Your support will help Whittier College Move Forward in 2021 and beyond. 

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.

Your monthly gift makes a big difference!

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.

In 2020, Congress passed the CARES Act, which included numerous provisions to encourage charitable giving. Many provisions were extended for 2021, including:

  • The same $300 “above-the-line” deduction still applies for individuals. However, those filing jointly will now be able to deduct up to $600.
  • You can deduct 100% of your adjusted gross income, or AGI (previously the deduction was capped at 60% of annual income). This applies to “cash” gifts, which means via check, wire transfer, cash or credit/debit card. 

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
​562.907.4817 (fax)