#GivingTuesdayatCWRU 2017

This campaign ended on November 29, 2017, but you can still make a gift to Case Western Reserve University by clicking here!

Each year, Case Western Reserve University joins in the global #GivingTuesday movement through #GivingTuesdayatCWRU. The idea behind #GivingTuesday is an effort to keep the spirit of giving alive during the holiday season and takes place each year following the traditional holiday shopping days of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. This year, #GivingTuesday is Tuesday, November 28th.

#GivingTuesdayatCWRU offers students, alumni, faculty, staff and friends of the university a way to join the spirit of #GivingTuesday by making a gift that will benefit causes affiliated with campus schools, departments and organizations that allow members of the CWRU community to serve others on a local, national, and global scale.

Descriptions of each cause are listed below:

Advocates for Cleveland Health

Help Us Give Back to CLE! This money will be used to perform health screenings in the community, educate children about health at neighboring elementary schools, and raise awareness of public health on campus.

Begun Center - Opioid Epidemic

Help the Begun Center (Mandel School) research community response to the current Opioid Epidemic from hospital systems, to police, first responders and others as fatal opioid overdoses continue to rise annually.


The Department of Biology’s newly created collaborative learning/research space, called Bio[box], provides undergraduate and graduate researchers with the space, tools and instrumentation to facilitate collaborative learning and independent research. The aim of this facility is to give students the opportunity to explore the cutting edge of current scientific questions using state-of-the-art tools with the support and guidance of our faculty. It is our hope that this space will foster creativity by enabling students to experience what it is like to be an independent investigator. Gifts to Bio[box] will support a range of needs, from expendable supplies to instrument maintenance and replacement.

Campus Composting Initiative

Help the Student Sustainability Council make popular student events zero-waste! We love to help other student organizations bring composting to their events, and to do that, we need funds to buy equipment and pay for transportation of waste to compost facilities.

CAS - Emerging Scholars Program

The Emerging Scholars Program (ESP) promotes the academic success of students from the Cleveland area who enroll at CWRU. The program offers these students opportunities to strengthen their foundation in writing and mathematics; to connect with professors, advisors and mentors; and to learn about all of the campus resources available to help them meet the demands of college life. Prior to the students’ first semester, they participate in a summer bridge program that teaches them college success skills. Your support helps us provide students with full-tuition summer scholarships and stipends so they can take part in the bridge program.

Case Fund, in support of student groups and startups

The Case Alumni Association encourages you - our alumni, students and friends - to help make outstanding hands-on learning experiences possible for our exceptional student groups. These funds help to ensure that groups like the Case Rocket Team, Baja SAE and the National Society for Black Engineers, to name a few, may attend professional conferences, participate in competitions and buy needed items for their projects.

CCEL (Center for Civic Engagement & Learning)

CCEL is a campus-wide resource that connects CWRU students to meaningful community service and learning in Cleveland and beyond, partnering with more than 75 organizations and serving approximately 20,000 hours each year. CCEL’s Alternative Breaks program enables students to dedicate their school breaks to community service. Funds will be used as Alternative Break scholarships, making participation in these significant experiences affordable for students of all income levels. Projects that students work on over the breaks also benefit a wide range of community members in our domestic and international host communities.

CWRU EMS Student Scholarship

CWRU EMS conducts semesterly EMT certification courses enrolling 22-30 students. This trains students in clinical skills that prepares them for future professions in STEM.

CWRU Green Dot

CWRU Green Dot is working to establish two campus norms: first, that violence is not tolerated in our community and second, that we all have a role to play in ending violence. No one has to do everything, but everyone can do something. We are a team of certified facilitators from across the institution who offer Green Dot trainings from 1 hour up to 8 hours for faculty, staff, and students with the mission to end sexual assault, stalking, intimate partner violence, and other forms of harassment.

CWRU Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity at Case works to further Habitat International's mission and ideals. We do this by working to raise awareness and support among Case's community to recruit people dedicated to fighting poverty housing for life. Our funds will go towards offsetting the cost of our winter break trip. For Habitat's winter break trips, when you send a group of volunteers down, you donate a certain amount of money to the local affiliate of Habitat that you are visiting. This will both assist an affiliate of Habitat so that they can buy building supplies, and make our volunteer trip more accessible to the students of Case Western.

