Give a Hoot 2023

471
Donors
134% of 350 Donor goal
$98,450
Donated
This campaign ended on March 24, 2023, but you can still make a gift to Westfield State University by clicking here!

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Marissa Cremin photoMarissa matched $5 for each donor, donating a total of $50Just for Class of 2018

An Anonymous DonorTracey matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $250Just for Class of 1985

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $40Just for Coach John Kurty Scholarship for Movement Science

Kathi McColley Bradford photoKatheryn & Kelli A Nielsen matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $25Just for Amos-Franco Scholarship

Nicole photoNicole matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $250

Colleen Murphy photoColleen matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $250

An Anonymous DonorTom Convery matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $500Just for Thomas H. Convery '78 Scholarship for History and Education

An Anonymous DonorTom Convery matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $500Just for Sgt. Thomas H. Convery Veteran & Military Scholarship

An Anonymous DonorTom Convery matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $500Just for Lifetime Owls Scholarship

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

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $1,000Just for Investment Lab

An Anonymous DonorJoe Spinazola matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $1,000Just for Swimming and Diving

An Anonymous DonorCurt Everett matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $1,000Just for Athletics Title IX

An Anonymous DonorRuss Hammond matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $2,000Just for Athletics - Owl Club

An Anonymous DonorBill Chase matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $2,500Just for Classes between 2013 & 2022

An Anonymous DonorFoundation Board of Directors matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $5,000
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An Anonymous DonorColleagues at the Westfield State Foundation, Inc. gave $250 because 23 donors gaveJust for Faculty/Staff

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor gave $250 because 25 donors gaveJust for Class of 2023 Senior Gift

An Anonymous DonorPerry Davis & Paula Bielski gave $500 because 25 donors gaveJust for Owls Helping Owls - Student Emergency Fund

An Anonymous DonorRuss Hammond gave $1,000 because 25 donors gaveJust for Athletics - Owl Club

An Anonymous DonorWestfield State Alumni Association Executive Council gave $1,000 because 50 donors gave

An Anonymous DonorJohn Gilbert gave $1,000 because 50 donors gave

Nancy Bals photoNancy gave $1,500 because 25 donors gaveJust for Alumni donors who gave to Athletics Title IX

An Anonymous DonorWestfield State Board of Trustees gave $2,500 because 50 donors gave

An Anonymous DonorJohn Gilbert gave $5,000 because 50 donors gave
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Thank you to our amazing community for Giving a Hoot!

403 days ago by Courtney Blajda
A huge Hoot Hoot!


The Westfield State community flocked to our aid in an incredible way! We are still busy counting donations that came through the mail. Thank you to all our amazing donors! Stay tuned for final results. 

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

428 days ago by Courtney Blajda
​​Nestor's flocking to the finish line!!


John Gilbert '79 heard we met our goal and offered up an extra $5,000 if 50 more donors give by MIDNIGHT. Tell your roommates, teammates, and favorite Owls that there's still time to show their support.

428 days ago by Courtney Blajda
Throwing it back to the 1983 Air Band competition!


From 11am until 2pm ET, gifts will be matched thanks to members of the Westfield State Foundation, Inc. Board of Directors

428 days ago by Courtney Blajda
Join President Linda Thompson in celebrating our amazing students!

In honor of the Class of 2023, Dr. Thompson is matching the next 23 donors to Give a Hoot!

429 days ago by Courtney Blajda
From 4pm until 8pm ET, 50 donors will unlock $2,500, thanks to the Board of Trustees!


From 4pm until 8pm ET, 50 donors will unlock $2,500, thanks to the Board of Trustees!

429 days ago by Courtney Blajda
Thank you to our HOOTMAZING community!

429 days ago by Courtney Blajda
​​​Hoot hoot, from 11am until 2pm ET 50 donors to Give a Hoot will unlock $1,000 from the WSAA Executive Council!


Hoot hoot, from 11am until 2pm ET 50 donors to Give a Hoot will unlock $1,000 from the WSAA Executive Council. Help support this next generation of Owls! 

429 days ago by Courtney Blajda
Give a Hoot begins today!

Join us in supporting our students and the programs that have shaped our community over the past 184 years.

