Willamette University

Giving Back

Blitz’s #1 reason you should support Willamette:

One student, educated at Willamette, can positively impact the lives of thousands.

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Not Unto Ourselves Alone Are We Born

Our deeply-held motto inspires lives of service and achievement. Each year, a select group of generous benefactors embody our motto through their philanthropy. With their generosity, these individuals are investing in Willamette’s student-centered and student-led community, one defined by enterprising and high-performing scholars who will graduate with confidence in their ability to shape their futures and the world.

“Rachel and I chose to support Willamette with a leadership gift, not because I’m president, but because at Willamette our educational purpose is — in a fundamental sense — framed by the civic obligation that lies at the heart of our motto,” says President Steve Thorsett. “It is emblematic of our commitment to the society of which the university is an essential part and represents our shared intention to provide a better future, to make a better world. Our gift ensures that this commitment becomes a reality. I hope you will consider joining us.”

The Willamette University Leadership Circle recognizes alumni, parents and friends who invest in the university through an annual gift of $2,500 or more. By making a Leadership Circle gift, you join Willamette’s philanthropic community in shaping the future of the university by providing important support for the work of students and faculty.

To learn how to make a difference for tomorrow’s leaders, visit willamette.edu/go/leadershipcircle

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Blitz the Bearcat

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President Thorsett visits with members of the class of 2015 during Opening Days.