College of Business

86% of 75 Donor goal
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 DonorGayle Watkins & Andy Chmar matched $500

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One Day for Western 2023
1,074 Donors - $265,818 Donated

One Day for Western is an opportunity for you to show your support and commitment to the College of Business. Your gifts will help provide critical funding to support a variety of initiatives within the College, including:

  • College of Business Dean's Fund - specifically support for Student Competitions and Internship Assistance, and support for Student International Travel
  • Ken Flynt Scholarship Fund

Please check the updates section below to read about these priorities and join us on One Day for Western to make a direct impact on our students and their experience at WCU. Our goal is for 75 donors to make a gift on March 29, but we can only get there with your help!


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! 


Rebekah B. Cheney 

Director of Annual Giving

1 day 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


  • $12,175 in challenge dollars remaining


  • 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!

2 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.

2 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!

2 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!

3 days ago by Rebekah Cheney
Provide experiential learning support for COB students on One Day for Western!

The College of Business is focused on producing business-ready graduates, which includes providing enriching learning experiences for students both in and out of the classroom. 

Funding is needed to ensure students can attend out-of-classroom experiences including the Southern Conference Entrepreneurship Challenge, TVA Investment Challenge, mock trial competitions, and case study competitions. 

These experiences shape our students in myriad ways and will equip them with competitive advantages as they begin business careers. Your support helps cover critical expenses like registration fees and travel costs - can we count on you to help our students on One Day for Western?

6 days ago by Rebekah Cheney
Supporting the Ken Flynt Scholarship Fund!

Ken Flynt taught Finance classes and served as the College of Business' Associate Dean for Advancement and External Engagement for more than 10 years. Students remember him most for his tireless efforts to help them secure internships in the banking industry.

Ken's spirit and service have been gifts to WCU. What better way to make an impact on One Day for Western than to give to a fund established in his honor? 

7 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.

7 days ago by Rebekah Cheney


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