Overview of Giving

The excellence of Willamette’s graduate and undergraduate experiences is sustained from year to year by gifts from alumni, parents and friends to the Willamette Fund. During the 2012-2013 fiscal year, thousands of donors came together to support the Willamette Fund, benefiting the College of Liberal Arts, Bearcat Athletics, and Willamette University’s three graduate schools.

Unrestricted support by school

Pie Chart

College of Liberal Arts (CLA): $1,135,130
College of Law (WUCL): $199,584
Atkinson Graduate School of Management (AGSM): $52,766
Graduate School of Education (GSE): $9,275
Total: $1,396,755
Total number of households that donated: 5,214
Total number of alumni donors: 3,400
Total Number of donors giving $1,000 or more: 462

Telefund Fun Fact

More than 5,800 alumni and parents talked to student callers through Telefund this year.

Faculty and Staff Giving

More than 170 faculty and staff members gave to the Willamette Fund in the 2012-2013 fiscal year. Collectively they gave back a total of $50,826—a new record for faculty and staff giving at Willamette.

Honor Roll of Donors

The Honor Roll of Donors recognizes all donors who made a gift during the 2011-2012 fiscal year. See who joined you in making an investment in Willamette students and faculty by visiting the online Honor Roll of Donors.

"Willamette has had a huge positive impact on me both personally and professionally. My "Why?" for giving to the University in terms of both money and time? It is because I am  not only  committed to  helping future students share in that learning, personal growth, and overall experience,  but also because I want to  support the continuation of the  Willamette community which has been so important to me for all these years." Peter Wallmark '68, WU Alumni Board Member   


Highlights from the 2012-2013 academic year

September 2012

The College of Liberal Arts and the three graduate schools welcomed their incoming classes.

September 2012

An alumni family offered $3 million matching gift for Sparks Athletic Center renovations.

January 2013

More than 120 Willamette students and staff gave back to the community by volunteering throughout Salem in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.

May 2013

Willamette University honored the graduating classes of the College of Liberal Arts, College of Law, Graduate School of Education and Atkinson Graduate School of Management at its Commencement ceremonies.