We’re building a better WCU. You tell us how far we can go.
Scholarships for promising students. Enhanced facilities that elevate athletes. And programs that create stronger communities at WCU.
When you make a gift to support West Chester University, you decide where it impacts students’ lives—and how far we can go.
Legacy Society Members Explore WCU History
Special Collections Librarian Ron McColl presented the Shakespeare First Folio, which came to the United States in 1895. It was eventually acquired by William Pyle Philips, son of George Morris Philips, the first principal of West Chester Normal School. While a student there, Philips honed his interest in English literature under the inspiring instruction of Dr. Francis Harvey Green, the library’s namesake. His father is remembered as an esteemed educator who demonstrated an unwavering commitment to the success and legacy of WCU.
More than 400 alumni, faculty, staff, friends, and benefactors have expressed their commitment to West Chester University by including the Foundation in their estate plans — their partnership will support future generations of Golden Rams for years to come.
A Pledge to Pay It Forward
On Saturday, April 23rd, President Fiorentino and Sue Fiorentino hosted over 80 guests — alumni scholars, new scholarship recipients, parents, faculty, and supporters — in recognition of the Swope family’s generosity, and to hear firsthand the great impact the scholarship has had on students during their time at WCU and beyond.
The Swope family and the ever-growing group of Swope Scholars hope to meet annually to reconnect — and to build upon the Swope family’s long legacy of giving back.
See Your Impact
Every day, donors like you help WCU Foundation make important, lasting impact in students’ lives. Explore our stories to see what we’ve already accomplished together — and how we’ll continue to create ongoing success at WCU.
Every Gift Counts
Gifts of $250 or less, from 3,308 donors, helped us hit our goals last year.
Over $4.1 million is scholarship funds was raised in 2020-21.
Invested in the Future
Donors have endowed more than $59 million to their passions at WCU.
Cycle of Success
Alumni and friends gave over $13.8 million in gifts and future commitments last year.
Building a Legacy
Last year, $4,095,000 was bestowed to support WCU via planned gifts.
Join the Momentum
More than 1,100 friends of the University chose to give for the first time last year.
Make your vision a reality
It’s easy to find or create a fund that aligns to your ideals, then power it with a wide array of donation options.
Direct Your Gift
You can select a specific school or program at West Chester University to benefit — or support university-wide initiatives that maximize success.
Ways to Give
Make an immediate impact with an online or phone donation, or create lasting benefit with recurring gifts, endowed funds, or planned giving.
What is the WCU Foundation?
West Chester University Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that works with WCU’s president, vice presidents, and deans to plan and identify the funding to build a better University, today and tomorrow.