Faculty and Staff Giving

Dear Colleagues,
Welcome! As we head into February for our second annual "I Love WCU" month, we invite you, Western Carolina University's faculty and staff, to participate in this month of giving. Western Carolina University's employees commit themselves each day to making WCU the best it can be for the students, departments, academic programs and the WCU community. You are integral to the success of WCU and can guarantee the continuation of that success today and tomorrow. We write to you today as co-chairs of the Faculty Staff Giving Champions to thank you for your dedication and to invite you to join us in support of Western Carolina University.

Faculty and staff are the treasures of WCU. You are mentors and role models to our students. You are leaders on campus and in our community. Last year, 23% of WCU's faculty and staff participated in giving back to WCU. This year, we can surpass that mark with your help.

Your financial contribution is an impressive statement to current students and to alumni who still look up to you. Your participation as faculty staff giving champions builds confidence in WCU to external donors like corporations and foundations from which the university is seeking funding.

You choose to support the area of your choice. Last year, many faculty and staff chose to give to the Fund for WCU, student scholarships, and specific departments across campus. You can utilize the 'Popular Funds for Gift Designation' list or contact the Office of Advancement to explore all the gift designation opportunities. To give via check, credit card, or payroll deduction, please complete the Faculty Staff Campaign Gift Form and return to Advancement, 201 H.F. Robinson Building. To give online via credit card, click here.

To learn more about the designations you can support with your gift, click here.

Save the Date!

Join us on Thursday, March 1 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the A.K. Hinds University Center to celebrate the conclusion of “I Love WCU” in conjunction with the launch of the public phase of the Lead the Way campaign. The success of the Faculty Staff Giving Champions is based on the percentage of campus participation. We will total the number of pledges and gifts received by February 28. On March 1 the Campaign Trophy for 2018 will be presented to the unit with the highest participation!

Please join us in making a charitable gift to WCU.

Mandy Dockendorf, Staff Senate
Brian Railsback, Faculty Senate

For questions, contact the Office of Advancement at 828.227.2863 or annualgiving@wcu.edu.

Thank you to our Faculty Staff Giving Champions

  • College of Education and Allied Professions - Windy Gordon
  • College of Arts and Sciences - Jay Gerlach
  • College of Engineering and Technology - Peter Tay
  • College of Fine and Performing Arts - Zsolt Szabo
  • College of Business - Jim Busbin
  • College of Health and Human Sciences - Debbie Logan; Beth Wall-Bassett
  • Division of Athletics - Miffy Henley
  • Division of Advancement - Stephanie Drum
  • Division of Student Affairs - Karen Walker; Jane Adams-Dunford
  • Division of IT - Kenny Chapman; Laura Dinunzio
  • Chancellor's Division - Meredith Whitfield
  • Division of Academic Affairs (includes Library, Honors College, Graduate School) - Alison Krauss; Colin Townsend; Anne Aldrich
  • Division of Administration and Finance - Lauren Bishop; Chelsea Reavis

Faculty Staff Giving Champions


Faculty Staff Giving Champion Participation

* Division of Advancement is not eligible for the Faculty Staff Giving Champions Trophy.

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