Westmont Magazine A Fletcher Jones Lead Grant
The Fletcher Jones Foundation has given Westmont $500,000 to acquire new science equipment. The grant is the lead gift toward a $2.3 million effort to equip the new David K. Winter Hall for Science and Mathematics with state-of-the-art science equipment and to upgrade the campus observatory.
Fletcher Jones, the co-founder of Computer Services Corp., established the foundnation in 1969. Westmont received its first gift from the foundation in 1981 for a student loan fund. Subsequent grants have provided science equipment and technology-related upgrades.
“We have always had a high regard for Westmont College,” Fletcher Jones Foundation Executive Director Christine Sisley said. “We are pleased to cooperate with them, in fulfillment of our common mission, which is the advancement of private higher educational institutions in California.”
“We are so grateful for Westmont’s long-standing relationship with the Fletcher Jones Foundation,” said Lori Call, director of foundation and corporate relations. “Their previous gifts have been instrumental in keeping our campus on the cutting edge of technology, and this most recent gift will provide our students with the tools necessary to pursue and grow in academic opportunities.”
The new building is named after Chancellor David Winter, who retired as president of the college in June 2001 after a 25-year tenure. It will be built in the next few years.