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Giving Day

WE DiD it! WE surpassed our goal of $34,500!

What difference can OnE day make? 3.06: WOU Giving Day




Giving Day Stations: Come by either or both Giving Day Stations to drop off your gift of check or cash, pay by credit card, get your picture taken with Wolfie, or simply enjoy a treat. Both stations include a “Java Match.” We are asking staff and students to “match” the cost of their coffee purchase today!

WUC (Across from Allegro): 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Press: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Giving Team: Around 3 p.m. our Giving Team will be hitting the streets to collect last minute gifts! We’ll even accept a second gift from you!

Exciting Challenges: There are TWO exciting challenges today!

Finance and Planned Giving Committee Campus Challenge: Between the hours of 7am and 12pm the Finance and Planned Giving Committee with increase the first 60 unrestricted gifts of $34.50 or greater by another $34.50! (Want to participate in the challenge NOW? Simply click DONATE NOW, and it will take you to the online giving page. Select “other” from the drop down and manually input “Giving Day.” We will count your gift towards the challenge TODAY!)

Giving Day Happy Hour: Between the hours of 4pm and 7pm the Alumni Board with increase any gift of any size or designation by $18.56, up to 24 gifts!

What is it? WOU Giving Day is Western Oregon University’s 24-hour online opportunity to donate, held March 6, 2018. Our goal is to reach $34,500 in honor of WOU, which happens to be located at 345 Monmouth Ave N. Whether you choose to support the Annual Fund at WOU, Athletics, student scholarships or a specific college or department, your gift is invaluable to the success of your university. 
Spread the message of #wolvesgiveback on your social media accounts – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and LinkedIn – and encourage your friends to make a gift and spread WOU pride!

How much can I give?  Whether your gift is $10, $50, $500 or more, every contribution is appreciated and adds up to make a significant impact on a student’s educational experience at Western Oregon University.

What will my gift support?  Your gift will support the area(s) you designate when you make your gift. Whether you support the Annual Fund at Western, scholarships or a specific college or department, your gift is invaluable.

How do I give?  There are three ways you can contribute during WOU Giving Day:

  • Click DONATE NOW, and it will take you to the online giving page where you can make your credit card gift, and select what area of the university you would like to support; OR
  • Call us at 503-838-8281 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. on March 6, and we can take your credit card gift over the phone; OR
  • Mail a check on/before March 6 and indicate in the note field that it is for WOU Giving Day. Mail that check to: 

WOU Foundation
345 N. Monmouth Ave.
Monmouth, OR 97361

How can I participate in WOU Giving Day?

  • Give a gift of any amount to the Annual Fund, scholarships or any college or department!
  • Use Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, SnapChat, LinkedIn and email to spread the message of #wolvesgiveback and encourage your friends to make a gift and spread the word!
  • Challenge friends and colleagues! Nothing is more fun than some competitive spirit in the office!
  • Have fun and use this day to inspire acts of kindness in our community.
  • Note: Don’t worry about asking your friends for money or what to post on social media/emails! Feel free to share our social media posts all day, March 6th.

What can I do right now?
If you are interested in participating in WOU Giving Day please contact Emily Swart, annualfund@wou.edu or call 503.838.8814. We can talk about your ideas or answer your questions to make your participation EASY!

Is my gift tax-deductible?
Yes, it is 100 percent tax-deductible!


Meet the studentS YOU ARE SUPPORTING:


For more information about WOU Giving Day, please contact Emily Swart, Coordinator of Annual Giving, at 503-838-8814 or email swarte@wou.edu.