The Western Challenge

This campaign ended on April 25, 2017, but you can still make a gift to Western Illinois University by clicking here!

Leathernecks, TODAY is your day!

Western Illinois University stands to receive $10,000 in student financial assistance if 1,000 people make a gift to any area of our University before midnight on Monday April 24.

To honor her late husband and Marine Corps veteran, Ted Nelson '51, and her Leatherneck family, Kate Nelson has made a generous pledge to encourage Leathernecks everywhere to make today a transformative day for students!


Be sure to take advantage of our numerous challenges and matching gift opportunities (or issue your own) and make sure your state is represented on our "Leatherneck Nation" donor map!


Don't forget to use the social media toolkit to to help spread the word on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!

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Class Leaderboard
The Class Leaderboard reflects giving from Alumni, Students
Class YearDonorsDollars
1999 29$940
2003 26$1,720
2010 25$820
2000 24$2,110
2005 24$1,315
2006 23$1,595
2007 22$880
2015 21$665
1997 20$2,180
2012 19$800
2009 19$1,285
2008 18$1,610
1975 18$6,025
2018 17$338
2016 17$575
1998 16$1,245
2001 16$760
2011 15$330
1990 15$1,641
2013 15$480
1993 14$718
2004 14$560
1970 13$1,600
2014 13$425
1988 11$350
1994 11$550
2002 11$1,035
1996 11$3,235
1987 10$960
1995 9$670
1976 9$400
1974 9$2,225
1978 9$700
1982 9$375
1989 9$375
1986 8$1,075
1984 8$675
1985 7$404
1980 7$400
1979 7$750
1981 7$1,850
1972 6$275
1971 5$500
1991 5$200
1973 5$1,155
1992 5$200
1983 5$375
2019 4$175
1950 4$1,000
1969 4$800
1968 4$400
1977 3$175
2020 2$6
1961 2$50
1967 2$1,250
1960 1$7,500
1958 1$10,000
1955 1$25,000
1964 1$25
1962 1$100
1965 1$25
2017 1$25


Donor affiliations

51% Alumni

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5% Students

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5% Parents

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23% Faculty/Staff

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3% Friends

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Donor list
Anonymous
Cathy Henkle Cook & Cathy
Greg & Kathy Bjornsen
Brianna, Jenny, Ashley & Alexis
Mason VincentMason Vincent photo
Troy A Mathieu
Lynne Ward
Karisa Johnson
Katie E. Risch
Jenny DouglasJenny Douglas photo
Anonymous
Holly Van Vlymen & Jim
Lance Beeler
Heather R Fletcher
Bob and Linda Ruff & Linda
Kristopher KellyKristopher Kelly photo
Amy Burke & Pat Burke
Terry S Hamer
Stephen L Hacker
Mary Lawson & ThomMary Lawson photo
David
Holly Dysserinck
In Lee
Richard A Utter
Norah Collins
Michelle Wysoglad
Suzanne Hattery & Mike
Jude Butch & Kelly Roberts Butch
Anonymous
Eric Jaburek & Niki Jaburek
Barbara Sorgatz
Lori Bilbrey & Lori
2x
Ryan Ford & Ann
Jacque A. Bollinger
Erik Huerta
Duke Oursler & Katie Oursler Duke Oursler photo
Linda E Meyer
George Holman
Zack Young
Jason York
Katrina M. Daytner

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An Anonymous Donor matched $250
Ginny Boynton photoVirginia R. Boynton gave $250 because 10 donors made a gift in 4 days.
Meredith Hancks photoMeredith and Jeff Hancks gave $250 because 10 donors made a gift in 1 day.
Vian Vance Neally photoVian & Joel Neally, DQ Grill & Chill gave $250 because $250 was donated in 1 day.
Michael Jones photoMichael Jones gave $1,000 because $10,000 was donated in 3 days.
GENERATE 5 GIFTS

Advocates generating five or more donations on April 24 will receive a personalized shout-out on the Western Challenge Facebook Page. Hit the "Advocate" tab to get started.


GENERATE 10 GIFTS

Only 48 left!

Advocates generating 10 or more donations on April 24 will receive an "official" WIU Annual Fund piggy bank. Hit the "Advocate" tab to get started.