About our Foundation

There’s a cycle of success that has fueled student achievement at West Chester University since its inception. Generations of alumni, faculty, staff, friends, family, and community partners bolster each new class with a vision for the future — and the support to make it possible.

That’s why West Chester University Foundation works to empower donors like you. Because you know what it takes for WCU students to succeed. You’ve seen what can happen when the strongest members of our community lead by example. And you have passions that can help guide West Chester University forward — this year, and every year thereafter.

About our Foundation

Working to make your gift count

Originally created in 2000 as The Fund for West Chester University, we are a PASSHE-approved, 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to WCU — and driven by a culture of passion, respect, integrity, dedication, and ethics.

Our Mission

The West Chester University Foundation engages donors and other partners to drive student success. We secure funding that helps West Chester University students achieve more.

Funding student success

West Chester University Foundation has raised millions to help WCU students thrive, lead, and grow. We fund scholarships, resources, and programs that support students so they can reach their full potential.

Matching donor interests

The Foundation works with individual and organization-scale donors to make new scholarships and programs possible. And we work to make giving options clear to all donors so they know how their gifts impact initiatives they care about.

Driving the University mission

The mission of West Chester University is our mission. We work singularly to align funding, awareness, and support to University goals to ensure WCU continues to achieve its goals today and tomorrow.

Our affiliation with the University

The West Chester University Foundation was established to accept and manage gifts to drive student success and support the mission of West Chester University. While West Chester University is the sole beneficiary of the WCU Foundation, the Foundation functions independently under its own board of directors and pursues its own investment policies and portfolio management.

West Chester University

A 501(c)3 non-profit organization, governed by a Board of Trustees

University Student
Housing, LLC

A 501(c)3 non-profit subsidiary of the WCU Foundation, governed by a Board of Managers

WCU Alumni

A 501(c)3 non-profit organization, governed by a Board of Trustees

West Chester

A public university, governed by a Council of Trustees and PASSHE


Every person at the West Chester University Foundation is committed to collaboration with donors and University leaders to drive student success.

Meet Our Team

Careers at the Foundation

Want to get more involved with the future of West Chester University? Join our team and help us fuel the cycle of success.

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