Memorial Gifts

The WCU Foundation is pleased to accept memorial gifts “In Memory Of” in the name of loved ones, mentors, friends and fellow alumni.  When preparing an obituary ad or other written materials to accept memorial gifts, the wording is a matter of preference but could state something like: 

“In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are graciously being accepted by the WCU Foundation in support of the XYZ Fund (or Scholarship).  Please make checks payable to "WCU Foundation", Memo:  In Memory of (insert name), and mail to PO Box 541 West Chester, PA  19381.”

The most important component in your message is that checks must be made payable to the WCU Foundation and a “Memo”:  In memory of (insert name) must be included.

Please be sure to contact the WCU Foundation to inform us that memorial gifts will be coming in the name of the deceased and where the WCU Foundation should be directing these memorial gifts.

If there are any questions, please contact Lauren Deacon, Assistant Director of Development for Scholarships, at the WCU Foundation at 610-455-6049 or

Thank you! 


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West Chester University Foundation • P.O. Box 541  West Chester, PA 19381 • 610.436.2868