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 and students.
Class YearDonorsDollars
1999 27$919
1997 24$3,626
2003 24$1,382
2010 24$711
2000 23$1,184
2006 22$1,169
2007 22$803
2005 21$965
1975 20$5,975
2015 20$665
2017 19$462
2009 18$1,034
2001 17$759
2016 17$559
2018 17$297
2008 16$1,583
1998 16$905
2013 16$391
1996 15$2,962
2012 15$710
1990 14$1,565
1993 14$605
2014 14$399
2004 13$412
2011 13$316
1970 11$1,525
2002 11$597
1987 10$960
1994 10$549
1982 9$1,375
1979 8$3,225
1978 8$650
1995 8$620
1984 8$600
1976 8$325
1974 7$2,224
1986 7$1,025
1985 7$403
1980 7$375
1989 7$350
1988 7$300
1981 6$1,850
1972 6$375
1983 5$250
1992 5$200
1973 4$1,155
1969 4$700
1971 4$450
1968 4$275
1991 4$200
1977 4$175
2019 4$125
1967 2$1,250
1950 2$1,000
2020 2$6
1955 1$25,000
1958 1$10,000
1960 1$7,500
1962 1$100
1961 1$50
1964 1$12
1965 1$12


Donor affiliations

68% alumni

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5% parents

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5% students

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3% friends

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24% faculty/staff

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Cathy Henkle Cook & Cathy
Greg & Kathy Bjornsen
Brianna, Jenny, Ashley & Alexis
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Troy A Mathieu
Lynne Ward
Karisa Johnson
Katie E. Risch
Jenny DouglasPicture?height=150&width=150
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Holly Van Vlymen & Jim
Lance Beeler
Heather R Fletcher
Bob and Linda Ruff & Linda
Kristopher KellyPicture?height=150&width=150
Amy Burke & Pat Burke
Terry S Hamer
Stephen L Hacker
Mary Lawson & ThomPicture?height=150&width=150
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
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Ryan Ford & Ann
Jacque A. Bollinger
Erik Huerta
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Linda E Meyer
George Holman
Zack Young
Jason York
Katrina M. Daytner

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An Anonymous Donor matched $250
Picture?height=150&width=150Vian & Joel Neally, DQ Grill & Chill gave $250 because $250 was donated in 1 day.
Picture?height=150&width=150Meredith and Jeff Hancks gave $250 because 10 donors made a gift in 1 day.
Picture?height=150&width=150Virginia R. Boynton gave $250 because 10 donors made a gift in 4 days.
Index trending profilepicMichael 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

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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.