In honor of Western Carolina University’s 125th anniversary, brick pavers to be installed in the Catamount Legacy Walk can be engraved with the special 125th anniversary logo as well as a personalized message.
Donors who give at least $125 to the WCU Division of Student Affairs Student Emergency Fund have the opportunity through the end of December to request the logo be printed on a brick with their message, such as a sentiment honoring a graduating student, colleague or alumnus. The brick pavers will be installed in the Catamount Legacy Walk near the Alumni Tower.
In addition, WCU faculty and staff can now make either a one-time donation of $125 or five payments of $25 through payroll deduction.
Seventy-five percent of each Catamount Legacy Walk donation goes directly to the student emergency fund with the remaining amount used for maintenance of the walk and Alumni Tower. The emergency fund offers limited financial assistance when students are unable to meet immediate, essential expenses because of temporary hardship resulting from an emergency. More than $10,000 has been raised to support the fund through the Catamount Legacy Walk initiative, and 14 students have received support since January 2012 to assist with expenses such as emergency car repairs, rent, food and airfare home to attend a parent’s funeral.
For more information, visit legacywalk.wcu.edu online or call 828-227-7234.