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Year-end giving pushes WCU's 'Lead the Way' fundraising campaign past $58 million mark

Year-end giving pushes WCU's 'Lead the Way' fundraising campaign past $58 million mark

Western Carolina University’s “Lead the Way” comprehensive fundraising campaign climbed ever closer to hitting its goal of $60 million as a surge of year-end giving pushed the total raised to date to $58.7 million. Among the recent contributions to the campaign is an anonymous estate gift of $1 million to go toward student scholarships, which is the top priority of “Lead the Way: A Campaign Inspired by the Belcher Years.” The campaign is scheduled to come to a close this spring.

January 07, 2019


Moss fund supports teaching excellence, honors colleague

Moss fund supports teaching excellence, honors colleague

With a new doctorate under her belt and her dream job at Western Carolina University in hand, Hollye Moss jumped right in – and promptly started to sink. No longer distracted by a dissertation, Moss realized something was lacking: her teaching skills.

January 04, 2019


Donna Winbon: We all have the power to make an impact on the next generation

Donna Winbon: We all have the power to make an impact on the next generation

In 1980, I graduated from Western Carolina University. I was an average student with a modest background and a deep appreciation for the faculty and staff who helped me get through four years of college. I knew even then that my time at WCU had prepared me for a good life, but I had no grand vision of becoming rich or famous.

November 29, 2018


Classroom spaces named in recognition of Entegra Bank, Vannoy Construction gifts

Classroom spaces named in recognition of Entegra Bank, Vannoy Construction gifts

Classroom spaces in Forsyth and Belk buildings now bear the names of two Western Carolina University corporate partners in recognition of recent contributions from Entegra Bank and Vannoy Construction toward student scholarships and academic program support.

November 29, 2018


Former Asheville mayor makes gift to help WCU grad students, pushing campaign total past $55M

Former Asheville mayor makes gift to help WCU grad students, pushing campaign total past $55M

The Lead the Way campaign crossed a major milestone when a gift commitment from former Asheville Mayor Charles Worley and his wife, Nancy Worley, pushed the amount raised across the $55 million mark.

November 16, 2018


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