Why Give?

  • Give to your passion. When making your gift, you may choose from various areas to designate what you would like your gift to go toward. Annual Fund gifts provide much needed resources that enhance the overall experience for students. These include: student financial aid, scholarships, faculty recruitment, facilities maintenance, technology enhancements, library collections, and support for student organizations.

  • Invest in your alma mater. Annual gifts from alumni serve as a continuing endorsement of CWRU. Corporations and foundations that consider funding look first to see if alumni are supporting their alma mater. A high percentage of alumni giving is evidence of a strong institution.
  • Pay it forward. Alumni, faculty, staff, and friends of the university gave to help make your education possible. Help ensure that future students have the same educational opportunities that you did. A gift of any size can help make this happen!
  • Make it possible. Tuition only covers about 70% of an undergraduate education at Case Western Reserve University and 78% of students are on some form of financial aid. The money raised for the Annual Fund each year is one of the few sources of income bridging the gap between what tuition provides and the total operating budget.