CWRU Social Justice Institute Fund

The Social Justice Institute believes that CWRU needs to be an engaged campus. This is a critical time for students to be pursuing their educations--the future is at stake and the stakes are high. One of SJI’s key objectives is to nurture students in developing their critical sensibilities, collective imaginations, and informed actions. Our educational initiative transcends campus boundaries and seeks solidarity in the surrounding community. Your support helps create the essential Teach-Ins that respond to political and social realities, providing students with the intellectual potential and emotional support to seek – to be – change in the world around us.

FPB Scholarship Campaign

Support graduate student scholarships - increasing access to health care begins with increasing access to nursing education - an ongoing challenge as the cost of that education continues to rise. Scholarship support is crucial for the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing to recruit and retain the best and brightest students.

Global Health Design Collaborative: Uganda Project

GHDC is an international collaboration of anthropology and engineering students who work together to engineer solutions to global health problems, focusing on Uganda specifically. The support we receive will go towards sending students to Uganda to perform essential field work and bring essential supplies!

Global Medical Brigades - Medical Mission Trip

Global Medical Brigades is an organization on campus that allows students to play an active role in the organization and running of mobile health care clinics in developing countries with in country staff and physicians. Your donations will help students pay for their food, housing, and flights for this year's trip to Honduras.

Healthy Smiles Sealant Program

The mission of the Healthy Smiles Sealant Program is to reduce disparities in oral health care for underserved children in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District. Temporary clinics are provided, where pre-doctoral dental students perform dental exams and apply sealants to children in grades 2, 3 and 6. Children have cavity-free teeth sealed and a dentist referral is made by our program coordinator if needed. Health educators visit the schools to teach children about general and oral health care. Additionally, lesson plans for teachers are provided monthly to reinforce the message. The Sealant Program visits all 76 CMSD schools and treats over 5,000 children with 16,000 sealants.

Laura Chisolm ’81 Social Justice Fellowship Fund

Each summer, a number of CWRU School of Law students take unpaid internships within the public sector. The Laura Chisolm (LAW ’81) Society Justice Fellowship Fund enables qualified law students to obtain financial assistance, while pursuing their goal of working in public interest, as opposed to finding other paid summer positions outside the legal field. Your gift will support our continued efforts in providing our students with experiential educational opportunities, in the name and memory of Laura Chisolm (LAW ’81), a respected colleague and friend of the law school.

LGBT Student Urgent Need Fund

The CWRU LGBT Center provides resources, a welcoming atmosphere, programs and support for the LGBTQ community. Staff often observe a barrier presented to many students: a lack of funds. Many undergraduates find themselves without financial support for a multitude of reasons, the most common being abruptly cut off from family monetary support. Without other means to sustain themselves, students turn to the LGBT Center. Costs students struggle to pay range from the necessary name and gender marker ID changes, doctor office copays, a replacement for broken glasses, or a ticket to a safe place during breaks. Please help us address this financial burden in order to improve student’s quality of life, both personal and academic.

MEDLIFE Service Learning Trip

MEDLIFE's mission is to build a worldwide movement to empower the poor in their fights for eqaul access to healthcare, education, and a safe home. Our chapter is going on a volunteer service trip to Moshi, Tanzania this May and need help funding this experience.

National Initiative on Mixed Income Communities

Help end segregation of the poor- support the National Initiative on Mixed –Income Communities (Mandel School) to help reduce urban poverty and promote successful mixed income communities through research, information resources, networks and consultation.

Office of Multicultural Affairs Unity Scholarships

The Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) encourages, supports and facilitates the success of all CWRU students by providing opportunities for diverse interaction and cultural education that occurs outside of the classroom environment. Each year, OMA provides student scholarships at the annual Unity Banquet and Scholarship Benefit to underrepresented students in need who embody the pillars of leadership, scholarship, service, and inclusion. In addition to funding tuition costs for current students, scholarships can be used for study abroad, research opportunities, and professional conferences to enhance their educational experience at CWRU.

Project Sunshine

We are raising money to make newer and better programs and events for the children and families at University Hospitals and Ronald McDonald House.

Research Institute for Children’s Health

At the Research Institute for Children’s Health (RICH), we are working tirelessly to find cures to childhood genetic diseases. We work to discover a patient’s “bad” or mutated gene and develop safe, effective therapies as rapidly as possible. From here, we can mimic a patient’s cells, put them in a machine, and apply thousands of FDA tested drugs for potential therapeutic properties – an ability we did not have until now. Our ultimate goal is finding cures. Financial constraints are our greatest impediments. Please give to the Research Institute for Children’s Health today!