Maximize your impact by unlocking these challenges and more: 

Young Alumni classes of 2013-2022

Athletics teams and Title IX

Class of 2023 Senior Gift

Faculty/Staff

Investment Lab (student-led fund)

Owls Helping Owls Student Emergency Fund

Student Scholarships: 1969 Class Scholarship, Coach John Kurty Scholarship for Movement Science 

430 days ago by Courtney Blajda
Join our amazing students!


Last week during the notecard-a-thon, students wrote 702 cards asking community members to support the student-led Investment and Data Analytics Lab during Give a Hoot. This laboratory will allow students to engage in high-impact practices and have access to the latest technology. 

An anonymous donor is matching up to $1,000 in donations towards the Investment Lab! 

431 days ago by Courtney Blajda
50 early donors unlocks $1,000 from John Gilbert '79!

With two weeks until Give a Hoot—start celebrating with us now as an early donor! 

If 50 donors give from now until March 22, John Gilbert '79 will donate $1,000 to the Westfield Fund. 

442 days ago by Courtney Blajda

Donor Map
Alumni and Student Affiliation
Class LeaderboardDonorsRaised ($)
19670$0
19490$0
20034$575
19500$0
19892$150
19280$0
20135$250
19934$255
19682$50
19820$0
19695$200
20043$125
19857$1,550
19640$0
19270$0
19700$0
19971$100
19803$800
20097$1,087
19874$414
19912$600
20051$25
20214$275
19380$0
19400$0
19735$3,700
19650$0
19600$0
19560$0
20229$336
20115$400
19717$925
19796$8,150
19866$400
19765$275
20143$325
19833$650
19570$0
20192$75
19440$0
20204$225
20063$150
200810$762
19966$345
19620$0
20011$50
19742$125
19480$0
19722$150
19580$0
19390$0
19845$550
20106$175
20169$531
19430$0
20021$50
19510$0
19350$0
19460$0
20159$690
19450$0
19983$200
19530$0
199210$725
19330$0
19756$300
19811$25
19290$0
19788$6,950
19610$0
20181$80
19370$0
19774$125
19904$1,653
20002$25
19300$0
19995$1,575
20127$850
19310$0
19360$0
19886$978
19630$0
19410$0
20077$524
19550$0
19590$0
19660$0
19520$0
19944$175
19320$0
19470$0
19420$0
19952$25
19540$0
20171$25
19340$0
Owl Club - Athletics Go Owls!
TeamDonorsRaised ($)
Lacrosse2$100
Basketball - Women's 6$500
Cheerleading0$0
Soccer - Women's 3$150
Cross Country24$1,750
Golf - Men's1$50
Football14$6,800
Track and Field8$700
Softball3$325
Baseball29$4,870
Field Hockey 4$405
Hockey10$3,164
Golf - Women's0$0
Volleyball2$100
Basketball - Men's 8$1,600
Swimming and Diving5$320
Soccer - Men's 15$770
Westfield State Academics
AcademicsDonorsRaised ($)
Music0$0
Mathematics0$0
Economics0$0
Biology0$0
Nursing1$50
Communication1$25
Psychology1$15
Sports Medicine & Human Performance0$0
Sociology, Hispanic, Liberal & Interdisciplinary Studies0$0
Art0$0
Theatre Arts2$125
Environmental Science0$0
Health Sciences0$0
Geography, Planning, & Sustainability1$50
Physician Assistant Program - Student Society Fund1$100
Education3$100
Computer & Information Science1$50
Career Center0$0
Honors0$0
Physician Assistant Program - Peru Travel Fund0$0
English3$600
Ethnic & Gender Studies0$0
Chemical & Physical Sciences1$100
Political Science0$0
Management & Marketing0$0
Accounting & Finance0$0
Criminal Justice2$25
Social Work0$0
History1$100
Donor Affiliations
Gradhat icon41%Alumni
Suitcase icon17%Faculty/Staff
Friends icon9%Friends
Parent icon10%Parents
Book icon5%Students
Gradhat icon6%Volunteer Boards
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Foundation Board of Directors
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Bill Chase
Heart icon matched a total of $2,500
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Russ Hammond
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Westfield State Alumni Association Executive Council
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Heart icon matched a total of $1,000