Your gift funds critical, educational resources for both students and faculty. When you support Western Libraries, you support teaching and learning throughout the entire university.

It is through the generosity of donors like you the Libraries can support student and faculty needs in the following areas:

  • Western Libraries Student Employee Opportunity Fund: Your gift helps support library student employees' engagement in professional development and scholarship opportunities by funding registration fees, travel expenses and other costs associated with professional growth. Western Libraries Student Advisory Group will play an active role in recommending the best way to use these funds in order to make the most positive impact on Libraries student employees. 
  • Carmen Werder Teaching-Learning Academy (TLA) Legacy Fund: The TLA engages students, faculty and staff through dialogue which explores the intersection between teaching and learning. Your gift will provide opportunities for students to engage as co-inquirers in the scholarship of teaching and learning and attend local and international conferences where they can present their research and share the TLA experience with others.
  • Hacherl Research & Writing Studio Fund: The Hacherl Research & Writing Studio is a vibrant environment in Western Libraries focused on three integrated academic literacies: research, writing, and reading. At the Studio, a dynamic team of dedicated professionals, including specially-trained students, promote inquiry, agency and collaboration in order to help both undergraduate and graduate students realize their full potential. Your gift supports the staffing, training and technology costs associated with creating and running the Studio’s in-person and online instructional services.

Thank you for your generosity and your support of Teaching & Learning at Western Libraries!

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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