Whitman students enjoying class out on Ankeny Field on a warm Spring day.

Welcome to the Whitman Parents Association!

As a parent of a current Whitman student, you are automatically a member of the Whitman Parents Association.

Did you know?
Tuition pays less than 65% of the total cost of a Whitman education.

What is the Parents Fund?
It is an annual campaign that asks parents for gifts to help fund priority projects. These projects contribute to the College’s continuing pursuit of excellence in providing a liberal arts and sciences education.

Why is it necessary to contribute above and beyond tuition?
Whitman College relies on private support – gifts and grants from alumni, parents and friends, as well as from corporations and foundations – to prepare its students to live productive, responsible and creative lives. Gifts to the Whitman Parents Fund help make possible the outstanding educational opportunities that are part of your student’s Whitman experience and give Whitman a critical edge in providing the best possible liberal arts education.

What gift level is helpful?
All gifts are appreciated; you determine the size and designation of your gift according to your financial situation and your charitable interests. Your gift is a vote of confidence in the mission of Whitman College and an investment in our students’ access. Your participation matters!

Can Whitman parents become involved in other ways?
Yes! Parents can serve as Parent Admission Representative. Contact Heather Dygert, Office of Admission, for more information at (509) 527-5176 or email Heather.

How do I make a gift to the Parents Fund?
Information about the Parent Fund Project is sent to Whitman parents in the fall. Gifts may be made by check, credit card or online through the parents fund giving page.

For more information about the Parents Association, please contact:

Brenda Michels
Parents Program Coordinator
Office of Annual Giving
(509) 527-5943
email Brenda