Westmont Magazine A Grasp on the Goal
At the end of April, with two months remaining in the fiscal year, The Westmont Fund reached 96 percent of its goal. This annual drive supports operating expenses such as student scholarships, faculty compensation, campus maintenance, and the acquisition of new technology. It helps “close the gap” between tuition payments and the actual cost of education.
“We fully expect to meet our goal by the end of the fiscal year,” states Steve Baker ’84, vice president for development. “The fund’s first year has proved enormously successful, and we’re excited about the tremendous response we’ve received from the Westmont community.”
This spring, athletes from Warrior sports teams placed calls for the annual Warrior Sports Associates Phonathon. Using new computerized “predictive dialing” equipment, they raised a record amount for athletic scholarships: $18,600.
Carolee Peterson ’88, director of annual giving, notes, “In just four nights of calling, the students received more pledges than in each of the last two years.”