Welcome to our Sixth Annual Give Day!

You did it! This WWU Give Day has been another record-breaking success. We are so grateful for your outpouring of support for WWU students. Our hearts are full!

We are pleased to announce that our Challenge Pool Match Percent is 21% this year. Thank you to all of our Challenge Pool Donors and generous matching fund event sponsors.

Interested in making a gift? You still can here.

This WWU Give day has been all about promise—a promise to you, our supporters and friends, that each gift you make will help students succeed; and a promise to our students that we will ensure their financial needs are met.

Your gifts to WWU’s Student Emergency Fund, Scholarships, the new Advanced Technology Engineering Facility or your favorite department, club, team or program will help us meet the critical needs of students facing financial hardship and invest in their untold potential by providing transformational learning experiences in the classroom and beyond. 

There has never been a more important time to support our students' dreams and to ensure a bright and promising future for each and every one of them.

Thank you for your generosity--and a special thanks to all of our Challenge Fund supporters and our Milestone Sponsors!



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Do you have questions? Please reach out to giving@wwu.edu.



Viking Supporters Around the World!
Rank State Gifts
1 WA 2190
2 OR 153
3 CA 123
Leaderboard
Top Five Fundraisers!
The WWU Alumni Association will reward the top five areas that secure the most donors with a bonus of $1,000 each. Congratulations to our winners!
Rank Prize Area of Support Donors
1 $1,000 Men's Rowing 118
2 $1,000 Ice Hockey 116
3 $1,000 Chess Club 115
4 $1,000 Student Emergency Fund 105
5 $1,000 WWU Volleyball 103
6 Marketing Program 76
7 Accounting Department 73
8 Geology 73
9 Scholarships & Student Success Funds 71
10 Cross Country & Track and Field 70
11 WWU Racing 57
12 MSCM & Operations 55
13 Music Department 44
14 Behavioral Neuroscience 42
15 Education Abroad 42
16 Computer Science 41
17 Donate to Fairhaven Here! 40
18 Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Initiatives 38
19 Chemistry Department 36
20 Sailing Team 36
21 Linguistics 30
22 Psychology 27
23 University Honors Program 27
24 Ray Wolpow Institute 25
25 MBA Program 25
26 Men's Soccer 25
27 Physics and Astronomy 23
28 History Department 22
29 Sociology 21
30 Health and Human Development 21
31 Economics 21
32 Woodring College of Education 21
33 Anthropology 20
34 Men's Basketball 19
35 Communication Sciences and Disorders 19
36 Art and Art History Department 19
37 Western Libraries 18
38 College of Business and Economics 17
39 Young Democrats of WWU 17
40 English Department 16
41 Theatre Arts 15
42 Management Information Systems 15
43 Women's Basketball 14
44 CBE Students of Color Opportunity Scholarship 14
45 Fine and Performing Arts Music Scholarships 14
46 Fairhaven College Opportunity Scholarship 14
47 Elementary Education Department 14
48 WWU Swim Team 14
49 Undocumented Student Support / The Blue Group 14
50 Women's Ultimate 14
51 International Business Program 13
52 Woodring College of Education 13
53 Finance Program 13
54 Softball 13
55 Biology 13
56 International Student Support 13
57 Modern and Classical Languages 13
58 Global Humanities and Religions 11
59 Advanced Technology Engineering Facility 11
60 Women's Soccer 11
61 Student Emergency Fund 11
62 Men's Lacrosse 11
63 Career Services Center 11
64 Opera Club 11
65 NeRDS 11
66 WWU's Entrepreneurship & Innovation Programs 10
67 Huxley BIPOC Environmental Justice Scholarship 10
68 Compass2Campus 10
69 College of Science and Engineering 9
70 Institute for Energy Studies 9
71 Political Science 9
72 LGBTQ+ Western 9
