Give a Hoot 2022

411
Donors
117% of 350 Donor goal
$79,397
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This campaign ended on March 25, 2022, but you can still make a gift to Westfield State University by clicking here!

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An Anonymous DonorNicholas J. Aieta matched $1 for each donor, donating a total of $100Just for Class of 2006 donors who gave to Thomas H. Convery '78 Scholarship for History and Education

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $20 for each donor, donating a total of $100Just for The Coach John Kurty Scholarship for Movement Science

An Anonymous DonorRuss Hammond matched $20 for each donor, donating a total of $500Just for Athletics-Owl Club

An Anonymous DonorLisa McMahon, Bill Hynes, and Marnie Dacko matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $1,000Just for Dever Stage

An Anonymous DonorPresident Linda Thompson matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $1,000

Kathi McColley Bradford photoKathi McColley Bradford & Kelli Nielsen matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $1,000Just for Katheryn McColley Bradford Short Term Travel Scholarship

An Anonymous DonorRuss Hammond matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $1,000Just for Owls Helping Owls - Student Emergency Fund

An Anonymous DonorWestfield State Foundation Inc., Board of Directors matched $3 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $5,000
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An Anonymous DonorSteven Mailloux gave $100 because 15 donors gaveJust for Class of 2014

An Anonymous DonorEmily B Todd gave $100 because 10 donors gaveJust for Dever Stage

An Anonymous DonorNIcholas J. Aieta gave $100 because 5 donors gave

An Anonymous DonorRyan Meersman '12 & David Cisek gave $250 because 10 donors gaveJust for Class of 2012

An Anonymous DonorWestfield State Alumni Association (WSAA) gave $500 because 50 donors gave

Jennifer Hixon photoJennifer Hixon gave $1,000 because 20 donors gaveJust for Physician Assistant Program - Student Society Fund

An Anonymous DonorRuss Hammond '73 gave $1,500 because 22 donors gaveJust for Athletics-Owl Club

An Anonymous DonorMembers of Westfield State Board of Trustees gave $2,000 because 50 donors gave

An Anonymous DonorJohn Gilbert '79 gave $5,000 because 25 donors gave
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About

Give a Hoot

Wednesday, March 23-Thursday, March 24 | Annual Day of Giving

Hoot Hoot! 🦉Give a Hoot—Westfield State University’s annual day of giving—is back from Wednesday, March 23 through Thursday, March 24, 2022! This is your opportunity to share your Owl memories and make a donation that creates an immediate impact on the lives of our students. Designate your gift to the area that means most to you—Athletics, Dever Stage, Owls Helping Owls Student Emergency Fund, Student Scholarships, and the Westfield Fund (greatest areas of need).

The Westfield Fund makes it possible for Westfield State to continue to be a place for growth, discovery, community, and service for our students. Enhancing current budgets for departments like the Banacos Academic Center, Mathematics, and Music and expanding mentoring and internship opportunities for students are just a few important areas of need YOU can support through the Westfield Fund.

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Thank YOU for supporting Give a Hoot!

The Westfield State Community flocked around the clock and created countless opportunities for our Owls. We are counting up all donations and will announce the results soon. Thank you! 

If you missed the giving day, you can still make a donation at https://www.westfieldalumni.or...

811 days ago by Courtney Blajda
YOU did it!!

THANK YOU to our Westfield State Community for flocking to our aid. John Gilbert '79 heard that we met our goal and has offered up another challenge to help us celebrate the day. If 25 donors Give a Hoot by midnight, John will donate $5,000 to support Westfield State students. Thank you for spreading the word and making this day a great success for our students!

811 days ago by Courtney Blajda
Join us at 4:30pm for Community Conversations!

Link to register: https://www.westfield.ma.edu/i...

811 days ago by Courtney Blajda
TRIPLE TIME

From 11am-2pm EDT, all donations (up to $5,000) will be tripled thanks to the generosity of members of the Foundation Board

Making your gift to Athletics? Russ Hammond has offered another generous challenge: 17 more donors to Westfield State Athletics by midnight tonight will unlock a $1,500 donation.

