Advancement & Public Services

Why We GiveSue and Tim Adams

Sue & Tim Adams

“I bleed purple and gold,” says Sue. “In the middle of nowhere, in the middle of a cornfield, Western does it right. The professors here are accessible and really concerned about the students. Western is a unique place where the people are real.”

Back in 2001, the Adams decided they would like to do something for Western, for they felt they have been treated well by the institution both as students and as employees. At that time, the University was in its Centennial Campaign. The Adams’ participated in that campaign by establishing a scholarship fund for non-music majors who participate in a music performance ensemble during college.

“Scholarships are a reward,” says Sue. “We want to reward those students who further their love of music throughout college while focused on academics. Our communities need quality musicians, quality people with a love for their craft. We want to keep students involved in music throughout college so they will continue to share and enjoy it for the rest of their lives, outside of their professions, just as we do.”

We felt we have something to offer and found a way that was manageable,” said Tim. “Payroll deduction here at Western has allowed us the opportunity to create and build something at this point in our lives. Western has given us many things, now we can share and give back by helping students use their gift and continue to know that they are appreciated.”

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Percent of faculty and staff giving

Faculty & Staff Campaign Update: As of May 7, 2013, we are 32% to our goal of 100% participation of faculty and staff giving.