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.
Artley Porterfield is a storyteller from Jonesborough, Tennessee. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in entrepreneurship from WCU and now works as a cast member at the Titanic Museum Attraction in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.
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.
Western Carolina University is making plans for its inaugural all-in day of giving to the institution, a 24-hour fundraising event to be held March 29.
A classroom in Apodaca Science Building has a new name in recognition of a couple’s three-decade record of financial support.
Members of the extended Western Carolina University community took time throughout February to express their affection for WCU.
A pair of alumni from the EMC program's formative years have established endowed scholarship funds totaling nearly $55,000 to help future students.
A member of a family with deep roots in Jackson County has established an endowed scholarship fund at WCU that will support students in the College of Arts and Sciences in honor of a family patriarch.