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#GivingTuesday to Mark End-of-Year Philanthropy Efforts at Western Illinois University

November 26, 2019

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MACOMB, IL – Help Western kick off the holiday giving season and inspire Leathernecks everywhere to come together in generosity as we participate in #GivingTuesday (Dec. 3).

#GivingTuesday is a global campaign to encourage personal philanthropy, showcase the impact of collective giving and is the perfect time to focus on holiday and end-of-year giving.

"Giving Tuesday has become a year-end tradition of support and generosity among our alumni and friends, as well as our faculty and staff," said WIU Director of Annual Giving Tim Hallinan '95. "For many alumni, Giving Tuesday is a chance to give back to the scholarship fund that helped them earn their degree. Others choose to support their academic program, University Libraries, our athletic programs or the Centennial Honors College, to name a few."

Visit Western's official #GivingTuesday campaign page at to make a secure online gift, join our donor wall and become advocate on social media to help promote the effort and inspire additional support.

Members of the Leatherneck family are also encouraged to spread the word about #GivingTuesday. Share how you're participating by using the hashtags #GivingTuesday, #LeathernecksGive, and #WIU on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

For more information on Western's annual fund and other giving opportunities, visit

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