73 Graduate School 9
74 Ralph Munro Institute for Civic Education 9
75 Mathematics 9
76 Speakers in Schools - Give Day Challenge! 9
77 Trula Nicholas Memorial Scholarship 8
78 Bellingham Rotaract Club 8
79 Disability Studies Steering Committee (DSSC) 8
80 Support Black Students In STEM 8
81 Journalism 8
82 Huxley Access Scholarships 8
83 Ethnic Student Center 8
84 Millie Johnson Puzzle Hunt Fund 7
85 Stephanie Bowers Endowed Scholarship 7
86 Business and Sustainability Program 7
87 WWU Alumni Association Scholarship 7
88 Water Skiing 7
89 Science, Math and Technology Education 7
90 Engineering and Design 7
91 Nancy Bluestein-Johnson Peninsulas Scholarship 7
92 Western GAP Scholarship 7
93 Women's Rugby 7
94 Happy Club 7
95 Caregivers and Parents 7
96 WHOLE - AS Food Pantry 7
97 College of Humanities and Social Sciences 6
98 Huxley College 6
99 Huxley College Available Funds 6
100 Center for Canadian-American Studies 6
101 College of Fine and Performing Arts 6
102 Environmental Sciences Department 6
103 Marion Van Nostrand Scholarship 5
104 Salish Sea Institute 5
105 WWU SACNAS 5
106 Children's Literature Conference 5
107 Dance 5
108 Men's Ultimate Teams 4
109 Design Department 4
110 Brent Golden Memorial Scholarship 4
111 Equity & Diversity Programs 4
112 Special Education & Education Leadership 4
113 KUGS Scholarship 4
114 Native American Student Union 4
115 Child Development Center 4
116 Marine and Coastal Science 4
117 Advanced Technology Engineering Facility 3
118 Parents and Families 3
119 Shaw Gynan Memorial Scholarship 3
120 Men's Water Polo 3
121 Women's Lacrosse 3
122 Vernon Damani "Dr. J" Johnson Scholarship 3
123 Exercise Science Lab 3
124 Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry Program 3
125 Equestrian Team 3
126 Women's Golf 3
127 Stephen Senge Fund for Teaching Innovation 3
128 Elliot Scott Memorial Scholarship 3
129 Hillel of WWU 3
130 Communication Studies 3
131 Womxn of Color Empowerment Scholarship Fund 3
132 Western on the Peninsulas Scholarship 3
133 Women's Volleyball Sport Club 3
134 WWU Hip Hop Dance Team 3
135 Viking Athletics 2
136 Kradjan Family Admissions Scholarship 2
137 Uche Ugwoaba Men's Soccer Scholarship 2
138 Thaddeus & Lois Price Spratlen Fund for Diversity 2
139 Western Washington University 2
140 Environmental Studies Department 2
141 Rowing 2
142 The SEA Discovery Center 2
143 Tabetha Fox Clark Scholarship 2
144 Emily Lang Memorial Scholarship Fund 2
145 Environmental Education 2
146 Judo Club 2
147 Men's Rugby 2
148 WWU Retirement Association 2
149 Men's Volleyball 2
150 Palliative Care Institute 2
151 Department of Management 2
152 KM Fund for Holocaust and Genocide Studies 2
153 Secondary Education & MIT 2
154 AMSEC - Materials Science 2
155 Fairhaven Outback Farm 2
156 Huxley Graduate Programs 2
157 Bennerstrom Prize 2
158 Figure Skating 2
159 NAMI on Campus WWU 2
160 WWU Life Drawing Club 2
161 Named Scholarships 1
162 Willis Ball Memorial Scholarship 1
163 Lillie Mae Witherspoon Minority Scholarship 1
164 Jolene Sanchez Memorial Scholarship 1
165 Uche Ugwoaba Computer Science Scholarship 1
166 WISE Scholarship 1
167 Gregory and Elizabeth Grant Scholarship Endowment 1
168 Christman Challenge 1
169 Dina Benedetti Scholarship Endowment 1
170 Matthew Gaphni Memorial Scholarship 1
171 Shannon Point Marine Center 1
172 Friends of Lakewood 1
173 Institute for Environmental Toxicology 1
174 Men's Golf 1
175 Philosophy 1
176 Huxley Annual Scholarships 1
177 The Leslie Lingley Memorial Student Fund 1
178 East Asian Studies 1
179 Endowed Professorship in Jewish History 1
180 Nursing 1
181 AS Professional Women's Association 1
182 Student Employee Recognition Program 1
183 AS Clubs 1
184 Dr. Lina Zeine Scholarship 1
185 Student Technology Center's Booster Fund 1
186 Ted Pratt Scholarship 1
