Every Act of Generosity Counts
Gifts to The Center for Gifted Studies at WKU make a lifelong impact on children and young people around the world, providing the opportunity to those who need financial assistance to participate in our programming.
#GivingTuesday is a global giving movement that has been built by individuals, families, organizations, businesses, and communities in all 50 states and in countries around the world. It inspires people to take collective action to improve their communities and give back in better, smarter ways to the charities and causes they believe in — it helps create a better world. #GivingTuesday demonstrates how every act of generosity counts, and that each one means even more when we give together.
"My summers at VAMPY provided an invaluable bridge for me between deep rural poverty and the possibilities of the outside world. The ability to recreate myself each summer also gave me confidence that has been a keystone to my success in life."
Will Luttrell (SCATS 1985, VAMPY 1986-89)
How to Get Involved
- #GivingTuesday is Tuesday, December 1, 2020.
- #GivingTuesday is fueled by the power of social media. Share what The Center means to you on your platform of choice. Post a favorite picture from a Center-related event or use one of the images on this page. Feel free to tag us (@giftedstudieswku on Facebook, and Instagram, @giftedstudies on Twitter) and include #givingtuesday. Tell us about the impact The Center has had on you or your family. We love to hear your stories!
- If you choose to give, tell your friends you contributed and include this link so they can participate: https://www.facebook.com/giftedstudieswku/. Not on social media but still want to contribute? Gifts can also be given to The Center through our website. Every dollar counts, so all contributions help children reach their full potential.
"The Center was the one place I felt academically at home and was surrounded by people just like me. My sister and I grew up quite poor, but we were fortunate to be sponsored to attend SCATS and VAMPY. Then, by extension, we were able to get full rides to several different colleges. Because of these educational opportunities, we have bettered ourselves and improved our lives."
Steffanie Skiles (SCATS 2007-08, VAMPY 2009)
What Will My Contribution Accomplish?
The Center for Gifted Studies has been serving children who are gifted and talented, their educators, and their parents for more than thirty-five years. The Center provides exciting educational opportunities for gifted young people, rigorous professional development for teachers, and support for parents of gifted young people. Under the direction of Dr. Julia Roberts, The Center has become one of the preeminent advocates for gifted education in the United States.
The Center believes that when gifted young people meet their extraordinary potential, our communities, our state, our nation—even our world—become better places. That is why each school year, The Center renews its commitment to encouraging excellence by providing quality programming and resources for gifted students, their teachers, and their parents.
"I'm so thankful for all the opportunities the Center gave me. They introduced me to my best friend, provided me an outlet where I felt like I really belonged, and ultimately gave me some of the best summers I could've hoped for."
Paul Hudson (SCATS 2010, VAMPY 2011-13, Gatton 2013-15, Counselor 2015)