We Are Whitman

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This campaign ended on April 16, 2020, but you can still make a gift to Whitman College by clicking here!
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An Anonymous DonorChris Andrews matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $50Just for Class of 2013

An Anonymous DonorAlison Wallisch matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $100Just for Class of 2005

An Anonymous DonorJennifer Dean & David Dean matched $25 for each donor, donating a total of $250Just for Faculty/Staff

An Anonymous DonorMatt Dittrich matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $160Just for Class of 2012

An Anonymous Donordoug kaimakis matched $50 for each donor, donating a total of $500Just for Class of 1983

An Anonymous DonorNancy Sanchez matched $100 for each donor, donating a total of $1,000Just for Class of 2004

An Anonymous DonorAkshay '99 & Keech Combe Shetty matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $25,000

An Anonymous DonorBoard of Trustees member Gordon '68 & Katherine Britt Keane '67 matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $17,021Just for Alumni

An Anonymous DonorBoard of Trustees member Brad McMurchie '84 & Julie McMurchie, Parent '15 '16 & '20 matched $100 for each donor, donating a total of $50,000
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Nancy L. Mitchell photoNancy L Mitchell gave $100 because 10 donors gaveJust for Faculty/Staff

Claire Evans photoClaire Evans & Kain Evans gave $250 because 10 donors gaveJust for Class of 1996

An Anonymous DonorPresident's Advisory Board Member Sonya Campion '83 gave $2,500 because 25 donors gaveJust for Class of 2014

An Anonymous DonorPresident's Advisory Board Member Sonya Campion '83 gave $2,500 because 25 donors gaveJust for Class of 2016

An Anonymous DonorPresident's Advisory Board Member Sonya Campion '83 & Tom Campion gave $2,500 because 25 donors gaveJust for Class of 2011

An Anonymous DonorPresident's Advisory Board Member Sonya Campion '83 & Tom Campion gave $2,500 because 25 donors gaveJust for Class of 2010

An Anonymous DonorPresident's Advisory Board Member Sonya Campion '83 gave $2,500 because 25 donors gaveJust for Class of 2012

An Anonymous DonorAnonymous donor gave $25,000 because 65 donors gave
About

Latest and Greatest Updates: 

Thank You for a Wonderful We Are Whitman

What an amazing 2 days! We hope you enjoyed the opportunity to connect with fellow Whitties and the entire Whitman community. Because of you we were able to raise just over $270,000 from 850+ donors. Check out the Updates feature on this page, below the social media feed, the hear a special thank you message from one of our Whitman students


Thank you and Surprise!

Thank you for helping us get to 750. Because of your generosity, we are going to release the All Whittie Dance Party playlist on Spotify early. We hope you'll enjoy the playlist at home, and celebrate how the Whitman community came together over the past 2 days. 


Recent Grads Rock

Special shout out to the GOLD classes (2010-2019)! They are helping us fully unlock the $25,000 recent grad match from Sonya Campion '83. Kudos to the class of 2011, 2012, and 2014.


Same Students, Different Classrooms

Are you wondering what life is like for students in their new environments?  Let's check in with Tejas from the clas of 2023 to see how he's staying connected from afar! Check out Tejas's video in the Updates feature on this page, below the social media feed. We’ll be posting videos of students throughout the afternoon on our Whitman College Facebook page and other social media pages. 


$200,000!

We are so grateful to all of YOU for getting us to $200,000 during We Are Whitman. Thank you for your support of students during this time. Special shout out to the GOLD classes (2010-2019)! They are helping us fully unlock the $25,000 recent grad match from Sonya Campion '83. Kudos to the class of 2011 for leading all classes in participation and completing their part of the challenge!


There's a New Alumni Match!

Board of Trustees member Gordon '68 and Katherine Britt Keane '67 are matching gifts from alumni dollar-for-dollar, up to $1,000 per gift, for the next $50,000. Make your gift today, and have your impact instantly doubled! Thank you Gordon and Katherine for your generosity. 


Whitman BINGO

It’s game time! Take a look at this Whitman themed BINGO card and let us know which ones you’ve done so far! Share it on social media with the hashtag, #WeAreWhitman. Anyone have a BINGO yet?




Calling all Whitties!

We asked whether this was the right time to host our spring give day, and we also heard the desire to connect with fellow Whitties is greater now than ever. So today and tomorrow, we invite you to join us in supporting students and celebrating the connections we have made because of Whitman during #WeAreWhitman.Regardless of your ability to give, we encourage you to connect with the Whittie community virtually and show our students that even though we are apart, they are part of a strong community who cares.

How you can join We Are Whitman:

1) Make a Gift to the Student Emergency Fund or Annual Fund.

Your gift to the Student Emergency Fund directly supports the needs of students by removing barriers to education and providing emergency funding for needs such as unanticipated travel, technology to access classes, or emergency funds for food and housing. Or, your gift to the Annual Fund provides a flexible, unrestricted gift to meet the greatest needs of our entire community. Even a $5 gift helps support our students immediately!

