DWU Cares 2021

339
Donors
135% of 250 Donor goal
$73,130
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This campaign ended on May 08, 2021, but you can still make a gift to Dakota Wesleyan University by clicking here!
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An Anonymous DonorWomen of the Board matched $10,000
Incentives
Generate 3 Gifts
Get 3 people to give during DWU Cares and receive a fun embroidered logo patch not sold in the DWU Store!

Donate $250
Make a gift of $250 or more during DWU Cares to receive a pair of branded DWU socks, not sold in the DWU Store!
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Every person can make a difference. Join the DWU community for its second year of DWU Cares, on May 4 and 5.

This special two-day initiative brings the campus community together for a day of service and a day of giving. 

Every gift counts. It is important that you know how much DWU students will continue to depend on scholarship support. Your gracious contributions to the Wesleyan Scholarship Fund are still needed as it provides our students with a priceless gift. The gift of opportunity.

How will you make a difference? #DWUcares

Updates
Truly the best!

THANK YOU ALL for your outpouring support of our students during DWU Cares. Over 300 students, faculty and staff participated in 30 service projects in the Mitchell community. Along with that, we met and exceeded our stretch challenge of 300 donors, bringing our total to 325 donors contributing to student scholarships! #DWUcares

36 days ago by Annie Ruden
Thank you to the Gates!

We are so grateful for Ron and Sheilah and their challenge gift of $2,000. The challenge was heard and met - bringing in even more dollars for scholarship support. Thank you to Ron and Sheilah!

41 days ago by Annie Ruden
#Gratitude


Thank you @KELOLAND News for helping us share how rewarding our #DWUcares event has been. EVERY PERSON CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

https://www.keloland.com/.../dwu-cares-as-students.../

41 days ago by Annie Ruden
Stretch Gift!

We have been so inspired and overwhelmed by the response for DWU Cares. In these two days, 254 donors have raised over $55,000 for student scholarships. Let’s keep the momentum going! Ron and Sheilah Gates have offered up a STRETCH CHALLENGE! If we reach 300 donors, they will make an additional $2,000 gift.

42 days ago by Annie Ruden
Women of the Board Match Complete!

The match honoring President Amy Novak has been met! That means an additional $10,000 is going to student scholarships - generously from the women of the DWU Board of Trustees.

A big THANK YOU to everyone participating in DWU Cares. Your gifts are helping create opportunities for our students.

42 days ago by Annie Ruden
Hashtag Challenge Met!

Our community is AMAZING! Because so many people were out making a difference, we’ve officially unlocked our $1,000 challenge match! Thank you to our donors for the generous contribution to the Wesleyan Scholarship Fund.


42 days ago by Annie Ruden
Novak Challenge Met!

SUCCESS! We made it to 100 donors; which means another $1,000 is going to student scholarships! It has been so heartwarming to see everyone give back in any way they can. Let's keep the momentum going! #DWUcares

42 days ago by Annie Ruden
Let's go BLUE!

We are half way to turning the map BLUE! If all 50 states light up blue, generous donors will donate $1,500 to the Wesleyan Scholarship Fund.

42 days ago by Annie Ruden
Honoring DWU's first female president

Women of the DWU Board of Trustees are matching all gifts up to $10,000 in honor of DWU’s first female president, Amy Novak. Join them in showing our gratitude for President Novak’s leadership and her inspiration to the next generation of women leaders.

43 days ago by Annie Ruden
Branded DWU Socks!


Don’t have cold feet about donating to DWU Cares! Make a gift of $250 or more and receive a pair of branded socks that will warm you right up! #DWUcares

43 days ago by Annie Ruden
Hashtag Challenge

If 100 people participate with a service project and post on any social media using #DWUcares, generous donors will donate $1,000 to the Wesleyan Scholarship Fund. 

43 days ago by Annie Ruden
Challenge from President Novak!

When we reach 100 donors during DWU Cares, President Amy and Ken Novak will generously contribute $1,000 to the Wesleyan Scholarship Fund.


