To affirm and advance Western Michigan University’s public purpose as a learner-centered, discovery-driven, and globally-engaged institution, Shared Gold outlines bold steps by which connections, partnerships, and reciprocal relationships between Western Michigan University and community stakeholders might be forged, strengthened, and enriched. Targeting engagement, responsibility, and prosperity, this plan encourages Western Michigan University to build community health, wealth, education, and culture through action coordinated by newly created collective impact networks. Our collective action and its potential impact is our shared goal as well as our shared gold—a rich bond uniting Western Michigan University with an expansive range of organizations and individuals in our community.