#GivingTuesdayatCWRU is Case Western Reserve University's way of joining the wider movement of #GivingTuesday to benefit causes affiliated with campus schools, departments, and organizations that allow CWRU members to serve locally, nationally, and globally. With CWRU a place where faculty and students make a real-world difference on a regular basis, #GivingTuesdayatCWRU allows everyone to make an immediate and positive impact on local and global issues.
The idea behind #GivingTuesday is to put the spirit of giving back into the holiday season, and takes place following the traditional holiday shopping days of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. This year, #GivingTuesday takes place on Tuesday, December 2.
Case EMS is a student-run, volunteer emergency medical service group that provides services to staff, faculty, and students on campus as well as standby coverage for university events. Case EMS also provides CPR certification at discounted rates to the campus community, as well as offering EMT certification opportunities to students. Your gift will go towards newer, better equipment and training.
CWRU Labre Homeless Outreach Program
The Labre Homeless Outreach Program serves the homeless population of Greater Cleveland in a variety of ways, from providing hot meals to offering blankets, clothing and toiletry items. Your gift will go towards continuing to help those in the area who need help the most.
WISER - Women in Science & Engineering
WISER is an undergraduate student organization that promotes the inclusion and success of all women pursuing a STEMM related career at Case Western Reserve University through leadership, mentorship, and outreach. Your gift will help to foster the growth of these women in STEMM at CWRU through outreach and career building events.
Center for Civic Engagement & Learning (CCEL)
CCEL is a campus-wide resource that connects CWRU students to meaningful community service and learning in Cleveland and beyond, partnering with more than 75 organizations and serving approximately 20,000 hours last year alone. Through Alternative Breaks, a CCEL program that allows students to dedicate their school breaks to community service, CWRU students have traveled to Nicaragua, New Orleans, and Cumberland Island, Georgia to participate in projects ranging from youth development to school construction to environmental restoration. Your gift will help CCEL expand Alternative Break opportunities and make them affordable for students of all income levels.
Laura Chisolm, '81 Social Justice Fellowship Fund
Each summer, a number of CWRU School of Law students take unpaid internships within the public sector. This new fellowship would allow all qualified students to obtain some financial support while they pursue their goals of working in the public interest, as opposed to being forced to find other paid summer positions outside of the legal field. Your support will help establish an endowed fellowship in the name and memory of Laura Chisholm, a respected colleague and friend.
Unity Scholarship Fund
Give the gift of an experience to well-deserving underrepresented students by donating to the Office of Multicultural Affairs 25th Annual Unity Banquet and Scholarship Benefit. Your donation will provide underrepresented students with an opportunity for diverse interaction and cultural education that occurs outside the classroom environment and contributes greatly to the overall college experience. When you give to the Unity Scholarship Fund, you give students a chance to study abroad, engage in service or civic engagement such as alternative spring breaks, or participate in other experiential opportunities such as internships and co-op. Give the gift of an experience and positively impact the lives of many.
CWRU Habitat for Humanity
CWRU students volunteer with Habitat for Humanity, a service organization dedicated to creating awareness of the problems of sub-standard housing and participating in the contruction of quality, affordable housing, both in the Cleveland area and throughout the country. Students dedicate a few Saturdays a month to assist at local build sites and the Cleveland ReStore, as well as spring and winter break trips to assist other Habitat affiliates with construction. Your support will enable our students to help provide housing to those that need it most through CWRU Habitat for Humanity's winter break trip.
The LGBT Center serves as a resource for students, faculty, staff and alumni. The center helps individuals and groups develop programming ideas for our campus and helps to bring LGBT community programs and events to CWRU. Your gift will support the expansion of the Safe Zone program, a network of volunteers committed to creating a community of respect and dignity for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning students, staff and faculty.
The Flora Stone Mather Center for Women at CWRU
The Flora Stone Mather Center for Women advances gender equity throughout the CWRU community and supports and empowers women through education, advocacy, and professional development. Your support will allow us to provide research fellowships and internship scholarships for CWRU students who aim to advance gender equity and/or improve the lives of women through their work.
Design for America
Design for America is a campus student group that engages students in solving local social design problems. Our funds will go towards supporting our project teams as they try to make a large impact in the Case Western and Cleveland communities. We currently have projects spanning from working with Chrysler to improve user interface for adult drivers with disabilities to improving food choices for young children. We would like to provide a greater financial support them so they can make the best and biggest impact in this community.
Healthy Smiles Sealant Program
Serving Cleveland Metropolitan School District children in grades 2, 3 and 6, pre-doctoral students perform dental examinations and apply protective sealant to cavity-free teeth, as well as educate children on general health care, oral care and nutritional health. During the 2013-2014 school year, the Sealant Program visited all 76 CMSD schools and treated over 5,300 children with 16,000 sealants. Your gift will go towards supporting the general operating budget for the program, including supplies and after-treatment take-home packages (toothbrushes, toothpaste, floss) for children.
Student-Run Free Clinic
Providing care to underserved populations within the Cleveland community, the Student-Run Free Clinic serves more than 400 patients per year in the clinic and many more in outreach programs, which include blood pressure screenings, feet washing at a homeless shelter and various health education programs throughout the community. Gifts will help towards a $50K match donation to maintain and expand their clinical outreach services to the uninsured Greater Cleveland community.
CWRU Graduate Business Students Association
The GBSA provide opportunities for professional development, local community service activities, engagement with employers and social gatherings through balanced and tuned collaboration that crafts an unforgettable experience for all students at Weatherhead. Gifts to this fund will support the business students at Weatherhead, providing a greater opportunity for them to flourish in the academic experience.
Case Comprehensive Cancer Center
Case Comprehensive Cancer Center is the hub for cancer research in Cleveland. In partnership with University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Cleveland Clinic, MetroHealth Medical Center and generous donors, the center provides nearly 10,000 newly diagnosed cancer patients the opportunity to participate in life-saving clinical trials each year. Funds raised will help the center detect cancer early, develop new drugs and therapies and improve care and access for all.
Engineers Without Borders
EWB-Case helps create a more stable and prosperous word by providing access to necessities such as cleans water, power, sanitation and education. Our group aims to educate CWRU students through experiential learning. Funds will go towards funding materials and our trip to the Dominican Republic where we will continue to build a water treatment and distribution system.
College of Arts and Sciences Student Scholarships
Scholarship support is crucial for the College of Arts and Sciences to recruit and retain the best and brightest students.