43 days ago by Annie Ruden
DWU annual service, giving event scheduled for May 4-5

The annual DWU Cares event will be held May 4-5. A combination of the former “Great Wesleyan Giveback” and “A Day for Wesleyan,” this unique service project spans two days for students, faculty and staff to fan out across the Mitchell community performing service projects preceding the annual online event designed to raise money for the Wesleyan Scholarship Fund.

Read the full press release here.

44 days ago by Annie Ruden
Be like Dave!

DWU professor, Dave Mitchell, is back for another year to challenge alumni and friends to give back by making a gift to the Wesleyan Scholarship Fund. For all new or increased gifts made to the Wesleyan Scholarship Fund during DWU Cares, Dave will match up to $25

Serving the community is a big part of Dave Mitchell’s life. We encourage you to be like Dave and give back in some way. Whether that is cleaning a ditch, sending a note, or making a gift to the Wesleyan Scholarship Fund – we can all be like Dave.

44 days ago by Annie Ruden
Coach Christensen says "Game on!" 🏀

Coach Jason Christensen claims to have an EPIC surprise if he brings in the most gifts. Click the Advocates tab to keep an eye on who is ahead in this challenge between Coach Christensen, Coach Cimpl and Coach Wilber. Game on! #DWUCares #BleedBlue

Follow Jason on Twitter: @CoachC_DWU

46 days ago by Annie Ruden
Coach Wilber Accepts the Challenge! 🏀

Coach Matt Wilber accepts the challenge! If he brings in the most gifts, Coach Cimpl and Coach Christensen get to showcase their basketball skills in game jerseys. #DWUCares #BleedBlue

Follow Matt on Twitter: @Coach_Wilber

46 days ago by Annie Ruden
Coach Cimpl Makes A Challenge 🏈

Coach Ross Cimpl is challenging coaches Matt Wilber and Jason Christensen to see who can bring in the most gifts. Football against men's basketball, against women's basketball. Who is going to win this? #DWUCares #BleedBlue

Follow Ross on Twitter: @CoachCimpl

46 days ago by Annie Ruden
Every person makes a difference.

Join us as we kick off DWU Cares next week, May 4 and 5!

A day of serving!

We invite you to serve in your communities and share to social media. Show us how you are making a difference by posting a photo or video and using the hashtag, #DWUcares.

A day of giving!

It is important you know how much DWU students depend on scholarship support. Your gracious contributions to the Wesleyan Scholarship Fund are needed to provide each student with a priceless gift. The gift of opportunity.

How will you make a difference?
#DWUcares

48 days ago by Annie Ruden

Donor Map
Alumni Class ChallengeThe Alumni Class Challenge reflects giving from Alumni
AffiliationDonors$ Raised
20321$10,000
20203$350
20192$35
20184$150
20173$75
20162$125
20154$180
20142$75
20132$50
20121$25
20117$277
20101$100
20081$50
20072$25
20062$525
20053$200
20043$175
20023$225
20011$50
19996$413
19982$75
19972$350
19961$50
19953$360
19942$55
19931$50
19923$175
19911$25
19895$403
19882$80
19872$60
19862$400
19852$200
19834$575
19821$200
19811$1,000
19803$252
19794$390
19785$620
19774$290
19764$1,225
19753$200
19745$558
19735$725
19727$1,355
19718$1,050
19708$1,105
19698$1,985
19681$20
19677$705
19665$910
19659$810
19644$1,200
19637$825
19623$175
19613$145
19602$600
19591$100
19583$350
19572$250
19561$50
19542$100
19521$20
19501$25
19491$50
19481$25
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matched a total of $10,000
Ross Cimpl photo
generated 539 clicks and 39 gifts, totaling $2,589
Matt Wilber photo
generated 234 clicks and 16 gifts, totaling $1,744
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generated 443 clicks and 23 gifts, totaling $1,037
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