The Western Challenge 2022

1,042
Donors
104% of 1,000 Donor goal
$212,426
Donated
This campaign ended on April 24, 2022, but you can still make a gift to Western Illinois University by clicking here!
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An Anonymous DonorMac Price matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $100Just for Carl B. and Alice Larson Scholarship in Illinois Archaeology

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $500

An Anonymous DonorAmber Schultz matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $500Just for First Generation Student Scholarship

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $1,000Just for Veteran's Engagement, Research, Recruiting, Retention Fund

An Anonymous DonorDeb Miller matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $1,000Just for Alumni Association

An Anonymous DonorDr. Gerald and Linda Patton matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $1,000Just for College of Arts and Sciences

An Anonymous DonorMatthew Toland matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $1,000Just for President Huang International Student Scholarship Endowment

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $1,000Just for Veterans Resource Center Bldg Enhancement, Repair, Modernization Fund

An Anonymous DonorBrad & Cindy Severs matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $1,000Just for Agriculture

An Anonymous DonorRegina Young Hyatt & Chad Hyatt matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $1,000Just for Student Life

An Anonymous DonorShane & Tena Bennett matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $2,000Just for Shane & Tena Bennett Scholarship

An Anonymous DonorDave and Jackie Thompson matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $2,500
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Drew Donahoo photoDrew Donahoo gave $150 because 10 donors gaveJust for First Generation Student Scholarship

Drew Donahoo photoDrew Donahoo gave $150 because 10 donors gave

An Anonymous DonorTracy Davis gave $250 because 15 donors gaveJust for College Student Personnel Program (CSP)

An Anonymous DonorSteven J Catlin gave $250 because $500 was given by donorsJust for College Student Personnel Program (CSP)

An Anonymous DonorJustin Schuch gave $350 because 12 donors gaveJust for First Generation Student Scholarship

Bill Maakestad photoBill Maakestad & Jean M. Wolf gave $500 because $499 was given by donors

An Anonymous DonorGarry & Margie Johnson gave $500 because 15 donors gaveJust for Student Life

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor gave $2,000 because 25 donors gaveJust for University Housing and Dining Services

An Anonymous DonorScott Clarke gave $25,000 because 125 donors gaveJust for Student Life

An Anonymous DonorHiro Tongu gave $25,000 because 1000 donors gave
About

THANK YOU, WIU!

Alumni, Friends, Faculty, Staff, Parents, and Students came together for an unforgettable Western Challenge Day. More than 1,000 of us came together to raise $212,426 for Western students.


Your support is a reflection of the resilience, potential, and tenacity that makes us Leathernecks. Each gift is a loud and proud statement of support of the place we all call home, and our students can rest easy knowing that no matter what challenges they may face, Leathernecks around the world have their backs.






Give to Something That Influences Everything

And Help Western Receive an Additional $25,000 in Scholarship Assistance


Alumni, Friends, Faculty / Staff, Parents, and Students – Regardless of your affiliation with Western, there is no limit to your influence on our University and our students when you support what matters to you during the Western Challenge.


Your academic department. A scholarship you received. Your favorite sports team.

Fraternity and Sorority life. University Libraries. Everyone's favorite mascot - Ray!


These are just a few opportunities to lend your support, and your influence does not stop there.

Western is also directly impacted by HOW MANY alumni give back, and today, 1,000 Leatherneck donors unlocks an additional $25,000 in scholarship assistance from a generous alumni donor. Help us meet the challenge!


$5, $50, or $500 - EVERY GIFT COUNTS and impacts Western's rankings in publications like U.S. News and World Report, which, in turn, influences:

  • Increased enrollment
  • Additional corporate and foundation support
  • Western's national profile
  • Our Leatherneck Pride !


Your Western Challenge gift is influence.

Give to something that influences everything today!



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Gradhat icon60%Alumni
Book icon2%Students
Parent icon5%Parents
Suitcase icon16%Faculty/Staff
Friends icon5%Friends
Friends icon3%Greek
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Scott Clarke
Gave $25,000 during a Challenge!
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Hiro Tongu
Gave $25,000 during a Challenge!
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Dave and Jackie Thompson
Heart icon matched a total of $2,500
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Shane & Tena Bennett
Heart icon matched a total of $2,000
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Brad & Cindy Severs
Heart icon matched a total of $1,000
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Heart icon matched a total of $1,000
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Heart icon matched a total of $1,000
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Matthew Toland
Heart icon matched a total of $1,000