Pride of the Mountains Marching Band

$42,623
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85% of $50,000 goal
165
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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 $50 for each donor, donating a total of $500

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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Monica Henson photoMonica Henson gave $250 because 84 donors gaveJust for Class of 1984
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One Day for Western 2023
1,128 Donors - $314,722 Donated
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About

One Day for Western is an opportunity for you to show your support and commitment to the Pride of the Mountains Marching Band. Your gifts will help send students to Ireland to march in the Saint Patrick's Day Parade in 2024.

Join us on One Day for Western and make a direct impact on our students and their experience at WCU. Thanks to a generous donation from an anonymous donor, our goal is to raise $25,000 for a total impact of $50,000 on March 29. 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
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
POTM Phone-a-Thon is LIVE!

POTM Phon-a-Thon

Members of the Pride of the Mountains Marching Band are making calls help reach their $50,000 One Day for Western goal! Want to watch their progress in real time? Tune in to their Facebook page until 5 p.m.!

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
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 send the Pride of the Mountains to Ireland!

Traveling abroad adds an incredible perspective to any college student’s experience. From encountering a new culture, to tasting new food, to learning about history as you travel through it, taking a trip outside the United States is a critical educational opportunity.

Your support in sending the Pride of the Mountains Marching Band to the 2024 Saint Patrick’s Day Parade in Dublin, Ireland means that WCU students who aren’t able to afford international travel will have such an opportunity. The gifts you provide during today’s challenge help lower the trip’s cost and grant more students this incredible opportunity.

Thank you for helping make one day possible for students in the Pride of the Mountains. Go Cats!

487 days ago by Rebekah Cheney

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