Give – Financially. Make Westminster a philanthropic priority throughout your lifetime.
Involve – yourself with your time and talent.
Value – your degree and protect your personal investment.
Engage – with students, fellow alumni, and Westminster throughout your lifetime.
The Opportunity: To help students recognize that because of their educational experience at Westminster College they become part of something greater than themselves. There is an important reality for our students…what they pay to attend covers only about 70% of the actual cost. A significant portion of the balance is covered by private contributions from generous, faithful alumni of the College. Clearly, it is simple, but an important fact misunderstood by our students...Westminster College is a non-profit organization that depends on private support.
Goal: To engage the entire campus community in the education and encouragement of students in the development of attitudes of philanthropic awareness and service through the investment of time, talent and financial resources.
Outcome: To create a culture and community of pride, loyalty and philanthropy among current Westminster students that strengthens, deepens and intensifies as they transition to the ranks of Westminster Alumni.
Community: Although the Student Philanthropy Program is a collaborative goal for the Office of Institutional Advancement, success of the program is dependent upon the cooperative spirit and participation by every area of the College including alumni, faculty, staff and administration.
The Westminster Fund
4 Fast Facts:
- The Westminster Fund provides vital annual support for students. Income from tuition covers only about 70% of a Westminster education. Scholarship funding secured through the Westminster Fund bridges the gap between what students and families pay and the actual cost of their education.
- Every gift of every size contributes to student success. Making a gift each and every year to Westminster is critical in order to maintain a higher alumni rate of participation. A higher percentage of alumni giving helps secure additional grant funding and ranks Westminster College higher nationally. A ranking that many propsective students and families look for when researching colleges and most foundations look for when seeking to fund higher education.
- Financial support, from alumni and friends of the College, for scholarships, academic departments, library resources, Titan athletics or designation of the donor’s choice enhances programming which subsequently empowers students to remain highly competitive in the marketplace.
In order for the College to remain competitive and viable in the future – in order for their personal investment to be protected – the College must remain a philanthropic priority throughout their lifetime.
If you have questions or would like to be a part of the Student Philanthropy Program, please contact: