Plan to #GiveGold in October

Contact: Catherine Vandermaas
Logo for WMU Giving Day with date 10.03.18, mywmu.com/givingday, #givegold, #wmugivingday.

KALAMAZOO, Mich.—Simplify giving to WMU by participating in #WMUGivingDay, which returns for a second year on Western Wednesday during homecoming week and is an easy way for  Broncos across campus to #GiveGold.

WMU’s Giving Day is set for Wednesday, Oct. 3, but all gifts made during homecoming week, Monday through Sunday, Oct. 1-7, will count toward Giving Day.

The goal is to boost giving among alumni, faculty and staff to support student success on campus. It replaces the University’s previous faculty and staff giving campaigns.

As was the case in 2017, a matching fund has been established that challenges various categories of donors to take part in a friendly competition that increases the impact of their giving. These bonus dollars will be awarded to the category winners to donate back to their WMU units or other WMU areas of choice.

Challenges have been set up for individuals on or off campus as well as the University’s colleges and non-academic units.

Faculty and staff are encouraged to get involved to help raise funds for their academic or administrative units by making a gift or spreading the word on social media using #WMUGivingDay and #GiveGold.

Visit MyWMU to learn more about making a donation.

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