One Day for Western 2023

1,128
Donors
112% of 1,000 Donor goal
$313,837
Donated
This campaign ended on March 30, 2023, but you can still make a gift to Western Carolina University by clicking here!
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An Anonymous DonorConnie Haire & Phil Haire matched $1 for each donor, donating a total of $50Just for Student Support Priorities: One Day for Western

An Anonymous DonorRandy Shaw matched $1 for each donor, donating a total of $100Just for Catamount Club Scholarship Fund

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $100Just for Cherokee Programs Advancement Fund

An Anonymous DonorKenneth Roberts matched $5 for each donor, donating a total of $250Just for College of Arts & Sciences Dean's Fund

An Anonymous DonorKathyn C. Rentz matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $250Just for Literary Festival

An Anonymous DonorJulie Miller & Matt Denesha matched $1 for each donor, donating a total of $350Just for Catamount Club Scholarship Fund

An Anonymous DonorMark Warren & Charlotte Warren matched $1 for each donor, donating a total of $144Just for Catamount Club Scholarship Fund

An Anonymous DonorPaul D. Barefoot matched $1 for each donor, donating a total of $350Just for Catamount Club Scholarship Fund

An Anonymous DonorDana Boyer & Paxton Myers matched $1 for each donor, donating a total of $350Just for Catamount Club Scholarship Fund

An Anonymous DonorLeslie Greer matched $1 for each donor, donating a total of $350Just for Catamount Club Scholarship Fund

An Anonymous DonorSteve Couch matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $500Just for Student Support Priorities: One Day for Western

An Anonymous DonorKeith Haskett matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $500Just for Catamount Club Scholarship Fund

An Anonymous DonorCameron Cooper, Jr. & Brandi Cooper matched $5 for each donor, donating a total of $500Just for Catamount Club Scholarship Fund

An Anonymous DonorDale Sims & Debbie Sims matched $5 for each donor, donating a total of $500Just for Catamount Club Scholarship Fund

An Anonymous DonorDoug Bailey matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $500Just for Student Affairs Emergency Fund

An Anonymous DonorKelli Brown & Dennis Brown matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $500Just for Student Support Priorities: One Day for Western

An Anonymous DonorJohn Davis & Melanie Davis matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $500Just for Student Affairs Emergency Fund

Jamie Temples Raynor photoJamie Raynor matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $500Just for College of Engineering and Technology Dean's Fund

An Anonymous DonorRobert B. Clayton matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $500Just for Student Support Priorities: One Day for Western

An Anonymous DonorDebbie Sims & Dale Sims matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $500Just for Student Support Priorities: One Day for Western

An Anonymous DonorMike Crawford & Gina Crawford matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $500Just for Student Support Priorities: One Day for Western

An Anonymous DonorJeanne McGuire & Patrick McGuire matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $500Just for Student Support Priorities: One Day for Western

An Anonymous DonorBruce Moore & Denise Moore matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $500Just for Student Support Priorities: One Day for Western

An Anonymous DonorLisa Hill & David Hill matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $500Just for Student Support Priorities: One Day for Western

An Anonymous DonorRobin Pate & Trace Pate matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $500Just for Student Support Priorities: One Day for Western

An Anonymous DonorBeth Lofquist & Victor Lofquist matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $500Just for Student Support Priorities: One Day for Western

An Anonymous DonorBob Roberts & Carol Roberts matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $500Just for Student Support Priorities: One Day for Western

An Anonymous DonorRandy White matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $500Just for Student Support Priorities: One Day for Western

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $2 for each donor, donating a total of $500Just for Friends of Hunter Library

An Anonymous DonorDavid Hudson matched $25 for each donor, donating a total of $500Just for MAP Health

An Anonymous DonorBob Thomas & Suzanne Thomas matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $500Just for Brinson Honors College Dean's Fund (Honors Student Study-Abroad Global Symposium Support)

An Anonymous DonorJosh J. Paris & Amy Paris matched $5 for each donor, donating a total of $500Just for Athletics Priorities: One Day for Western

An Anonymous DonorGayle Watkins & Andy Chmar matched $50 for each donor, donating a total of $500

An Anonymous DonorMark Benge matched $5 for each donor, donating a total of $500Just for Catamount Club Scholarship Fund

An Anonymous DonorEd Towson, II & Cindy Towson matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $500Just for Brinson Honors College Dean's Fund (Honors Student Study-Abroad Global Symposium Support)

An Anonymous DonorKevin Stanberry & Lynn Stanberry matched $2 for each donor, donating a total of $700Just for Catamount Club Scholarship Fund

An Anonymous DonorKim Winter matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $1,000Just for Student Travel-CEAP

An Anonymous DonorVannoy Construction matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $1,000Just for College of Engineering and Technology Dean's Fund

An Anonymous DonorSusan Belcher matched $24 for each donor, donating a total of $1,200Just for David Orr Belcher College of Fine and Performing Arts Dean's Fund

An Anonymous DonorThe Pinnacle Enterprise Angel Fund matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $2,500Just for Kenneth E. Flynt Endowed Scholarship

An Anonymous DonorWells Funeral Home, Inc. and Cremation Services matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $3,000

