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What is One Day For Western


What is One Day for Western?

One Day for Western (ODFW) is an all-in giving day focused on priorities for areas and programs across Western Carolina University. It’s like GivingTuesday that’s WCU-centric! 

Who can participate in One Day for Western?

The entirety of Catamount Nation – alumni, friends, students, faculty, and staff – can participate on April 3, 2024, from 12:00 AM through 11:59 PM EST. 

Why does WCU have a giving day?

Many universities – big and small, public, and private – have held giving days for years to provide additional support and inspire donors about exciting things happening on campus. Since our GivingTuesday efforts are focused on specific priorities, ODFW allows units and programs to ask alumni and friends for support directly for in-need and unit-specific initiatives. 

What is the goal?

Our One Day for Western goal is to secure at least 1,200 donors across the 12 giving priority areas over 24 hours.  

What will my gift support?

Whatever you choose! We have identified priority focuses across the university, including high-priority funds for WCU, strategic priorities for our Fill the Western Sky campaign, and areas of need within specific colleges and unit. You can give to these priorities or any other cause you’re passionate about. However you choose to support WCU on One Day for Western will be celebrated; every gift helps to fill the Western sky.  

How do I decide what fund to support?

Think about your WCU experience or specific areas you care about: was there a professor who inspired you during your time at WCU? Do you have fond memories of a special place on campus? Are you passionate about the impact of a particular program? No matter what inspires you, there is an opportunity to support it at Western. Find your cause by exploring our giving pages! 

What browsers support the One Day for Western giving page?

If you experience any technical difficulties on the GiveCampus campaign page, please check that you are using the most updated version of Google Chrome or Firefox. If you still have trouble, please reach out to us at annualgiving.wcu.edu or 828-227-7335 for day-of support. 

I can only give a small amount. Does that even make a difference?

Absolutely. Whether you can give $1, $100, or $1,000: today is one day to come together and make a difference. Matching gifts and challenges also help increase the impact of your gift. Taking advantage of those opportunities ensures your dollar goes further. 

Where can I see a list of all the One Day for Western challenge gifts?

Thank you for maximizing your impact! The challenge gifts contributed by generous fellow WCU supporters can be viewed by clicking “Challenge Gifts” at the top of this window, on the main ODFW giving page, and on the relevant college and unit pages. 

What else can I do to be a part of One Day for Western?

Promote ODFW on social media and with your networks and talk about how it takes each of us to make one day possible! You can use our social media toolkit for caption ideas, branded images, and other resources to share your story – just click “Social Media” at the top of this window. Be sure to set your post to ‘public’ so we can see and share it with Catamount nation!  

I still have questions. How can I get in touch?

For additional questions, please email us at annualgiving.wcu.edu or call 828-227-7335.