Willamette University, Students at the Mill Stream

Willamette Fund positioned for a record fundraising year

Time still remains before the books close on the 2011-2012 academic year (May 31). While the Willamette Fund is on path to achieve a record fundraising year, gifts from alumni and parents are essential to achieving this milestone.

Considered Willamette’s “current-use endowment,” the  fund provides over $1 million in annual support for student programming, scholarships, faculty salaries, student and faculty research projects, building improvements and much more.

Without the Willamette Fund, an additional $26 million in the endowment would be required to ensure that current resources are maintained. 

“It goes to show that every gift, no matter the size, makes a meaningful and measurable difference in the lives of our students and faculty,” says Tyler Reich ’06, director of annual giving. “In a year where the pursuit of higher education continues to be out of reach for many, over 4,000 alumni and parents have made an investment in Willamette through the Willamette Fund, making a Willamette education possible. We are incredibly grateful to each of them for their generosity. My hope is that more of their classmates and fellow parents will join them in making an investment in our students and faculty today.” 

Make your gift today and learn more about the Willamette Fund — as well as how your gift may be eligible for a dollar-for-dollar match — by visiting willamette.edu/go/willamettefund.