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TOTAL DONORS

2,190

TOTAL RAISED

$1,555,417

 

Together, We Celebrate!

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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 elevate WMU to becoming the institution of choice in Michigan, and to 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 an opportunity for Bronco alumni, friends, and campus units to collectively help WMU become the School of Choice in Michigan by supporting philanthropic goals and raising awareness about Western Michigan University. It is the opportunity for any area of campus to spotlight their special projects and causes.

    This year’s Giving Day will be held on the Western Wednesday before Homecoming, October 9, 2019, Together we Elevate on #WMUGivingDay!

  • Increasing the number of donors to the University will help 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 helps to elevate the student experience in the classroom, on the field, and in the community.  All gifts, in any amount, make a difference in the lives of students at Western Michigan University and help to enhance campus in general. 

  • Any gift counted toward giving day must be received between midnight on October 9 and 11:59 p.m. on October 9. Gifts can be made in several ways:

    • Make your gift on this website
    • Call the Alumni Association Concierge at (269) 387-8700
    • Send a check to WMU Development, ATTN: Gift Processing, 1903 W Michigan Ave, 49007-5403 and include WMU Giving Day in the memo line. Checks must be received before by 5pm October 9 to count toward Giving Day
  • WMU has some 2,000 funds that span across colleges, programs, and units to which gifts can be designated. Donors may choose to designate their gift wherever they wish. 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. 

  • 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 amount of your gift. Please check with your human resources office for matching gift information and forms.

  • There are several ways to show your support for WMU on Giving Day and throughout the year. 

    • Make a gift
    • Share about WMU Giving Day through your own networks; share why you made a gift or why you think WMU is worthy of donations. Use #WMUGivingDay in your posts!
    • Check back for more!
  • Challenges are incentives for colleges and departments to get out there and raise money! 

    Challenge funds will be made available for several areas of campus to increase the impact of their day’s efforts. Winning areas will receive the prize money for their area’s general fund. 

    Check back for more information about challenges!

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

(269) 387-8700 | help@wmualumni.org