Advancing our Mission

Your annual gifts make a difference! Contributions from alumni, parents, and friends – past, present, and future – are an essential and influential component of providing a well-rounded liberal arts education. Annual Giving provides the current operating dollars that afford flexible and fundamental support for key programs, both academic and co-curricular.

Tuition and fees cover roughly two-thirds of the cost of educating each student, with the remainder generated by income from endowment and charitable gifts. Annual Giving contributions help acquire updated resources for the library; fund faculty salaries for new cross-disciplinary classes; or provide stipends for the Student Engagement Center Internship Program and much more to provide a Whitman education to today's students.

These gifts allow Whitman to educate and inspire the next generation of graduates – to help these young people become creative catalysts of change, responsible citizens, and the leaders of tomorrow.

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Are you ready to take the next step in your Annual Giving?
Consider joining those who make gifts at the $1,000 level and above. With a gift at this level you join a group of more than 850 annual donors who belong to the President’s Gift Societies.

Read more about the Gift Societies