2021 Commencement Information
2020 was a difficult year for everyone. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, many Whittier students and their families are facing challenges—financial, emotional, and social—that extend beyond their remote classrooms.
But, true to Whittier’s tradition of community, friendship, and selflessness, the Poet Family came together to provide crucial support when it was needed most. Thanks to you, our faculty successfully transitioned the academic experience from an in-person model to a remote model. You also helped provide additional resources for our students, including increased financial aid, academic support, emergency funding, and more.
However, as the pandemic continues its spread in Southern California, so does the work to support those who are most affected.
Consider continuing your support to Whittier’s emergency efforts by making a tax-deductible gift to the (Moving Forward) Whittier Fund today. Your support will give Whittier College the flexibility to meet the most pressing College needs and help us sustain the core services that are the essence of the Poet experience. You can make a one-time gift, or become a GEM and Give Every Month.
Support students year-round with a recurring monthly gift. Your affordable and automatic tax-deductible monthly gift is a convenient way to provide support for our Poets.
Other benefits of becoming a GEM include automatic renewals of your Faithful Friend support and participation in the Society Challenge (if you’re a society alumnus/a). You’ll also lower our postage and printing costs, ensuring that even more resources are directed to what matters most: students.
As always, please consult your tax advisor/attorney for advice on your specific situation and to determine the best giving strategy for your individual circumstances.
Thank you for lending a hand in need and for keeping Whittier students in your thoughts. We are humbled and proud at the outpouring of support from our Poet alumni, parents, and friends.
Office of Advancement at Whittier College
13406 E. Philadelphia Street | P.O. Box 634
Whittier, CA 90608-0634
Aside from giving back to the next generation of students much as others did for you, there are two critical reasons that your support makes a difference.
The annual fund is a critical source of unrestricted support that allows the College to put your gift to use where the need is greatest.
Give every month and support Whittier students year-round.
Gifts to Whittier College play a crucial role in creating transformative educational experiences for Whittier
With planned giving, you can provide long-lasting support for Whittier College while enjoying financial benefits for yourself
Your tax-deductible gift will help create transformative opportunities for Whittier College students