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#GivingTuesday Exceeds Donor Goal

December 1, 2017


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MACOMB, IL -- More than 250 people .... 267 to be exact .... helped Western Illinois University meet - and exceed - its goal for the annual Giving Tuesday, which was held Tuesday, Nov. 28.

WIU's annual Giving Tuesday event was organized by the Division of Advancement and Public Services' WIU Annual Fund, which is led by Tim Hallinan. Giving Tuesday is a national philanthropic movement held every year on the Tuesday following Cyber Monday. This year's goal was 250 donors, Hallinan said. Those 267 who stepped up to support WIU committed $28,400 during the 24-hour campaign.

According to Hallinan, gifts touched every area of campus - academic programs, scholarships, athletics, student services and University libraries - to name a few. The University will also benefit from unrestricted funds donated, which gives the Foundation the flexibility to respond to the University's most pressing needs, he added.

"Giving Tuesday showcases the impact of collective giving on a global scale, and we are grateful to those who chose to support Western Illinois University on this special day," Hallinan said.

While Giving Tuesday occurs once a year, individuals interested in donating to Western may do so any time by visiting wiu.edu/giving or by calling (309) 298-1861.

"Faculty, staff, alumni and friends who support Western's giving initiatives truly enhance the quality of the WIU experience. We are so appreciative of those who support, and continue to support, our students through scholarships, as well as general University initiatives," said Brad Bainter, vice president for Advancement and Public Services. "Every gift makes a difference."

Posted By: WIU News (U-Relations@wiu.edu)
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