Whittier Now!

You can help address the world's challenges, by investing in the next generation of problem-solving leaders.


From our earliest days, Whittier College has stayed true to its mission of service and leadership. Inspired by the College’s Quaker heritage, we Poets, pride ourselves on our commitment to honesty, intellectual rigor, and the moral imperative to help others – traits much needed in our world today.

We celebrate Whittier’s renowned liberal arts education that empowers students to make connections across disciplines, understand cultural perspectives, and integrate learning with practical application.

And we are steadfastly committed to equipping students to be active citizens and effective communicators who embrace diversity and act with integrity, to excel in a complex global society.

Whittier Now! is our call to support the College for future generations of students who will gain the benefits of Whittier’s renowned personalized liberal arts education.

Why Whittier Now?

Whittier College is in a new chapter of its 130-plus year history, facing new opportunities and challenges in this post-pandemic world. Your financial support will ensure Whittier’s success, particularly while we regain our enrollment footing.

Led by a proven leader, and alumna, with a deeply experienced team, Whittier has a new plan in which YOU play a critical role. 

With the goal of long-term sustainability and impact, Whittier is renewing and strengthening its engagement with alumni, neighboring communities, and business and civic leaders.

With your support in raising $20 million through 2028, Whittier will continue to make a difference in the lives of future generations of students, families, communities — and the world.

Here is what our collective investment promotes:

Two students in libraryAffordability

To prioritize student scholarships, internships, research experiences, and comprehensive support services that bolster student success and achievement.


Professor and student in science labAcademic Distinction

To sustain rigorous, interactive courses while also recruiting and retaining outstanding faculty by funding professorships, academic programs, and co-curricular experiences.


Two students in Uptown WhittierCareer Readiness

To empower students with career-relevant experiential opportunities, so they can effectively translate their robust liberal arts education into practical application, thereby strengthening their competitiveness in today's ever-evolving job market.

Two graduates from Whittier CollegeSocial Mobility

To further excel in improving our graduates’ ability to move up the economic ladder, thus improving the well-being of their families and communities.


Two students in front of WhittierA Welcoming Setting

To preserve the beauty and functionality of our campus, with its historic buildings and sustainable landscapes, while modernizing facilities and technology to sustain innovative instruction and learning.

Whittier Now, Into the Future.

Every gift makes a difference. Support for Whittier Now! will be felt in every area of the student experience, from scholarships to internships, to study abroad and athletics. Whittier College needs all of us…now!