ALUMNI & GIVING

  • Day of Giving

    This Valentine’s Day, show your love for Worcester State University by participating in I Love Worcester State Day. On February 14, 2018, join fellow alumni, parents, students, and friends from all across Lancer Nation to help set a new record for single-day donations.

    Here’s how to join in the fun:

    1. Wear your favorite Woo Blue shirt or Worcester State gear.
    2. Make a gift to support Worcester State University online at worcester.edu/ILoveWSU.
    3. Spread the word with #ILoveWorcesterState
    4. Follow along at worcester.edu/ILoveWSU or on Facebook.com/WorcesterStateFund to track our progress, participate in challenges, and score some free WSU gear!
     
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  • Help Spread the Word!
    Social media advocates are essential for generating buzz and awareness both leading up to and on I Love WSU Day.

    Last year, 30 alumni and students generating gifts, retweeting and sharing information, keeping their friends and followers up to date with the status of challenges, generating gifts by asking and encouraging friends and the overall total amount given.

    If you would like to volunteer for this vital role, contact Sierra Trudel, Assistant Director of Annual Giving, strudel@worcester.edu.
    Major Gift Challenges

    Help us reach our goal of receiving gifts – of ANY size – from 400 people and we will receive over $20,000 in challenge gifts. A group of dedicated alumni want to encourage WSU alumni to participate in the Day of Giving on Wednesday, February 14, and they are offering generous challenge gifts as an incentive.

    If we meet our goal of 400 donors…

    Gregg ’86 and Pamela ’87 Rosen will donate $10,000

    This is the third time the Rosens have offered such a challenge grant on the Day of Giving. Their generosity also funds other highly visible projects on campus, including the popular Bike Share program.

    Alan ’75 and Linda ’76 Larrivee will donate $12,500

    Dr. Linda Larrivee is the Dean of the School of Education, Health, and Natural Sciences. Worcester natives, Linda and Alan’s gift is in honor of both their families.

     

    FAQs
    What is I Love WSU Day 2018 DoG?
    The I Love WSU Day Day of Giving is a one-day-only fundraising event and celebration encouraging you to support your favorite area of the university. I Love WSU Day will take place on Valentine's Day, Wednesday, February 14, 2018. When you give a gift that is meaningful to you, you get us closer to the goal of receiving gifts from 400 donors.

    Where do gifts go?
    100 percent of your gift will go to the area(s) of the university you choose. Popular choices are the Worcester State Fund (area of greatest need), the Student Emergency Fund, The Student Internship Fund, academic departments, athletics, or student scholarships.

    How do I decide where to give?
    There are many giving opportunities at Worcester State University. We encourage gifts to the Worcester State Fund because they make a vital difference in the lives of students and support the area of greatest need for the college.

    What can I do to help get the word out about I Love WSU Day – 2018 Day of Giving?

    When you make a gift, post about it on your favorite social media platforms to encourage your friends to give. Use #ILoveWorcesterState to join in the conversation about the I Love WSU Day and spread the word! Contact Sierra Trudel about becoming a Social Media Advocate by strudel@worcester.edu or 508-929-8872.

    Can I set up a pledge or a recurring gift?
    Yes! You can set up a pledge or recurring gift by calling us at 508-929-8141.

    Will my contribution on the I Love WSU Day be tax deductible?
    Yes. Your gift is entirely tax deductible. When you give online, you will receive an email confirmation that will serve as your receipt for tax purposes. You will also receive a thank you letter with your gift amount in the mail that will serve as your receipt for tax purposes.

    Do gifts by mail or gifts of stock count?
    To give by stock, please call Louise Taylor at 508-929-8033 by February 14, and mention that your gift is for the I Love WSU Day - Day of Giving.