty, staff, and friends each year to offer giving opportunities for direct support of UW’s colleges, departments, and programs. This creates a vital and dependable source of private support to help the University of Wyoming fulfill its mission to become one of the nation’s finest public land-grant research universities.



Kerry Smith

Kerry Smith graduated from the UW College of Education with both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees. After teaching for several years and then becoming a principal in Rawlins, Kerry says he has “never had a bad day teaching.” Kerry has fond memories of his time here in Laramie and says that he owes a lot of his success to this institution. He was connected with Donor Experience Officer Douglas Hammond, through which he gave a gift supporting the College of Education.

Richard and Brenda Titus

Richard Titus is a 1963 alum of the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Every year for over 45 years, Richard and his wife Brenda have given to UW, supporting scholarships, the Cowboy Joe Club, and the department. Most recently, they have established the Richard C. Titus Engineering Scholarship and are members of the UW Legacy Society.

Trent Kostenuk

Trent Kostenuk, alum of the University of Wyoming College of Engineering and Physical Sciences, is giving back to those who follow in his footsteps and major in petroleum engineering at UW. Trent is a native to Calgary, Alberta, Canada, and graduated from UW in 2016 with his bachelor’s in petroleum engineering. He later earned an MBA from Rice University. Trent works as an entrepreneur in energy consulting and is the co- founder of a tech-based energy startup.

John Nutter and Suzanne Lewis

Philanthropy of all sizes makes a difference. Proof of that lies in John Nutter and his wife Suzanne Lewis. John is the former UW director of Financial Aid, among other roles. Together, they are some of the university’s most consistent supporters. Since 1987, John and Suzanne have given to 37 UW initiatives, including the Biodiversity Institute and the Native American Education Research and Cultural Center. Their dedication and generosity have left a lasting campus-wide impact.




Clancee Rea

Director of Annual Giving and
Donor Experience Program
Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center
307-766-3979 |