In coordination with the Department of Athletics at Western Carolina University, the Catamount Club is charged with generating the resources necessary for the enrichment and leadership development of WCU student-athletes as they excel in the classroom and compete on their field of play. We seek private support for scholarships, program operations, and facility enhancements to realize our vision of being the premier institution of choice to be a student-athlete in the Southern Conference. We are committed to integrity and serving our constituencies in the best interests of the University, the Southern Conference, and the National Collegiate Athletic Association.
The Catamount Club was created with a mission to support our student-athletes' pursuit of comprehensive excellence in academics and competition. The contributions of each member are critical to our efforts to bring Southern Conference Championships back to Cullowhee. This past year, we had a record setting fundraising year
garnering $1,137,000 in private support to offset nearly $3,050,000 in scholarship costs. Currently, we rank
sixth out of our 10 Southern Conference-member institutions in scholarships that we are able to offer for student-athletes.
For the current academic year, we are budgeting for $3,180,000 in expected scholarship expenditures for WCU student-athletes. Through your contribution, you play an important role in helping our student-athletes achieve excellence in the classroom and competition, as well as to achieve our goal of $1,250,000 in scholarship support this year from Catamount Club members to continue to narrow the gap you see above.