Still time to contribute to employee giving campaign

contact: Jeanne Baron
| WMU News
Students in a WMU class.

Students across campus benefit whenever WMU employees make a gift through Broncos4Broncos.

KALAMAZOO, Mich.—Each year, Western Michigan University faculty and staff support students in a myriad of ways, including giving of their time, sharing experiences, and offering words of advice and encouragement.

In addition, many employees donate to the Broncos4Broncos Campus Campaign. This giving opportunity makes the benefits of a WMU education available to all students, whether an individual's gift goes to academic support programs, international study opportunities, leadership and volunteer services, internships, or, importantly, financial aid in the form of funds and scholarships.

"We need your help again for the 2016-17 fiscal year," says Karen Pinkham, B4B campaign coordinator in WMU's Office of Development and Alumni  Relations. "With a month to go, we're close to reaching last year's 30 percent participation rate. We'd love to surpass that. Have you made your gift yet?"

About the campaign

Pinkham notes that there are over 1,900 scholarships, funds and programs to donate to, and even small gifts can make a big difference. Last year, students benefited from some $487,000 donated from 840 faculty and staff through the Broncos4Broncos campaign.

There was a 70 percent increase in dollars donated in 2015-16 to the Invisible Need Project, Pinkham says, adding that many donors choose this fund because it provides direct support to students in emergencies. The project includes aid funds associated with meeting food, health care and financial needs.

To learn more, visit the campaign web page on the mywmu.com website or contact Pinkham at karen.pinkham@wmich.edu or Pua Hammer at puanani.s.hammer@wmich.edu.

More information about the Invisible Need Project is available online.

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