Inspiring Stories

The Westmont Annual Fund is All About the Student

Daniel TorresGifts to the Westmont Annual Fund help students like Daniel Torres ’12. A starter for the Warrior soccer team, he plays with intensity and energy. But he’s quick to point out he does much more than play soccer: he carries a full load of challenging [more]

Their Support Survives a Trial by Fire

Jerry & Marian GroffMarian Lorenz Groff ’59 lost her home of 46 years in the Tea Fire. “It exploded like a volcano on the hillside behind our house,” she says. “We had less than an hour to evacuate.” She and her husband, Jerry, left behind countless heirlooms: [more]

Former Teacher to Help Future Teachers

Caryl TaylorCaryl Taylor ’64 faced a quandary as a sophomore at Westmont. She had planned to attend for only a year and then train as a dental assistant. But once she arrived on campus, she fell in love with the people and the place — and decided to stay. But what should she [more]

A Good Age for an Annuity

Frank JohnsonAs a U.S. Army Air Corps combat pilot during World War II, Frank Johnson ’51 faced his toughest experience after the war when combat-related trauma nearly overcame him. Severely depressed and refusing to work because he thought the government [more]

Returning the Gift of Education

Denise JacksonWith years of experience in human resources, Denise Jackson ’78 looks for certain qualities when hiring: integrity, a desire to learn and grow, and previous success. She doesn’t seek people who put work at the center of their lives — she had to learn [more]

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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