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Entrepreneurship & Innovation Programs
Passion-Purpose-Profession: Investing in Entrepreneurial & Innovative Student Leaders

We say entrepreneurs and innovators discover opportunities and bring people and resources together to make change happen in the world.

Wow- what a year! Amidst challenges and trials, our students have done amazing work and developed and grown as entrepreneurs and innovators. Our community has risen to meet challenges with innovation, excitement and mentorship. 

This Give Day we are asking for your support for our Culture of Belonging and Fellows Programs--focused on student leadership, mentorship and deep engagement. WWU's Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program is the Birthplace of Human-Centered Entrepreneurship and Innovation Education. (HCEI&E)  We focus our teaching on what the students need to grow into flourishing in whatever walks of life where they choose to act in entrepreneurial and innovative ways. 

This has been the most engaging, most impactful, inspirational, and relevant class I have ever taken at Western. THANK YOU!! 

I really appreciate the people I've met, the amazing minds I've gotten to collaborate with, and the trust from the faculty to allow us to pursue our personal passions!

Since last year, we've taken generous donor investments to take our student development to the next level.  It’s our hope to be able to support more outstanding students who are contributing to our community. 

Every amount you donate up to $15,000 will be matched!  So your $5=$10, $500=$1000, $5000=$10,000!  Every dollar counts no matter how big or small so please join in supporting our amazing students! Thanks to David Cole, '84, for making this possible.

Early Bird Challenge!
Thank you! Your generosity has unlocked an additional $5,000 match before most people even got up for the day!
The Number One Vikings Match!
Thank you, Vikings! You who made the first $1,000 in gifts earned an ADDITIONAL $1,000 through a generous match!
$1,000 MATCHED
New Grad Match Opportunity!
Thank you new Vikings! You've raised an additional $3,000 in support for current WWU students and programs!
WWU Retirement Association Scholarship Challenge
Thank you, Vikings! You've met this challenge and helped unlock $3,000 in scholarship money for current Western students!
$3,000 / $3,000 Raised
3,000th Donor Challenge!
Thank you, Viking supporters! More than 3,000 of you have made gifts for Give Day, which is the most participation we've ever had in a Give Day!
Night Owl Challenge
Thank you! Your gifts helped raise an additional $2,000 for Kaiser Borsari Hall!
2,000th Donor Challenge!
Thank you! The 2,000th donor has unlocked an additional $750 for men's rowing!
Last Call!
Thank you! You've unlocked an additional $5,000 as a matching gift!
50-state Challenge!
Thank you, Vikings near and far, for helping unlock an additional $5,000 of support for WWU students!
The Battle for Business!
The department in CBE with the most unique donors at the end of Give Day will receive an additional $1,000! Final results available after we finish processing all the gifts. Fake donor names may disqualify the department.
Rank Prize The Battle for Business! Donors
1 $1,000 Marketing Program 60
2 MSCM & Operations 50
3 Economics 45
4 Accounting Department 40
5 International Business Program 34
Lunchtime Crunchtime
Thanks, Vikings! You've unlocked an additional $5,000 in support for students on your lunch break.
Rank Prize Lunchtime Crunchtime Challenge! Donors
1 $2,500 Cross Country & Track and Field 95
2 $2,500 Men's Rowing 36
3 Women's Ultimate 13
4 Computer Science 9
5 Marketing Program 9
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