WWU Viking Athletics
What sports are you passionate about?!

Thank you for your support of Viking Athletics. Your investment in our success through the Viking Athletic Club (VAC) will ensure our student-athletes are supported in the classroom and in uniform and give our coaches the resources they need to keep their programs at the top.

Your Impact 

We are pleased to recognize gifts of $100 or more to any Viking athletic team or scholarship with membership in the Viking Athletic Club. your gift makes a difference in the lives of more than 300 WWU student-athletes and enables our coaches to do what they do best-coach. your gift transforms the student experience and makes their dreams possible. Through hard work, determination and donor support, viking student-athletes do not let anything stand in their way on the road to victory. 

Why we need your support

 The university and the athletic department rely on gifts from generous donors like you to support life-changing scholarships, provide teams with essential training tools and equipment and give student-athletes the opportunity to compete at the highest levels. Your gift creates the margin of excellence needed to make the viking experience complete. 

Areas to Support 

Your donation to your favorite team impacts every aspect of the student-athlete experience from the training room to the classroom to on-court and on-field competition.  These resources help elevate the student-athlete experience and directly contribute to our success.  Last year, was one of the most successful for WWU with post-season national representation from 13 of the 15 WWU NCAA Division II teams. The women's soccer program won its first National Championship in 2016, and Women's rowing brought home the 8th national title in program history.  Not to mention senior javelin thrower Bethany Drake won her second national title in her distinguished WWU career.

You can support Viking Athletics as a whole or choose to designate your gift to one of our 12 different sports teams helping our student-athlete success today!


Men's Basketball

Women's Basketball


Cross Country & Track and Field

Men's Golf

Women's Golf

Women's Rowing

Men's Soccer

Women's Soccer

Women's Softball

Women's Volleyball



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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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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Or you can contact us at giving@wwu.edu.