Western Oregon University celebrates Annual Giving Day on March 5

MONMOUTH, Ore. – Western Oregon University announces its annual Giving Day, Howl from the Heart, on March 5, 2024. Giving Day is a crowdfunding day that allows everyone to financially contribute to the projects they want to focus on.

Since its inception in 2016, the annual Giving Day at Western has raised nearly $1.4M in donations. Funds raised on Giving Day have been used to endow scholarships, support athletics, provide needed resources to student clubs and organizations, and much more. 

This year, members of the Western community will have the opportunity to support over 40 department projects, scholarships, athletic programs, and campus organizations on Giving Day. Each gift, no matter the amount, collectively makes an immediate and tremendous impact on the lives and education of students. 

“One of the great things about Giving Day is that it allows alumni, friends, and supporters of the university to learn about all the amazing resources and organizations on our campus and select which ones they want to support,” shares Dave Beasley, Ph.D., director of annual giving. “Each gift, regardless of its size, is important and is greatly appreciated by the students it helps. I love Giving Day because it’s a chance for us all to help fund the present and future we want for Western!” 

Gifts can be made online on March 5 at givingday.wou.edu, by calling the Foundation at 503-838-8814, or by dropping off your gift in The Cottage on Western’s campus.

For the first time on Giving Day, Western is adding a service component for students. Students will be volunteering their time at community service projects both on and off campus on Tuesday, March 5. More information will be forthcoming.

Join Western Oregon University on March 5, 2024, and be a part of Howl from the Heart. Make a difference and ensure that every student at Western has what they need to succeed.

Learn more about Giving Day and how to contribute.


About Western Oregon University Foundation

The Western Oregon University Foundation was founded in 1965 and is the fundraising arm of Western Oregon University. A nonprofit corporation, governed by a volunteer Board of Trustees with IRS 501(c)3 status, the WOU Foundation’s scholarship program includes more than 250 donor-funded scholarships. In addition, the foundation manages nearly 300 funds for academic and student programs. As of 2023, the WOU Foundation has approximately $26 million in assets and a permanent endowment of $22 million.

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