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Corporate Giving

As a regional comprehensive university, Western Carolina University works diligently to partner with and serve businesses and industry across the western North Carolina region. One way we partner is through philanthropic relationships, in which we work with businesses, industry organizations, private corporations and corporate foundations to align gifts to the WCU Foundation with their business goals and philanthropic missions.

We invite you to visit our main campus in Cullowhee as well as our instructional site in Asheville at Biltmore Park learn more about our university and how we can partner. To set up a visit, contact Assistant Vice Chancellor of Advancement Jamie Raynor at 828.227.3052.

Examples of Corporate Giving

Local Hospital Partners with WCU on Scholarship Program


Local hospitals partner with WCU on scholarship program

Western Carolina University, Harris Regional Hospital and Swain Community Hospital, partnered to provide scholarships to three students admitted to WCU’s Family Nurse Practitioner graduate program.

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Accounting Program Named for Local Firm


Accounting program at WCU named for local firm

Western Carolina University renamed its accountancy program in 2015 after accounting firm Dixon Hughes Goodman in recognition of gifts and pledges of $1 million from several of the firm principals. One of the nation's Top 20 public accounting firms, Dixon Hughes Goodman has a primary office in Asheville and operates in 12 states. It recruits heavily out of WCU's College of Business.

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Eaton Corporation and WCU partner to provide engineering scholarships


Eaton Corporation and WCU partner to provide engineering scholarships

Eaton Corporation, a power management company in Asheville, supports 10 undergraduate scholarships for engineering majors. Mike Keenan, human resources manager at Eaton said: "The skill sets that we require are often the skill sets possessed by WCU's engineering students, in particular, the electrical engineering graduates."

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