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CWU class of 2011 grad gives $25,000 to his alma mater during #GiveCentral

On April 27 and 28, Central Washington University will celebrate their first-ever, 24-hour giving campaign, #GiveCentral.  The goal of this campaign is to celebrate and share Wildcat pride across the country, and generate philanthropic support for student scholarships and other program enhancements benefiting Central students.

Andrew Mork, a 2011 graduate from Central Washington University has joined a prominent group of alumni and friends of the university leading the charge for #GiveCentral. The group has collectively agreed to unlock $125,000 in scholarship and program support. The unlock challenge is meant to encourage 500 donors to participate in the #GiveCentral campaign. 
 
Mork now works as a Financial Advisor for UBS Financial Services in Portland, Oregon. He has given a gift of $25,000 that will go to university alumni, Wildcat Football, and the Personal Financial Planning program.

When asked why he chose to support CWU, Mork said,

“Central Washington University has had a special place in my heart ever since I first moved into Meisner in 2006 during my freshman year. The campus was so energetic and friendly that it made making friends very easy.”

Mork says that his time spent at CWU was about creating lifelong friendships.

“To this day, more than half of my friends are from that first freshman year in the resident halls. Not only were my fellow students friendly, but the professors I would interact with over the years were also very easy to connect with, especially with most of my classes having less than 30 students.”

When asked what Central has given to him, he remarks that it is something money cannot buy.

“It [Central] gave me the confidence and the motivation to pursue a job as a Financial Advisor and Portfolio Manager where I get to work with amazing families and successful individuals on a daily basis. Because of this, I feel it is important to give back to the university to help provide the same opportunities to future graduates.”

“We’d like to thank these individuals for their tremendous support and investment in the lives of our students,” said Scott Wade, vice president for university advancement. “We invite other members of the Wildcat family to join them in donating any amount of money to the scholarship or program of their choice.  Every gift counts and allows CWU to continue to offer the best educational experience in the West.” he continued.

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Origionally published - 4/26/17

Contributing writers - Joey Castonguay (Student PR and Content Intern)

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