Giving to WMU Haworth today

... for tomorrow's business leaders

The Haworth College of Business is a place where students transform into leading professionals. They do so with the support of caring faculty, solid career preparation and learning opportunities that provide real-world experience. None of this would be possible without philanthropic support from our alumni and friends. When we come together to invest in every student’s success, we give them what they need to be their best in the classroom, in the community and in industry.

Catherine Lemus standing outside in front of tree, smiling.“Scholarships not only allowed me to pursue an education at WMU to begin with, they helped me to embrace experiences during my college career that I otherwise would not have. With much of the financial burden removed, I have been able to dedicate more time to things like my honors thesis and leadership opportunities, impacting not only my personal growth but also the WMU community.” – Catherine Lemus, Lee Honors College student, marketing major and biology minor


Areas of support

You can help Haworth College of Business students by supporting these critical needs:


Hundreds of Business Broncos receive some sort of financial support from WMU, and much of that support comes from donor-generated giving. Scholarships make a big impact by:

  • Enabling students to stay in school.
  • Ensuring graduates are prepared for their careers.
  • Helping students incur less of a financial burden from student loan debt.
  • Giving students opportunities for enhanced experiences, such as study abroad.

Dean’s Discretionary Fund

Gifts to the Dean’s Discretionary Fund have a significant impact on students through two critical areas:

  •  Experiential Learning Opportunities—Gifts to this fund provide development opportunities for students that sharpen skills and provide professional experience. Such opportunities include company interactions, academic competitions, conferences and much more.

  • Career Readiness—Haworth College of Business students are ready to significantly contribute to organizations as new hires. Why? Because the college invests in career readiness programming through academic departments, the Zhang Career Center and the Student Professional Readiness Series, all of which support students in developing their professionalism. Gifts to this fund enable our students to be ready for their careers.

Or, you can designate your gift to a department within WMU Haworth. 

Your gift creates a higher degree of opportunity

The world needs Business Broncos, and Business Broncos need you. Together, we can make a measurable difference in WMU students’ lives. All gifts, in some way, support student success and help Business Broncos graduate prepared for a career that gives them purpose.

Ways to give

  • Make your gift online using a credit card.
  • Make your gift via 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


For questions, or to inquire about more ways to give, contact:

DeNel Stoltz
Chief Development Officer, Haworth College of Business
Office of University Advancement
(269) 387-4829

Erasmo "Mo" Salinas
Director of Major Gifts
Office of University Advancement
(269) 387-8757 or (269) 806-9868 (mobile)

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