$ 730,324 raised 2,126 Donors
Parents and Families has raised $ 0 from 0 Donors!

About 

The Parents Program fund was created by WWU families to provide much needed support for career services, outreach programs, and events that impact students, alumni, parents, and the greater community. Our goal is to help students with college life from beginning to end, starting with our orientation sessions and finishing with our quarterly networking events and career fairs through the career services center. We build leadership opportunities and community through events such as Fall Family Weekend and WWU Alumni Weekend. Gifts to the Parents Program ensure current student and alumni success. Your gift to the Parents Program also helps us keep in touch with WWU families through newsletters, family weekends and other events to help keep parents and families engaged and informed.

Gifts to the Parent's Fund are an investment in your student and their peers, providing resources for:

  • WWU’s Counseling Center to help students “choose to flourish” through stress management workshops and facilitated support groups for students from all backgrounds.
  • An emergency fund to help students in crisis stay in school  
  • Academic advising, tutoring and career coaching to help students choose a major that suits their talents and interests, and help them graduate on-time.
  • Career preparation activities such as job fairs, graduate school fairs, employer visits and internship connections.
  • Leadership activities to build the soft skills that are so attractive to employers.
  • Parent outreach and activities such as Fall Family Weekend to keep you involved and connected.
  • You can also choose to earmark your gift for your child’s major or favorite team, club or program on campus.

Your gift in addition to the many other ways you have invested in your child’s education is truly transformational. 

 

If every family gave just $50 we’d have nearly one million dollars to dedicate to student success! State and tuition dollars do A LOT but they don’t do it all.  It’s because of WWU alumni, parents and friends that Western attracts national attention and investment, such as the US News and World Report’s Best in the West ranking, the national accreditation of our Engineering Program, the launch of Western’s first-ever clinical doctorate in Audiology, Boeing’s support of WWU’s Cyber Range lab and $1 million in funding for student success initiatives from the Washington State Legislature.

Your favorite department or program

You can also choose to support the WWU college, department, program, team, club or scholarship that you or your Western student is passionate about. Please give today or call (360) 650-3027 to make a gift over the phone or ask any questions you might have!


