You can still participate! Click here to make a last-chance gift! Stay tuned for more info about WWU Give Day 2025 on April 24, 2025!

Questions and Answers

Below you will find answers to many common questions about WWU Give Day 2024.

I cannot afford to make a large gift. Will my donation really make a difference?

Yes! When we collectively give back, even the smallest donation makes a difference. Every dollar given to a scholarship ends up straight in a student's pocket, so your gift has a tremendous impact!

Even if you can't make as large of a gift as you would like to, signing up as an ambassador for the area(s) you want to support and share with friends also makes a difference! Visit WWU Give Day 2024 | Sign Up to start today!

Where are the matching gifts coming from?

Members of the WWU community and supporters generously provide many challenges and matches every WWU Give Day!

What can I give to on Western Give Day?

You decide! Donations can be made to your favorite department, program or scholarship on campus. Scroll down and click on the buttons for colleges, departments, and programs to learn how your gift can make an impact, or call (360) 650-3027 to learn more about the areas and projects on campus that need your support.

How can I participate? 

Donate, share, or pledge your own matching gift!


Give to whatever area of campus you're most passionate about. Then share the link to that page on social media and via text and email!


If you're interested in issuing a Give Day Challenge or match contact Fred Gold, Director of Annual Giving, at (360) 650-6464 or

Can my employer match the gift I make on #WWUGiveDay?

Yes! Many companies will match their employees' gifts to the University, increasing its impact or even doubling or tripling its value! You can visit our matching gift page to search for your company and initiate a matching gift!

I have a question that is not answered on this page. Who can I contact?

We are happy to help! Please contact the WWU Foundation at (360) 650-3027 or



Can I make a recurring gift or break my donation into monthly or semi-annual payments?


You can set a recurring donation of any frequency you would like by visiting our main giving portal at Western Washington University (

If you set up your recurring gift during Give Day, we will count your gift as part of Give Day!

Is there a minimum donation amount?

You can make a gift of $10.00 or more to participate in Western's Give Day. Every gift counts and makes a difference.

Is the WWU Foundation a tax-exempt entity? Is my gift tax deductible?

Yes, your gift is deductible as a charitable contribution for federal income tax purposes to the maximum extent allowed by the law. 


The WWU Foundation is a 501(c)3 exempt nonprofit and our tax ID number is 91-6073519

Will I receive a receipt for my contribution?

Yes, your gift is processed immediately and you will receive an official receipt via email. 

When will my credit card be charged?

Your credit card will be charged immediately upon finalizing your gift on Give Day.

Whom should I contact with questions about my contribution?

For general questions about your gift, please call (360) 650-3027

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