GivingTuesday 2023

1,251
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125% of 1,000 Donor goal
$1,571,180
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This campaign ended on December 01, 2023, but you can still make a gift to Western Carolina University by clicking here!
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An Anonymous DonorAllison M Hinson matched $1 for each donor, donating a total of $500

An Anonymous DonorHoyt Almond & Katherine Almond matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $1,000

An Anonymous DonorJohn E. Davis & Melanie Davis matched $1 for each donor, donating a total of $1,000

An Anonymous DonorKelli Brown & Dennis Brown matched $1 for each donor, donating a total of $1,000

James D. Hogan photoJames D. Hogan & Kelly Hogan matched $1 for each donor, donating a total of $1,000

An Anonymous DonorDebbie Sims & Dale Sims matched $1 for each donor, donating a total of $1,000

An Anonymous DonorMary & Larry Arbaugh & Larry Arbaugh matched $1 for each donor, donating a total of $1,000

An Anonymous DonorRon matched $1 for each donor, donating a total of $1,000

An Anonymous DonorH. Stephen Hodge & Gin Hodge matched $1 for each donor, donating a total of $1,000

An Anonymous DonorDennis A. Fox & Susan Fox matched $1 for each donor, donating a total of $1,000

An Anonymous DonorRobin Parton Pate matched $1 for each donor, donating a total of $1,000

Chad Greene photoChad Greene matched $1 for each donor, donating a total of $1,000

An Anonymous DonorConnie Haire matched $1 for each donor, donating a total of $1,000

An Anonymous DonorDavid and Lisa Hill matched $2 for each donor, donating a total of $2,000

An Anonymous DonorEd Broadwell matched $2 for each donor, donating a total of $2,000

An Anonymous DonorMike and Gina Crawford matched $2 for each donor, donating a total of $2,000

An Anonymous DonorDoug Bailey matched $2 for each donor, donating a total of $2,000

Jamie Temples Raynor photoJamie Temples Raynor & Brent Raynor matched $2 for each donor, donating a total of $2,000
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An Anonymous DonorThe Haber Family gave $200 because 10 donors gaveJust for The Fund for WCU

An Anonymous DonorBen & Jenna Pendry gave $1,000 because 1262 donors gave
About

Each year on #GivingTuesday, the entire Catamount family rallies around everything that makes our university and community great. This year, GivingTuesday falls on November 28th and we remain focused on growing The Fund for WCU. 

The Fund for WCU provides immediate support for Western's greatest needs, including First Year Access Scholarships and 1889 Impact Grants. We'll be highlighting projects that received funding during the fiscal year 2023 cycle throughout the month of November, so be on the lookout for that content here and on our social media channels.

Gifts made between November 1st through December 1st, 2023 will count toward our donor goal. For more information, contact annualgiving@wcu.edu or call 828.227.7124. Thank you for helping us support WCU's greatest needs by giving to The Fund for WCU. Go Cats!

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The results are in...

...and we did it, Catamount nation! 

Each and every one of you helped us reach our goal. Most importantly, you helped us raise funds for students and critical priorities across campus and we're beyond grateful. Click here to read more about the success of our 2023 GivingTuesday efforts; THANK YOU and Go Cats!


87 days ago by Rebekah Cheney
Thank you, Catamount Nation!


We are still tallying up the results, but THANK YOU to everyone for helping make this year's GivingTuesday a success! 

There is still time to make a gift and unlock additional matching funds for The Fund for WCU, so keep encouraging your networks to support Western before Friday, December 1.

We cannot wait to share the official results with you in a few weeks. Go Cats!


96 days ago by Rebekah Cheney
Keep it up, Cats!

We still have a few hours to go, and even Chancellor Brown is in on the fun! She visited the Advancement Team and encouraged our student callers earlier today. Don't forget to do your part: spread the word so we can reach our 1,000 donor goal and maximize the $25,000 challenge for The Fund for WCU!

