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The WWU APICS Student Officer Challenge!

Raised toward our $20,000 Goal
81 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on June 09, at 12:00 PM PDT
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Challenge Updates!

March 07, 2017

Thanks again to everyone for your support and contributions! 

A few quick updates:

1. With almost $14,000 raised to date, and with a WWU official press release just distributed yesterday, we decided to both extend the campaign and raise the goal. I believe in these students and believe we can do this! Check out the story here:

2. We have just connected this story to the national/international APICS board and officers - we are optimistic they will be as moved and supportive as we are.

3. We are working with the Puget Sound APICS Chapter to give the story a wider audience locally throughout the PNW - we know there are fans locally who would be interested. 

4. We are continuing to reach out to all alumni and industry network connections. It has been especially fun to research and connect with all of the former WWU Student Chapter APICS officers; there are special friendships for life with these groups.

Help us spread this good-news story!

Denny Organ (with thanks also from Nate, Lara and Zane)

2 1/2 Weeks - Over $12,000 Raised!

February 20, 2017

Again, thanks to each of you who have supported and honored what Lara, Zane and Nate began with their original challenge pledge. 

A special thanks to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for their match and for Deborah Dull's original contribution. Also, thanks to Boeing for their contribution that was announced at our recent Advisory Board meeting. I was even humbled by a generous gift in honor of my work to support APICS and all of our MSCM/OPS students.

These gifts plus all other contributions are putting us that much closer to our goal (with hope that me might even exceed this goal!). 

Multiple years of future students will benefit from opportunities of expanded educational experiences and from the deeper level of career readiness that will be possible.

Help us continue to share this story with others; we hope to attach a WWU official press release in the next update! We did receive a note of support from WWU President Randhawa agreeing that this was indeed an exceptional story. 

Thank you,

Denny (& Lara, Zane, Nate)

Week One - Over $10,000 Raised

February 11, 2017

This is such an amazing story; thank you to everyone who contributed in the past week. 

With a Boeing contribution of $1,000 that is not yet posted here, over $10,000 has been donated in support of WWU APICS and most importantly, to honor the initial act of giving back started by Lara, Zane and Nate. 

There is no question that your support will now have a multi-year impact touching many current and future students. This will help open the doors of opportunity for a very engaged group of future business leaders and will absolutely have positive impact. 

Please help us continue to spread this story - share the link, tell friends and colleagues! 

A heartfelt thanks.

Denny Organ (with thanks also from Nate, Lara and Zane)

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In the spirit of many small continuous changes for the better can make a significant difference, many Kaizen level donations can support weekly student professional meetings, help send students to the APICS International Conference, or provide scholarships to students in need.


Quality Circle

Donations at the Quality Circle level will help improve the quality of education of all MSCM/OPS students by supporting tours and engagement with regional business


Value Chain

Be a part of the value chain linking these exceptional students to education and industry by supporting a weekly APICS educational meeting.


Supply Chain Network

Help students create their own lifetime supply chain network of professional connections by supporting the cost of lodging for two students at the annual international conference.



Honor these students who are learning from Shewhart & Deming that planning, doing, studying and acting can create cycles of significant positive results - giving at the PDSA level provides a room for 2 students at the international conference.


Project Management

Honor these exceptional young students by matching their original pledge and supporting the cost of hosting 3 of the APICS weekly professional meetings open to all students at CBE and WWU.


Supply Chain Executive

Help teach all students that one small act of giving back can have a significant, positive impact on many, many others. Giving at the Supply Chain Executive level will provide a deserving student the professional experience of a lifetime by attending and fully participating in the APICS Annual International Conference.

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