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Giving Tuesday is November 28, 2017
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#GivingTuesday Nov. 28

November 26, 2017

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MACOMB/MOLINE, IL -- Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday ... Tuesday needs a special designation. Help Western kick off the holiday giving season and inspire Leathernecks everywhere to come together in generosity as we participate in #GivingTuesday on Nov. 28.

#GivingTuesday is a global campaign to encourage personal philanthropy, showcase the impact of collective giving and is a perfect time to make a year-end annual gift to any scholarship or area of Western.

"Giving Tuesday has become part of WIU's tradition of giving and generosity on both our Macomb and WIU-QC campuses," said WIU Director of Annual Giving Tim Hallinan '95. "This year, we are excited to offer the opportunity for participants to further strengthen their involvement in this special day as #LeathernecksGive advocates."

As a #LeathernecksGive advocate, Western alumni, faculty, staff and students can drive the online effort through social media sharing, and also issue their own challenge gifts and matching gifts that day. Advocates can also track the number of donors and dollars raised resulting from their online efforts.

"Our advocates add a level of excitement and engagement to the giving experience, and the WIU Foundation looks forward to recognizing those who inspire the most involvement," added Hallinan.

Visit Western's official #GivingTuesday campaign page at to make a secure online gift, view our donor wall and become a #LeathernecksGive advocate to help promote the effort online and inspire additional gifts.

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 WIU's annual fund and other giving opportunities, visit

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