Westmont Fund

The Westmont Fund is all about the students because your generous donations support programs that directly benefit students. When you contribute to the Westmont Fund, you make an extremely important and powerful impact on the young men and women who seek to develop all aspects of their lives through our distinctive education. It would take more than $40 million in additional endowment to replace these essential annual contributions.

Goals for 2013-2014

The Westmont Fund fundraising goal this year is $3,100,000. These gifts provide revenue to support the operating budget, particularly to the area of student scholarships.

Westmont’s alumni giving participation is a key component of support for student scholarships each year, and alumni who support their alma mater also help to boost Westmont's national ranking. In the 2012-2013 year, 24% of alumni made a donation to Westmont.

A Community Effort

Gifts from alumni, parents, and friends allow Westmont to offer a Christian liberal arts education, of the highest caliber, rooted in Christ. The result of this collaboration: future global leaders with intellectual integrity, unshakable character, and a commitment to Jesus Christ.

By supporting Westmont and its students, you enable a new generation of students to experience the many benefits of a distinctive Christian college education.

Support Students

The Westmont Fund provides a dependable stream of income to Westmont’s operating budget, enabling the college to carry out its mission each year. Replacing these funds would require more than $40 million in additional endowment.

To support the life-changing ministry of a high-quality undergraduate liberal arts education rooted in Christ, the Westmont Annual Fund supports the following priorities:

  1. Attracting and educating a diverse, highly qualified student body
  2. Recruiting and retaining the finest faculty
  3. Housing students in a residential learning environment
  4. Ensuring the technology and facilities that allow Westmont to offer an exceptional college experience

Close the Gap

The legacy of faithful support from Westmont’s alumni, parents and friends is a tremendous asset. The Westmont Fund supports annual operating expenses. On average, each student only pays about two-thirds of the cost of their education, and your gifts to the Westmont Fund help cover the remaining one-third for students. You strengthen the college’s financial future by establishing a solid base of donors. Increased giving by alumni and parents helps attract major donations from foundations that interpret a broad base of support as a healthy indicator.

Improve Students’ Experiences

Each year, Westmont chooses the most critical capital projects to be funded by the Westmont Fund. These may include repairs, remodeling, and minor construction. (Major capital projects are not funded by the Westmont Fund.)

Frequently Asked Questions

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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