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Join the Momentum at Westmont

We’ve received many gifts from alumni, parents, foundations and friends to support the priorities of STRENGTH for TODAY. Each contribution matters and helps establish programs in these crucial areas that directly benefit students and advance our institutional mission.

Now is the moment. Please join us today.

Campaign Momentum


Total Gifts

35,001

Campaign Supporters

10,298

Largest Gift

$15M+

Total Raised

$153M



Join the momentum.

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Mosher Foundation

A significant gift from the Mosher Foundation helped establish the Mosher Center for Moral and Ethical Leadership at Westmont. Ed Birch, president and CEO of the Mosher Foundation, and his wife, Sue Birch, education program specialist with the foundation, helped develop the Mosher Center, which will provide undergraduate leadership training to more intentionally prepare students for roles as leaders.

The Mosher Center has established a national dialogue on the critical significance of moral and ethical leadership in American society. Acclaimed, prize-winning authors and commentators speak to the Santa Barbara community several times each year about lessons in leadership from American presidents and American society in general.

With the Montecito Institute, the Mosher Center will promote leadership training for mid-level and senior executives and their teams. Leadership students will support the institute’s summer seminars and conferences through internships and participation in the programs.


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Roy and D’Aun Goble

Roy and D’Aun Goble, who both graduated from Westmont in 1981, have created the Goble Center for Global Learning through their leadership gift. Under the direction of Cynthia Toms, director of global education, the center will expand Westmont’s off-campus programs, implement the college’s unique Cycle of Global Learning, and encourage all students to benefit from study abroad and cross-cultural experiences.


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David and Carol Eaton

A significant gift from Trustee Emeritus David Eaton and his wife, Carol, helped establish the Eaton Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. The center focuses on entrepreneurship, the ethics of enterprise, and effective management in an environment of technological change and innovation. Students explore the intersection of faith and learning and develop business plans for social enterprises designed to help people as well as make a profit. Each year, the center sponsors a trip to Haiti, where students work with local residents to start small businesses that provide jobs and much-needed income for families.


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David and Anna Grotenhuis

David and Anna Grotenhuis have planned a gift from their estate to Westmont College that will endow approximately 12 full-tuition scholarships focused on attracting culturally and ethnically diverse students and rewarding those with extraordinary musical accomplishment.

David graduated from Westmont in 1963 with a degree in economics and business. In 1972, he founded a respected California real estate investment firm, Santa Barbara Capital, with his college roommate, Wayne Siemens. Anna has been actively involved in the Santa Barbara nonprofit community for many years and currently serves on the Westmont Foundation Board. The 12 full scholarships represent nearly $500,000 in annual student aid.