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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 68 percent 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.

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Dedicated volunteers make the annual giving program at Whitman a success. The Office of Annual Giving staff appreciates the energy and commitment of those who give their time  to help raise funds. Read about some of the volunteers who help the Annual Fund succeed:

Outstanding Volunteer Award goes to Steven R. Schilling ’65

Hal Harber '57 Named Outstanding Volunteer for Annual Giving

Outstanding Annual Giving Volunteers: Steve Schilling '65 and Hal Harber '57