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CWU Grad and Hanson Consulting Group CEO, Amy Hanson, gives back during the 2017 #GiveCentral campaign

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

Amy Hanson, a 1990 CWU grad and CEO of Hanson Consulting Group, credits Central with helping her to create the foundation she needed to start her professional career.

“As a CWU Alum, there’s nothing more fulfilling than providing opportunities to those who are striving to become the leaders and innovators of tomorrow.  My time at CWU provided a foundation to build my business career and I consider giving back an investment in the future,” said Amy Hanson.

Hanson is now a CWU Foundation Board Member and she understands the value of investing in the next generation of young professionals. Her amazing work and generosity is exemplary of outstanding alumni who make our university great.  Her business was named in the top 50 women-owned businesses in Washington State for 2017 by the Puget Sound Business Journal for the third year in a row, ranking #29 this year. Hanson’s gift is $50,000 and will be used toward student scholarships.

Scott Wade, vice president for university advancement and executive director for CWU Foundation, shared his thanks to these donors and extended the challenge to others. He said,

“I would like to thank Amy for her tremendous support and investment in the lives of our students. We invite other members of the Wildcat family to join 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.”

To learn more or give today, click here.

Originally published - 4/26/17

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

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