The Western Challenge 2022

104% of 1,000 Donor goal
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 $100

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $500

An Anonymous DonorAmber Schultz matched $500

An Anonymous DonorMatthew Toland matched $1,000

An Anonymous DonorRegina Young Hyatt & Chad Hyatt matched $1,000

An Anonymous DonorDr. Gerald and Linda Patton matched $1,000

An Anonymous DonorDeb Miller matched $1,000

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $1,000

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $1,000

An Anonymous DonorBrad & Cindy Severs matched $1,000

An Anonymous DonorShane & Tena Bennett matched $2,000

An Anonymous DonorDave and Jackie Thompson matched $2,500
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Drew Donahoo photoDrew Donahoo gave $150

Drew Donahoo photoDrew Donahoo gave $150

An Anonymous DonorTracy Davis gave $250

An Anonymous DonorSteven J Catlin gave $250

An Anonymous DonorJustin Schuch gave $350

An Anonymous DonorGarry & Margie Johnson gave $500

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor gave $2,000

An Anonymous DonorHiro Tongu gave $25,000

An Anonymous DonorScott Clarke gave $25,000


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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Scott Clarke
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Hiro Tongu
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Dave and Jackie Thompson
matched a total of $2,500
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Shane & Tena Bennett
matched a total of $2,000
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Brad & Cindy Severs
matched a total of $1,000
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Deb Miller
matched a total of $1,000
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Regina Young Hyatt & Chad Hyatt
matched a total of $1,000