$ 644,462 raised 1,742 donors
Parents and Families has raised $ 182 from 3 donors!
Parents and Families
Help Support the WWU Parent's Fund and enhance student experiences

About 

The Parents Program fund was created by WWU families to provide much needed support for career services, outreach programs, and events that impact students, alumni, parents, and the greater community. Our goal is to help students with college life from beginning to end, starting with our orientation sessions and finishing with our quarterly networking events and career fairs through the career services center. We build leadership opportunities and community through events such as Fall Family Weekend and WWU Alumni Weekend. Gifts to the Parents Program ensure current student and alumni success. Your gift to the Parents Program also helps us keep in touch with WWU families through newsletters, family weekends and other events to help keep parents and families engaged and informed.

Gifts to the Parent's Fund are an investment in your student and their peers, providing resources for:

  • WWU’s Counseling Center to help students “choose to flourish” through stress management workshops and facilitated support groups for students from all backgrounds.
  • An emergency fund to help students in crisis stay in school  
  • Academic advising, tutoring and career coaching to help students choose a major that suits their talents and interests, and help them graduate on-time.
  • Career preparation activities such as job fairs, graduate school fairs, employer visits and internship connections.
  • Leadership activities to build the soft skills that are so attractive to employers.
  • Parent outreach and activities such as Fall Family Weekend to keep you involved and connected.
  • You can also choose to earmark your gift for your child’s major or favorite team, club or program on campus.

Last year 1320 Western parents donated $165,000.  Thank you!  Your gift in addition to the many other ways you have invested in your child’s education is truly transformational. 

If every family gave just $50 we’d have nearly one million dollars to dedicate to student success! State and tuition dollars do A LOT but they don’t do it all.  It’s because of WWU alumni, parents and friends that Western attracts national attention and investment, such as the US News and World Report’s Best in the West ranking, the national accreditation of our Engineering Program, the launch of Western’s first-ever clinical doctorate in Audiology, Boeing’s support of WWU’s Cyber Range lab and $1 million in funding for student success initiatives from the Washington State Legislature.

The Western Fund

The Western Fund is the University’s general unrestricted fund that the President uses as critical needs arise, and to further the overarching University mission.

Your favorite department or program

You can also choose to support the WWU college, department, program, team, club or scholarship that you or your Western student is passionate about. Please give today or call (360) 650-3027 to make a gift over the phone or ask any questions you might have!

 

 

