Faculty and Staff Giving

Athletics Faculty Staff Giving Champions

 Congratulations to the Division of Athletics, the inaugural Faculty Staff Giving Champions!

Our faculty and staff are vital to the success of WCU and our students day in and day out. Last year, without any focused giving program for faculty and staff, 23% of our employees gave back to WCU. This year, spurred on by outstanding volunteers in each division and college, 42.5% of our faculty and staff gave back to WCU to programs, scholarships, and funds that are meaningful to them. That equates to 650 faculty and staff donors! Giving for faculty and staff is all about participation, not about the dollar amount but about the fact that you give.

The Division of Advancement kicked off the month leading the charge with 100% participation before turning its attention to guiding its colleagues to success. It was a fun competition among the Colleges and Divisions, and our top three areas with the highest participation rate include the Chancellor’s Division, the Division of Athletics, and the largest division on campus, the Division of Administration and Finance. With 92% participation, the inaugural Faculty Staff Giving Champions are the Division of Athletics!

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.

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 Champions Participation

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

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