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2021: G.A.L.A.
Give. Advance. Lead. Achieve.

December 17, 2020
As we look towards the future, our 38th Annual Presidential Scholarship Community Gala will transition from one great night out to an inclusive spring fundraising program.
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We are excited to bring the innovative spirit of the 2021: G.A.L.A. to your home. Harness what the G.A.L.A. means to WCU – to Give. Advance. Lead. Achieve. Over a series of nine weeks, and with six different live virtual experiences from which to choose, including some well-known celebrities and WCU’s first-ever Day of Giving, we hope this 2021: G.A.L.A. will capture your sense of adventure.

2021: G.A.L.A. Launches with Successful "Hamilton" Event

February 16, 2021
Last night’s LIVE event via Zoom with Hamilton cast members was an awesome way to launch West Chester University's 38th Annual Presidential Scholarship Community Gala.
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Last night’s LIVE event via Zoom with Hamilton cast members was an awesome way to launch West Chester University’s 38th Annual Presidential Scholarship Community Gala. Broadway performers Tia Altinay and Fergie L. Philippe shared great stories, songs, and insights – Tia’s advice about finding your true authentic self to be successful as an artist AND in life was an inspiration!

Don’t miss remaining events in the live, virtual 2021: G.A.L.A. series, because you never know what great life lessons might be shared. The upcoming schedule includes: Cartooning with a Disney Artist, Saturday, February 27 at 2 p.m.; Wayne Hoffman in Distant Deceptions: An Interactive Virtual Mind-Reading & Illusion Show, Thursday, April 1 at 7 p.m.; “Drag Queen Bingo”, Friday, April 9 at 7 p.m.; An Evening with Henry Winkler, Saturday, April 27 at 8 p.m.; Meet & Greet with Henry Winkler, Saturday, April 27 at 9 p.m.

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A Chance to Shine

They’ve spent their careers helping students succeed.
Their planned gift will help keep that vision alive.

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Every Gift Counts

Gifts of $250 or less, from 4,200 donors, helped us hit our goals last year.

Greater Opportunity

Over $2.3 million is scholarship funds was raised in 2019-20.

Invested in the Future

Donors have endowed more than $46 million to their passions at WCU.

Cycle of Success

Alumni and friends gave over $10.5 million in gifts and future commitments last year.

Building a Legacy

In 2019-20, $3,610,070 was bestowed to support WCU via planned gifts.

Join the Momentum

More than 1,428 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.

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You can select a specific school or program at West Chester University to benefit — or support university-wide initiatives that maximize success.

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Make an immediate impact with an online or phone donation, or create lasting benefit with recurring gifts, endowed funds, or planned giving.

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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.

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