Wallace Emerson Society

Endowing the future of Westmont Together

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The society's emblem is a rendition of the leaded-pane windows on either side of the front entrance of Kerrwood Hall.


The Wallace Emerson Society recognizes people of vision who contribute to Westmont's future through planned gifts or provisions in their wills or estate plans. Now more than 700 members strong, the society was created in 1993 with 165 charter members in honor of the college's founding president, Dr. Wallace Emerson. The legacy society was established to:

  • Recognize those friends who have made a provision for Westmont in their will or estate plan
  • Help accomplish our mission as a rigorous undergraduate, liberal arts college with a deep Christian commitment.
  • Encourage greater understanding of the college‚Äôs goals and purposes by communicating effectively through publications and college events

Please advise us if you have made a financial provision for Westmont in your will or estate plan.We would be pleased to recognize you as a member of the Wallace Emerson Society.

For further information, please contact Kati Buehler, Senior Director of Gift Planning, by phone at (805) 565-6058 or e-mail at kbuehler@westmont.edu.

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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