Top Giving Priorities
- The Whitworth Fund is an unrestricted fund that supports the areas of greatest need in the annual operating budget. Scholarships are always a primary area of need, and they receive the majority (75 percent) of the funds given to The Whitworth Fund. The rest of these funds support international initiatives, academic and student life, and facilities and grounds.
- The General Scholarship Endowment supports the more than 95 percent of our students who receive financial assistance. Whitworth is consistently ranked as a best value among regional universities in the West, but the university competes for students against institutions that are publicly funded and have much larger endowments. Increased scholarship endowment provides budget relief and flexibility and also helps ensure that an education of mind and heart remains affordable for students from all socio-economic backgrounds.
- Whitworth Athletics fans can support Pirate teams to help them pursue excellence athletically, academically, socially and spiritually. Support a specific Pirate team or give to the Whitworth Athletics Fund, which provides extra support to teams including areas such as travel costs for non-conference competition, funding for assistant coaches and graduate assistants, equipment to aid performance and the Heritage Gallery Induction Ceremony and Breakfast.
- The Campaign for Whitworth, launched this October, is a celebration and a way to keep Whitworth the same institution that George Whitworth envisioned and began 125 years ago. In addition to support for The Whitworth Fund, music facilities and scholarships, The Campaign for Whitworth also seeks to raise money for study-abroad programs, the honors program, the Core program, science research, and faculty and staff development.
Other giving options: Whitworth employees are encouraged to give to the areas that are most important to them. Perhaps you’d like to see your contribution go to academic departments, special student funds and/or other programs on campus. Please contact Whitworth Advancement Services at 509.777.4343 to find the fund that matches your interests.