Support Whittier Professors


Whittier’s success as a top liberal arts college is built upon the unwavering quality and dedication of its faculty. 

Preparing graduates for success in the world means recruiting, retaining and developing faculty who make a difference at the College. Support for faculty is generously given through gifts to the Whittier Fund, as well as endowed funds that underwrite department chairs and programs.

Giving opportunities include

Endowed Faculty Chairs

By creating a permanent endowment to fund a faculty position at the College, donors make a lasting commitment to the teacher/scholars that make Whittier an extraordinary place for student learning.

Department Support Funds

Gifts to support an academic department can create endless opportunities for collaborative student-faculty projects, bringing dynamic speakers to campus, or other departmental events.

Faculty Research Grants

Faculty research grants enable Whittier’s dedicated faculty to enhance their teaching and research through support for new opportunities. This often takes the form of collaborative interdisciplinary research or curricular development projects.

To learn more about opportunities to support the dedicated faculty at Whittier College, contact the Office of Development at 562.907.4209 or