A $1.5 million gift inspired by a passion for animals

Ed and Lorraine Bargagliotti donated $1.5 million to establish a scholarship in WSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine and support the college’s Diagnostic Challenges and Rabies vaccination programs

The Bargagliotti’s never had children of their own, except for their four-legged friends. They made WSU veterinarian and alumnus Kyle Frandle their veterinarian for nearly four decades and this is where the idea was originally sparked. 

WSU said Philanthropic support is vital for helping the college continue its long tradition of high-quality veterinary education, research, and patient care. 

Generous gifts by individuals and organizations provide scholarships and fellowships, state-of-the-art equipment for teaching and research, funding for student clubs, and a variety of other important programs that benefit animals and humans around the globe.