Bearcat Chat - Alumni and Parent Outreach

Willamette's telefund comprises 24 dedicated Willamette students and the mission is to connect alumni, parents and friends back to the university.

Being a member of the Bearcat Chat team means sharing WU stories and learning WU history from those who lived it. Telefund team members also verify alumni records, provide updates on campus news and events and raise money to directly support today's students and professors. Our team holds nearly 8,000 individual conversations each year. The financial support received through telefund directly impacts all students and professors across Willamette's colleges.

Bearcat Chat accepts applications throughout the year for the position of Bearcat Chat caller. You must be a current student to apply (any school). To be considered, please download and complete the application. Email your completed application to

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