Foundation & Development

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We know your connection to Western Illinois University is strong. As a Western Couple, not only did you receive a great education here, but you also met someone who shared your dreams and helped make them come true. 

We hope that you often reflect upon the moments when your relationship was just beginning - where you first met, what classes you shared, what place on campus was “yours” – and we trust you remember your Western memories with the same affection you have brought each other.

Joe Roselieb and Carisa Swanson with Colonel RockWe’d love for you to take a moment to update us on the exciting changes in your life, and any news you would like to share. You may also receive a call this year from our annual Phonathon. We hope you will welcome this opportunity to hear about the latest campus developments from our student callers and share a special memory about your time here.

Many Western Couples also choose to commemorate their special connection to the University with an annual gift to an area on campus that is important to them. We invite you to do the same.  In doing so, you honor your special lifelong connection to campus and at the same time provide much needed assistance for Western students following in your footsteps.