Suresh Srivastva Scholarship Fund

The Suresh Srivastva Scholarship Fund was started in 1983 to recognize the significant contributions of the Chairman of Weatherhead’s Organizational Behavior department from 1970-1983, Suresh Srivastva. Under his leadership, the department experienced a period of growth and validation. He is widely credited with enhancing the stature of the PhD program in Organizational Behavior. Once fully endowed, the Suresh Srivastva Scholarship will provide support to students studying Organizational Behavior at Weatherhead. Your commitment to supporting students and the future of this program is greatly appreciated.

The Stephanie Tubbs-Jones Award

The Stephanie Tubbs-Jones Award was created in 2010 to honor Stephanie Tubbs-Jones, a CWRU alum who embodied the spirit of community and Spartan pride. Tubbs-Jones, the first African-American woman to represent Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives, died suddenly in 2008 at the age of 58. The award in her honor was established to recognize underrepresented, undergraduate CWRU students for significant contributions to campus life, scholarship and community service. These three characteristics were best demonstrated by Ms. Tubbs-Jones, who was actively involved at CWRU and the nearby community.

Student-Run Health Clinic - Vaccinations for Cleveland

Student-Run Health Clinic (SRHC) is an organization which provides healthcare services free of charge to members of the greater Cleveland community. We host a clinic every-other Saturday throughout the year staffed by student volunteers from the medical school, PA program, nursing school, and the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences to provide quality health care to uninsured and underinsured members of our community. We also host various outreach events to bring health services directly to community members. The funds we raise through #GivingTuesday will be put toward the purchase of vaccinations which we offer to our patients at no cost.

WISER - Women in Science & Engineering Roundtable

The Women in Science & Engineering Roundtable (WISER) is a program of the Flora Stone Mather Center for Women at CWRU that aims to retain undergraduate student women pursuing STEM degrees and careers. WISER offers members opportunities to build leadership skills, lead a team, coordinate programs and community engagement or host panels focused on what women need to be successful in male dominated STEM industries. WISER provides students with negotiation and advocacy strategies and tools to cope with the pressures that come with pursuing STEM. Your support today will enable students to conduct their own research projects.

Designation Leaderboard

CWRU Habitat for Humanity 100$482
Project Sunshine 74$380
CWRU EMS 53$1,798
Global Medical Brigades - Medical Mission Trip 35$638
Case Fund (in support of student groups and startups) 25$1,764
Other 22$7,069
The Student Sustainability Council 20$187
Office of Multicultural Affairs Unity Banquet Scholarships 17$362
LGBT Student Urgent Need Fund 17$1,459
Advocates for Cleveland Health 16$548
CWRU Student-Run Health Clinic 12$587
CAS - Emerging Scholars Program 11$500
CWRU Green Dot 11$236
CCEL (Center for Civic Engagement & Learning) 8$220
Begun Center- Opioid Epidemic 7$325
Global Health Design Collaborative 5$375
Weatherhead School of Management - Suresh Srivastva Scholarship Fund 5$300
FPB Graduate Scholarships 5$300
bio[box] 5$1,160
Research Institute for Children's Health (RICH) 5$280
MEDLIFE Service Learning Trip 4$57
National Initiative on Mixed Income Communities 3$35
Partners in Progress II - $2,000 per year over 3 years for $6,000 total 2$6
Laura Chisolm (LAW '81) Social Justice Fellowship Fund 2$300
The Stephanie Tubbs-Jones Award 2$90
School of Dental Medicine - Healthy Smiles Sealant Program 1$10

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55% Students

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Lee Wasielewski
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Jeff Sagerer
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An Anonymous Donor gave $35 because 35 donors made a gift in 9 days.

Help Advocates for Cleveland Health earn an additional $200 in match money! By making a gift to their group, you'll be counted towards the 50 donors needed to unlock these funds.


Help CWRU EMS earn an additional $200 in match money! By making a gift to their group, you'll be counted towards the 50 donors needed to unlock these funds.


Help CWRU Habitat for Humanity earn an additional $200 in match money! By making a gift to their group, you'll be counted towards the 50 donors needed to unlock these funds.


Help Student-Run Health Clinic - Vaccinations for Cleveland earn an additional $200 in match money! By making a gift to their group, you'll be counted towards the 50 donors needed to unlock these funds.


Help WISER - Women in Science and Engineering Round Table earn an additional $200 in match money! By making a gift to their group, you'll be counted towards the 50 donors needed to unlock these funds.