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Kaiser Borsari Hall
Western's 2023 Give Day Focus is on Building Washington's Future

Driving the Future Autonomous vehicles. Mobile apps. Smart grids. Machine learning. Smart buildings. Cyber security. Energy systems. Artificial intelligence. Western Washington University is expanding our electrical engineering and computer science programs to tackle the most pressing technological challenges of our time. Together with industry partners, we are building a dynamic and collaborative program for applied education and research in advanced technology engineering and computer science.

Preparing More Problem-Solvers Western is committed to producing more graduates in high-demand fields. Western’s focus on small classes, interdisciplinary approaches, hands-on learning, and student participation in faculty-led research is a strategic advantage when it comes to preparing the next generation of innovators and problem-solvers. Western is also committed to inclusive success. We understand that more people of all cultures, backgrounds, and experience need to come together to solve problems. Diversity of perspective is key to shaping a sustainable future. 

Reducing Carbon Kaiser Borsari Hall will be the first publicly funded zero-energy academic building on a university campus in Washington State. It’s a public-private funding partnership, named for Fred Kaiser and Grace Borsari, longtime friends and champions of WWU, who have committed $10 million to the campaign to fund the project, alongside $53 million in state-appropriated funds.

Connecting Industry to Education This game-changing hub of STEM teaching and learning is a direct response to the needs of Washington state industries and employers. It will be a place for collaboration and connection with spaces that foster innovation, investigation, and inspiration. Physically and culturally accessible, it will be a hub where industry experts, faculty, and students come together to co-create the technology and engineering solutions for today and tomorrow.

Funding the Building The project budget for the facility is $73 million. The Washington State Legislature is providing $53 million and the Western Washington University Foundation’s “Building Washington’s Future” capital campaign aims to raise $20 million. The campaign was launched in the fall of 2019 with a $10 million lead gift from long-time donors Fred Kaiser and Grace Borsari who previously donated over $2 million to the Foundation for scholarships and university lab space. The new building will be named in their honor. The campaign has raised nearly $15 million and is currently pursuing gifts to achieve the carbon neutral design.  

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Advanced Technology Building Fund Match
Thank you! With your help, we've raised an additional $4,000 for Kaiser Borsari Hall!
$2,000 MATCHED
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!
It's Pi Time!
Thanks, Vikings! Your gifts at 3:14 PM helped unlock an additional $2500 for Kaiser Borsari Hall!
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!
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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