Save the Date for #WNEgives, March 10-11, 2020
The countdown is on to #WNEgives, the University’s annual community giving event. In honor of the University’s founding year, WNEgives will begin on Tuesday, March 10 at 8:00 a.m. and conclude after 1,919 minutes, Wednesday, March 11 at 3:59 p.m.
Last year, alumni, parents, friends, faculty and staff helped raise more than $200,000 in support of the University’s most urgent priorities. In 2019, 995 individual donors participated, representing 62 different class years, and residing in 31 states and four countries. Together, they supported 71 different areas of the University and unlocked nine challenge gifts, garnering $37,000 in additional funding from challenge hosts.
What is the goal of #WNEgives?
This year our goal is to raise $250,000 with donations from 1,200 individual donors in support of all areas of Western New England University.
How can I participate in #WNEgives?
- Be a #WNEgives Ambassador. The success of WNEgives is driven by a team of ambassadors who commit to sharing content with their networks through email, social media, texting, and/or phone outreach. Ambassadors will receive a comprehensive #WNEgives toolkit with graphics, sample content for email and social posts, and other tools to enhance outreach efforts. Incentives are available for Ambassadors, including chance drawings for gift cards, swag bags, and other prizes. Sign up today wnegives.com/ambassador.
- Host a #WNEgives Challenge. Challenges inspire more participation because donors know that their gift is unlocking additional funding for the University. As a Challenge Host, your gift can help generate additional giving to the college, school, team, or area of campus that you feel most connected to. The majority of our challenges are in the $1,500-$5,000 range and are structured to attract a specific number of donors to a project. Other challenges are a dollar-for-dollar match up to a limit defined by the Host. If you are interested in hosting a challenge, please contact Annual Giving at firstname.lastname@example.org or 413-782-1523 for more information.
- Make a gift during WNEgives. Mark your calendar for March 10-11, 2020 and make your gift online at wnegives.com during our 1,919 minutes of giving. Prefer to give by check? Mail your check payable to Western New England University to Western New England University, Attn: Advancement Office, 1215 Wilbraham Road, Springfield, MA 01119. Be sure to include WNEgives on the memo line, and get your check to us by March 11, 2020.
Who should I contact with questions about #WNEgives?
Contact Annual Giving at email@example.com or 413-782-1523.