187 The Planet - An Award Winning Student Publication 1
188 Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies 1
189 Harry Potter Club 1
190 Adoptees Alliance 1
191 Bellingham Review 1
192 Bradley F. Smith Internship Program 1
193 Institute for Watershed Studies 1
194 MK Advantages of Learning Differently Scholarship 1
195 Office of Sustainability 1
196 Planned Parenthood Club 1
197 Wakeboard Team 1
198 WWU Club Baseball 1
199 WWU Tennis Club 1
200 Huxley College on the Peninsulas 1
201 Arts Enterprise and Cultural Innovation 1
202 Washington Campus Compact 1
203 Bellingham Order of the Saber 1
204 Geography Program 1
205 Hearing Aid Bank 1
206 Prim Scholarship for Diversity and Inclusion 1
207 Student Ambassador Scholarship 1
208 Women's Water Polo Team 1
209 WWU Queer-Con 1
210 Carl H. Simpson "Bridging" Fund 0
211 Alpha Kappa Psi Omega Beta 0
212 Brian K. and Lori L. Burton Fund for Innovation 0
213 Campus Recreation 0
214 Campus School Legacy Scholarship 0
215 CBE Investment Management and Scholarship Fund 0
216 Center for Pacific Northwest Studies 0
217 Cheerleading 0
218 Chuckanut District of WSFGC Scholarship 0
219 Climate Innovation Fund 0
220 Climbing Team 0
221 Club Wrestling 0
222 Cycling Team 0
223 Decision Sciences 0
224 Donald B. McLeod Scholarship Endowment 0
225 Dr. Elena Pereyra Peach Award Scholarship 0
226 Education and Social Justice Minor 0
227 Filipino-American Student Association 0
228 Frank Punches Memorial Endowment Fund 0
229 Freeride Ski and Snowboard Team 0
230 Fresh Water Ecology 0
231 Health and Community Studies 0
232 Ingrid Stahlbrand Kassler Memorial Scholarship 0
233 James B. and Angela Rhoads Scholarship 0
234 Jamie Foland-Tseng Memorial Scholarship 0
235 Joann Otto Microscope Endowment Fund 0
236 Jose S. Velasquez Memorial Scholarship 0
237 Khmer Student Association (KhSA 0
238 Manis Family Scholarship 0
239 Mars Lab Fund 0
240 Mary Morrison Family Music Scholarship Endowment 0
241 Morse Leadership Institute 0
242 Mountain Environments Research Institute 0
243 Music Library 0
244 Net Impact WWU 0
245 Norma Hall-Alice Stout Memorial Endowment 0
246 Occam's Razor - Student Academic Journal 0
247 Other 0
248 Outreach and Continuing Education 0
249 Patrick L. Monahan Scholarship 0
250 Pre-Dental 0
251 Psychedelic Club 0
252 Ralph Munro Institute for Civic Education 0
253 Resource Center 0
254 Rich and Stephanie Bowers Endowment 0
255 Rocky Spencer Memorial Scholarship 0
256 Ruth S. Cox Memorial Scholarship 0
257 Sandberg Scholarship 0
258 Small Business Development Center 0
259 Sociology Club 0
260 Special Collections 0
261 Studebaker Family Student Success Fund 0
262 Student Services and Programs 0
263 The Jazz Project Scholarship 0
264 The Journal of Educational Controversy 0
265 Timothy Crossan Memorial Fund 0
266 Vassdal Design Scholarship 0
267 Veteran Services 0
268 WCE Promise Scholarships for Students of Color 0
269 Western Community Outreach 0
270 Western Gallery 0
271 Western Stands for Racial Equity Fund 0
272 Women's Ice Hockey 0
273 WWU Club Golf Team 0
274 WWU Fly Fishing Club 0
275 WWU National Science Teachers Association Chapter 0
276 WWU Outdoor Center 0
277 WWU Speech and Hearing Clinic 0
278 WWU Student Chapter of NSTA 0
Ended
$2,000
Public School Employees of WWU (PSE) Student Emergency Fund Challenge
The first $1,000 in gifts to the Student Emergency Fund from PSE members in good standing have been matched 2:1 by the Public School Employees Union (PSE) of WWU in honor of PSE members' commitment to supporting students and ensuring they have the resources they need to be successful.
$1,000 / $1,000 Raised
Completed
2
Match
Accounting Challenge
