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.
Largest Campaign in University’s History Announced
On Friday, September 17th, coinciding with West Chester University’s150th anniversary celebrations, President Fiorentino announced a $65 million comprehensive campaign, 150Forward: The Campaign for West Chester University.
This campaign, the largest in the university’s history, sets important and ambitious goals for the next generation of WCU students.
The goals are simple:
- Investing in our Students. Breaking down barriers to education and foster accessibility through scholarships.
- Creating Opportunity. Provide opportunities for academic, civic and professional growth, inside and outside of the classroom, across our campus, and in our communities.
- Leading with Technology. Build a connected campus that features the technological advancements to meet the needs of an ever-changing world.
More than $42 million dollars has been raised in support of these priorities. Working alongside President Fiorentino and our Foundation to make this campaign a reality are campaign co-chairs Eric K. Bossard ’85, Marc Duey, and Jacquelyne North ’81.
West Chester University has never had greater momentum than today. Capitalizing on our rich history, healthy enrollments, and new national initiatives, we are ready to fulfill our mission of student success for the next 150 years.
First Resource Bank Supports Frederick Douglass Institute
First Resource Bank has generously awarded WCU Foundation $2,500 to support the Frederick Douglass Institute’s K-12 outreach programs. WCU Foundation is eligible as an Educational Improvement Organization (EIO) under Pennsylvania’s Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program. The Frederick Douglass Institute runs educational enrichment programs throughout the academic year in Coatesville and Norristown Area School Districts. Viewed left to right: Deb Cornelius, Chief Development Officer, WCU Foundation; Dr. Christian Awuyah, Director, Frederick Douglass Institute; Lee Herzer, VP for Commercial Lending, First Resource Bank; and Chris Mominey, CEO of WCU Foundation.
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.