iGive to the Westmont Fund 2013

iGive 2013 Events

Look for these iGive events happening this year!

October 24 iGIVE ICE CREAM SOCIAL - Come enjoy a FREE pint of ice cream and plenty of door prizes at the first seniors only event of the year. The iGive committee will explain the class of 2011 class gift and give you an opportunity to participate!
December 5 DECEMBER GRAD DINNER - This event is only for seniors graduating in December. We want to send you off on a good note with great food, fun and fellowship!
February 2013 SENIOR FAIR - While you are fitter for you cap and gown don't forget to make your gift to iGive. Those who give will receive a ticket to attend the Senior Coffee Night!
February 21 TUITION FREEDOM DAY - Did you know that your tuition dollars run out on February 16th and for the rest of the year your education is funded by the generous donations of alumni, parents and friend of the college? Look for events and activities throughout the day to say "thank you" to our wonderful donors.
April 4 SENIOR CARTOON NIGHT - This event is exclusively for seniors who have contributed to iGive. Enjoy one last evening with your classmates and favorite faculty with coffee, dessert and performances by students and professors.

There are two goals for iGive:

1. Class Participation
2. Funding a scholarship for someone one year behind you

Scholarship Fund

Your gift to iGive 2013 goes to support a scholarship that will be awarded to a student one year behind you. This is a tradition that seniors have been participating in for 19 years. This is an opportunity for you to have a significant impact on a fellow student. Westmont puts your senior gift to work for students!

You have until commencement to support the iGive so Donate Now!

Details

Your iGive Co-Chairs have formed a committee of seniors which has challenged the class of 2013 to reach 65% class participation. They have also challenged the class to make a gift of their class year: $20.13. This is the suggested pledge, but gifts of all sizes count toward participation.

The goal is people! Participate to whatever level you can. Recent classes have raised 60-70 percent of their senior class! The class of 2009 broke the all-time record with 76 percent participation!

Strength in numbers. Most graduating seniors face varying degrees of debt, so it’s helpful to learn early on how an alum can contribute to Westmont’s ongoing ministry, as well as make a practical investment in your degree, without the burden of large contributions. U.S. News & World Report looks at the level and rate of participation from alumni when determining national rankings. Although you might not be able to give at a high level, you can have a significant impact on Westmont's fiscal well-being. And the higher Westmont is ranked the more valuable your degree becomes.

Tribute Gifts: Honor Someone Special at Graduation

Honor someone who made an impact on your college career, such as parents, coaches, professors, pastors, or friends.

For a pledge of $20.13,your name will be listed alongside the names of those you are honoring in a tribute booklet at the graduation ceremony. A card will also be mailed to the honoree. (Each person honored requires a $20.13 pledge, except for parents/grandparents, who count as one.)

The deadline to submit your tribute is April 11, 2013. Click Here to see last year's Tribute Card.

Make a Tribute Gift using the Online Donation Form.

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