Westmont Magazine A Tribute to David Winter
The Embracing the Past, Ensuring the Future campaign succeeded largely because of the vision, commitment and hard work of Chancellor David K. Winter. For four years he oversaw the drive as president of Westmont, and when he retired in 2001 after a 25-year tenure, the college had more than met the $47 million campaign goal.
Many donors supported the campaign because of their respect and affection for Chancellor Winter. They responded enthusiastically to the opportunity to make a gift in tribute to him. In all, 1,253 alumni, parents and friends gave $370,713 for this tribute.
“It has been a great encouragement to all of us on campus to see the strong support we have received from parents, friends, and alumni,” said Chancellor Winter. “Westmont is their college, more than ours, and we are inspired by the bond we feel with all those who have demonstrated their belief in the college and its mission.”
“This is a very exciting time for us,” he adds. “When we began this campaign, we did not know where the gifts would come from, and we are so encouraged by the response of parents, friends and alumni. I know that all of us on campus are deeply grateful.”
The new science building honors Chancellor Winter and will be known as the David K. Winter Hall for Science and Mathematics. In recognition of Helene Winter’s valuable assistance throughout the campaign, the circulation gallery in Winter Hall will be named after her.
The Winters’ contributions have made a significant difference for Westmont and will leave a lasting impact.