Giving societies celebrate those alumni, parents, and friends who make a phenomenal impact on students at Whittier College through philanthropic support.
Members enjoy a number of benefits, including invitation to members-only events and other perks.
Learn more about Whittier College's giving societies:
John Greenleaf Whittier Society
JGWS members represent the inner circle of the Whittier College community with leadership gifts of $3,000 or more each fiscal year, receiving access to special events and benefits. More information
Wardman Circle is a dedicated group of individuals committed to the mission of Whittier through gifts and pledges of $1,000 or more each fiscal year. More information
Faithful Friends are consistent supporters who have established a pattern of giving that spans two or more consecutive fiscal years (July 1 - June 30). More information
Young Alumni Society
Young Alumni Society (YAS) is made up of Poets who graduated within the past ten years and who to support students every year. More information
The Philadelphian Society
The Philadelphian Society is comprised of supporters who through thoughtful estate planning, deferred giving, and other planned gifts, ensure that Whittier will thrive for years to come. More information
Poets Laureate include individuals and organizations that have completed charitable commitments of at least $1,000,000 to Whittier College, receiving our highest recognition. More information
Purple & Gold Club
The Purple & Gold Club is the primary support group for the Whittier College Athletics Department, supporting Whittier’s 22 intercollegiate men’s and women’s teams. More information
Friends of the Shannon Center
Friends of the Shannon Center provide essential resources to the Ruth B. Shannon Center for the Performing Arts. More information