Giving

How private gifts support the college

"Our donors give to provide impact on our students' educational experience at Western. They have placed their trust in the future of our University. We are honored to have earned their trust and support." —Mike Lewis, advisory council member

Ways to give

  • Online using a credit card
  • Electronic bank transfer
  • Check. Make check payable to the WMU Foundation and write Haworth College of Business in the memo section. If you are designating your gift to a specific department, program or project, please include that name in the memo section. Mail check to:

    WMU Foundation Gift Processing
    Western Michigan University
    1903 W Michigan Ave
    Kalamazoo MI 49008-5403

Dean's discretionary fund

The gifts to the Dean's Discretionary Fund provide valuable resources for our students, faculty and staff. Here are some items that illustrate the significant impact that the Dean's Discretionary Fund has in the college; these resources are made available through your gifts.

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Student registration fees for conferences and seminars outside of WMU: professional development opportunities that add value to a student’s degree.
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Travel for student competitions: giving students the opportunity to compete, connect with students from other universities and meet industry professionals.
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A graduate assistant with specialized expertise to assist faculty in the college’s communication center.
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Trailblazers Student Recognition Program: a program recognizing outstanding student leaders and their accomplishments.
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Dean’s Leadership Scholars Program: a select group of students with an interest in leadership development who discuss and live what it means to be a leader.
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DESIGNEDtoLEAD Conference: a student-led conference providing an intensive professional development opportunity in leadership to more than 300 students annually.

Who to contact

Tom Egan
Director of Principal Gifts
(734) 276-5677
thomas.egan@wmich.edu