Reasons to Give

Whether you donate your time, talent or treasure, giving back annually is an integral part of maintaining WCU's excellence.


Increased participation from alumni boost national rankings and increases the value of your degree!

When national rankings are calculated by U.S. News and World Report, alumni giving participation is used as the sole criteria to rate alumni satisfaction. If you are a graduate, your gift will help increase WCU's rankings and reputation, thereby increasing the value of your degree.

Impact your passion

No matter what areas of philanthropy you are passionate about - the arts, education, the environment - your gift to WCU can impact that passion. Simply designate your gift to the program, scholarship or department that is shaping future leaders in that area of interest. Click here to explore more than 500 giving opportunities at WCU.

The fact that we give is as important as the amount we give

Because rankings are influenced by the percent of alumni who give (not the dollars given), your gift can have a very powerful impact, no matter the amount. No gift is too small to make a difference!

Your gift will be felt for generations

When you contribute to an endowed fund like the WCU Alumni Association Scholarship, your support will benefit WCU now and well into the future. One hundred years from now, your legacy of generosity will live on through the people or programs your gift supports.

Open doors of opportunity

Many of our students are the first in their family to pursue a college degree, and many others could not afford a college education without scholarship assistance. Your gift to WCU helps students of all backgrounds access higher education.