$ 420,225 raised 1,107 gifts
Celebrate Our Past, Build Our Future

On March 28, 2018, we will celebrate Washington State University's 128th birthday while building the future for Cougs of today and tomorrow.

 

Since 2015, WSU students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends have contributed more than $1 million during #CougsGive days toward research excellence, student services and support, leadership programs, endowed professorships, scholarships, and more. This March, we will take another step forward on #CougsGive with more than $100,000 in generous matching funds and dozens of donor challenges and bonus opportunities. Together, we will make #CougsGive '18 the best one yet!

 

Wherever your passion lies, please give generously, share enthusiastically, and help us show the world how Cougs give back! Go Cougs!

Every Gift Matters During #CougsGive
Mar 27, 2018

No matter how much you give or where, every gift matters during #CougsGive on March 28!

Why Does #CougsGive Matter?
Mar 22, 2018

WSU senior Katie Spencer is thankful for the scholarship and support she has received from our generous donors. How will you give back on March 28?

Help Us Turn The Map Crimson!
Rank State Donors
1 WA 674
2 CA 62
3 ID 48
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$50,000 Match
Thanks to a generous donor, the first $50,000 in gifts will be matched, dollar for dollar!
$50,000 MATCHED
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Scott & Linda Carson and Family Hourly Challenge- 8:00am: Crimson Opportunity Match
Start your day off with a nice boost! The first $1,000 in gifts to the Crimson Opportunity Fund will be doubled!
$1,000 MATCHED
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$50 Recent Grad Match
Are you WSU graduate of the last 10 years? The first $2,000 in gifts from recent grads will be matched up to $50 each!
$2,000 MATCHED
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2
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Scott & Linda Carson and Family Hourly Challenge- 2:00pm: Faculty/Staff Bonus
WSU Faculty & Staff are passionate supporters of our students! We'll match the first $1,000 in faculty/staff gifts during this hour!
$1,000 MATCHED
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Scott & Linda Carson and Family Hourly Challenge- 6:00pm: Six Campus Special
Did you know WSU has six campuses? In honor of our six unique campuses, we're going to double every gift during the 6:00 hour, up to $6,000 total!
$6,000 MATCHED
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2
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$500 WSU Libraries Match
Thanks to an anonymous donor, the first $500 in gifts to WSU Libraries will be matched dollar-for-dollar
$500 MATCHED
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2
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National Board of Advisors $2,000 Carson College Match
Carson College of Business NBoA Chair Don Lionetti ’87 and Vice Chair Tammy Hossfeld ’96 will match the first $2,000 in gifts to the Carson Center for Student Success, dollar-for-dollar!
$2,000 MATCHED
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2
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$1,000 CVM Behavioral Service Match
The first $1,000 in gifts to the CVM Behavioral Service Fund will be matched, dollar-for-dollar! This match is made possible by two donors: Cathy Morrison, in honor of the life-changing experience she and her dog, Bravo, had at WSU, and the other from an anonymous donor.
$1,000 MATCHED
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Colin White '03 $5,000 Honors College Match
For every gift made to the Medical Education Endowed Scholarship Fund in Honors, alumnus Colin White ’03, will match dollar-for-dollar up to $5,000!
$5,000 MATCHED
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2
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$3,000 Murrow Morning Match
In honor of student success, the first $3,000 in gifts to the Murrow College will be doubled!
$3,000 MATCHED
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2
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$2,000 Murrow Evening Match
Miss our morning match? Don't worry, the first $2,000 in gifts to support Murrow Success will be doubled starting at 5 p.m. PDT!
$2,000 MATCHED
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$1,000
128th Gift of the Day
Thank you to Stephanie Rink! You were the golden gift (128th) of the day and have unlocked a $1,000 bonus to your area!
128 / 128 Gifts
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$1,000
780th Gift of the Day
The donor who officially puts us over last year's gift total (779 gifts) will earn an extra $1,000 for his/her area!
