Welcome to our Seventh Annual Give Day!

WWU Give Day 2022 Is Coming May 26! 


If you were a part of the amazing effort last year to provide support to students across all areas of WWU, thank you! Thank you, as well, for lending your support again this year. 

If this is your first give day, welcome! This is the most momentous day of philanthropy each year for Western students and creates a wave of impact felt by every club, team, program, and department at WWU. 

This year we are focusing on raising funds for the Western Welcome Scholarship. This scholarship improves access for students who, while qualified to attend Western, might not apply or accept an offer of admission due to the funding gap that exists between a WWU financial aid package and the typical cost to attend. Gifts given to the Western Welcome Scholarship will be matched dollar-for-dollar while funds last, so gifts here have great impact!

Don’t worry, though—if you’d prefer to give to your favorite department, club or program, you still can! Our general match pool is available to ensure a portion of every gift given is matched!


Please join us on May 26 to make your impact on the future of Western Washington University!

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Institute for Energy Studies 1-to-1 Match
The first $2,500 given to the Institute for Energy Studies will be matched dollar for dollar by a very generous donor! Your $10 gift becomes $20, your $50 becomes $100, or your $100 gift becomes $200!
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1-to-1 match for Behavioral Neuroscience from NW Pathology!
The first $4,000 in gifts will be matched by NW Pathology as an investment in our outstanding Behavioral Neuroscience students.
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1-to-1 match for the first $500 raised for Men's Basketball!
Terry Clayton ('62) has offered to match the first $500 raised for Men's Basketball in memory of his brother, Mike Clayton ('71), who former Vikings Basketball head coach Chuck Randall once called "the best guard I ever coached." Mike led the team in scoring during a 1968 Australasian Basketball tour, where the Vikings beat the Australian Olympic team. Give now to honor Mike's memory and have double the impact!
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CBE Professional and Career Readiness Challenge
The first $1250 in gifts to the CBE Professional and Career Readiness Program will be matched dollar for dollar by generous faculty and staff of the college to provide important resources to help College of Business and Economics students successfully launch their careers!
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1:1 Match for Entrepreneurship and Innovation Programs!
The first $10,000 in gifts donated will be matched dollar for dollar by alumnus David Cole, '84, as an investment in future entrepreneurs. Your gifts will support our talented E&I fellows as they pursue their passion, purpose and profession.
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SEA Discovery Center Match! Double your support!
The first $750 given to Poulsbo’s SEA Discovery Center will be matched by proud alumnus and Foundation Board Member Tony George, '86, and Stephanie George.
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Salish Sea Institute Match
Generous alumnus Tony George, '86, and Stephanie George will match the first $1,000 raised for the Salish Sea Institute on a one-to-one basis! Give now to double your impact!
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Accounting Alumni and Faculty Challenge
The first $19,070 to the Accounting Fund for Excellence will be matched dollar for dollar by our generous faculty and Accounting Alumni Advisory Board members! Give now to double your impact and help WWU Accounting students succeed!
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Western Welcome Scholarship Campaign
This new scholarship program supports incoming students who may have difficulty paying tuition and perhaps thought a Western education was out of reach. Your gift means we can share this unique Western experience with even more deserving students, and the first $100,000 raised for the Western Welcome will be matched dollar-for-dollar by a generous donor, so you can have the most impact giving to this area.
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Management Information Systems (MIS) Program Challenge
The first $250 in gifts to the MIS program will be matched dollar for dollar by a generous MIS program supporter in honor and in support of our talented MIS students and alumni.
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Geochemical Research and Analysis Support Fund - have "groundbreaking" impact!
Thanks to a generous donor, our new Geochemical Research and Analysis Support Fund is being seeded with a match of $10,000! Gifts up to that amount will be doubled! Give now to help support our geologists!
$2,000
Diversity and Inclusion in Psychology 2:1 Challenge!
The first $10,000 in gifts made to the Prim Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship in Psychology will be matched 2:1 by generous alumni of the Psychology Department. Please help us take advantage of this tremendous opportunity to generate much needed resources to help diversify the field of Psychology.
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Top Fundraisers!
The WWU Alumni Association will reward the top five areas that secure the most donors with a bonus of $1,000 each. Show your support for your favorite college, department, club, team or program to help them win!
