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Published: April 12, 2018 | Categories: Alumni

WNEGIVES a Roaring Success

Golden Bears from near and far came together for the 2nd annual #WNEGIVES on March 6 and 7. In honor of our founding year, alumni, students, faculty, staff, parents, and friends supported Western New England University through 1,919 minutes of giving. Even with the University closed for a snow day on Wednesday, 734 generous donors made gifts totaling over $162,000. This exceeded our original goal of 500 donors—THANK YOU to all who participated!

Donors could choose to direct their gift to any area of campus, and several challenges were offered to unlock additional contributions. In total, 54 programs received gifts from donors in 26 states. Real-time updates were displayed on, as donations poured in.

If you are interested in helping to make our next #WNEGIVES a success, sign up to be an ambassador at or contact Rachel Griffin, annual giving officer, at or 413-782-1523.