Corporate Relations

Westmont College’s Office of Foundation and Corporate Relations values the partnerships it enjoys with businesses and corporations who serve the Santa Barbara community and beyond. Understanding potential for support and growth, Westmont seeks to foster relationships with corporations that will further each other’s missions.

Corporations support Westmont in a number of ways: they provide scholarships to Westmont students and athletes, donate gifts in kind to projects such as Potter’s Clay and Spring Break in the City, match their employee’s gifts to Westmont, and sponsor various Westmont events and programs on and off campus.

But adding value to who we are, what we do, and where we want to go is only one half of the corporate equation. The other is providing practical ways of giving back to our community partners and advancing their corporate identity and activities that benefit our community.

We invite our local corporate community to come see our campus and learn more about how we can help each other to enhance our missions. If you would like to arrange for a campus tour, please contact Reed Sheard, Vice President for College Advancement and Chief Information Officer, at 805.565.7171 or via email rsheard@westmont.edu.

Press Releases about Corporate Grants

Current Corporate Sponsorship Opportunities:

  • Named scholarships
  • Student/faculty science research
  • Warrior Sports Banner Program
  • Westmont Museum of Art
  • Westmont Downtown Community Lectures
  • The President’s Breakfast
  • Found in Translation (program to make theatre productions available to area high school students and underrepresented populations)
  • Liberal Arts Ambassadors
  • Golf Tournament

Corporate Gifts in 2013-2014 include:

  • Scholarship support from Southern California Edison for students majoring in STEM disciplines.

Corporate Gifts in 08-09 have funded projects such as:

  • Found in Translation (program to make theatre productions available to area high school students and underrepresented populations)
  • President's Breakfast featuring speaker Walter Isaacson, president of the Aspen Institute, former chairman and CEO of CNN and edictor of Time Magazine, and acclaimed biographer
  • Sponsorship of upcoming Rembrandt art exhibition in Reynolds Gallery in September 2009

To learn more about these sponsorship opportunities, please contact Reed Sheard, Vice President for College Advancement and Chief Information Officer, at 805.565.7171 or via email rsheard@westmont.edu.

Message from the President

President Gayle BeebeYour investment in Westmont helps us accomplish our distinctive mission as a rigorous undergraduate, liberal arts college with a deep Christian commitment where students live in a close residential community and develop a broad global perspective.

The genius of Westmont lies in connecting these five essential characteristics in a unique educational experience that transforms young men and women into leaders inspired to change the world for Jesus Christ.

Students grow deeper in all areas of their lives -- intellectual, spiritual and personal -- while they develop their talents, discover their calling and prepare for a lifetime of service meeting the great, pressing needs of our time.

Gayle Beebe