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Faculty member provides philanthropic support of WCU athletics, arts programs

Rob Young, professor of geology and director of the Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines, supports Catamount student-athletes and fine arts programming through his philanthropy.  

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Alum returns to WCU to speak at Chancellor's List ceremony

TJ Eaves, a 2012 graduate of WCU, will return to Cullowhee to speak during the fall 2023 Chancellor’s List event.  

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Longtime WCU employee supports student emergency fund as faculty, staff giving campaign begins

Linda Carmody, director of Greek student engagement and development, regularly donates to the university’s student emergency fund.  

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1889 Impact Grants application process open Aug. 15-Sept. 29

WCU’s Division of Advancement has issued a call for applications from faculty and staff interested in obtaining funding for projects through the third annual 1889 Impact Grants Program.  

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Foundation Board appoints new members, sets executive committee

The changing of the fiscal year on July 1 also meant a changing of the guard for the WCU's Foundation Board of Directors, which recently welcomed six new members and selected membership of its executive committee.  

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WCU, national estate-planning service offer free service to help create wills

Throughout the month of August, WCU is once again teaming up with a nationally recognized estate-planning service to help members of the university community who have put off making or updating a document to ensure that their final wishes are fulfilled.   

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Alumnus to take advantage of tax changes allowing gifts from IRAs

Dennis Fox is working with the Division of Advancement on a life-income gift that will provide a steady stream of income for the remainder of his life while also establishing an endowment that will spin off financial support for students in the College of Business.  

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WCU bucks national trends with upsurge in philanthropic giving, number of donors

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.  

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Former WCU professor’s motto motivates athletics facilities gifts from alumnus, longtime football coach

WCU alumnus and longtime college football coach Dave Roberts is making gifts and pledges totaling $250,000 to help fund enhancements to his alma mater’s athletics facilities.  

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