Leaderboard
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.
Rank Prize Department Gifts
1 $1,000 Men's Crew 235
2 $1,000 Women's Volleyball 204
3 $1,000 Racing 203
4 $1,000 Marketing Department 192
5 $1,000 Behavioral Neuroscience 148
6 Childcare Development Center Playground Renovation 125
7 Scholarships and Diversity Initiatives 114
8 Western Washington University 111
9 Manufacturing and Supply Chain/ OPS Management 96
10 Honors Program 94
11 Chemistry 87
12 Men's Soccer 80
13 Great Puzzle Hunt 68
14 Woodring College of Education 63
15 Cross Country & Track and Field 63
16 Compass 2 Campus 56
17 Computer Science 52
18 Sailing 46
19 Women's Basketball 45
20 Accounting 45
21 Engineering and Design 44
22 Volleyball Sport Club 44
23 Women's Ultimate Team 43
24 Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies 42
25 College of Business and Economics 42
26 Veteran Services 42
27 Undocumented Student Support 42
28 Huxley College of The Environment 40
29 Geology 36
30 Men's Lacrosse Sport Club 34
31 Marion Van Nostrand Scholarship 32
32 College of Humanities and Social Sciences 32
33 Tennis 32
34 Ice Hockey 30
35 History 30
36 AMSEC 30
37 Palliative Care Institute 29
38 Liberal Studies 28
39 Health and Human Development 28
40 Sociology 28
41 Food Pantry 27
42 Mathematics 26
43 Libraries 26
44 Political Science 26
45 Linguistics 26
46 Wakeboarding 26
47 Ethnic Student Center 26
48 Music Department 24
49 Men's Ultimate 24
50 IDEA ChangeMaker Fellows 24
51 Institute for Energy Studies 22
52 Physics/Astronomy 22
53 English 22
54 Communication Studies 22
55 Alumni Association 20
56 Communication Sciences and Disorders 20
57 Young Democrats 20
58 Anthropology 20
59 Mac Ohana Memorial Scholarship 20
60 Campus Recreation 20
61 Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies 20
62 Biology 18
63 Modern and Classical Languages 18
64 Management Information Systems 17
65 College of Science and Engineering 16
66 FACET 16
67 Journalism 16
68 Ray Wolpow Institute 16
69 Women's Soccer 16
70 NeRDS 16
71 MBA Program 14
72 IDEA Institute 13
73 Water Ski 13
74 Psychology 12
75 Women's Rowing 12
76 Climbing Team 12
77 Environmental Studies Department 12
78 Economics 12
79 Huxley Graduate Programs 12
80 Adoptees Club 12
81 Design Department 10
82 Samson Scholarship 10
83 Education Abroad 10
84 Quidditch Club 10
85 Theatre & Dance Department 10
86 Student Services and Programs 9
87 Cycling 8
88 Water Polo 8
89 Environmental Science Department 8
90 Native American Student Union (NASU) 8
91 College of Fine and Performing Arts 8
92 Art & Art History 8
93 Merle Prim Scholarship for Diversity and Inclusion 7
94 Viking Athletics 7
95 Living Snow Project: Alpine-Based Citizen Science 6
96 Men's Basketball 6
97 Student Technology Center's Booster Fund 6
98 Children’s Literature and Poetry 6
99 Dead Parrots Society 6
100 Men's Ultimate Disc Club 6
101 AS Clubs 6
102 Black Student Union 6
103 Salish Sea Institute 6
104 Sebastian Mendes Memorial Scholarship 6
105 Prevention and Wellness Services 6
106 Help Support the NSTA Student Chapter 6
107 Society for Professional Journalists 6
108 Scholars Week 6
109 Western Gap 6
110 Canada House Programs 6
111 Write in my designation 5
112 Institute for Watershed Studies 5
113 Parents and Families 5
114 Management 4
115 Shannon Point Marine Center 4
116 Men's Golf 4
117 East Asian Studies 4
118 Diana L. Jones Endowment for Community Research 4
119 Extended Education 4
120 Western Community Outreach 4
121 Cascadia Climbers 4
122 Equestrian Club 4
123 OTHER 4
124 Fencing Club 4
125 Huxley College on the Peninsulas 4
126 Alpha Kappa Psi 4
127 Club Wrestling 4
128 Huxley's North Cascades Institute Residency Progam 4
129 KUGS Public Support 4
130 International Business Program 4
131 Society of Economic Geologists 4
132 Larry and Marilyn Richardson Endowment Forensics 2
133 Art Photography Scholarship 2
134 Kay French Hovde Scholarship 2
135 Mountain Environments Research Institute 2
136 Graduate School 2
137 Ingrid Stahlbrand Kassler Memorial Scholarship 2
138 Rock Campus Ministry 2
139 Vietnamese Student Association 2
140 Baseball Sport Club 2
141 Facing the Future 2
142 Figure Skating Team 2
143 Outdoor Center 2
144 Western Gallery 2
145 Students United for Palestinian Equal Rights 2
146 Counseling Center 2
147 Bruce and Cyndie Shepard's C2C Scholarship 2
148 Western Aces 2
149 TAG (Transgender and Non-Conforming Team) 2
150 SEA Discovery Center 2
151 Programs, Centers and Institutes 2
152 Morse Challenge for Student Research Experiences 1
153 Hillel of WWU 1
154 Hillel of WWU 1
155 Canadian Studies 0
156 CBE Investment Management and Scholarship Fund 0
157 Cheer 0
158 Climbing Sport Club 0
159 Ella Higginson 0
160 Engineers Without Borders 0
161 Filipino-American Student Association (FASA) 0
162 Free Ride Ski and Snowboard 0
163 Humans vs Zombies 0
164 Huxley College Spatial Institute 0
165 Huxley College Resilience Institute 0
166 Institutions and Programs 0
167 Khmer Student Association (KhSA) 0
168 La Mesa De Espanol 0
169 Mariachi Conference at WWU 0
170 Men's Rugby 0
171 Men's Volleyball Sport Club 0
172 Men's Water Polo Sport Club 0
173 Mixed Identity Student Organization 0
174 Morse Leadership Institute 0
175 Office of Sustainability 0
176 Philosophy 0
177 Professional Women's Association 0
178 SMATE 0
179 Society of Magicians 0
180 Society of Women Engineers (SWE) 0
181 Student Marketing Association 0
182 Swing Kids 0
183 Swimming Club 0
184 The Planet Magazine 0
185 Toxicology 0
186 Washington Campus Compact 0
187 WECU Give Away 0
188 Women's Golf 0
189 Women's Softball 0
190 Women in Economics and Finance 0
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