Gifts to the Accounting Fund for Excellence have been matched dollar for dollar and will support accounting students with retention & mentoring, merit based scholarships, data analytics and internationalizing the program. Thank you to our generous faculty and advisory board members David Alfi, Rick and Lori Anderson, Marke & Angela Greene, Dave & Ann Mann, Mark & Janet Mathewson, Carla Skogland and Scot & Donna Studebaker for sponsoring this challenge!
$12,655 MATCHED
Ended
2
Match
AMSEC Materials Science Challenge
Gifts to AMSEC have been matched dollar for dollar by generous faculty and staff in support of enhancing a vibrant and equitable culture of visionary research and education in materials science.
$100 MATCHED
Completed
2
Match
BRAIN/Behavioral Neuroscience Challenge
The first $6,000 in gifts have been matched by Dr. David Goldman, MD and Dr. Linda Blackwell, MD and NW Pathology as an investment in our outstanding Behavioral Neuroscience students.
$3,501 MATCHED
Completed
2
Match
The Bennerstrom Prize Challenge
The first $1,000 to The Bennerstrom Prize has been matched dollar for dollars by Susan Bennerstrom in support of our outstanding art students.
$259 MATCHED
Completed
2
Match
Business and Sustainability Challenge
The first $2500 to the Business and Sustainability program has been matched by proud alumnus and Foundation Board Member Tony George, '86 and Stephanie George as we prepare our talented students to operate in a changing economic and social environment.
$1,275 MATCHED
Completed
2
Match
Capital Campaign for New Advanced Technology Engineering Facility
Thank you for helping us build our new state-of-the-art facility for Computer Science, Electrical Engineering and Energy Studies! The first $17,000 in gifts in support of this net-zero energy/zero carbon have been matched dollar for dollar by WWU Foundation Board Chair, Sydney Hunsdale and an anonymous donor.
$17,000 MATCHED
Completed
2
Match
Chess Club Challenge
The first $1000 in gifts to the Chess Club have been matched dollar for dollar by Janell Toppen, a proud WWU parent!
$1,000 MATCHED
Completed
2
Match
College of Business Challenge
The first $1,000 to the College of Business and Economics has been matched dollar for dollar by Foundation Board Member Tony George, '86 and Stephanie George.
$1,000 MATCHED
Completed
$10,000
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.
$2,655 / $2,655 Raised
Completed
2
Match
Education Abroad Challenge
The first $1,000 in gifts to the Education Abroad program have been matched dollar for dollar by Lee Sternberger and Craig Shealy to inspire support and increase the number of students who can access transformational study abroad experiences.
$1,000 MATCHED
Completed
2
Match
Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program Challenge
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.
$10,000 MATCHED
Completed
2
Match
Geology Department Fund Challenge
The first $2,000 in gifts to the Geology Department Fund have been matched dollar for dollar by Lee Whitford, '01 to support Geology student development opportunities and networking events for alumni and students at GSA, AGU and other meetings.
$2,000 MATCHED
Completed
2
Match
Geology Graduate Student Support Challenge
Gifts to the Geology Graduate Student Support Fund have been matched dollar for dollar by generous alumnus Ralph Keuler, '78 to support WWU's outstanding Geology Graduate Students.
$3,450 MATCHED
Completed
2
Match
Graduate School Challenge
The first $1,000 in gifts to the Graduate School have been matched dollar for dollar by David and Bahareh Patrick to provide opportunities for research, field experiences, and professional development to give grad students the tools they need to succeed and make a difference.
$1,000 MATCHED
Completed
2
Match
International Business Challenge
You did it! Thank you! The first $1,000 in gifts to International Business Study Abroad Scholarships have been 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!