780 / 780 Gifts
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$5,000
Shannon ’95 and Brett ’95 Flynn $5,000 Challenge
After the Carson College of Business receives its 50th gift, a $5,000 gift will be made to the Carson Center for Student Success by alumni Shannon ’95 and Brett Flynn ’95
50 / 50 Gifts
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$5,000
Bob Herman ‘82 and Teryl Stinemetz $5,000 Challenge for Voiland
When the Voiland College receives 50 gifts today, $5,000 will be donated by VCEA alumnus Bob Herman ‘82 and his wife Teryl Stinemetz!
50 / 50 Gifts
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$2,500
Cassa Hanon $2,500 Honors College Challenge
Once the Honors College receives its 25th gift of the day, alumna Cassa Hanon will make a $2,500 gift to Honors!
25 / 25 Gifts
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$1,000
The Carlson Family Vancouver Challenge
When WSU Vancouver receives its 25th gift of the day, the Carlson Family will make a $1,000 gift to support scholarships at WSU Vancouver.
25 / 25 Gifts
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$5,000
$5,000 Murrow College High Five
Once the Murrow College receives 40 gifts, a $5,000 gift will be unlocked for student success!
40 / 40 Gifts
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$1,000
$1,000 Murrow Noon Bonus
Join in on #CougsGive during your lunch break! The first gift to the Murrow College during the lunch hour (12 p.m. PDT) will unlock an additional $1,000 to the donor's chosen Murrow fund!
1 / 1 Gifts
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$250
Sarah English College of Education Challenge
When the College of Education receives its 15th gift today, Sarah English will generously donate an additional $250 to the Education Dean's Fund for Excellence!
15 / 15 Gifts
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$500
College of Education 25th Gift Challenge
When the College of Education receives its 25th gift today, an anonymous donor will generously donate an additional $500 to College of Education Scholarship Fund!
25 / 25 Gifts
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$300
College of Education 30th Gift Challenge
When the College of Education receives its 30th gift today, an anonymous donor will generously donate an additional $300 to WSU ROAR Program in the College of Education
30 / 30 Gifts
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Scott & Linda Carson and Family Hourly Challenge- 5:00am: Most Enthusiastic Donor
Our Most Enthusiastic Donor is Eric Hollenbeck! He was our first donor of #CougsGive and has earned a $1,000 bonus to the Carson College of Business!
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Scott & Linda Carson and Family Hourly Challenge- 6:00am: Hot Start Bonus
The Carson College got it going early! They're the first to receive 20 gifts, and that means the Carson Center unlocks another $1,000 bonus!
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Scott & Linda Carson and Family Hourly Challenge- 7:00am: Trivia Question #1
Twitter user @wsucougar08 nailed the answer immediately and chose to designate his $1,000 bonus to The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication!
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Scott & Linda Carson and Family Hourly Challenge- 9:00am: Recognizing WSU Extensions
Congrats to Steven Riddle! You made the 39th gift this hour, and that means you've earned a $1,000 bonus for the College of Pharmacy! Go Cougs!
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Scott & Linda Carson and Family Hourly Challenge- 10:00am: Random #CougsGive Bonus
Congrats to Twitter user @Emmieinthecity for her great post about study abroad! She has chosen to award the $1,000 bonus to the WSU Education Abroad Endowment! Thank You!
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Scott & Linda Carson and Family Hourly Challenge- 11:00am: Trivia Question #2
Congrats to Jason Anderson, who correctly answered our Facebook trivia question and has chosen to designate his $1,000 bonus to the Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture!
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Scott & Linda Carson and Family Hourly Challenge- 12:00pm: Why Cougs Give?
Thank you to Jenny Tiegs for her note about what WSU means to her and why she gives back! She has chosen to have the $1,000 bonus designated to the WSU College of Education!
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Scott & Linda Carson and Family Hourly Challenge- 3:00pm: Trivia Question #3
Lauren Summers won the Instagram Trivia contest and chose to designate her $1,000 gift to the Crimson Opportunity Scholarship Fund!
