College of Health and Human Sciences

80
Donors
106% of 75 Donor goal
$18,865
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 DonorDick Freeman matched $5 for each donor, donating a total of $50

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

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

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

An Anonymous DonorElizabeth Thier & Jeff Thier matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $50

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

An Anonymous DonorGreg Chesney & Jill Chesney matched $20 for each donor, 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 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 DonorDan Killian matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $5,000Just for Speech and Hearing
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An Anonymous DonorPaul Drew Barefoot gave $500 because 100 donors gave

Zach Shatley photoZach Shatley gave $500 because 50 donors gave
Gifts to College of Health and Human Sciences contribute to...
One Day for Western 2024
1,142 Donors - $494,043 Donated
95%
🐱About

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

  • CHHS Excellence Endowment Fund
  • Communication Sciences Disorders (Speech and Hearing) Clinic
  • Nursing
  • Social Work

Last year, we raised over $18,000 through 59 donors... let's help even more Catamounts this year!

Join us on One Day for Western and make a direct impact on our students and their experience at WCU. Our goal is for 75 donors to make a gift on April 3 - but we can only get there with your help.

💜Updates
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!

92 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 

99 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

105 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!

105 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. 

105 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!

105 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!

106 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
106 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!

106 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.

106 days ago by Rebekah Cheney
One Day for Western 2023: CHHS

The College of Health and Human Sciences featured the Physical Therapy Department and the Mountain Area Pro Bono Health Clinic (MAPHealth) as one of the giving priorities for the 2023 One Day For Western efforts. The generosity of many faculty, students, friends, and community members provides for the funding that is needed for equipment that is given free of charge to our patients. Over the years, the clinic has provided essential items such as footwear, shoe inserts, braces, assistive devices, therapeutic tape, stretch bands, and more. Specifically, funds from the One Day For Western spring 2023 campaign assisted with purchasing: 

  • a Hipitty Hop for a young girl needing a safe and fun way to regain leg strength and learn to jump
  • a walker with a special platform was purchased to help an adult patient relearn walking after being unable to do so for over two years
  • a pediatric reverse walker that allowed a young boy to learn to take his first steps on his own

One Day For Western provided a way to spotlight needs to assist in program endeavors that are critical to the College of Health and Human Sciences and impact our programs and students as they work to enhance the health and well-being of those we serve. 

For the MAPHealth Clinic, the amazing generosity of One Day for Western donors and supporters provided critical items to the patients who are in great need and a tremendous learning experience for our students.  

106 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!

106 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!

107 days ago by Rebekah Cheney
Support the College of Health and Human Sciences!

Your choice to give to programs across the College of Health and Human Sciences today and to support the Excellence Endowment to fund the future impact not only our students, but our entire community.

In addition to the College of Health and Human Sciences Excellence Fund, there are a wide variety of opportunities you can support on One Day for Western, including:

Nursing: the School of Nursing offers nationally-ranked, accredited, and affordable undergraduate and graduate programs. This program boasts extremely high board passage rates, and seeks to educate nurse leaders who are dedicated to caring and participating with individuals, families, and communities to meet health needs. Your investment allows the program to continue growing and providing an excellent student experience for future nurses.

Speech and Hearing Clinic: the Speech and Hearing Clinic provides high quality clinical services to individuals with communication disorders, while also creating unique training opportunities for the CSD graduate students through clinical practicum, supervision, and research. Your support helps provide additional services to community members, which creates more experiential learning opportunities for students.

Social Work: the mission of the Department of Social Work at Western Carolina University is to provide the knowledge and skills necessary to practice. Congruent with the University’s mission to improve individual lives and enhance community development in the predominately rural WNC region, the department seeks to prepare professionals who are committed to the core Social Work values of respect for all people and advancement of social and economic justice. This year marks the program's 50th anniversary, and what better way to celebrate than support the program on One Day for Western?! 

Will you support the College on One Day for Western to have a broad impact on our College and the surrouding community?

107 days ago by Rebekah Cheney

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