Corporate
& Foundation
Relations

The class of 2024 is coming. You can give them direction.

By partnering with the Corporate & Foundation Relations (CFR) Office at WCU Foundation, your organization can advance its mission while driving student success at West Chester University. No matter the size of your corporation or foundation, we can guide you to programs that align to your directives — all while extending incredible opportunity to the students of WCU.

Our staff will establish meaningful relationships between your leadership and West Chester University’s distinguished faculty and administration. And we’ll serve as a central point of access for philanthropic engagement, connecting your organization to students and resources that can help you achieve your goals.

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Corporate<br />& Foundation<br />Relations

Working with the Foundation

Partner in research

When you back research at WCU by facilitating equipment donations or participating in R&D collaborations, your organization also gets access to faculty, students, and cutting edge facilities through our Office of Research and Sponsored Programs.

Sponsor engaging programs

Get involved with exciting cultural and academic programs and conferences that propel educational excellence while attracting wider community attendance. Contact our Director of Corporate & Foundation Relations to get started.

Volunteer with impact

Give your employees the chance to make a difference in the greater West Chester University community with Service-Learning & Volunteer Programs. As your strategic partner, we can help you identify and secure meaningful volunteering opportunities for your team, including advisory board membership.

Recruit top talent

We can help you foster a relationship with WCU’s Twardowski Career Development Center, allowing you to engage with and attract talented members of our student body. Build your brand recognition, and spur outreach to promising individuals for internships or employment.

Develop future leaders

Achieve management objectives through state subsidized training programs like WCU’s WEDNet-certified continuing professional education (CPE), proven educational and professional development programming for executive- and staff-level employees that keeps your workforce competitively positioned.

Access the experts

As a single source for everything WCU has to offer, our Foundation can connect you to institutions like the Center for Community Solutions (for SMBs and nonprofits), Center for GIS and Spatial Programs (for geography and land use tech), and the Dr. Edwin Cottrell Entrepreneurial Leadership Center.

Partner benefits you can unlock

Build your brand

with signage, print and online media, sponsorships, and promotions

Attend special events

with WCU-exclusive programming, including Presidential events

Extend your network

with broad access to WCU students, faculty, and patrons

Gain valuable resources

that include the University’s premier facilities and conference services

Want your team to experience these exciting benefits? Contact our CFR lead to launch a partnership and get started.

Helen Hammerschmidt
Director of Corporate & Foundation Relations
hhammerschmidt@wcufoundation.org
610.430.4157

What our partners
are achieving

Every day, partners 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.

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Support EITC programs

When you contribute to the following programs through WCU Foundation, your organization can become eligible for educational improvement tax credits (EITC) applied against your tax liability in the state of Pennsylvania.

Frederick Douglass Institute

WCU is proud to lead support for FDI, an educational and cultural resource for advancing multicultural studies across the curriculum. Dedicated to deepening the intellectual heritage of former slave and distinguished writer Frederick Douglass, the Institute advances its mission through conferences, awards, graduate assistantship programs, and scholarship funding.

iCamp

iCamp is a free media academy held during the summer at WCU. Here, high school juniors and rising seniors from the Philadelphia school district learn how to make media that matters. As part of this program, they live on campus and learn skills that allow them to produce films, video games, audio programming, and web sites, all with a focus on effecting social change through youth.

Health Careers Summer Academy

In collaboration with Main Line Health, the College of Health Sciences offers the free Health Careers Summer Academy for high school students interested in the health sciences Attendees, especially those from underserved communities, learn from WCU health sciences faculty and students, complete CPR and AED certified training, and attend programming at the Lankenau Medical Center in Wynnewood, PA.

Sponsor an event

Gain recognition for your philanthropic efforts and your brand with high-profile
sponsorships of some of the most iconic events at WCU.

President’s Speaker Series

The President’s Speaker Series attracts attention across the West Chester area by bringing award-winning journalists, scientists, political leaders, and writers from around the globe to WCU.

Presidential Scholarship Community Gala

WCU’s signature event, the Presidential Scholarship Community Gala attracts 350 of the region’s top business and community leaders in support of the President’s Annual Scholarship Fund.

See all program details

Learn everything our Foundation can offer corporations and foundations — including additional event sponsorship information — in our extensive sponsorship document. You can also always get answers by speaking directly to our CFR office.

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