President's Gift Societies
The members of the President’s Gift Societies are an exceptional group of contributors who help maintain the outstanding academic reputation of Whitman College. More than 80 percent of all incoming first-year students cite reputation as very important in their decision to attend Whitman.
Contributors who invest at the President’s Gift Societies' levels help make it possible for Whitman to:
- Award more than $24 million in scholarships
- Support a variety of academic and co-curricular programs
- Attract the most qualified faculty members
All fiscal year (July 1 - June 30) gifts are counted toward gift society membership and matching gifts can help you qualify. Whitman is proud to recognize members of the Gift Societies in the Annual Report of Gifts. Members also receive periodic invitations to special events in their area, like a recent get-together at the Museum of Flight in Seattle with Astronaut Dottie Metcalf-Lindenberger ’97.