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Challenges

TOTAL DONORS

2,190

TOTAL RAISED

$1,555,417

 

Together, We Celebrate!

Check out the Giving Day dashboard

 

congratulations to the winners of challenge funds!

You boosted the impact of your gift by participating in various social media challenges throughout the day! All areas of campus were encouraged to get in on the fun to support their favorite department, unit, program or fund. 

 

  Challenge Description Award Timeframe (ET)
Challenge Complete

The Kickoff 

The first 10 funds to receive an online gift will win $500 each. Winners will be announced after 9 a.m. on 10/9.

 

WINNERS 

Alumni and Friends of ROTC Cadet Fund

Special Education and Literacy Studies

Dennis Corbin Memorial Fund

Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences

Miller Auditorium Fund

University Libraries Student Employee Scholarship

Veterans and Dependents Scholarship

Office of Military and Veterans Affairs

Student Ambassador Sponsorship Fund

Educational Leadership, Research and Technology

Starts at:

 Midnight

 

Challenge Complete

 

The RSO Challenge

Student orgs, the spotlight is on you! Be sure to post a group photo using #WMUGivingDay and the organization of your choice could win $1000! Three winners will be selected and announced after 10 a.m. on 10/9. 

 

winners

The Interior Design Student Organization

Latino Student Alliance

Bronco Robotics

Only from:

9 - 10 a.m.

 

GOLD Give Challenge Complete

 

The G.O.L.D. Give

President Montgomery is challenging all grads of the last 10 years! If 100 of these alumni give between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m., he will award $1,000 additional dollars to go to the area of most need on campus. 

WINNER

The Invisible Need Food Pantry

Only from:

10 - 11 a.m.

Lunchtime Crunchtime

Lunchtime Crunchtime

Have you heard? The top 10 designations with the most donors between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. will each win an additional $1,000. Winner will be announced after 2 p.m. on 10/9.

winners

Dennis Corbin Memorial Fund

Alumni and Friends of ROTC Cadet Fund

University Libraries Student Employee Scholarship

Western Michigan University Fund

CEHD Scholarship

Human Performance and Health Education

Educational Leadership, Research and Technology

Invisible Need Fund

Teaching, Learning and Educational Studies

CEHD Dean's Discretionary Fund

Only from:

11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

 

Throwback Challenge Complete

 

The Throwback

No matter when you were last on campus, post a photo that takes you back to a great WMU memory for your chance to win these challenge dollars for your favorite college or unit at WMU. Use #WMUGivingDay. Winner will be announced after 3 p.m. on 10/9.

winner

College Assistance Migrant Program

Only from:

2 - 3 p.m.

Bronco Pride Challenge Complete

 

The Bronco Pride Hour

Show us how you're bleeding brown and gold today! Your best WMU outfit, home or office decor, decals on your car — however you're showing the world your Bronco Pride, we want to see it for your chance to win these challenge dollars for your favorite college or unit at WMU. Use #WMUGivingDay to participate. Winner will be announced after 4 p.m. on 10/9.

winner

Miller Auditorium

Only from:

3 - 4 p.m.

Bronco Roots Challenge Complete

 

The Bronco Roots

Share the moment you realized that WMU was your home, and use #WMUGivingDay. Dr. Montgomery will pick his favorite post and the winner can award these challenge dollars for their favorite college or unit at WMU. Winner will be announced after 5 p.m. on 10/9.

WINNER

The College of Fine Arts General Fund

Only from:

4 - 5 P.M.

Bronco Roots Challenge Complete

The Happy Hour

Share a story about what makes you happiest about your WMU experience for a chance to win these challenge dollars for your favorite college or unit at WMU. Use #WMUGivingDay to participate. Winner will be announced after 8 p.m. on 10/9.

$1,000

Occupational Therapy

Only from:

6 - 8 P.M.

Bronco Roots Challenge Complete

The Bronco Love Connection

Did you meet your significant other at WMU? Tell your story and post a photo of yourselves using #WMUGivingDay for your chance to win these challenge dollars for your favorite college or unit at WMU. Winner will be announced after 8 p.m. on 10/9.

$1,000

Business Information Systems Department

Only from:

6 - 8 P.M.

Bronco Roots Challenge Complete

The Cap and Gown

Dig up your favorite WMU graduation photos and share them with what you've done with your degree. Use #WMUGivingDay for a chance to win these challenge dollars to donate to your designation of choice at WMU. Winner will be announced after 10 p.m. on 10/9.

$1,000

Miller Auditorium

Only from:

8 - 10 P.M.

Final Countdown Challenge Complete

The Final Countdown

The night is still young! In these final two hours of WMU Giving Day, there’s $5,000 up for grabs for the top five designations with the most support between 10 p.m. and Midnight. Support your favorite fund for a chance to win additional matching dollars! 1st place: $2,000 | 2nd: $1,500 | 3rd: $750. | 4th: $500. | 5th: $250. Winners will be announced on 10/10.

winners

1st: Alumni and Friends of ROTC Cadet Fund

2nd: Counselor Education and Counselor Psychology Department

3rd: Human Performance and Health Education

4th: Western Michigan University Fund

5th: Educational Leadership, Research and Technology

Only from:

10 - 11:59 P.M.

The Buzzer Challenge Complete

The Buzzer

Last chance to give! Whoever makes the last gift wins these challenge dollars for their favorite college or unit at WMU. Winner will be announced on 10/10.

Winner

Alumni and Friends of ROTC Cadet Fund

11:59 P.M.

 

 

 


 

 

  Challenge Description Award Timeframe (ET)

 

USA

 

The 5k for 50 

Let’s take Bronco Pride from sea to shining sea! Receiving gifts from all 50 states will unlock bonus funds for Undergraduate Scholarships.

 

$5,000 

 all day!

 

Needlemover

 

The Needlemover

Did you know only 4% of undergraduate alumni give back to WMU? US News and World Report uses this statistic to measure our success, and we have a lot of work to do. Help us move this needle by tracking down alumni and asking them to give. The person who tags the most Broncos with #WMUNeedlemover has a chance to win these challenge dollars for your favorite college or unit at WMU. Winner announced on 10/10. 

 

$5,000 

all day!

 

One Up

 

The One-up

The person that makes the 2,413th gift (one more than last year) will be able to choose where to donate another $1000 of Challenge Funds.

 

$1,000

all day!

 

Selfie Challenge Complete

 

The Selfie Challenge

How many Broncos can you get in one picture? The pic has to be taken on 10.9.19, and use #WMUGivingDay and #SelfieChallenge for your chance to donate another $1000 to the designation of your choice at WMU. 

Winner

College of Aviation

all day!

 

The Globe Trotter Challenge Complete

 

The Globetrotter

The Bronco who makes the gift from farthest away from Kalamazoo will have the chance to donate an additional $1000 to their favorite area of campus. Winner announced on 10/10.

Winner

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (Australia)

all day!

Bronco Pride

 

the spirit Award

Show us your best on social media! This challenge will award additional funds to the area that goes above and beyond on social media and on campus during Giving Day. Use #WMUGivingDay in your posts.

winner

College of Engineering and Applied Sciences

all day!

Big Winner Challenge Complete

 

The Big Winner

The academic college with the largest percentage increase of donors from Giving Day 2018 will receive an additional $5,000 in challenge funds. Winner announced on 10/10.

winner

College of Aviation

all day!


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