One Day for Western 2024

1,142
Donors
95% of 1,200 Donor goal
$494,043
Donated
This campaign ended on April 04, 2024, but you can still make a gift to Western Carolina University by clicking here!
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An Anonymous DonorElizabeth Thier & Jeff Thier matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $50

An Anonymous DonorMae matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $50Just for Literary Festival

An Anonymous DonorMitch Treadaway matched $5 for each donor, donating a total of $50Just for The Fund for WCU

An Anonymous DonorKate Oelslager matched $5 for each donor, donating a total of $50Just for The Fund for WCU

Rebekah Cheney photoRebekah Cheney matched $5 for each donor, donating a total of $50Just for Faculty/Staff

Tenisea Higgins photoTenisea Higgins matched $1 for each donor, donating a total of $50Just for Classes between 2014 & 2023

An Anonymous DonorBeverly S Barr & William G Barr matched $5 for each donor, donating a total of $50Just for The Fund for WCU

An Anonymous DonorMyra Grant matched $5 for each donor, donating a total of $50Just for The Fund for WCU

An Anonymous DonorEdward J Burks matched $5 for each donor, donating a total of $50

An Anonymous DonorDick Freeman matched $5 for each donor, donating a total of $50

An Anonymous DonorHeather H Jones matched $5 for each donor, donating a total of $50Just for The Fund for WCU

An Anonymous DonorMarcelina Woods matched $5 for each donor, donating a total of $50Just for The Fund for WCU

An Anonymous DonorTommy White & Shelly White matched $5 for each donor, donating a total of $50Just for The Fund for WCU

An Anonymous DonorBarbra matched $10 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $100Just for The Fund for WCU

An Anonymous DonorJulia McManus matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $100Just for The Fund for WCU

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $100Just for Cherokee Programs Advancement Fund

An Anonymous DonorRandy Shaw matched $1 for each donor, donating a total of $100

An Anonymous DonorKay Waller matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $100Just for College of Business (Student Competition and Intern Assistance)

James Hogan photoJames Hogan matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $100Just for Literary Festival

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $150

An Anonymous DonorLaura Rabb matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $200

Zach Shatley photoZach Shatley matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $250Just for BCFPA Priorities: One Day for Western

An Anonymous DonorConstance M Haire matched $5 for each donor, donating a total of $250Just for Student Affairs Emergency Fund

Allison M. Hinson photoAllison M. Hinson matched $1 for each donor, donating a total of $250

Jamie Temples Raynor photoJamie T. Raynor matched $5 for each donor, donating a total of $250Just for Hunter Library Priorities: One Day for Western

An Anonymous DonorLeslie Greer matched $1 for each donor, donating a total of $59Just for Catamount Club Scholarship Fund

An Anonymous DonorDennis A. Fox & Susan Fox matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $500

An Anonymous DonorAmanda Bridgeman matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $500Just for Cherokee Programs Advancement Fund

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

An Anonymous DonorHenry S Hodge & Gin Hodge matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $500Just for Student Affairs Emergency Fund

An Anonymous DonorTyler Sexton matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $500Just for College of Business (Student International Travel)

Robin Parton Pate photoRobin Parton Pate matched $5 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $500

An Anonymous DonorKelli R & Dennis Brown matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $500Just for Student Affairs Emergency Fund

An Anonymous DonorMike and Gina Crawford matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $500

An Anonymous DonorWinter, Kim K. matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $1,000Just for Student Travel-CEAP

An Anonymous DonorAnonymous matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $1,000Just for College of Business (Professional Stackable Credentials)

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

An Anonymous DonorTerri Durbin matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $1,000Just for Nursing

An Anonymous DonorTonya Westbrook matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $1,000Just for Social Work

An Anonymous DonorKevin & Lynn Stanberry & Lynn Stanberry matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $1,000Just for Catamount Club Scholarship Fund

An Anonymous DonorBetsy Seaton & Eric Seaton matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $1,000Just for Belcher College of Fine and Performing Arts Excellence Endowment

An Anonymous DonorGreg Chesney & Jill Chesney matched $20 for each donor, donating a total of $1,000Just for Nursing

An Anonymous DonorJason Ward & Jeannie Ward matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $2,000Just for College of Arts & Sciences Dean's Fund

An Anonymous DonorSherri Holbert, Relocate 828 matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $2,000Just for College of Health and Human Sciences Excellence Endowment

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

An Anonymous DonorAnonymous matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $4,500Just for Highlands Biological Advancement Fund

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

An Anonymous DonorGayle Watkins & Andy Chmar matched $5 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $5,000Just for Brinson Honors College Dean's Fund (Hosting North Carolina Honors Conference Support)

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $5,000Just for Kenneth E. Flynt Endowed Scholarship
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An Anonymous DonorAlexandra M. Fields gave $50 because $50 was given by donorsJust for Student Affairs Emergency Fund

An Anonymous DonorAmber Haber gave $100 because 10 donors gaveJust for Softball

An Anonymous DonorPaul Drew Barefoot gave $500 because 100 donors gave

Zach Shatley photoZach Shatley gave $500 because 50 donors gave
🐱About

One Day for Western is an 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. We hope you will join us in supporting one of the many worthy priorities across campus and help make one day possible for current and future Catamounts.We cannot do it without you.

