WWU Give Day
Celebrating the Power of Education

On Friday, June 1, join Vikings around the world for Western's third annual 24-hour online giving event dedicated to powering student success.

Last year Western's community of supportive alumni, students, parents & friends joined together and set a new record for the most number of donors to Western in one day (1427) raising $386,987.00.  

 

This year we’re raising the bar and we need your help to reach our new goal of $600,000.00.

 

Your gift to your favorite department, scholarship, or program will help students harness their passion and transform that energy into a successful future that benefits us all. Help spread the word on social with #WWUGiveDay.

 

Viking supporters from coast to coast
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IDEA Institute Match
The first $10,000 in gifts to the Idea Institute will be matched dollar for dollar by alumni David (’84) and Denise (’82) Cole, up to ($5,000) per donor as an investment in future entrepreneurs.
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2:1 Student Match
The first $5,000 in gifts received from current students will be double matched by alumnus Dave Mann’82 and Ann Thomson Mann (up to $100 per donor) to empower students to support their favorite department, club, scholarship or program.
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1: 1 Recent Grad Match
The first $5,000 in gifts received from recent grads (’15, ’16, ’17 and ’18 graduates) will be matched by alumnus Dave Mann’82 and Ann Thomson Mann (up to $100 per donor).
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Institute for Energy Studies Women in Leadership Scholarship Match
The first $1,000 in gifts to the Institute for Energy Studies (IES) Women in Leadership Scholarship will be matched 1:1 by a generous anonymous donor, up to $250 per donor. This scholarship provides a vote of confidence and much needed financial support for women who are leaders in the IES program.
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MBA Program Match
The first $1,000 in gifts to the MBA program will be matched dollar for dollar by MBA alumnus Stephen Barrett, ’10 and Kathleen Barrett (up to $250 per donor) as an investment in current and future MBA program candidates.
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Marion Van Nostrand Scholarship for Single Parents in Science
The first $5,000 in gifts from alumni to the Marion Van Nostrand Scholarship will be matched dollar for dollar by Kathy Kitto and Dennis Waller (up to $1,000 per donor). This full-tuition scholarship helps financially needy women and men who are single parents pursuing their degree in STEM. The Van Nostrand Scholars simply would not be able to afford their education and transform their trajectory without this scholarship.
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Marketing Alumni Challenge
The first $1,000 in gifts to the Marketing Department will be matched 1:1 by generous members of the Marketing Advisory Board and faculty. If Marketing reaches 250 donors, Ed Love and Dan Purdy will take the AB Crepe Challenge!
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Anderson/Moss Adams/Sullivan Accounting Challenge
The first $5,250 in gifts to Accounting will be matched 1:1 by Rick Anderson, ’73, Lori Anderson, Chris Sullivan & Moss Adams (up to $1,000 per donor).
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Tony George Track and Field Challenge
The first $750 in gifts to Track and Field will be matched 1:1 from alumnus Tony George, '86.
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Tony George College of Business Challenge
The first $1250 in gifts to the College of Business will be matched 1:1 by alumnus Tony George, '86.
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Morse Challenge for Student Research Experiences in Chemistry
The first $20,000 in gifts to the Morse Endowment for Student Research Experiences in Chemistry will be matched by Drs. Karen and Joe Morse, providing transformational opportunities for students to work closely with faculty on summer research projects.
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Samson Scholarship Match
The first $1,000 in gifts to the Samson Scholarship will be matched dollar for dollar by the Samson Rope. Samson is committed to creating opportunities for Samson employees, their children and family members to reach their fullest potential by establishing this scholarship.
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MSCM/Ops Chaudiere Challenge
The first $10,000 in gifts to the Manufacturing and Supply Chain Management and Operations Management Programs will be matched 1:1 by alumna Karen Chaudiere, ’87 and Rick Keist.
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Cooper Challenge for Women’s Basketball
The first $3,000 in gifts to the Lynda Goodrich & Carmen Dolfo Endowment for Women’s Basketball will be matched by Viking Hall of Famer Anne Cooper, ’86 and Richard Barkosky.
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Ilgenfritz Food Pantry Challenge
The first $2,000 in gifts to the AS Food Pantry will be matched dollar for dollar by WWU Foundation Board Member Kris Ilgenfritz and Doug Ilgenfritz.
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Top 5 WWU Fundraisers
These are our Top 5 Leaders for WWU. NOT based on dollars but donor count contributing to their department, program or scholarships success.
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Give Day Challenge Pool
A percentage of EVERY gift made will be matched by one of our challenge pools (if they did not already receive matching funds from another challenge, up to $5,000 per donor). Challenge Pool dollars will be allocated as a percentage: Total Matching Pool ÷ Total Give Day Donations = Match %. Thank you to our generous Challenge Pool Donors for transforming lives and inspiring support of education: Tony George, Greg & Elizabeth Grant, Andy Kositsky & Maria Mazzei, Bryan Page, Karen & Lane Richards; Jerry & Truc Thon; the WWU Alumni Association, the Western Fund.
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Celebrate WWU's 125th anniversay and be the 125th Donor!
This year WWU is celebrating our 125th anniversary! Help us reach our GOAL and you and a guest will be sitting pretty near the goal! The overall 125th donor on WWU Give Day will win 2 tickets to see the Sounders face off against DC United on June 9th.
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WECU Raffle For All Donors!
Whatcom Educational Credit Union is a proud supporter of WWU Scholarships and a sponsor of WECU Court in Carver Gymnasium. To further celebrate our partnership with WWU, all give day donors will be entered into a raffle for one of three beautiful baskets filled with WWU & WECU swag and a $100 gift certificate to a downtown Bellingham restaurant
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