Your Support is Vital

John Stanton
Now Is the Time for your commitment to Whitman’s success.

John Stanton ’77, Campaign Chair

Thank you to the many alumni and friends who have made Whitman a top priority for their giving. With your help, we were delighted to surpass $110 million toward our $150 million goal for the Now Is the Time Campaign earlier this summer! I am tremendously proud to be a graduate of Whitman College and inspired by those who have made the commitment to pay it forward to future generations.

We are well on our way to meeting our goals, but our success is by no means assured. Many of the College’s most generous supporters have already made their commitments to the campaign. To ensure the stability and growth to which we aspire in this campaign, we need additional alumni who are not yet donors to give, we need those who give infrequently to give each year, and we need more of our loyal donors to make multi-year and leadership commitments.
Your support will make a difference. Financial aid currently relies too heavily upon Whitman’s annual budget – additional gifts to scholarship endowment will provide wider access for students from all backgrounds. Additional support for faculty and academic programs will help us maintain the balance between breadth in the liberal arts and depth in each major subject area – the approach that makes a Whitman education outstanding. And finally, because Whitman’s endowment per student is significantly smaller than the colleges with which we compete most frequently for students, growth in the endowment through this campaign will make a tremendous difference in the overall experience we are able to provide for our students.

We invite those of you who believe in the mission of the College and this campaign to join us. We ask each of you to make a gift – whether it is $50 per year or $50,000 – to show your support for Whitman and liberal arts education. Every gift counts. Now Is the Time for your commitment to Whitman’s success.