The Western Challenge 2023

1,202
Donors
120% of 1,000 Donor goal
$228,919
Donated
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An Anonymous DonorLaura Ferenc matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $100Just for Mathematics

An Anonymous DonorJude Kiah matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $100Just for Go West Security Equipment & Training Fund

An Anonymous DonorStephanie Hilten matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $100Just for Communication

An Anonymous DonorMac Price matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $125Just for Phonathon Student Scholarship

An Anonymous DonorIfeoluwa Adediran matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $200

An Anonymous DonorRonald Pettigrew - VRC Director matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $250Just for Veterans Assistance Fund

An Anonymous DonorRonald Pettigrew - VRC Director matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $250Just for Veterans Resource Center Bldg Enhancement, Repair, Modernization Fund

An Anonymous DonorJim and Debbie Carter matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $500Just for Basketball - Women's

An Anonymous DonorRonald Pettigrew - VRC Director matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $500Just for Supporting Those Who Support Those Who Serve Military Spouse Scholarship

An Anonymous DonorJim and Debbie Carter matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $500Just for Basketball - Men's

An Anonymous DonorJim and Debbie Carter matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $500Just for Track, Field & Cross Country

An Anonymous DonorJim and Debbie Carter matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $750Just for Scholarship for Returning Leatherneck Alumni

An Anonymous DonorJim and Debbie Carter matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $750Just for University Housing and Dining Services

An Anonymous DonorBrian & Becky Spotts matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $1,000Just for Football

An Anonymous DonorRonald Pettigrew - VRC Director matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $1,000Just for Veteran's Engagement, Research, Recruiting, Retention Fund

An Anonymous DonorDave and Jackie Thompson matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $1,000Just for Cheerleading

An Anonymous DonorDeb Miller matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $1,000Just for Leatherneck Legacy Fund (formerly WIN)

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $2,000Just for University Housing and Dining Services

An Anonymous DonorBrian and Linda Savage matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $2,500Just for Scholarship for Returning Leatherneck Alumni

An Anonymous DonorAnonymous matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $2,500Just for Scholarship for Returning Leatherneck Alumni

An Anonymous DonorJim and Debbie Carter matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $2,500Just for Leatherneck Club (General Fund)

An Anonymous DonorTom and Gayle Carper matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $3,000Just for Track, Field & Cross Country

An Anonymous DonorDr. Stephanie, Brian, and Chris Lovingood matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $5,000Just for Lovingood Endowment Scholarship

An Anonymous DonorMona Sawyer matched $2 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $5,000Just for College of Business and Technology Scholarship

An Anonymous DonorSam Oliva '77 matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $10,000Just for Accounting
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An Anonymous DonorStacy & Victor Dorethy gave $60 because 10 donors gaveJust for Baseball

An Anonymous DonorDr. Jeremy Robinett & Dr. Megan Owens - RPTA gave $100 because $50 was given by donorsJust for Students who gave to Recreation, Park and Tourism Administration (RPTA)

An Anonymous DonorShelby Eck gave $100 because 10 donors gaveJust for Fraternity and Sorority Life

An Anonymous DonorShelby Eck gave $100 because 10 donors gaveJust for Fraternity and Sorority Life

An Anonymous DonorStacey Macchi gave $100 because $100 was given by donorsJust for Communication

An Anonymous DonorCaleb Markey gave $100 because 5 donors gaveJust for Scholarship for Returning Leatherneck Alumni

An Anonymous DonorMarty O'Connor gave $200 because 10 donors gaveJust for Scholarship for Returning Leatherneck Alumni

An Anonymous DonorMarty O'Connor gave $200 because 10 donors gaveJust for Scholarship for Returning Leatherneck Alumni

An Anonymous DonorMarty O'Connor gave $200 because 10 donors gaveJust for Scholarship for Returning Leatherneck Alumni

An Anonymous DonorMarty O'Connor gave $200 because 10 donors gaveJust for Scholarship for Returning Leatherneck Alumni

An Anonymous DonorJustin Schuch and Drew Donahoo gave $350 because 20 donors gaveJust for First Generation Student Scholarship

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor gave $500 because $500 was given by donorsJust for Phonathon Student Scholarship

An Anonymous DonorMoore's Floors - Quincy, IL gave $1,000 because $1,000 was given by donorsJust for Col. Rock Live Mascot Fund

An Anonymous DonorMCC Alumni and Friends gave $1,500 because $1,500 was given by donorsJust for Multicultural Center Graduation Stoles

An Anonymous DonorScott D. Clarke gave $25,000 because 250 donors gaveJust for Student Life
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For a gift of $60 or more, receive a LIMITED EDITION run of W-socks, only for the Western Challenge! One pair per donation per household, please!
About

Every Leatherneck. Everywhere.

No matter where your opportunities take you, you'll always be a Leatherneck. Whether your education has taken you across the country, across the world, or you chose to stay close to your community, you're a key part of Leatherneck Nation.

Leatherneck Nation has consistently supported Western with gifts to the programs and initiatives they love most. We're celebrating the way that support comes from all over the world by highlighting each state which gives to the Western Challenge. Make sure your state is lit up by showing your support.

We're excited to provide a bit of an extra push to what is an easy choice to make--the choice to give back to Western. A gift of $60 or more--one per donor, please--earns you a pair of these W socks to show off wherever WIU takes you. Your support helps provide opportunities to current and future students who will always call WIU home. Supplies are limited, so be sure to get your gift in early to secure your socks!

Wherever you are, wherever you're going, all together now:

GO 'NECKS!

Limited Run W-Socks

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Sam Oliva '77
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Mona Sawyer
Heart icon matched a total of $5,000
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Dr. Stephanie, Brian, and Chris Lovingood
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Tom and Gayle Carper
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Brian and Linda Savage
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Jim and Debbie Carter
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