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Scott & Linda Carson and Family Hourly Challenge- 4:00pm: Trivia Question #4
Thank you to Jordyn Creighton for guessing the correct answer and designating the $1,000 #CougsGive bonus to the WSU Tri-Cities Student Hardship Fund!
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Scott & Linda Carson and Family Hourly Challenge- 10:00pm : Most Engaged College/Unit
The Carson College of Business was the most engaged college/unit on social media during #CougsGive, so they've earned the $1,000 bonus!
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Scott & Linda Carson and Family Hourly Challenge- 11:59:59pm: The Procrastinator Special
Our anonymous Procrastinator truly took it to the limit! The final gift of #CougsGive came with less than one second to spare! The $1,000 bonus goes to the Honors College Medical Education Endowed Scholarship Fund!
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$2,000 Murrow Throwback Photo Contest
Twitter user @Erin_BPR is our winner and she has chosen to designate $2,000 to the Jay & Retha Rockey Communication Excellence Endowment. Thank you, Erin!
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Scott & Linda Carson and Family Hourly Challenge- 1:00pm: Lunch Time Ambassador Challenge
Our Cougar Ambassador sharing leader is Jessica Munson! She has chosen to designate her $1,000 bonus to the College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences !
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Leaderboard
Early Bird Challenge
The college/program with the most gifts by 9 a.m. (PT) will receive a $2,500 bonus.
Rank Prize College/Unit Gifts
1 $2,500 Carson College of Business 30
2 Murrow College of Communication 20
3 Cougar Athletic Fund 15
4 College of Arts & Sciences 15
5 Honors College 13
6 College of Veterinary Medicine 12
7 WSU Vancouver 11
8 Voiland Engineering & Architecture 10
9 Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU 10
10 Scholarships 9
11 College of Education 8
12 WSU Tri-Cities 8
13 Ag, Human & Natural Resource Sciences 7
14 WSU Priorities 7
15 Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine 7
16 International Programs 7
17 WSU Global Campus 5
18 Libraries 4
19 CougParents Program 3
20 College of Nursing 2
21 Undergraduate Education 1
22 WSU Health Sciences Spokane 1
23 College of Pharmacy 1
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Mid-Day Challenge
The college/program with the most gifts from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (PT) will receive a $2,500 bonus.
Rank Prize College/Unit Gifts
1 $2,500 WSU Tri-Cities 73
2 Cougar Athletic Fund 53
3 College of Education 37
4 Murrow College of Communication 35
5 Carson College of Business 33
6 Voiland Engineering & Architecture 29
7 Honors College 24
8 Scholarships 21
9 WSU Vancouver 19
10 Ag, Human & Natural Resource Sciences 18
11 Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine 17
12 College of Pharmacy 17
13 College of Arts & Sciences 17
14 College of Nursing 16
15 College of Veterinary Medicine 14
16 WSU Health Sciences Spokane 11
17 Libraries 8
18 Undergraduate Education 7
19 International Programs 4
20 Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU 3
21 CougParents Program 2
22 WSU Global Campus 1
23 WSU Priorities 0
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Night Owl Challenge
The college/program with the most gifts from 4 p.m. to midnight will receive a $2,500 bonus.
Rank Prize College/Unit Gifts
1 $2,500 Carson College of Business 44
2 Murrow College of Communication 44
3 Cougar Athletic Fund 36
4 College of Arts & Sciences 28
5 Honors College 25
6 Voiland Engineering & Architecture 21
7 College of Education 19
8 Scholarships 16
9 College of Veterinary Medicine 13
10 Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine 12
11 WSU Tri-Cities 12
12 Ag, Human & Natural Resource Sciences 9
13 College of Nursing 6
14 Libraries 5
15 Undergraduate Education 3
16 Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU 3
17 WSU Global Campus 3
18 CougParents Program 3
19 International Programs 2
20 WSU Vancouver 2
21 College of Pharmacy 2
22 WSU Health Sciences Spokane 1
23 WSU Priorities 1
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College/Unit Gift Leaders
This leaderboard will display the colleges & units with the most gifts.
Rank College/Unit Gifts
1 Carson College of Business 107
2 Cougar Athletic Fund 104
3 Murrow College of Communication 100
4 WSU Tri-Cities 93
5 College of Education 64
6 Honors College 63
7 Voiland Engineering & Architecture 60
8 College of Arts & Sciences 60
9 Scholarships 46
10 College of Veterinary Medicine 39
11 Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine 36
12 Ag, Human & Natural Resource Sciences 34
13 WSU Vancouver 32