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Drumroll, please... 🥁

The results are in, Catamounts: we surpassed last year's totals! Your generosity will help make one day possible for so many students at Western. 

We are blown away by your response and generosity (again) this year during One Day for Western! And you helped us Fill the Western Sky by turning the map purple: we secured gifts from 49 of 50 states! 

Check out some highlights of our results below and visit oneday.wcu.edu for even more information about the impact of your giving. Go Cats!

31 days ago by Rebekah Cheney
One Extra Email...

Hey, Catamounts! You may have received an email from GiveCampus this morning that re-sent our "Wave the royal banner high" post featuring our Pride of the Mountains Marching Band and asking you to participate in One Day for Western. Our partners at GiveCampus let us know this was just a bug in the system that affected a few campaigns that have already ended, so no cause for alarm. We received your gift and appreciate your generosity! Our team is still working hard to share finalized totals in the coming days, so we'll provide a (real) update soon.

In the interim, we hope you're having a great week and send our gratitude to members of Catamount nation far and wide!

Gratefully,

Rebekah B. Cheney

Director of Annual Giving 

38 days ago by Rebekah Cheney
Thank you, Catamount Nation!

What a day (and then some), Catamounts! Thank you to every single person who helped make one day possible for our students. Whether you made a gift, shared our message, cheered us on, or did all three - your contributions matter and impacted our success this year.

We will be finalizing our totals in the coming days and are excited to report more on the impact of your generosity. Until then, please know that we are incredibly grateful for your support!

Go Cats! 

Warmly,


Rebekah B. Cheney 

Director of Annual Giving

44 days ago by Rebekah Cheney
One Day Update!


You are still showing up, Catamounts! 

With just a few hours left, we are nearly 90% to our goal. We are so close, and your advocacy is making a huge difference.

We are also making great progress on turning the map purple to Fill the Western Sky! We still are looking for gifts from:

  • Arkansas
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Minnesota
  • Oregon
  • Rhode Island
  • South Dakota
  • Vermont

Do you know someone in any of these states? Consider asking them to make a gift before 5 p.m. to help us Fill the Western Sky.

Your generosity and advocacy are helping make one day possible. We're almost to the finish line... GO CATS!

44 days ago by Rebekah Cheney
Western Wednesday Highlight: Zach, Sion, and Landon


Yesterday's special live edition of Western Wednesday focused on One Day for Western! Here's a clip of three current students who talk about their hopes for the future.

If you didn't catch our special LIVE Western Wednesday podcast, you can rewatch the whole show here! James, Ben and Stacey chat with students, donors, and staff about programs and dreams that are worth investing in. 

44 days ago by Rebekah Cheney
One Day More... (yes, we get the joke)


Catamounts: there's still time to make one day possible. We're still reaching for the biggest giving day goal we've ever aimed for, and we know we can accomplish it with your help! Beyond making a gift, the best way you can help is to share our message with your networks and remind your fellow Catamounts to give and share, too! We'll keep counting until 5 p.m. Thursday, so keep advocating for our incredible programs and students. GO CATS!

44 days ago by Rebekah Cheney
Tune in to a LIVE Western Wednesday at 6 pm Eastern!

Hear directly from students, faculty and staff about One Day for Western and why it matters during this special broadcast. Watch the live podcast here!

45 days ago by Rebekah Cheney
One Day Update!

With about nine hours left, we are over 40% to our goal. Let's keep going, Catamount nation!

We still want to turn the map purple and Fill the Western Sky! If you know Catamounts in the following states, give them a shout:

  • Alaska
  • Arkansas
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Idaho
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Massachusetts
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • New Hampshire
  • North Dakota
  • Oregon
  • Rhode Island
  • South Dakota
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • West Virginia
45 days ago by Rebekah Cheney
Students Say Thank You!

Check out some photos from our student event: One Day of Thankfulness... you may even receive a handwritten note from a student in the coming weeks!




We're 40% to our donor goal... let's keep it up! GO CATS!

45 days ago by Rebekah Cheney
Wave the royal banner high, and let it fill the Western sky!

Catamount nation, this is what happens when we come together... 

Last year, One Day for Western donors supported countless projects and programs to make one day possible for Catamounts. Remember how the Pride of the Mountains Marching Band was preparing to travel to Dublin, Ireland for their first international trip? One Day for Western donors played a critical role in these students' experience.

What cause (or causes) will you support this year as we work to fill the Western sky? Help us turn the map purple by encouraging donors from every state to support WCU today.

Video courtsey of Dean George H. Brown; Kilkenny Castle, March 14, 2024.

45 days ago by Rebekah Cheney
It's here: Happy One Day for Western!

One Day for Western exists because of our AMAZING students... join the fun by making your gift or sharing on social media today!

45 days ago by Rebekah Cheney
Can we Fill the Western Sky?

Catamounts, we want to turn the map purple on April 3. We need at least one donor from all 50 states to fill the Western sky, so reach out to Catamounts (and friends of Catamount nation) far and wide! After all, what's more beautiful than a sky full of purple?

States we've already received gifts from are North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Tennessee, Virginia, Ohio, Texas, Indiana, Colorado, and Hawaii. Only 38 to go!

46 days ago by Rebekah Cheney

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