2) Show your Whittie Pride. 

We want to hear from you! Post on social using #WeAreWhitman. Share why you love Whitman or include a message of support for today's students, show off your Whitman gear or furry friends, and dig up a photo from your college days to post on #ThrowbackThursday. Check out our social media toolkit and downloads.

3) Connect Virtually. 

Grab a few Whitties to join the All Whittie Happy Hour on April 15 from 5-7pm, and post your photo and class year using #WeAreWhitman. Then on Thursday join a Q&A with Chaplain Adam Kirtley, and conversation with ASWC for an update on student life today.

4) Check Back Often. 

See the impact two days of giving can make for our students, scroll through the #WeAreWhitman posts to see familiar faces, and learn more about how students, faculty, and staff demonstrate resilience and creativity while approaching virtual learning.

No matter where you are in the world, you are a part of the Whitman community! 

Together, we can face any challenge. Together, We Are Whitman.


Updates
Thank you for a Wonderful We Are Whitman!

What an amazing 2 days! We hope you enjoyed the opportunity to connect with fellow Whitties, support student needs, and provide essential funding for the entire Whitman community. Because of you we were able to raise just over $269,000 from 850+ donors

We also have a personal thank you message here from one of amazing Whitman students, Roderick Wang '20 - Senior Fund Co-Chair.

Thank you again for joining us in this celebration of Whitman. Together, we will continue to be resilient during this difficult time. Together, We Are Whitman


1550 days ago by Shelly Neuhart
We're ALMOST There

Help us get to 750 donors before 8pm tonight! We'll be able to unlock an additional gift of $25,000 if we reach 750 donors. Thank you to the anonymous donor who provided this challenge! Unlocking this additional gift will allow us to increase support to our entire Whitman community during this time. 

Can you help us get to 750? 

1550 days ago by Shelly Neuhart
It's Throwback Thursday!

It's not too late to show us your #TBT! Pick your throwback photo of you on Whitman's campus and share it on social media. Make sure to use the hashtag #WeAreWhitman

Check out President Kathy Murray at her graduation for Indiana Wesleyan University! 


President Kathy Murray
President Kathy Murray


1550 days ago by Shelly Neuhart
Let's Hear from ASWC

Open Forum with ASWC President Isaiah Banta at 4pm PDT


Join ASWC President Isaiah Banta '20 and hear about what student life is like now and how ASWC has responded to support students in this time of need.



1551 days ago by Shelly Neuhart
We Did it!

Thank you to everyone who gave and was able to help us completely unlock Brad '84 and Julie McMurchie's $50,000 match and Akshay '99 and Keech Combe Shetty's match of $25,000 to the Student Emergency Fund! 

We still have active matches and challenges that you can take advantage of, including Gordon '68 and Katherine Britt Keane's '67 match as well as the GOLD match provided by Sonya Campion '83. 

1551 days ago by Shelly Neuhart
Same Students, Different Classrooms

Are you wondering what life is like for students in their new environments?  Let's check in with Tejas from the class of 2023 to see how he's staying connected from afar! We’ll be posting videos of students throughout the afternoon on our Whitman College Facebook page and other social media pages.





1551 days ago by Shelly Neuhart
Whitman BINGO

It’s game time! Take a look at this Whitman themed BINGO card and let us know which ones you’ve done so far! Share it on social media with the hashtag, #WeAreWhitman. Anyone have a BINGO yet?




1551 days ago by Shelly Neuhart
Tune in for a Chaplain Chat

Chaplain Chat with Adam Kirtley at 1pm

Head to YouTube to watch this week’s inspirational message from Interfaith Chaplain Adam Kirtley, then join Adam on Zoom for a follow-up discussion and Q&A.



1551 days ago by Shelly Neuhart
Thank you to the 600+ Donors!

And we just hit 600 donors! Thank to everyone who has contributed to We Are Whitman. If you're one of the 600+, use the I Give Because poster and tell us why you give! Share on social media and use the hashtag, #WeAreWhitman



1551 days ago by Shelly Neuhart
April 16 - Virtual Events

Thank you to everyone who has made a gift, attended a virtual event, and shared their love for Whitman on social media. Here's what we have in store for today! 


Chaplain Chat with Adam Kirtley at 1pm

Head to YouTube to watch this week’s inspirational message from Interfaith Chaplain Adam Kirtley, then join Adam on Zoom for a follow-up discussion and Q&A.


Open Forum with ASWC President Isaiah Banta at 4pm

Join ASWC President Isaiah Banta and hear about what student life is like now and how ASWC has responded to support students in this time of need.


All Whittie Dance Party at 8pm 

Celebrate our students and community by downloading the Whitman Dance Party playlist for Spotify. We'll share the playlist with you later today! 


1551 days ago by Shelly Neuhart
We'll See You Tomorrow!

So far, we've raised just over $110,000 from 400+ donors! We loved seeing Whitties come together to support our community and connect with one another today.