14 College of Nursing 24
15 College of Pharmacy 20
16 Libraries 17
17 Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU 16
18 International Programs 13
19 WSU Health Sciences Spokane 13
20 Undergraduate Education 11
21 WSU Global Campus 9
22 WSU Priorities 8
23 CougParents Program 8
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#CougsGive Dollars Raised
This will show the colleges & units with the most dollars raised.
Rank College/Unit Raised
1 Cougar Athletic Fund $22,845.00
2 Murrow College of Communication $21,235.00
3 Carson College of Business $14,844.00
4 College of Education $10,513.00
5 Voiland Engineering & Architecture $9,900.00
6 Honors College $9,425.00
7 College of Arts & Sciences $8,570.00
8 Scholarships $8,328.18
9 Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine $6,555.00
10 College of Veterinary Medicine $4,785.00
11 Ag, Human & Natural Resource Sciences $3,350.00
12 College of Pharmacy $3,252.00
13 WSU Vancouver $3,116.00
14 Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU $2,470.00
15 WSU Tri-Cities $2,223.00
16 College of Nursing $1,940.00
17 International Programs $1,904.00
18 Libraries $1,140.00
19 Undergraduate Education $1,120.00
20 WSU Priorities $950.00
21 WSU Health Sciences Spokane $925.00
22 WSU Global Campus $480.00
23 CougParents Program $200.00
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Ambassador Gift Challenge
Congrats to Jeff Pilcher, who inspired 20 gifts and has chosen to designate his $1,000 to the Carson Center for Student Success!
Rank Name Gifts
1 Jeff Pilcher 20
2 Amy Cox 15
3 Bruce Amundson 14
4 Colin White 11
5 Keegan McAdam 10
6 Elizabeth Becker 9
7 Eric Billings 8
8 Nancy Swanger 8
9 Judy Rogers 8
10 Glenn Osterhout 7
11 Michelle Snyder 6
12 Jedidiah Collins 6
13 Geri Carlson 5
14 Rise McGill 5
15 Sarah English 4
16 Cherilyn Brennan 4
17 April Seehafer 4
18 Joyce Crosthwaite 4
19 JJ Oliver 3
20 Stephanie Rink 3
21 Laurie Johnson 3
22 Tony Thompson 3
23 Michael Blankenship 3
24 Jessica Munson 2
25 Lynn Granberg 2
26 Molly Philopant 2
27 Ana Cabrera 2
28 Nickole Winfree 1
29 Nicole LeBlanc 1
30 Mark Beattie 1
31 Catherine Walker 1
32 Christa Callanan 1
33 Mike Tompkins 1
34 Marilyn Washabaugh 1
35 Lew Wright 1
36 Laura Kramer 1
37 Spencer Farrin 1
38 Shelly Neuhart 1
39 Dana Colwell 1
40 Angela Lenssen 1
41 Rachel Webber 1
42 Eric Hollenbeck 1
43 Mark Dyce-Ryan 1
44 Lisa Heard 1
45 Sheryl Ossello 1
46 Anna Wheatley 1
47 Chip Hunter 1
48 Joan Berry 1
49 Amy Giustino 1
50 Keith Shipman 1
51 Micah Howard 1
52 Rusty Williams 1
53 Cynthia Hollenbeck 1
54 Cindy Lou Zimmerman 1
55 Ron Schott 1
56 Bridget Pilcher 1
57 Brian Setzler 1
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Ambassador Dollar Challenge
Bruce Amundson set a high bar with $8,250 in recruited gifts for #CougsGive! He has chosen to designate his $1,000 bonus to the Murrow Innovation Fund!
Rank Name Raised
1 Bruce Amundson $8,250.00
2 Jeff Pilcher $4,750.00
3 Glenn Osterhout $2,175.00
4 Nancy Swanger $1,750.00
5 Amy Cox $1,625.00
6 Sarah English $1,400.00
7 Ana Cabrera $1,250.00
8 Colin White $1,180.00
9 Judy Rogers $1,155.00
10 Elizabeth Becker $1,115.00
11 Joan Berry $1,000.00
12 Laurie Johnson $800.00
13 Joyce Crosthwaite $776.00
14 April Seehafer $675.00
15 Geri Carlson $650.00
16 Molly Philopant $600.00
17 Jedidiah Collins $570.00
18 Mike Tompkins $500.00
19 Cherilyn Brennan $500.00
20 Mark Dyce-Ryan $500.00
21 Amy Giustino $500.00
22 Eric Billings $393.00
23 Tony Thompson $350.00
24 Michelle Snyder $310.00
25 Ron Schott $250.00
26 Bridget Pilcher $250.00
27 Rise McGill $213.00
28 Lynn Granberg $150.00
29 JJ Oliver $110.00
30 Stephanie Rink $105.00
31 Mark Beattie $100.00
32 Dana Colwell $100.00
33 Sheryl Ossello $100.00
34 Keith Shipman $100.00
35 Rusty Williams $100.00
36 Michael Blankenship $90.00
37 Keegan McAdam $75.00
38 Jessica Munson $75.00
39 Nickole Winfree $50.00
40 Catherine Walker $50.00
41 Marilyn Washabaugh $50.00
42 Nicole LeBlanc $35.00
43 Rachel Webber $30.00
44 Christa Callanan $25.00
45 Lew Wright $25.00
46 Eric Hollenbeck $25.00
47 Lisa Heard $25.00
48 Anna Wheatley $25.00
49 Micah Howard $25.00
50 Cynthia Hollenbeck $25.00
51 Cindy Lou Zimmerman $25.00
52 Angela Lenssen $20.00
53 Brian Setzler $20.00
54 Spencer Farrin $15.00
55 Shelly Neuhart $10.00
56 Chip Hunter $10.00
57 Laura Kramer $5.00
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Scott & Linda Carson and Family Hourly Challenge- 8:00pm: Ambassador Referral Award
You've been sharing all day long, and your family, friends, and fellow Cougs have checked out the campaign. The Cougar Ambassador with the most clicks by 8 p.m. will get $1,000 to designate as a bonus!
Rank Name Raised
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