Success!
***2:1 Student Challenge Has Been Met, Thank you!***
The first $7,000 in students gifts (up to $100 per student) have been matched 2:1 by Dave Mann, '82 and Ann Thomson Mann, Jing de Jong, Healthy Pet and other generous alumni.
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Top 5 WWU Fundraisers
The WWU Alumni Association will reward the top five areas that secure the most gifts with a bonus of $1,000 each!
Rank Prize Department Gifts
1 $1,000 Men's Rowing 223
2 $1,000 WWU Volleyball 184
3 $1,000 WWU Racing 146
4 $1,000 WWU Symphony Orchestra Vienna-Prague Tour 2020 128
5 $1,000 Computer Science 83
6 MSCM & Operations 79
7 Marketing Department 77
8 Behavioral Neuroscience 69
9 Ice Hockey 66
10 WWU AS Food Pantry 60
11 Western Washington University 54
12 Accounting Department 53
13 Men's Soccer 49
14 Cross Country & Track and Field 40
15 KUGS Scholarship 39
16 Chemistry Department 38
17 Robert and Bess Christman Scholarship 37
18 Honors Program 35
19 Honoring Nancy Johnson! 34
20 Psychology 33
21 Education and Social Justice Minor 32
22 College of Business and Economics 30
23 Women's Ultimate 30
24 MBA Program 29
25 Western Libraries Heritage Resources 29
26 WWU Wakeboard Team 26
27 Music Department 25
28 Millie Johnson Puzzle Hunt Fund 25
29 Child Development Center 25
30 International Business Program 23
31 Women's Basketball 22
32 Scholarships and Diversity Initiatives 22
33 Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies 22
34 Physics and Astronomy 22
35 Geology 22
36 Woodring College of Education 19
37 English Department 19
38 Management Information Systems 19
39 Shannon Point Marine Center 19
40 Huxley College of the Environment 19
41 WWU Tennis Club 19
42 LGBTQ+ Western 18
43 Best Buddies 18
44 Men's Lacrosse 17
45 Modern and Classical Languages 17
46 History Department 16
47 Piper Carr's Guitar Matching Fund 15
48 Ray Wolpow Institute 15
49 Linguistics 15
50 Western Libraries 15
51 Engineering and Design 14
52 Men's Basketball 14
53 Biology 14
54 Adoptees Club 14
55 Dance 13
56 Environmental Sciences Department 13
57 Journalism 13
58 Undocumented Student Support 13
59 Western GAP Scholarship 12
60 Elementary Education Department 12
61 Environmental Studies Department 12
62 WWU Career Closet 12
63 Marion Van Nostrand Scholarship 11
64 Nursing 11
65 Sociology 11
66 Economics 11
67 Veteran Services 11
68 Finance Department 11
69 AMSEC 11
70 Graduate School 10
71 Art and Art History Department 10
72 Club Wrestling 10
73 Mathematics 9
74 College of Science and Engineering 9
75 Environmental Toxicology Program 9
76 Political Science 9
77 Living Snow Project 9
78 Bellingham Review 9
79 Communication Sciences and Disorders 8
80 Design Department 8
81 Women's Water Polo 8
82 Student Technology Center's Booster Fund 8
83 Sailing Team 8
84 College of Fine and Performing Arts 8
85 Anthropology 8
86 Western Gallery 8
87 Liberal Studies 8
88 Womxn of Color Empowerment Scholarship Fund 8
89 Equestrian 8
90 Institute for Energy Studies 7
91 Women's Lacrosse 7
92 Woodring College of Education Scholarships 7
93 WWU Climbing Team 7
94 Communication Studies 7
95 Theatre Arts 7
96 Quidditch 7
97 IDEA Academic Programs in Entrepreneurship 6
98 Philosophy 6
99 Health and Human Development 6
100 Men's Rugby 6
101 Educational Administration Program 6
102 Canadian-American Studies 6
103 WWU Chess Club 6
104 Ethnic Student Center 6
105 WWU Student Chapter of NSTA 6
106 Filipino-American Student Association (FASA) 6
107 Young Democrats of WWU 6
108 Women's Soccer 5
109 Rowing 5
110 Alpha Kappa Psi Omega Beta 5
111 Huxley Graduate Programs 5
112 Compass to Campus 5
113 College of Humanities and Social Sciences 5
114 Women's Volleyball Sport Club 5
115 Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies 5
116 Dead Parrots Society 5
117 Other 4
118 Water Skiing 4
119 Salish Sea Institute 4
120 WWU Club Golf Team 4
121 Hillel of WWU 4
122 Center for Education Equity & Diversity 4
123 NeRDS 4
124 Endowed Professorship in Jewish History 3
125 WISE Scholarship 3
126 CBE Investment Management and Scholarship Fund 3
127 Men's Golf 3
128 WWU Speech and Hearing Clinic 3
129 Small Business Development Center 3
130 Ralph Munro Institute for Civic Education 3
131 Viking Athletics 3
132 Men's Water Polo 3
133 Special Education 3
134 Softball 3
135 Baile de WWU 3
136 WCE Promise Scholarships for Students of Color 3
137 WWU Fly Fishing Club 3
138 National Society of Black Engineers 3
139 Bellingham Order of the Saber 3
140 Fencing 3
141 Figure Skating 3
142 Women's Rugby 3
143 Human Services Program 3
144 MK Advantages of Learning Differently Scholarship 2
145 Dr. Elena Pereyra Peach Award Scholarship 2
146 Institute for Global Engagement 2
147 Morse Institute for Leadership 2
148 East Asian Studies 2
149 Center for Pacific Northwest Studies 2
150 Bennerstorm Prize 2
151 Women's Golf 2
152 WWU Outdoor Center 2
153 Adult and Higher Education Program 2
154 Student Services and Programs 2
155 Black Womxn Revolutionary Group 2
156 Huxley College on the Peninsulas 2
157 International Business Network Club 2
158 Freeride Ski and Snowboard Team 2
159 Equity and Diversity Committee 2
160 AS Clubs 2
161 Sandberg Scholarship 1
162 Dr. Lina Zeine Scholarship 1
163 Joann Otto Microscope Endowment Fund 1
164 Manis Family Scholarship 1
165 Lillie Mae Witherspoon Minority Scholarship 1
166 Brian K. and Lori L. Burton Fund for Innovation 1
167 Willis Ball Memorial Scholarship 1
168 Hearing Aid Bank 1
169 Vassdal Design Scholarship 1
170 Dina Benedetti Scholarship Endowment 1
171 Frank Punches Memorial Endowment Fund 1
172 FACET 1
173 Science, Math and Technology Education 1
174 Donald B. McLeod Scholarship Endowment 1
175 Rich and Stephanie Bowers Endowment 1
176 Timothy Crossan Memorial Fund 1
177 Swimming 1
178 James B. and Angela Rhoads Scholarship 1
179 Exercise Science Lab 1
180 Ralph Munro Institute 1
181 The Jazz Project Scholarship 1
182 WWU Judo Club 1
183 Western Community Outreach 1
184 Mountain Environments Research Institute 1
185 Native American Student Union 1
186 Student Ambassador Scholarship 1
187 NAMI on Campus WWU 1
188 Cheerleading 1
189 Office of Sustainability 1
190 Business and Sustainability Program 1
191 KM Fund for Holocaust and Genocide Studies 1
192 Ershig Assistive Technology Resource Center 1
193 Students for Public Education 1
194 The SEA Discovery Center 0
195 Special Collections 0
196 WWU National Science Teachers Association Chapter 0
197 Arts Enterprise and Cultural Innovation 0
198 Baseball Sport Club 0
199 Campus Recreation 0
200 Cascadia Climbers 0
201 Cycling 0
202 Extended Education 0
203 Institute for Watershed Studies 0
204 Khmer Student Association (KhSA) 0
205 Management 0
206 Men's Ultimate 0
207 Men's Volleyball 0
208 Parents and Families 0
209 Rehabilitation Counseling Program 0
210 Secondary Education Department 0
211 The Journal of Educational Controversy 0
212 Vietnamese Student Association 0
213 Woodring Peer Mentors 0
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