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Kitsap Bank Gold Sponsorship
Thank you, Kitsap Bank, for supporting our Challenge Pool!
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Dawson Construction Bronze Sponsorship
Thank you, Dawson Construction, for supporting our Challenge Pool!
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Heritage Bank Silver Sponsorship
Thank you, Heritage Bank, for supporting our Challenge Pool!
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1-for-1 International Business Match!
The first $1,000 in gifts to the International Business department will be matched dollar for dollar by Professor Tom Roehl, who has been teaching in IBUS since 1999 and is dedicated to the success of his students and the program. Thank you for joining him in investing in International Business students!
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1-to-1 Match for the Joann Otto Microscope Fund!
Joann has pledged to match the first $4,000 given to the Joann Otto Microscope Fund today! Give now to take advantage of her generous match and double your impact!
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Women's Basketball 1-for-1 match up to $3,000!
The first $3,000 donated to Women's Basketball will be matched dollar-for-dollar by Viking Hall of Famer Anne Cooper, '86 and Richard Barkosky in support and celebration of our talented athletes, alumni and coaches!
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New Grad Challenge!
A generous donor has agreed to match the first 30 $100 gifts from new grads who graduated in 2019 or later! Get involved with the areas you care about most and know that your gift will go twice as far!
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Sal and Judy Russo Biochemistry Research Challenge
Gifts to the Sal and Judy Russo Biochemistry Research Fund will be matched dollar for dollar by Sal (up to $5,000) to provide summer research support for biochemistry students in the Chemistry Department. Your gift will provide critical funding for research stipends, travel expenses, equipment, lab supplies and publication expenses. Thank you!
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Track and Field and Cross Country Match!
The first $750 given to Track and Field and Cross Country will be matched by proud alumnus and Foundation Board Member Tony George, '86, and Stephanie George.
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Athletes to Educators dollar-for-dollar match!
One of our newer priorities is the Athletes to Educators scholarship, which supports Western Varsity Student Athletes as well as any student pursuing a career as an educators or coach. One of our generous donors and a WWU alum, Mike Colacarro, '69, for whom "the playing field was another classroom," has agreed to match the first $20,000 given to that fund this year on a one-to-one basis!”
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Speakers in Schools Give Day Challenge
The first $5,000 in gifts to the Speakers in Schools Fund in honor of Nancy Johnson will be matched dollar-for-dollar by an anonymous donor in celebration of Nancy’s commitment to bring authors and illustrators into area schools, working with children, teens, and teachers to promote reading, writing, and art.
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Computer Science Matching Challenge!
Generous alumnus Chris Reedy has agreed to match the first $2,000 given to the Computer Science department! That means your gift can go twice as far to help support our Computer Science students and programs! Give now to take advantage of the match!
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Dr. Renee Collins Memorial Scholarship Match!
Two generous alumni (Douglas Leek, '99, and LaTonya Leek, '00) have offered to match the first $5,000 given to this scholarship to help provide more access to Western for talented black females!
$2,160
Psychology Staff Match
The staff and faculty in the Psychology Department have put together a generous challenge pool! Once Psychology reaches 25 donors, they'll unlock an additional $2160 to support the department! Make your gift now and help make that happen!
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New Donors to Entrepreneurship and Innovation - Triple your impact!
New donors to the Entrepreneurship and Innovation program at WWU will have their gift tripled by alumnus David Cole, '84 who has offered to match all gifts from new donors up to $5,000 at a 3-to-1 ratio! Make your gift here and have huge impact!
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WWU Give Day Challenge Pool
A percentage of every gift not matched by another challenge will be matched by Challenge Pool funds. The Challenge Pool dollars will be allocated as a percentage: Total Matching Pool ÷ Total Give Day Donations = Match % (Challenge funds will be applied up to the first $5,000 of each gift) Thank you to our generous board members and our sponsors for your support of the Challenge Pool!
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Talbot Group Bronze Sponsorship
Thank you, Talbot Group, for supporting our Challenge Pool!
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HUB International Bronze Sponsorship
Thank you, HUB International, for supporting our Challenge Pool!
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WECU Gold Sponsorship
Thank you, WECU, for supporting our Challenge Pool!
Vikings Supporters Around the World!
Rank State Gifts
1 WA 190
2 CA 8
3 AZ 5
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