97 days ago by Rebekah Cheney
Throwback (Giving)Tuesday: Paws Actually

Remember last year when Paws asked Chancellor Brown to support The Fund for WCU on GivingTuesday? Whee hope you'll share this video and other GivingTuesday content to encourage Catamount Nation to support WCU today!

97 days ago by Rebekah Cheney
Maximize your impact during GivingTuesday!

Several members of the WCU Foundation Board and Advancement Leadership issue a $25,000 match to GivingTuesday donors! 

For each donor that gives during the GivingTuesday campaign (through December 1st), the following individuals have agreed to match a total of $25 per donor up to 1,000 donors that will be allocated to The Fund for WCU. Can we meet their challenge?

  • Chancellor Kelli Brown and Dennis Brown
  • Hoyt Almond '69
  • Mary Arbaugh '79
  • Doug Bailey '93
  • Ed Broadwell '22
  • Mike Crawford '87
  • John Davis '87
  • Terry Fortner '77
  • Dennis Fox '71
  • Kathy Greeley '73
  • Chad Greene '96
  • Connie Haire '84
  • Lisa Hill
  • Steve Hodge '76
  • Robin Pate '97
  • Debbie Sims
  • Ron Sink '79
  • Randy White '89
  • James Hogan '03
  • Ben Pendry '07
  • Jamie Raynor
97 days ago by Rebekah Cheney
1889 Impact Grant: Nursing

Thanks to the The Fund for WCU donors and the WCU Division of Advancement’s 1889 Impact Grants Program, the School of Nursing offered a series of outreach events across the region during the summer. Watch this video to hear more about the project and why it mattered to the community from Kae Livsey, Professor in the School of Nursing!


98 days ago by Rebekah Cheney
1889 Impact Grant: Academic Success Program (ASP)

The Fund for WCU and the WCU Division of Advancement’s 1889 Impact Grants Program provided support for members of the Academic Success program to visit Argentina this spring through an eight-day international learning experience!

Watch the video to hear more about the project from Carson Williams, senior adviser for the Academic Success Program.


98 days ago by Rebekah Cheney
1889 Impact Grant: Student Affairs

In this video, Niya Boyd talks about how completing the Catamount Community Courses helped ease the transition to campus as a transfer student. The Fund for WCU and the WCU Division of Advancement’s 1889 Impact Grants Program provided funding for a dozen students to complete the courses and assist with tuition for the fall semester.

99 days ago by Rebekah Cheney
1889 Impact Grant: WCU Athletics

Thanks to the The Fund for WCU donors and the WCU Division of Advancement’s 1889 Impact Grants Program, the Catamount Women's Basketball program welcomed back more than 20 players last spring for the team's largest reunion in a decade. This event helped build community and camaraderie within the women's program. 

Hear more about the project from Kiley Hill, Head Coach of the Women's Basketball team by watching this video!


103 days ago by Rebekah Cheney
1889 Impact Grant: MAPS

In this video, Rylan Moore talks about how the First Gen Club Alumni Panel helped encourage them in their academic pursuit at WCU as a first generation college student. The Fund for WCU and the WCU Division of Advancement’s 1889 Impact Grants Program provided support needed to revive First Gen Club, an initiative sponsored by the Mentoring and Persistence to Success Program (MAPS). 

103 days ago by Rebekah Cheney
1889 Impact Grant: Chancellor's Ambassadors

Thanks to The Fund for WCU and the WCU Division of Advancement’s 1889 Impact Grants Program, members of the Chancellor's Ambassadors organization were able to enhance their leadership and public speaking training this past summer. 

Check out this video to learn about about the project from current Chancellor's Ambassador, Nicholas Kiser!


103 days ago by Rebekah Cheney
1889 Impact Grant: Hunter Library

Western Carolina University’s Hunter Library is 'upping the game' through a project made possible by donations to The Fund for WCU and awarded through the WCU Division of Advancement’s 1889 Impact Grants Program. 

Hear more about the project from Josh Rakower, Hunter Library’s undergraduate experience librarian by watching this video!

104 days ago by Rebekah Cheney

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