Athletics

$179,218
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332
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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 Basketball - Women's

An Anonymous DonorVictoria Kappel matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $500Just for Soccer - Women's

An Anonymous DonorJim and Debbie Carter matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $750Just for Track, Field & Cross Country

An Anonymous DonorSkip Begley matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $1,000Just for Soccer - Men's

An Anonymous DonorCathy Early matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $1,000Just for Golf - Women's

An Anonymous DonorConnie Kowal '74 matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $1,000Just for Baseball

An Anonymous DonorJim and Debbie Carter matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $3,000Just for Leatherneck Club (General Fund)

An Anonymous DonorJeremy Robinett matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $4,000Just for Hunter Mason Memorial Endowment

An Anonymous DonorEd and Sue Holzwarth matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $5,000Just for Leatherneck Club (General Fund)

An Anonymous DonorEric Gleacher '02 matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $12,500Just for Golf - Women's

An Anonymous DonorEric Gleacher '02 matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $12,500Just for Golf - Men's

An Anonymous DonorKeith Blue '88 matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $20,000Just for Football

An Anonymous DonorMarilyn Cichowski matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $30,000Just for Volleyball
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Gifts to Athletics contribute to...
The Western Challenge 2024
1,165 Donors - $432,198 Donated
93%
The 'Necks' Big Thing

The 'Necks' Big Thing in Leatherneck Victory

The 2023 - 2024 academic year has been a big one for Western Illinois University Athletics. We moved to a new athletic conference for all of our sports, the Ohio Valley Conference; we've hired new coaches and staff; and we have given new looks to many of our facilities. During the Western Challenge this year, we're focused on the 'Necks big thing!

By giving to athletics today, you can help us unlock challenge gifts and join the Leatherneck Club to help support things like:

1. Scholarships

2. Technology Upgrades; and

3. Facility Enhancements

Any gift made to athletics during the Western Challenge will count as credit toward Leatherneck Club status for the 2024 25 academic year.

It's a Great Day to be a Leatherneck!


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Leaderboard
LeaderboardDonorsRaised ($)%
Hunter Mason Memorial Endowment18$8,3781424.8%
Leatherneck Club (General Fund)135$51,5068759.5%
Tennis - Women's3$15826.9%
Volleyball24$33,4955696.4%
Track, Field & Cross Country9$1,610273.8%
Softball14$785133.5%
Basketball - Women's27$7,6851307.0%
Soccer - Women's12$1,530260.2%
Football35$28,9904930.3%
Basketball - Men's12$3,050518.7%
Soccer - Men's30$5,780983.0%
Golf - Men's10$13,6152315.5%
Another Athletics Program (Write-In)3$22538.3%
Baseball13$4,025684.5%
Golf - Women's24$18,3353118.2%
Cheerleading 1$508.5%
Sports Performance0$00.0%
Donor Affiliations
Gradhat icon49%Alumni
Suitcase icon22%Faculty/Staff
Friends icon11%Friends
Book icon3%Students
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Kyle Steinacher
Kyle Steinacher
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Doug and Carla Wenzel
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Jason & Amber Duncan
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Nick & Ashley Jahn
Richard & Charlene Hodyl
Richard & Charlene Hodyl
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Carol Scott
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Advocates

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Marilyn Cichowski
Heart icon matched a total of $30,000
Dr. Eric Mansfield photo
Dr. Eric Mansfield
Heart icon matched a total of $25,000
Keith Blue '88 photo
Keith Blue '88
Heart icon matched a total of $20,000
Eric Gleacher '02 photo
Eric Gleacher '02
Heart icon matched a total of $12,500
Eric Gleacher '02 photo
Eric Gleacher '02
Heart icon matched a total of $12,500
Bob Klannukarn photo
Bob Klannukarn
Heart icon matched a total of $5,000
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Ed and Sue Holzwarth
Heart icon matched a total of $5,000
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Jeremy Robinett
Heart icon matched a total of $4,000
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Gerry Salzman
Heart icon matched a total of $1,500
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generated 1 gift, totaling $3,036