WCU Athletics

433
Donors
123% of 350 Donor goal
$124,140
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 DonorRandy Shaw matched $1 for each donor, donating a total of $100Just 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 DonorMark Warren & Charlotte Warren matched $1 for each donor, donating a total of $144Just for Catamount Club Scholarship Fund

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

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 DonorJosh J. Paris & Amy Paris matched $5 for each donor, donating a total of $500Just for Athletics 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 DonorKevin Stanberry & Lynn Stanberry matched $2 for each donor, donating a total of $700Just for Catamount Club Scholarship Fund
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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
Gifts to WCU Athletics contribute to...
One Day for Western 2023
1,128 Donors - $314,722 Donated
112%
About

One Day for Western is an opportunity for you to show your support and commitment to Catamount Athletics. Your gifts will help provide critical funding to support the Catamount Club and our 16 intercollegiate sports teams. 

Join us on One Day for Western and make a direct impact on our students and their experience at WCU. Our goal is for 350 donors to make a gift on March 29 - one donor for each WCU student athlete - but we can only get there with your help!


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!

414 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

478 days ago by Rebekah Cheney
There's still time to support student-athletes on One Day for Western!

As Bill Hawkins says: whether the teams win our lose, our contribution toward scholarships is a small way we can help grow young people into productive and contributing citizens... making the communities they live and work in better places. 

There's still time to make your contribution on One Day for Western. Help us reach our goal!

479 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!

479 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.

479 days ago by Rebekah Cheney
To Give is to Love...

At its core, giving is about love. Kimberly Jamison, Athletics Administrative Assistant, talks about how love plays into her giving to the Catamount Club.

Why do you give? Whatever the reason, please consider supporting our student-athletes on One Day for Western!

479 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!

479 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!

479 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.

484 days ago by Rebekah Cheney
Help us reach our goal of 350 donors on One Day for Western!

One Day for Western is an opportunity for you to show your support and commitment to our student-athletes by making a gift to the Catamount Club.

We are committed to creating champions, and we need YOUR help to continue providing student-athletes with industry leading academic support, access to the best sports performance, as well as sports medicine, and continue to elevate student-athlete development opportunities. This support allows them to reach their personal and competitive goals. No matter what we face, we are stronger TOGETHER as we “FIGHT ON”. Derived from the lyrics of the Western Carolina University Fight Song, the phrase “FIGHT ON” helps to outline the guiding principles and beliefs that will support the success of Catamount Athletics. 

Join us on One Day for Western and make a direct impact on our student-athletes and their experience here in Cullowhee. Our goal is to have 350+ donors make a gift on March 29 to show their commitment to our 350+ student-athletes. We believe Catamount Athletics is positioned for an elevated level of competitive success, and it all starts with YOU, our loyal supporters who, with us, believe now is our time!

500 days ago by Rebekah Cheney

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