Welcome to Western Washington University's 6th Annual Give Day!

Welcome to Western's sixth annual Give Day! We're celebrating this year with a promise—a promise to you, our supporters and friends, that each gift you make will help students succeed; a promise to our students that we will ensure their financial needs are met through emergency funds and scholarships; and, a promise to our institution to provide transformational learning opportunities through support of the departments, programs, and clubs that make Western special. 


Join us and celebrate the untold potential of our students as we acknowledge all that they are, and will become. Give Day is a time to celebrate students who are deeply committed to making our world a better place—students who are enhancing the health of the Salish Sea and the environment; students who are writing plays with the power to change the way we think; students who are formulating business ventures that will strengthen our communities—students who are committed to creating a better world. 


Whatever their aspirations, let's make an investment in them this WWU Give Day. 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 to our Milestone Sponsors!

WECU - Kitsap Bank

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

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BRAIN/Behavioral Neuroscience Challenge
The first $6,000 in gifts will be matched by Dr. David Goldman, MD and Dr. Linda Blackwell, MD and NW Pathology as an investment in our outstanding Behavioral Neuroscience students.
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Geology Department Fund Challenge
The first $2,000 in gifts to the Geology Department Fund will be 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.
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Women's Basketball Challenge
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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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 your support of Challenge Funds.
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Student and Recent Grad Challenge
The first 400 Students and Recent Grads (’18, ’19, ’20 and ’21) who donate $10 or more on Give Day will receive a bonus match of $25. Leverage your giving power to your chosen area with this generous challenge from WWU Foundation Board member Dave Mann, ’82 and Ann Thomson Mann!
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Business and Sustainability Challenge
The first $2500 to the Business and Sustainability program will be 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.
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Speakers in Schools Give Day Challenge
The first $5,000 in gifts to the Speakers in Schools Fund honoring 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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Education Abroad Challenge
The first $1,000 in gifts to the Education Abroad program will be 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.
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Geology Graduate Student Support Challenge
The first $100,000 in gifts to the Geology Graduate Student Support Fund will be matched dollar for dollar by generous alumnus Ralph Keuler, '78 to support WWU's outstanding Geology Graduate Students.
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International Business Challenge
The first $1,000 in gifts to International Business Study Abroad Scholarships 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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MBA Program Challenge
The first $1500 in gifts to the MBA program will be 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.
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NW Laboratory Challenge for Cell and Molecular Biology Graduate Students
The first $5,000 in gifts to the Cell and Molecular Biology Graduate Program will be matched dollar for dollar by NW Laboratory in celebration of their amazing partnership with WWU students and faculty.
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Sal and Judy Russo Biochemistry Research Challenge
Gifts to the Sal and Judy Russo Biochemistry Research Challenge will be matched dollar for dollar by Sal and Judy (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. Than you!
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Track and Field Challenge
The first $1000 to Track and Field will be matched by proud alumnus and Foundation Board Member Tony George, '86 and Stephanie George.
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Kitsap Bank Milestone Sponsorship
Thank you Kitsap Bank for supporting the Give Day Challenge Pool!
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Cowden Gravel and Ready Mix Sponsorship
Thank you Cowden Gravel and Ready Mix supporting the Give Day Challenge Pool!
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Exxel Pacific Power Hour Sponsorship
Thank you Exxel Pacific for supporting the Give Day Challenge Pool!
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Heritage Bank Power Hour Sponsorship
Thank you Heritage Bank for supporting the Give Day Challenge Pool!
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SEA Discovery Center Challenge
The first $500 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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The Bennerstrom Prize Challenge
The first $1,000 to The Bennerstrom Prize will be matched dollar for dollars by Susan Bennerstrom in support of our outstanding art students.
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AMSEC Materials Science Club Challenge
Gifts to AMSEC will be matched dollar for dollar by generous faculty and staff in support of the Materials Science Club to create a collaborative environment for students engaged in materials science education and research.
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Diversity and Inclusion in Psychology 2:1 match!
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 Five Fundraisers!
The WWU Alumni Association will reward the top five areas that secured the most donors on MAY 27 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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Accounting Challenge
Gifts to the Accounting Fund for Excellence will be 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!
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Capital Campaign for New Advanced Technology Building
Help us build our new state-of-the-art facility for Computer Science, Electrical Engineering and Energy Studies! The first $16,000 in gifts in support of this net-zero energy/zero carbon carbon will be matched dollar for dollar by WWU Foundation Board Chair, Sydney Hunsdale and an anonymous donor.
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College of Business Challenge
The first $1,000 to the College of Business and Economics will be matched dollar for dollar by Foundation Board Member Tony George, '86 and Stephanie George.
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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.
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Graduate School Challenge
The first $1,000 in gifts to the Graduate School will be 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.
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International Student Support Fund Challenge
The first $1,000 in gifts to the International Student Support Fund will be matched dollar for dollar by Lee Sternberger and Craig Shealy to help International Students facing financial emergencies.
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Morse Chemistry Undergraduate Research Challenge
The first $20,000 in gifts to the Morse Endowment for Student Research Experiences in Chemistry will be matched dollar for dollar by Drs. Karen and Joe Morse, providing transformational opportunities for students to work closely with faculty on summer research projects.
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Robert and Bess Christman Scholarship Challenge
The first $1000 in gifts to the Robert and Bess Christman Scholarship will be matched dollar for dollar by their daughter Maureen Christman, in loving memory of the many ways they positively impacted the WWU and Bellingham Community.
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Stephanie Bowers Recruitment and Retention Scholarship
The first $4500 in gifts to the Stephanie Bowers Recruitment and Retention Scholarship will be 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.
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WECU Milestone Sponsorship
Thank you WECU for supporting the Give Day Challenge Pool!
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Barkley Company Sponsorship
Thank you Barkley Company for supporting the Give Day Challenge Pool!
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Dawson Construction Sponsorship
Thank you Dawson Construction for your support of the WWU Give Day Challenge Pool.
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First Fed Power Hour Sponsorship
Thank you First Fed for supporting the Give Day Challenge Pool!
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Hub International Sponsorship
Thank you Hub International for supporting the Give Day Challenge Pool!
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TRANE Power Hour Sponsorship
Thank you TRANE for supporting the Give Day Challenge Pool!
Viking Supporters Around the World!
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