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Support Whitman College With a Gift

Gifts from alumni, parents, and friends play a critical role in ensuring the financial stability of Whitman College. These contributions help to supplement the resources available through tuition and endowment income, allowing the college to continue providing a high-quality liberal arts education to its students.

Gifts by the Numbers

Total Donors in 2021-2022
Raised By 1,744 Contributors
Raised By 654 Supporters
Why I Give?
Mary Deming Barber ’78, English Literature

“I gave to Whitman because Whitman gave to me! It’s pretty simple! I probably wouldn’t have been able to go to college if Whitman had not invested in me. And I got so much from Whitman in paying it forward... And I believe that it is critically important to pay forward what you’ve been given in life. Whitman has been a huge part of my life and will always be a huge part of my life.”

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Make an Immediate Impact

Investing in Academic Success Through The Whitman Fund

Whitman Fund gifts have a tremendous effect on the success of our programs, faculty and students each year. In particular, they give Whitman the flexibility to respond immediately and aggressively to new challenges and opportunities. At the same time, Whitman Fund gifts provide a solid and steady base of support for everything from great teaching to state-of-the-art technology.

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Invest in the Future of Bright Minds

Creating Engaging Relationships and Challenging Studies

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Gifts to scholarship and student aid ensure that Whitman can meet the growing need for financial aid, compete for the best and brightest applicants, and make our transformative education accessible to the finest students from all backgrounds. Scholarship investments in Whitman College students will pay dividends for years to come as today's students and scholarship recipients become tomorrow's leaders.

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Paying it forward

Preserving the Unique Nature of a Whitman Education

A practical means of “paying it forward,” gifts to Whitman’s endowment help ensure that the educational opportunities provided to past graduates will be available to future generations. Whitman’s endowment symbolizes its commitment to the enduring values of education, assures long-term competitive strength for our academic program and makes possible the achievement of the College’s mission—as we address the seen and unseen challenges of the 21st century.

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Make a Lasting Contribution

An Enduring Legacy to Whitman College

Those who choose to take advantage of planned giving opportunities, either through outright bequests or through lifetime gifts, make lasting contributions to the College. Paul Garrett, Class of 1913, passed away in 1982 and left an estate gift to Whitman to fund an endowment. Since then, the endowment has grown more than three times over to nearly $20 million; it now funds three professorships, a merit-based scholarship, a need-based scholarship, and more.

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Empower Students With Your Gift

Help make meaningful changes in the lives of Whitman College students and shape the future of higher education by giving a gift today. Your support gives students access to experiences that can open new doors and inspire big dreams. Ensuring that Whitman College can continue offering an unparalleled educational experience for years to come.

Every gift—no matter how big or small—makes a real impact!

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