When John S. Martin returns to WCU in the fall to watch a college football game, the former four-year starter on the Catamount offensive line notices that E.J. Whitmire Stadium looks much like it did during his playing days in the late 1980s.
A nearly 100-year-old building at WCU’s Highlands Biological Station is receiving a new lease on life thanks in part to a recent contribution of $150,000 from a Highlands resident
The 24-hour fundraising event is designed to benefit all areas of the university by inviting members of the WCU community to make donations to the institutional priorities that mean the most to them.
February brings “I Love WCU Month,” a time for the WCU family to express affection for the institution and to participate in community service activities to benefit worthy causes.
A former tennis player and his wife have served up an ace for the Catamount athletics program in the form of a $1 million contribution to the university’s “Fill the Western Sky” comprehensive fundraising campaign.
John Clayton “Clay” Cox, a 1991 graduate of WCU, has made gifts and pledges totaling $100,000 to help improve athletics facilities at his alma mater.
Although most people delay creating a will until they are in their 60s, that’s not the case for a pair of WCU alumni who have recently made planned gifts that include the university as a beneficiary of their estates.
WCU’s Division of Advancement will assist donors with their year-end giving plans through special office hours as the end of 2023 approaches.
More than 1,250 donors contributed gifts and pledges exceeding $1.5 million to support university initiatives on GivingTuesday.