President's Report and Annual Report of Gifts

Ribbon-cutting 2009–10 academic year offered much to celebrate

“Punctuated by accomplishments that strengthen the reputation of the college and enrich the experiences of our students, last year was among the most successful I have witnessed in my five years as president.” — President George S. Bridges

Dr. Ball Alumni and friends pay tribute to Dr. Ball

Thanks to the generosity of 533 alumni and friends, this past fiscal year a much-deserved tribute was realized: The George Hudson Ball Chair in the Humanities was established to strengthen teaching in the tradition of Dr. Ball, a humane scholar and an influential mentor.

Penrose Society Stephen B.L. Penrose Society membership grows

Penrose Society Co-chairs Dr. Elizabeth “Libby” Main Welty, trustee emerita, and Robert “Bob” W. Young ’55, overseer emeritus, and the Whitman College community join together to express our deepest gratitude to the new members of the Stephen B.L. Penrose Society.

Donna Dahlke Davis Office of Annual Giving salutes Donna Dahlke Davis ’60

Donna Dahlke Davis ’60 earned this year's place of honor on the Office of Annual Giving’s plaque saluting volunteers for outstanding achievement.

Gee and class McKay Clise scholarship honors family ties

Joyce McKay Clise ’44 — to honor the many McKay and Clise family members who have attended Whitman and still attend today — has established the McKay Clise Family Scholarship Endowment, which will provide aid to Whitman students who demonstrate financial need.

Charley Rosenberry Rosenberry scholarship meets regional financial need

“I hope my gift will help Whitman continue offering the world through education to students who couldn’t otherwise afford to be here.”

Ammon Ammon scholarship supports study abroad

“I believe students should travel as much as they possibly can. The only way to truly get the perspective of another place is to go there and experience it yourself.” — Bill Ammon ’48

Ball Couple’s belief in Whitman gives birth to scholarship

“Whitman fully engages students, is intimate and nurturing, and it brings out the best in people. The quality of its faculty and administration prepares students for whatever the future holds.” — Robb Ball ’64

W Club W Club: By the Numbers

The W Club is dedicated to helping Whitman’s varsity student-athletes achieve competitive excellence

Gary Rollefson Parents Fund supports scholarships

The Parents Fund Scholarship Endowment directly funds a core Whitman priority: support for financial aid packages to allow as many deserving students as possible to attend the college.