Hunter Library

148% of 25 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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One Day for Western 2023
1,128 Donors - $313,837 Donated

One Day for Western is an opportunity for you to show your support and commitment to WCU’s Hunter Library. Your gifts to the Friends of Hunter will help increase opportunities for student enrichment, access to healthy food during exams, and provide additional funding for work study.

Join us on One Day for Western and make a direct impact on our students and their experience at WCU. Our goal is for 25 donors to make a gift on March 29, but we can only get there with your help!

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!

189 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! 


Rebekah B. Cheney 

Director of Annual Giving

253 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


  • $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!

254 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.

254 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!

254 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!

254 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.

259 days ago by Rebekah Cheney
Support Hunter Library!

Hunter Library is an essential part of the student experience at Western Carolina University. The library provides millions of information resources in a variety of physical and electronic formats, training and other services that help students understand how to conduct research and evaluate information, facilities and spaces for individual and group study and intellectual exploration, and a variety of events and programming that welcome students of all backgrounds to celebrate intellectual and creative achievements.

Your giving to Hunter Library will strengthen our ability to support students in the following ways:

  • Provide employment opportunities for library student workers. Most of the students who work in the library are funded through federal work-study grants, and it is very common for students who want to work to run out of work-study funding in the middle of a semester. Many students have no choice but to work to support themselves, and your support will make it possible for Hunter Library to hire more students to work full semesters and throughout the summer. Many people who work in libraries got their start as student employees, so your financial support also helps us expose students to the idea of a career in libraries or other information professions.
  • Enhanced student experiences. The library is not just a place to study, it also is a place on campus that is open later hours than many other buildings. Students meet at the library to socialize, share ideas and explore their interests with other like-minded people, and participate in a wide variety of events and activities. Your financial support also helps the library provide programming for students seeking positive and enriching breaks from the stresses and pressures of classes and homework.
  • Buying resources that cannot be purchased with allocated state dollars. Hunter Library uses your financial support to purchase a) food and other refreshments for students attending library events, b) pay for speakers, entertainers, and trainers at library activities, and c) materials and supplies that help support student participation in our events and activities.

You can choose to support Hunter Library with a direct financial donation, or by joining the Friends of Hunter Library organization, that provides member benefits while also supporting students. Thank you for your support of Hunter Library on One Day for Western and beyond!

273 days ago by Rebekah Cheney


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