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Wildcats Give Back: Invest Time, Network, and Volunteerism

Spring is in the air, and with sunshine and new blooms, there is a need for continued support within our surrounding communities through philanthropic ventures and community volunteerism. Each year, we at Central recognize the donation of time, energy, and engagement efforts offered by you, our Wildcat alumni.

If you’re not already actively involved, we encourage you to volunteer to help your surrounding community. Whether you desire to give a gift to benefit the lives of students through donations to CWU for scholarships, invest your time and expertise through mentoring, or wish to volunteer locally, spring truly boasts endless possibilities for giving back.

This year, we will hold our first-ever, 24-hour giving day for CWU. Our goal on this #GiveCentral day of giving is to engage with over 250 participants to raise awareness and provide information about Central Washington University, while focusing on the need for giving back to both students and our thriving Ellensburg community. Funds raised will go directly towards bettering the Central experience.

Our #GiveCentral day of giving is coming up–starting on Thursday, April 27, at noon, through Friday, April 28, at noon. Sign up here today.

In addition to our #GiveCentral campaign, alumni can support and engage with Central students through mentorship. The CWU Alumni Association has launched our Student Alumni Association Career Mentoring program. Through this mentoring program, our working alumni can dedicate time and career resources to a student eager to follow in their footsteps. For more details on how to become a mentor, contact Laura Sanchez at 509-963-1976 or email her at

The CWU Alumni Association, in partnership with the Center for Leadership and Community Engagement, is proud to invite you to volunteer for the 44th Annual Yakima River Clean-Up. We are asking Wildcat alumni to sign up today and volunteer.

With over 250 volunteers expected to help with activities, ranging from trail restoration to campsite renovations, this action of volunteerism will pave the way for future volunteer opportunities in the surrounding communities. We are hopeful that these 250 anticipated volunteers will help inspire others to join for future opportunities to give back.

This event will take place on Saturday, April 15, from 9:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Click here for details and to sign up today.

If you have any questions regarding additional volunteer opportunities, or ways to engage with Central, please contact the CWU Alumni Association at 509-963-2160, or visit us at for all of our upcoming events and programs.

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