#GivingTuesdayatCWRU 2018

This campaign ended on November 28, 2018, 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 27th.

#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 and off campus.

Autism Speaks U CWRU

Autism Speaks U seeks to increase awareness, educate our peers, and serve those on campus and in our community. Through volunteering, we teach students and faculty how they are able to make a difference and be a voice for autism community in Cleveland. Our goal is to foster an environment of understanding and learning how to better assist those with autism. We provide CWRU students opportunities to volunteer with children in the Sparties Running Program; Cleveland families can enroll their children on the spectrum in this cost-free program that promotes exercise, team spirit, and social skills via track-and-field activities.

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.

Chabad at CWRU

Help Chabad at CWRU GO GREEN! Chabad hosts dozens of students for Friday night Shabbat dinners and that results in many bags of trash. We, the students, want to help the environment by raising money to purchase real dishes. Imagine no more bags full of garbage and beautifully set Shabbat tables!

CWRU Art Forward

Help Art Forward today! Art Forward helps bring self expression, goal setting, reflection and storytelling of youth at the Cleveland Juvenile Detention Center through art! Your donations will help us create more in depth and more frequent projects. We love helping youth have the ability to express themselves and learn more about college while allowing students the chance to break out of the CWRU bubble and connect with the community.


Case Western Reserve University Emergency Medical Service is a student-run, volunteer organization that offers free emergency medical care, transport, and training to our campus and the surrounding area. As a nonprofit organization, we rely on your donations to pay for the training equipment and financial aid providing students the opportunity to become EMTs. Help us continue to provide care to our campus with the opportunity to serve their community.

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.

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.

Fowler Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit

The Fowler Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit exists to create a world where business can prosper, human beings can flourish and nature can thrive. The center holds the belief that business is one of the most powerful and positive forces for advancing a better world. We advance Business as an Agent of World Benefit through research, teaching, applied service and our initiative AIM2Flourish: AIM2Flourish.com. We use the UN Global Goals for Sustainable Development as a framework for discovering profitable innovations and uplifting businesses to have a positive impact for people, planet and prosperity.


Garden@Case is a community garden maintained by faculty, staff, and students of Case Western Reserve University. The garden has dual missions of exposing new gardeners to urban garden techniques while donating fresh food to a local hunger center. Your support will allow for the replacement of consumed supplies, upgrade the operations, and diversify the vegetables offered.

Global Health Design Collaborative

Global Health Design Collaboration (GHDC) is an interdisciplinary team of student engineers and medical anthropologists collaborating from across the world. We are a multi-institutional team building upon a pre-existing 25-year relationship between Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) and Makerere University (MAK) in Kampala, Uganda. The goal of our organization is to combine the principles of engineering and medical-anthropology to engineer culturally relevant solutions to tangible problems experienced in the health care system in Uganda and other low resource areas.

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 alongside 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.  


MEDLIFE is an organization that partners with low-income communities in Latin America and Africa to improve their access to medicine, education, and community development initiatives. We achieve our mission through Service Learning Trips, the MEDLIFE Project Fund, and student empowerment. The funds raised will help fund students scholarships to attend these service learning trips.

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

Project Sunshine is bringing Christmas to kids in the hospital! As members of Project Sunshine we spend the year creating events for the kids at University Hospitals and Ronald McDonald House, bringing a sense of normalcy and a lot of fun. This year, we are the #GivingTuesday money we make to buy Christmas toys for the kids in the hospital, on a national scale!

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. 

Student-Run Health Clinic

Founded in 2011, our mission is to serve, learn, and collaborate. We are an entirely student-run organizations that offers high-quality, compassionate healthcare to underserved populations within the Cleveland Community through our bimonthly Saturday Clinic held at Circle Health Services. We have community outreach programs, including a health education program at the Cuyahoga County Juvenile Detention Center, a foot clinic at a local men's homeless shelter, and blood pressure screenings at local nursing homes. Our organization provides health-professional students with unique clinical practice and mentorship opportunities at the earliest stages of their careers and fosters inter-professional collaboration between future healthcare professionals.

The Student Sustainability Council

Help the Student Sustainability Council (SSC) fund campaigns to eliminate unnecessary single-use disposable items on campus. Current campaigns include ridding campus of disposable plastic water bottles, facilitating composting at large student events, finding solutions for disposable items in dining facilities, and promoting other educational initiatives. This money will be used to bolster our current campaigns as well as develop further initiatives.

Undergraduate Wall Street Trek

In May of 2019, the Fourth Annual Case Western Reserve University Wall Street Trek will take place in New York City. This immersion program, hosted by our generous alumni working in the financial sector, takes place over three days and exposes undergraduate students, from a variety of majors across the university, to a variety of career paths on Wall Street. The program, structured to expose students to professional networking, and corporate employers to near-term talent, is a unique opportunity to jumpstart careers. The cost to participate, per student, is about $1,500.00. Please consider helping our most promising students open their horizons to a competitive and unique career.

WISER - Women in Science & Engineering Roundtable

The Women in Science and Engineering Roundtable (WISER) aims to promote the inclusion and success of all women pursuing a Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, or Medicine (STEMM) - related career at Case Western Reserve University through leadership, mentorship, and outreach. WISER offers opportunities to build leadership and professional skills, take part in community outreach, and experience mentoring to support student success in male-dominated STEMM fields. We empower women with strategies to face the pressures associated with pursuing STEMM. 

#GivingTuesdayatCWRU 2018 Designation Leaderboard

CWRU Habitat for Humanity 127$843
CWRU EMS 113$2,459
CWRU for Autism Acceptance 61$600
Advocates for Cleveland Health 54$170
CWRU Student-Run Health Clinic 49$1,950
The Student Sustainability Council 33$220
Office of Multicultural Affairs Unity Banquet Scholarships 29$711
Global Health Design Collaborative 29$939
Project Sunshine 28$67
Case Fund (in support of student groups and startups) 25$2,937
Other 23$4,177
Global Medical Brigades - Medical Mission Trip 14$74
Chabad at CWRU 13$320
Emerging Scholars Program 13$1,430
MEDLIFE Service Learning Trip 8$22
Research Institute for Children's Health (RICH) 6$400
Garden@Case 6$275
School of Dental Medicine - Healthy Smiles Sealant Program 4$325
CWRU Art Forward 3$51
Laura Chisolm (LAW '81) Social Justice Fellowship Fund 2$150
Fowler Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit 2$105
Undergraduate Wall Street Trek 1$250

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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 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.


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.