Programs and Other endowed funds


Roy P. Adams Lectureship in Missions

In 1982 this endowed fund was established in honor of Mildred J. Adams’ brother-in-law, Roy P. Adams, who was a retired missionary to China and Japan. She hoped this would spark the interest of Westmont students in missions and provide them with information on the opportunities for service around the world. The fundamental purpose of the Lectureship is to inform students and faculty of the nature and function of missions in today’s rapidly changing world. At the same time it seeks to provide them with the information and experience necessary to move into formal preparation for a career as a Christian witness in another culture. The lectureship draws upon the expertise of key missionary figures, Christian leaders from other nations, resources from a host of missionary organizations, and the experience of Westmont missionary alumni. Mildred was a friend of the college and a grandparent of Westmont alumni. For more information about Mildred click here

Art Center Building Maintenance Fund

The Art Center Building Maintenance Fund was established in the early 1990s. The fund formerly supported the Reynolds Art Gallery and now supports the Adams Center for the Visual Arts. This endowment helps fund the upkeep and maintenance of the Center and its surroundings, including improving the display areas for art work.

Coaching Apprenticeships at Westmont College

The Coaching Apprenticeships at Westmont College Endowment is intended to support apprenticeships for coaches serving Westmont Athletics.

Dodrill Psychology Endowments

The Dodrill Psychology Endowment was established in 2001. This endowment supports the Psychology Department’s efforts and programs which are not otherwise funded by the operating budget including programs, equipment, faculty and student stipends for summer research, and professional development for faculty members. For more information about Carl and Halie Dodrill click here

Thomas and Vivian Nelson Athletic Fund

Thomas and Vivian Nelson established the Thomas and Vivian Nelson Athletic Fund in 1998. They are friends and parents of Westmont College, and Tom has been a trustee of Westmont College since 1993. The Thomas and Vivian Nelson Athletic Fund is used to support Westmont and encourage excellence in athletics, and to provide funds for the discretionary use of the Director of Athletics. 

Robin Elizabeth Pascal World Christianity Series

This endowment, created in memory of Robin Elizabeth Pascal, helps prepare students to be effective agents of the Christian Gospel in an increasingly complex and pluralistic world  Each semester, one speaker of renown in the field of World Christianity, comes to campus for at least two days and speaks in a chapel service, participates in classes or other settings where informal interaction can happen with both students and faculty, and speaks at a public lecture that involves local pastors and laypersons or other academics in the area. This endowment was established in 2003.

Raede Award

The Dr. John W. Raede Award was first granted in 2002. Dr. John Raede was a professor at Westmont for 15 years. He was fluent in at least 5 languages and taught several languages at Westmont including German, Spanish, and Russian. In June of 1982, he disappeared while studying the Minangkabau ethnic group in West Sumatra. This scholarship is awarded to students with outstanding scholastic achievement in the field of modern languages.

John Stauffer Charitable Trust Summer Science Research Program

The John Stauffer Charitable Trust has awarded a $500,000 challenge grant to endow the Westmont chemistry department's Summer Science Research Program. For more information please click here.

C. Eugene Walker Award

The C. Eugene Walker Award was established to recognize outstanding psychology students, enabling them to attend a psychology convention/meeting/training session each year.

The Paul and Doris Wilt History Research Award Fund

Paul Wilt, emeritus Professor of History at Westmont College, and his wife, Doris, established the Paul and Doris Wilt History Research Award Fund.  Paul taught history at Westmont for 36 years and then worked as Westmont’s archivist. This endowment encourages historical consciousness and rewards careful scholarship. Since 1999, this award has been awarded annually to the student with the most distinguished history research project or paper. For more information on Paul and Doris click here. For more information on the award click here.    


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Message from the President

President Gayle BeebeYour investment in Westmont helps us accomplish our distinctive mission as a rigorous undergraduate, liberal arts college with a deep Christian commitment where students live in a close residential community and develop a broad global perspective.

The genius of Westmont lies in connecting these five essential characteristics in a unique educational experience that transforms young men and women into leaders inspired to change the world for Jesus Christ.

Students grow deeper in all areas of their lives -- intellectual, spiritual and personal -- while they develop their talents, discover their calling and prepare for a lifetime of service meeting the great, pressing needs of our time.

Gayle Beebe