Volunteers Take the Campaign Vision Public

Campaign Launch
Campaign leaders include, from left to right, Chair of the Board of Trustees Peter van Oppen ’74, President George Bridges, and Campaign Chair John Stanton ’77.

In today’s increasingly complex and globally connected world… Whitman must broaden and deepen its rigorous and personalized education in the liberal arts and sciences. We must make a Whitman education more affordable. We must strengthen our financial base to better meet the educational needs of our students. Now is the time for an unprecedented commitment to Whitman’s students and the College’s future.

The public launch of the $150 million Now Is the Time Campaign in November of 2011 declared Whitman College’s intention to build on the historic strength of a Whitman education and make the education offered to our students the most valuable experience possible.

In this report, you will read more about why this campaign is so urgent and how a remarkable outpouring of generosity is already having an impact on today’s students. More than $97 million in commitments were made during the quiet phase of the campaign (July 1, 2007-November 18, 2011), and in the first seven months since its public announcement that total has risen to more than $110 million. Volunteer campaign leaders call upon all Whitman alumni, parents, and friends of the College to join them in embracing the vision for Whitman. The outcome will be Whitman students who are prepared to meet the challenges of living and leading in the 21st century.

We encourage you to visit the campaign website: campaign.whitman.edu, attend events in your area, or visit campus to learn more about the vision for Whitman’s future and how realizing it will build a brighter future for the College and its students.