Rocky Needs a New Suit!

This campaign ended on April 03, 2018, but you can still make a gift to Western Illinois University by clicking here!

It's a lot of work being the top dog at Western Illinois University!

With hundreds of events and personal appearances each year, from sporting events to classroom visits and community functions, our beloved Rocky, the heart and soul of Western, is one of the hardest working mascots around. With that comes considerable wear and tear on Rocky’s duds!

You can show your love for Rocky in a big way by contributing to the purchase of a new suit for the big guy!

A typical mascot suit has a lifespan of approximately two years, and while there is no danger of our Rocky going away, it’s time to get our favorite mascot something new to wear - that’s where you can help!

Funds raised through this campaign will help to fund the purchase of a new suit to keep the big guy looking sharp both on and off campus.

Additional funds raised above and beyond the goal amount will go towards a protective case for Rocky’s gear to keep him looking great for years to come!

Your name on our donor wall shows your love for Rocky! Please make your gift today!

Go Leathernecks!!!



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Class Leaderboard

The Class Leaderboard reflects giving from Alumni, Students, Parents
Class YearDonorsDollars
2008 2$125
2021 1$100
2022 2$100
1981 1$100
1977 1$50
2011 1$25
1997 1$25
2018 1$25
2013 1$25
2003 1$25
1996 1$25
1995 1$25
2004 1$25

Donor affiliations

42% Alumni

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3% Students

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9% Parents

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17% Faculty/Staff

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3% Friends

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Donor list

Tim Breitbach
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John Pontifex
Krista SkienKrista Skien photo
Nancy Laverdiere
Michael Conner
Dave & Linda Taylor
Wayne Whipps
Stacey Lundgren
Jerry Czarnowski
William Epperly
Tom KennedyTom Kennedy photo
Chris Wheeler
Carrie Van VleetCarrie Van Vleet photo
Ed and Sue Holzwarth
Bob Williams
Elizabeth E. Dupee
Shelby Eck
Jackie Thompson

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