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, Student
Class YearDonorsDollars
1999 27$940
2010 24$820
2003 24$1,720
2000 23$1,510
2007 22$880
2017 22$651
2006 22$1,595
1997 21$2,180
2005 21$1,315
1975 20$6,025
2015 20$665
2009 18$1,285
2018 18$438
2016 17$575
2008 16$1,610
2013 16$510
1998 16$1,245
2001 16$760
2012 15$800
1990 14$1,641
2011 14$430
1993 14$718
2014 14$425
2004 13$560
2002 12$1,085
1996 12$3,235
1970 11$1,600
2020 10$481
1994 10$550
1987 10$960
1976 8$400
1978 8$700
1982 8$375
1995 8$670
1984 8$675
1980 7$400
1974 7$2,225
1979 7$750
2019 7$1,250
1988 7$350
1989 7$375
1985 7$404
1986 7$1,075
1981 6$1,850
1972 5$275
1983 5$375
1992 5$200
1973 4$1,155
1969 4$800
1991 4$200
1968 4$400
1971 4$500
1977 3$175
1950 2$1,000
1967 2$1,250
1958 1$10,000
1955 1$25,000
1960 1$7,500
1964 1$25
1962 1$100
1965 1$25
1961 1$50


Donor affiliations

55% Alumni

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5% Students

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5% Parents

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26% Faculty/staff

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3% Friends

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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

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.