WNEgives Supports Student Success

On Wednesday, February 14, Western New England University hosted its annual community day of giving event, WNEgives. It was an astounding success, with more than 1,950 supporters from 41 states showing their love to make it the most impactful annual day of giving yet! Alumni, parents, students, employees, and friends stepped up to raise more than $375,000, impacting 40 different funds. Various departments of campus hosted over 25 challenges to incentivize giving and reach each program’s goals. University Athletics came out on the top of the leaderboard, raising $175,000 from 1,650 donors.

While supporters from near and far participated virtually through, students, faculty, and staff gathered on campus in the University Commons for some fun and festive activities. From the thank you card station where students handwrote notes of appreciation to donors, to the WNE-themed backdrop where Golden Bears could take pictures, community members truly showed their spirit throughout the day and were even able to enjoy the beloved WNE chocolate chip cookies!