UW Giving Day

Donors Give Big on UW Giving Day 

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In 2022, a total of 6,296 donors from all 50 states and 10 countries gave a record-breaking $4.1 million—funds that directly support students, faculty, and programs across UW. Every year, Giving Day is spearheaded by the UW Foundation, and this past year it   took place Oct. 19–20, 2022, noon to noon, during Homecoming week. This year’s theme was The Big Give, with students, faculty, and staff stepping up to create more campaigns than ever. In response, donors rallied in unprecedented numbers to generously support these initiatives. 

More than $700,000 was available in matching and challenge funds, including 60 unit-specific matches and challenges. Matches included an overall match for all donors that was established by the UW Foundation Board of Directors, the UW Foundation Board Midnight Match, and President Ed Seidel’s Faculty and Staff Match. These funds were each claimed in 3–8 minutes of becoming available. 

“Our mission—which we take very seriously—is to support the University of Wyoming and our students,” says Mary Shafer- Malicki, chair of the UW Foundation Board of Directors. “It’s so gratifying to see so many people who believe just as much in Wyoming’s university and the future of our students. On behalf of the UW Foundation, the board, and UW, thank you. Thank you for being an invaluable member of the team.”