At Western Carolina University, we are looking for partners ready and willing to support the success of current and future Catamounts. Our institutional mission demands that we provide access to quality higher education to deserving students in our region and our state, and we need your help to reach that goal. We invite you to discover the many ways to show your passion and commitment to Western Carolina University and its students.
WCU will focus its annual Giving Tuesday initiative on raising $250,000 for scholarship assistance for those students who all too often fall through the cracks between merit-based awards for top scholars and income-based aid for those facing the greatest financial hardships.
Pat Kaemmerling, former chair of Western Carolina University’s Board of Trustees, has experienced life from both sides of higher education’s philanthropy equation – students who benefit from the contributions of strangers, and benefactors who make those contributions out of a desire to help others.
While much of the world came to a screeching halt over the past year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, benefactors of Western Carolina University did not allow a global health crisis to stand in the way of their ongoing philanthropic support of students in pursuit of higher education.