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IDEA ChangeMaker Fellows

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39 Donors
Towards goal of 150 Donors
$955.00 Raised
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Project ended on May 23, at 12:01 AM PDT
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IDEA ChangeMaker Fellows

The IDEA Changemaker Fellows are exemplary Western students dedicated to taking action to make change in the world. More than an internship, the Changemaker Fellowship focuses on building community and support systems around people who are already deeply committed to solving some of society's most intractable problems. What could these students do with the support, community and resources they need to turn their ideas into impact? Turns out, it's beyond anything we imagined. 

  • Click here to meet all the Changemaker Fellows

  • Click here for a short video of Juan Galvez, a current Changemaker Fellow working to connect communities, culture and music. 

  • Click here to read an article about Gwen Larned, a current fellow working towards zero waste.

Fellows are selected based on their commitment to both the problem they are trying to solve and their commitment to the community of IDEA Changemaker Fellows. When we are able, the IDEA Institute pays the fellows for their time spent researching and addressing the complex issues related to their project. Many of these fellows balance multiple majors, minors and jobs at the same time. We've found that financial remuneration, above all else, allows the fellows the freedom to fully focus on the complexities at hand. 


We need your help! The current fellows need financial support and sponsorships to complete their fellowship this quarter. We are also recruiting new fellows to begin in fall 2018.


Please help us to continue to build a program that actively and meaningfully supports changemakers and change leaders in our community.






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Yes! This is important!

Donation at this level sends a message that you believe this kind of work should continue to happen. Thank you for your support! Every dollar counts.


Love the Changemaker Fellows

This level shows your support for the program and the students working hard to make a better world for all of us. Thank you!


Meet the Fellows

This level of giving puts you on our priority list for Changemaker Fellow event invites.


Fellow for a week

Each contribution at this level supports a fellow for one week. Thank you for your support!


Fellow for a month

Each contribution a this level supports a fellow for one month. Thank you for supporting active minds, changing lives.


Lunch with a fellow

A contribution at or above this amount earns you lunch with an IDEA Changemaker fellow or the fellowship coordinator. Your gift will also be recognized with membership in WWU's President's Society.

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