Questions and Answers

Below you will find answers to many common questions about WWU Give Day 2018.

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. On #WWUGiveDay, a percentage of every gift will be matched, making your impact even greater.

Additionally, your gift contributes to our University donor participation rate, which raises Western’s profile in national rankings and increases the value of a Western degree. 

Where are the matching gifts coming from?

Members of the WWU Foundation Board, the WWU Alumni Association and other alumni and supporters have generously provided this year’s WWU Give Day matching funds and challenge events. 

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

Many companies will match their employees' gifts to the University, increasing its impact or even doubling or tripling its value! Contact your human resources department to find out if your company will match your gift.

Is my #WWUGiveDay donation tax-deductible?


Yes! All gifts to Western Give Day are considered a donation to Western Washington University. Your gift will be acknowledged with a receipt for your tax purposes from Advancement Services. 

For any other questions about giving back to Western, please feel free to email or reach us by phone at 360-650-3027.Thank you for your participation on June 1!

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) 650-3274 with to learn more about the areas and projects on campus that need your support

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.

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

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

How can I participate? 

Simply by donating, you will make an impact—giving even a little changes a lot. To get more involved, sign up to become an ambassador and spread the word far and wide. We also encourage you to post about WWU Give Day on social media using #WWUGiveDay. 

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