The Campaign for Whitworth
2017-18 marked the eighth year of The Campaign for Whitworth, and milestones were achieved, including surpassing our origi- nal goal of $100 million committed to furthering the university. However, the most exciting campaign news may have been the decision of the campaign steering committee and university leadership to extend the campaign to June 30, 2021, in tandem with the end of the current strategic plan. As the campaign was always intended to fund the goals of the plan, this is an ideal opportunity to connect these two key university initiatives.
Campaign successes to date have been significant, with three major facility projects completed, and six endowed faculty/staff positions (including the Storm Family Dean of Spiritual Life in 2018, featured in this year's report), the Dornsife Center, and more than 50 new endowed scholarships funded by the generosity of alumni, parents, foundations and friends of the university.
More than just a campaign for the here and now, this is also a campaign with an eye toward the future. With more than $113.5 million in gifts and pledges counted in the campaign so far, $26 million of that is in committed future gifts from donors who have notified the university for the first time that Whitworth is a beneficiary of their legacy giving. Thanks to alumnus Walt Oliver '67, the Legacy Challenge is continuing to celebrate each of these new future gifts by designating a current gift to our highest-priority capital project.
For details on the Legacy Challenge, current and funded campaign initiatives, and how you can continue to be a part of The Campaign for Whitworth as we strive toward the finish line in 2021, visit whitworth.edu/campaign.