Back in June I mentioned that each time we turn the calendar to the month of July, our office restarts the cycle where we have to outdo ourselves once again. I closed by saying that ‘we already have some ideas on how to make that happen’. That couldn’t be more true.
We have been working hard to make those ideas into plans and turning those plans into realities. Along with our regularly scheduled giving appeals, we have been expanding partnerships with old and new partners across campus, developing new programs, ramping up crowdfunding campaign efforts, and beyond. Through all of this we are putting more emphasis on the needs voiced by CWRU alumni. Donors want to donate online and with ease.
Starting this month, we are introducing Spartans Lead, a new and easy way to give a monthly gift to CWRU! We are introducing this program with the launch of a month-long Spartans Lead campaign running from October 16 through November 16…and the campaign just went live yesterday! Like any other gift you can make your gift of any amount to any area of campus. The only difference is that you set the date to make your gift recurring. With any recurring gift you will automatically become a Spartan Leader.
Our efforts with crowdfunding have taken off as well. Over a short period of time we have seen a growing interest in fundraising through crowdfunding campaigns, and so, this semester we are running another set of concurrent campaigns. These four campaigns support departments within the College of Arts and Sciences:
October 16 – October 23:
- Department of Psychology
October 23 – November 6:
- Department of Biology
- Department of English
- Baker Nord Center
All of the current and upcoming fall semester campaigns can be found here: https://www.givecampus.com/schools/CaseWesternReserveUniversity
We are so excited that we are able to meet some of your long anticipated requests as we launch our new recurring program, Spartans Lead and through the several crowdfunding campaigns surrounding meaningful causes.