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Since 1903, Broncos having been helping Broncos succeed at Western Michigan University. WMU Giving Day is the opportunity for Broncos to help ensure that all students who seek to make a difference in the world have the opportunity to do so with an education from WMU. 

You can make your gift to more than 1,903 funds and designations at WMU, just about anywhere on campus. All donors will receive a receipt and all gifts made are tax-deductible.

  • WMU Giving Day is a one day event the highlights the collective power of giving by the Bronco Nation. Giving is vital to WMU’s mission to improve the future of our communities and our world by preparing today’s students for successful careers in whatever industry they choose. It is an opportunity for every corner of campus to raise awareness around how gifts can make a difference and to spotlight their special projects and initiatives.

    This year’s Giving Day is Wednesday, April 14. WMU is Powered by YOU on #WMUGivingDay!

  • Increasing the number of donors to the University, particularly alumni donors, helps to raise our ranking in definitive publications such as U.S. News & World Report, thereby increasing the value of a degree from WMU.

    Additionally, the landscape of higher education has shifted over the years, changing the obstacles students face to complete their degrees. Giving to WMU ensures students can grasp every opportunity available to succeed in the classroom and beyond. All gifts, in any amount, make a difference in the lives of students and help to keep WMU the place we all know and love, while helping to position our University for success, whatever the future may hold.

    • Make your gift at givingday.wmualumni.org
    • Send a check to WMU University Advancement, ATTN: Gift Processing, 1903 W Michigan Ave, 49007-5403 and include WMU Giving Day in the memo line. Checks must be received before 5 p.m. on April 14 to count toward Giving Day.

     

    Gifts must be made between midnight and 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, April 14 to count toward WMU Giving Day 2021.

  • There are some 2,000 different funds that touch every area of campus, from academic colleges and departments to specialized scholarships, student support programs to athletics, and beyond. Donors get to designate 100% of their gift to the funds of their choice. More than 3/4 of all WMU students receive some sort of financial support from the University, and much of that support comes from donor-generated giving. All gifts, in some way, support student success and help students graduate ready to get a job they will love while enhancing programs and opportunities all across our campuses

  • Gifts in any amount are welcome and will make an impact in the lives of students and on campus in general. 

    If you or your spouse work for a matching gift company, you can double or sometimes triple the impact of your gift. Please check with your human resources office for matching gift information and forms.

  • Challenges occur throughout Giving Day to generate excitement about donating to WMU while increasing the impact donors can have on specific funds.

    Challenges will be announced in the coming weeks. Check back for more information!

University Advancement | Western Michigan University | 1903 W Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5403

University Advancement | Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5403

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