Now Is the Time Campaign

Since 1882, Whitman College has provided an exemplary education that immerses students in ideas, confronts them with challenging problems, and nurtures their ability to become leaders. In today’s increasingly complex and globally connected world, the demand for broadly educated, critical, and innovative thinkers has never been greater. Whitman’s Now Is the Time Campaign is helping to secure the resources necessary to perpetuate and build upon the College’s historic strengths and to ensure a brighter future for its students.    Read the Case Statement »

Enhancing Our Academic Program

Marin Meades ’15 works on the rack-mounted computer that controls the positioning of the telescope. Photo courtesy of Prof. Andrea Dobson.Observatory opens the universe to students
Recently, a gift helped install a telescope and field station at Braden Farm near Wallula Gap, which will provide Whitman students and others with opportunities for research, education, and community outreach.

Read more about the efforts to strengthen faculty, provide experiential learning opportunities, and globalize our curriculum »


Improving Access through Scholarship Support

Barbara Sommer Feigin ’59 was a toddler when, together with her parents, she escaped from Nazi Germany on the last train out of Berlin in July 1940.Diamonds in the Sidewalk
Barbara Sommer Feigin ’59 understands what it means to dream big and how scholarship aid can change the course of one’s life. Her journey – from escaping Nazi Germany with her parents as a toddler to a successful career in advertising in an era when few women were afforded such opportunities – inspired her to create a legacy at Whitman with a unique scholarship and internship program.

Read more about the efforts to increase access and affordability, endow need-based aid, and bolster merit-based scholarships »


Strengthening our Financial Base

2013 Senior Gift
In recent years, alumni, parents, and friends of the College have stepped up their collective efforts to support a variety of targeted initiatives and made record gifts to the unrestricted fund -- the foundation on which Whitman builds its academic and co-curricular programs. Graduating seniors are joining these loyal supporters and getting a jump start on paying it forward to future generations with their gifts to the Senior Fund Scholarship Endowment.

Read more about the efforts to expand the College’s unrestricted endowment and increase annual giving »