WTAMU announces new fundraising goal for One West campaign

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WT One West Campaign(WTAMU)
Published: Sep. 21, 2023 at 9:21 AM CDT
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CANYON, Texas (KFDA) - West Texas A&M University has announced a new fundraising goal for the One West campaign.

The campaign was launched two years ago, and the University met the original fundraising goal of $125 million four months ago.

Now, One West leaders have raised the goal to $175 million.

“Because of the generosity of donors across the Panhandle region; because of the bold vision cast for the University in the long-range plan; because of the thoughtful and innovative leadership of President Walter V. Wendler, the administration, faculty, staff, and students of this great University, we believe we can do more,” campaign co-chair Jim J. Brewer said. “We feel we should do more!”

So far, nearly 8,000 donors have given more than 62,000 gifts as part of the campaign.

“Today is an exciting day for me personally as President of West Texas A&M University,” said Wendler. “Meeting the original public goal and announcing a new goal provides tremendous momentum for WT and is a source of great pride for the Panhandle’s University. Just look at WT students and talk to a few of them, and you will agree with me: We need to make WT the best it can be for them, and we need to give student and families many reasons to stay in this region after graduation to work, lead, live and serve.”