811 days ago by Courtney Blajda
Join President Linda Thompson and Give a Hoot!

On this final day of Give a Hoot, join President Linda Thompson in supporting our Owls! Dr. Thompson will match the next 21 donors to Give a Hoot (up to $1,000) in celebration of her first year as the 21st president of Westfield State University. Thank you!

811 days ago by Courtney Blajda
Hear from Westfield State students and faculty!

812 days ago by Courtney Blajda
Doug Meehan ’88 Gives a Hoot--Will you join him?

From now until 10pm EDT, if 50 donors make a gift to Give a Hoot members of the Westfield State Board of Trustees will donate $2,000!

812 days ago by Courtney Blajda
Thank you to all of our donors who helped unlock the $500 donation from the Westfield State Alumni Association (WSAA)

812 days ago by Courtney Blajda
Today is Give a Hoot - Help unlock our first Challenges!

Today is Give a Hoot, Westfield State's annual day of giving! Open the doors of opportunity for our Owls by making your gift today. 

To kickoff Give a Hoot, 50 donors from now until 1pm EDT will unlock a $500 donation from the Westfield State Alumni Association (WSAA).

The first 25 donors to Westfield State Athletics will each unlock a $20 donation from Russ Hammond '73

Share with your classmates and take advantage of these generous challenge gifts!

812 days ago by Courtney Blajda
Support Westfield State's Physician Assistant Program!

Founding PA Program Director and Chair Health Sciences Jennifer Hixon will donate $1,000 if 20 donors give to Academic Departments - Physician Assistant during Give a Hoot! Hear from current PA students how your support will assist their travel to Peru.

813 days ago by Courtney Blajda
Join Nicole Nalepa '10 and GIVE A HOOT this Wednesday and Thursday!

Join Westfield State Alumna Nicole Nalepa ’10 and Give a Hoot this Wednesday and Thursday! Let's come together and celebrate the strong Westfield State University connection we all share. Make your gift early and support our current Owls! 🦉

814 days ago by Courtney Blajda

Designation Leaderboard
Class LeaderboardThe Class Leaderboard reflects giving from Alumni, Parents, Students, Volunteer Boards
AffiliationDonors$ Raised
Member of Westfield State Alumni Association Executive Council14$1,260
201813$290
201213$625
198711$2,175
198610$7,075
198810$1,820
19809$1,620
19788$1,595
19928$455
20098$280
19908$1,450
20138$5,095
20148$405
20167$260
20157$590
19767$290
20247$1,300
20077$425
19797$5,455
Member of Foundation Board of Directors6$6,386
20216$275
19776$325
20086$375
20116$725
20015$200
19945$500
19955$350
19915$3,225
19845$2,875
20055$260
20175$254
20105$225
20225$345
20195$200
20235$375
Member of Board of Trustees4$3,525
20044$250
19654$1,150
19854$425
19724$375
19934$405
20254$725
19894$175
19674$1,300
19993$250
19693$300
19973$150
20033$575
19963$65
20003$200
19733$3,050
20022$75
19752$150
19832$600
19822$200
19712$200
20062$75
19702$500
19812$200
20262$750
19581$25
19981$25
19741$25
19641$100
19571$40
19681$50
20201$20
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Gradhat icon62%Alumni
Suitcase icon18%Faculty/Staff
Friends icon8%Friends
Parent icon7%Parents
Book icon2%Students
Gradhat icon5%Volunteer Boards
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Westfield State Foundation Inc., Board of Directors
Heart icon matched a total of $5,000
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John Gilbert '79
Gave $5,000 during a Challenge!
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Members of Westfield State Board of Trustees
Gave $2,000 during a Challenge!
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Russ Hammond '73
Gave $1,500 during a Challenge!
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Heart icon matched a total of $1,000
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President Linda Thompson
Heart icon matched a total of $1,000
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Russ Hammond
Heart icon matched a total of $1,000
Lisa McMahon, Bill Hynes, and Marnie Dacko photo
Lisa McMahon, Bill Hynes, and Marnie Dacko
Heart icon matched a total of $1,000
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Gave $1,000 during a Challenge!
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Russ Hammond
Heart icon matched a total of $500