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CWU President James Gaudino and Wife Katie Give $100,000 to Wildcat Commons Project During #GiveCentral

Central Washington University President James Gaudino and his wife, Katie, have given $100,000 to support the first phase of the Wildcat Commons project. They have generously agreed to unlock this gift if 500 donors participate in this year’s #GiveCentral campaign.

Since becoming president of Central Washington University on January 1, 2009, President Gaudino has embraced the institution’s primary mission of being a welcoming college that prepares its students for enlightened, responsible, and productive careers. During his tenure, Central has experienced a record infusion of state construction funding, completed a comprehensive overhaul and update of information systems, initiated a modernization of budget and management systems, and sought to create a safe and inclusive campus environment.

“I would like to thank Jim and Katie 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.”


April 27, 2018

Read the 2018 #GiveCentral press release here.



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