TOGETHER WE ELEVATE
Join the Haworth College of Business in supporting #WMUGivingDay on Oct. 9, 2019!
Since 1903, Broncos have been helping fellow Broncos succeed at Western Michigan University. WMU Giving Day is a 24-hour fundraising opportunity for alumni, friends and community members to collectively elevate WMU to become the school of choice in Michigan by supporting philanthropic goals that impact students. It is an opportunity for any area of campus to spotlight their special projects and causes.
Haworth College of Business giving initiatives
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.
“I have had some incredible opportunities thanks to the generosity of donors here at WMU. Two of my experiences really stand out; the Stanford University Innovation Fellowship and studying abroad to Italy. The innovation program allowed me to develop my passion for change management and entrepreneurial spirit. During study abroad, I met some of my best friends, saw my passions come to life in a new country, and developed myself as a leader. These experiences truly would not have been financially possible without the help I received from the Haworth College of Business.”—Megan Miller, senior, marketing and leadership and business strategy
Dean’s Discretionary Fund
Gifts to the Dean’s Discretionary Fund have a significant impact on students through two critical areas:
The Emergency Fund—The landscape of higher education has shifted over the years, changing the obstacles students face to complete their degrees. The Emergency Fund helps students with extenuating circumstances stay on track to graduate from WMU.
Experiential Learning Opportunities—Gifts to this fund provide out-of-the-classroom opportunities for students that sharpen skills and provide real-world experience. Such opportunities include career readiness programming, company visits, travel for academic competitions and conferences, and much more.
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 they will love.
TO MAKE YOUR GIFT
On Oct. 9, make a gift of any amount by visiting givingday.wmualumni.org and designating your gift as you choose. Or, you can support Haworth College of Business scholarships or the Dean’s Discretionary Fund.
You can also support a program of your choice by participating in a faculty matching gift challenge in the following areas:
- A dollar-for-dollar match to the Department of Accountancy discretionary fund, up to $5,000, pledged by Dr. Ola Smith, chair and professor of accountancy.
- A dollar-for-dollar match to accountancy scholarships, up to $1,000, pledged by Dr. Jim Penner, associate professor of accountancy.
- A dollar-for-dollar match to the Dallas Rauker Tutoring Center, up to $2,000, pledged by Dr. Bret Wagner, associate professor of marketing.
There are several ways to get involved in addition to making a gift. One option is to build awareness about WMU Giving Day through your own networks using #WMUGivingDay.
Watch the college’s social media for ways to give, as well as regular updates about Giving Day throughout the day on Oct. 9!