$1,000 MATCHED
Completed
2
Match
International Student Support Fund Challenge
The first $1,000 in gifts to the International Student Support Fund have been matched dollar for dollar by Lee Sternberger and Craig Shealy to help International Students facing financial emergencies.
$970 MATCHED
Ended
2
Match
MBA Program Challenge
Thank you! Gifts to the MBA program have been matched dollar for dollar in support of scholarships for our hardworking students in the daytime, evening and weekend MBA programs in honor of two MBA alumni who have passed recently.
$1,500 MATCHED
Completed
2
Match
Management Information Systems (MIS) Program Challenge
The first $250 in gifts to the MIS program has been matched dollar for dollar by a generous MIS program supporter in honor and in support of our talented MIS students and alumni.
$250 MATCHED
Completed
2
Match
Morse Chemistry Undergraduate Research Challenge
Thank you! Gifts to the Morse Endowment for Student Research Experiences in Chemistry have been matched dollar for dollar by Drs. Karen and Joe Morse, providing transformational opportunities for students to work closely with faculty on summer research projects.
$5,625 MATCHED
Completed
2
Match
NW Laboratory Challenge for Cell and Molecular Biology Graduate Students
The first $5,000 in gifts to the Cell and Molecular Biology Graduate Program have been matched dollar for dollar by NW Laboratory in celebration of their amazing partnership with WWU students and faculty.
$925 MATCHED
Ended
2
Match
Robert and Bess Christman Scholarship Challenge
Thank you! The first $1000 in gifts to the Robert and Bess Christman Scholarship were matched dollar for dollar by their daughter Maureen Christman, in loving memory of the many ways they positively impacted the WWU and Bellingham Community.
$1,000 MATCHED
Completed
2
Match
Sal and Judy Russo Biochemistry Research Challenge
Gifts to the Sal and Judy Russo Biochemistry Research Fund have been matched dollar for dollar by Sal 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!
$1,700 MATCHED
Completed
2
Match
SEA Discovery Center Challenge
Thank you! The first $500 to Poulsbo’s SEA Discovery Center have been matched by proud alumnus and Foundation Board Member Tony George, '86 and Stephanie George.
$500 MATCHED
Completed
2
Match
Stephanie Bowers Recruitment and Retention Scholarship
The first $4500 in gifts to the Stephanie Bowers Recruitment and Retention Scholarship have been matched dollar for dollar by generous WWU Foundation Board Members in honor of Stephanie's tireless dedication to securing support for students and in celebration of her retirement as WWU's VP of Advancement.
$4,400 MATCHED
Ended
2
Match
Skipping Stone Challenge for Art Scholarships
The first $4,000 to any of the Skipping Stone Scholarships for Art and Ecology, Photography and/or the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Art Scholarship have been matched dollar for dollar by the Skipping Stone Foundation in celebration of our talented and hard working art students and the important role that the arts play in shaping our communities.
$227 MATCHED
Ended
2
Match
Speakers in Schools Give Day Challenge
The first $5,000 in gifts to the Speakers in Schools Fund honoring Nancy Johnson have been 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.
$825 MATCHED
Ended
2
Match
Track and Field Challenge
The first $1000 to Track and Field has been matched by proud alumnus and Foundation Board Member Tony George and Stephanie George. Thank you!
$1,000 MATCHED
Completed
2
Match
Women's Basketball Challenge
The first $3,000 donated to Women's Basketball have been 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!
$3,000 MATCHED
Completed
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