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The Campaign for Whitworth

Thousands of Whitworthians, including alumni and students from the Classes of 1936 to 2020, have demonstrated unprecedented support for Whitworth's vibrant mission in the seven years of The Campaign for Whitworth. Thus far, campaign donors have funded five endowed academic positions, the Dornsife Center for Community Engagement and 44 endowed scholarships in the past two years alone.

Donors have also funded landmark facilities including Robinson Science Hall, Cowles Music Center and the forthcoming Beeksma Family Theology Center, as well as the Nelson Phenology Garden and the Pine Bowl's brand-new FieldTurf.

"I believe our alumni and friends recognize that by giving a gift to Whitworth they are making an important impact on the lives of bright, motivated, faithful students who will change the world," says Tad Wisenor, '89, assistant vice president for institutional advancement. "As we continue to seek to fund the highest priorities of our Whitworth 2021 strategic plan, we hope all Whitworthians will join us in this inspired calling."

Looking ahead, design work is nearing completion for the new Athletics Leadership Center, which will feature offices for all Whitworth Athletics staff, a locker room for the football program, and space for use by other Whitworth teams. All of the details for this and other campaign projects can be found at

While total support for the campaign has topped $100 million, what is even more important is the difference these gifts will make in the lives of Whitworth students for generations to come. As the campaign continues, we extend our gratitude to our campaign leadership, chairs Scott, '84, and Sue, '85, Chandler, and honorary chairs Jim and the late Wanda Cowles.