Why Give? Your Gifts at Work
Gifts to Westmont have an impact that resonates beyond the borders of campus.
The students you help today will serve and lead in our communities tomorrow.
Generous alumni, parents, foundations and friends share their time, talent and treasure to transform lives through Westmont.
The Mosher Center for Moral and Ethical Leadership, established by a gift from the Mosher Foundation, is part of Westmont’s new Global Leadership Center. 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 offers national conversations on the critical need for moral and ethical leadership, regional executive education and undergraduate leadership development.
||“We’ve become very concerned about the lack of moral and ethical leadership in government, business and the non-profit world,” Ed says. “We seek to develop leaders who can serve as role models, and what better place to do that than Westmont? We’re excited about the combination of working with students, promoting a global perspective and training existing executives."|
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.
“We’re highly engaged in various global endeavors, and everywhere I go, I run across Westmont students who are doing amazing things,” Roy says. “If we give Westmont an extra impetus in engaging at the global level, it’s unimaginable what our students might accomplish in the future. We want them to grow and thrive in an increasingly globalized world.”
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. 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.
“It’s important for a Christian college to offer this emphasis,” Carol says. “The Christian world needs people who are interested and successful in business and entrepreneurship”
“We appreciate the decade's long commitment to academics as witnessed by Westmont’s top 100 national ranking, " David says. "And the focus on character development is essential for any effective business leader."