Although charitable giving has decreased over the past year across the U.S., that is not the case for WCU, which has experienced healthy increases in the dollar amount of philanthropic donations and the number of donors.
WCU’s 1889 Impact Grant Program recently wrapped up its second year of providing donor-assisted financial support to campus projects.
A former two-time Academic All-American football player who still gets chills thinking back to his own gridiron glory days wants to help ensure that future Catamount student-athletes have similar experiences.
The nearly 400 current members of WCU’s two most influential giving societies received recognition from school officials and from the students who benefit from their generosity during an annual celebration of philanthropy Friday, June 9.
Insurance company co-owner Kevin Stanberry and wife Lynn Stanberry will soon be sponsoring a lot more than just first downs, thanks to recent gifts and pledges totaling $400,000 for the Catamount athletics program.
The dean’s suite of offices in the Forsyth Building has a new formal name that celebrates five generations of a family’s connections to WCU dating back to the early 1900s.
The inaugural all-in day of giving to benefit multiple areas of WCU proved to be one day to remember as 1,128 donors made gifts and pledges totaling $316,337, blowing past an original goal of 800 donors.
Challenge gifts issued so far include an anonymous donor pledging to match up to a total of $25k to help send the Pride of the Mountains Marching Band to Ireland in 2024 and a $5k dollar-for-dollar match for donations to the Speech and Hearing Clinic.
The College of Education and Allied Professions is the recipient of a $1.5 million gift from the Goodnight Educational Foundation to create a new endowed professorship in early literacy.