The WWU APICS Student Officer Challenge!
On June 1st, WWU's 2nd Annual Western Give Day, a portion of EVERY gift made will be matched! Take advantage of this incredible opportunity and support WWU APICS!
We all love a "good news" story.
In November a team of 5 stellar WWU business students won the prestigious Boeing NW Case Competition. Three of these students who are officers in the student chapter of APICS (the international professional organization for supply chain management) decided to pledge their prize money ($200 each) back to WWU/APICS, but with a catch: they wanted the MSCM/OPS Advisory Board to match their $600 pledge.
When the Advisory Board Executive Committee learned about this unheard of act of giving back and philanthropy from current students, they decided to help amp this up a bit. "Let's show these exceptional students how a small act of giving back can grow into something that can have significant impact and multi-year reach. Let's honor these students!"
So they asked the WWU Foundation if they would match the student's pledge. And they did.
Then they asked alumni and advisory board members who are part of the WWU President's Society if they would match. And they did; actually they over-achieved just a little pledging $5,650.
Then they asked all prior student officers of the Western APICS Club (for the past 26 years) if they would support the challenge, and they did; also over-achieving by pledging more than $3,200 and growing.
The original challenge to the Advisory Board was completed and matched on February 3rd; this group of business professionals did a little more than just a match with $1,300 being raised this day.
And now we are asking all MSCM/OPS alumni, all family, friends, business strategic partners, companies and managers in the MSCM/OPS network, and anyone that would like to honor and encourage acts of giving back and philanthropy from young professionals - please join us by making a contribution. Any amount helps. All donations are tax deductible (WWU Foundation is a 501(c)3) and are eligible for corporate matches if your organization offers this benefit. Thank you!!