An Anonymous DonorDan Killian matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $5,000Just for Speech and Hearing

An Anonymous DonorLori Anderson & Andy Anderson matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $5,000Just for College of Health and Human Sciences Dean's Fund

An Anonymous DonorThe Florence Mauboules Charitable Trust matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $5,000Just for David Orr Belcher College of Fine and Performing Arts Dean's Fund

An Anonymous DonorHathaway Family Foundation matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $10,000Just for Student Affairs Emergency Fund

An Anonymous DonorAnonymous matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $25,000Just for Pride of the Mountains Marching Band
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Cayela Bauknecht photoCayela Bauknecht & Jesse Bauknecht gave $50 because 50 donors gaveJust for Football

Monica Henson photoMonica Henson gave $250 because 84 donors gaveJust for Class of 1984
About

One Day for Western is a brand new, all-in giving day focused on priorities for areas and programs across Western Carolina University. You can learn more about One Day for Western and how you can get involved by visiting oneday.wcu.edu.

Please check out the amazing opportunities we have for giving. There are even matching gifts that you can take advantage of to maximize your impact! We hope you will join us in supporting one of the many priorities across campus and help make one day possible for current and future Catamounts.

We cannot do it without you.

Updates
Thank you, Catamounts!

Thank you for being part of our very first One Day for Western! Check out this thank you video to hear from our campus community how much we appreciate your support. Go Cats!

381 days ago by Rebekah Cheney


Catamounts, you never cease to amaze me. The way you showed up to make one day possible was inspirational, especially in our inaugural year of this all-in giving day! 

The initial numbers are in, and we are excited to share that 1,058 donors contributed over $260,000 on One Day for Western. And we're still counting. These gifts will enable amazing projects to materialize, life-changing trips to be taken, and critical programs to continue their good work throughout our community—and it’s all because of your generosity. We cannot wait to share these impact stories with you over the next several months so you can see your investment in action. 

Thank you to everyone who gave, shared, or elevated our message on One Day for Western. We are beyond grateful for your support.

Go Cats! 

Thankfully,  


Rebekah B. Cheney 

Director of Annual Giving

445 days ago by Rebekah Cheney
We just updated our goal!

Catamounts, you are SHOWING UP for One Day for Western! To ensure we maximize as many challenge gifts as possible, we're upping our donor goal to 1,000! Here's what we have left to complete before midnight:

Student Affairs

  • 5 donors left to hit “per donor” challenges
  • $9,325 in challenge dollars left to match

POTM

  • $12,175 in challenge dollars remaining

Athletics

  • 250 donors left to close out all “per donor” challenges

Belcher College of Fine and Performing Arts

  • 36 donors left to close the per donor challenge
  • $3,308 in challenge dollars left to match

Brinson Honors College

  • 46 donors to go

College of Arts and Sciences

  • 7 donors to go for Cherokee Programs Advancement Fund
  • 14 donors for Literary Festival fund
  • 31 donors for CAS Dean’s Fund
  • $2,579 in challenge dollars for FOREST

College of Business

  • Matches are completed, but more donors are needed to hit the 75 donor goal

College of Education and Allied Professions

  • $44 left to go in challenge dollars

College of Engineering and Technology

  • $250 left in challenge dollar

College of Health and Human Sciences

  • 11 donors left for MAP Health
  • $900 in challenge dollars for Speech and Hearing
  • $3,675 in challenge dollars for Dean’s Fund

Hunter Library

  • 223 donors to go to realize the $500 match

Other challenges:

  • Monica Henson ’84: 83 donors to go (out of 84-donor challenge)
  • Kae Livsey: 72 donors to go (out of 75 fac/staff donor challenge)

Thank you so much for all your advocacy and support; you help make one day possible for our students!

446 days ago by Rebekah Cheney
Prospect Cullowhee has doubled their donation for the day!


Prospect Cullowhee is donating $400 for each renewed or new lease signed on One Day for Western: March 29, 2023! 

As a reminder: donations will be made by Prospect Cullowhee to the tenant’s priority area of choice. Thank you again to Prospect Cullowhee for their partnership!

If you have questions on how you can take advantage of this offer, just visit the Prospect website or call 828-226-4865.

446 days ago by Rebekah Cheney
Get Excited: It's One Day for Western!


We love seeing our students excited about One Day for Western! Make your gift or share on social media to encourage others to join in on the fun!

446 days ago by Rebekah Cheney
Let's Make March 29th a Day to Remember!

Chancellor Kelli Brown is excited for One Day for Western and we hope you are too!

Thank you in advance for your generosity and advocacy, Catamount Nation - today and every day. Let's make our very first One Day for Western a day to remember. GO CATS!

447 days ago by Rebekah Cheney
Prospect Cullowhee is supporting One Day for Western!

In support of One Day for Western, Prospect Cullowhee is donating $200 for each renewed or new lease signed by March 29, 2023. The donations will be made by Prospect Cullowhee to the tenant’s priority area of choice. We are grateful for their partnership and cannot wait to see what students are excited to support on One Day for Western! 

If you have questions on how you can take advantage of this offer, just visit the Prospect website or call 828-226-4865.

451 days ago by Rebekah Cheney

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Dan Killian
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Lori Anderson
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