Mona Motte Wilds
Director of Gift Planning
Mona works with Westmont supporters in Santa Barbara, in Los Angeles from Long Beach to Riverside and in California’s Central Valley in Bakersfield and Fresno.
Before joining Westmont’s Major Gifts team in 2005, she worked for 25 years for a variety of non-profit and educational organizations including the United Way, Boys Clubs of America, and Wagner College in New York City before serving for eight years as the Director of Development at Laguna Blanca School in Santa Barbara.
Mona graduated from the University of California in 1980 achieving high honors with a degree in History and a minor in Art History. After graduating from college, she attended the Art Students League in New York.
Working at Westmont has been an important part of Mona’s spiritual journey, as she particularly enjoys getting to know alumni, parents and friends of the college. Finding connections between Westmont’s needs and a donor’s passion is very important to her work.