Please come back for another great day of We Are Whitman tomorrow, April 16. There will be virtual Q&A's, music, and an opportunity to show us your best style in college (hint: #TBT). 


And you still have the opportunity to have your gift matched, either dollar-for-dollar and/or with a bonus gift! 


We hope you enjoyed happy hour with your fellow Whitties, good night and see you tomorrow






1551 days ago by Shelly Neuhart
The Student Emergency Fund is Being Matched!

Akshay '99 and Keech Combe Shetty are matching the next $25,000 to the Student Emergency Fund! Your gift could be matched dollar-for-dollar, which doubles the impact of your gift. Thank you to Akshay and Keech for their support. 


Akshay '99 and Keech Combe Shetty
Akshay '99 and Keech Combe Shetty


"I give because, now more than ever-- Whitman educated leaders are needed around the world! Stay Curious, Stay Hopeful, Stay Together"- Akshay '99 and Keech Combe Shetty



1551 days ago by Shelly Neuhart
We Are Whitman and We Are... Making Progress!

WOW! 265 donors already and the fun is just getting started. Thank you to everyone who has made a gift and encouraged fellow Whitties to join them today as we celebrate the Whitman community. President Kathy Murray would also like to say thank you to those who are taking part in We Are Whitman! 



Don't forget - We are still matching donations with a $100 bonus gift from Brad '84 and Julie McMurchie as well as matching $2500, per class, if the classes of the last decade have 25 donors thanks to Sonya Campion '83. 



1552 days ago by Shelly Neuhart
Are You Ready to Learn?

Spend your lunch hour with us! Join Professor and Chair of Sociology, Dr. Michelle Janning, as she discusses behavior during a pandemic from a sociological perspective and shares her approach to teaching now that Whitman has moved to virtual learning.This lecture will begin at 12pm, click here to register and/or join at 12pm PDT



Dr. Michelle Janning
Dr. Michelle Janning


Dr. Michelle Janning is The Raymond and Elsie Gipson DeBurgh Chair of Social Science. Michelle joined the faculty at Whitman in 2000, after earning her B.A., St. Olaf College 1994; M.A. University of Notre Dame 1996; Ph.D. University of Notre Dame 2000.



1552 days ago by Shelly Neuhart
Calling All GOLD (Graduates of the Last Decade)

Special shout-out to President's Advisory Board Member Sonya Campion '83 for her matching gift to the GOLD classes! For each class of the last 10 years (2010-2019), $2,500 will be unlocked if 25 alumni from that class give over the next 2 days!


Thank you Sonya, for your generosity and for sharing why you give! 


Sonya Campion '83
Sonya Campion '83



Have you seen our "I Give Because" poster yet? Click here to access that and other tools to help you share and/or connect with the Whitman community during We Are Whitman. 



1552 days ago by Madeline Gyongyosi
April 15 - Virtual Events

Welcome to We Are Whitman! Today, we have 2 virtual events that we hope you'll be able to attend. 


Faculty Lecture by Michelle Janning at 12pm to 1pm PDT

Sociology (at Whitman) in Strange Times 

Join Professor and Chair of Sociology, Dr. Michelle Janning, as she discusses behavior during a pandemic from a sociological perspective and shares her approach to teaching now that Whitman has moved to virtual learning. Click here to register and/or join at 12pm PDT. 


All Whittie Happy Hour at 5pm to 7pm PDT

Throw on your Whittie gear, call your friends, and host a virtual happy hour! Grab a screenshot or recording and post on social media with the hashtag #WeAreWhitman



1552 days ago by Shelly Neuhart
We're Matching Gifts!


A huge thank you to Board of Trustees member Brad McMurchie '84, and Julie McMurchie, Parent '15 '16 & '20 for our first matching gift! Because of their generosity, we will be matching $100 per donor up to $50,000 for the next 2 days. You can immediately increase the impact of your donation by having it matched with an additional gift. 


And now, Brad has a special message for all of you... check it out! 


1552 days ago by Shelly Neuhart

Areas of support
Alumni SupportThe Alumni Support reflects giving from Alumni
AffiliationDonors$ Raised
201919$670
201812$385
201720$766
201623$985
201518$630
201425$1,385
201322$703
201225$1,105
201124$1,412
201024$2,735
200913$1,205
200815$1,020
200721$2,615
200614$1,786
200515$1,460
200414$1,855
20038$625
200211$1,045
200117$3,790
200013$1,120
199912$26,125
19988$525
199715$1,142
199615$3,546
199513$4,390
19944$725
19937$925
199213$3,600
199110$3,545
199011$1,243
198911$10,475
19887$1,100
198712$1,930
19865$2,225
198517$3,605
198411$52,035
198318$23,550
198213$5,200
19814$750
19805$325
19795$515
19788$3,990
19775$1,625
19769$2,160
19753$155
19745$2,250
19733$300
19726$1,250
19717$1,062
19706$225
19693$375
19684$17,521
19676$17,621
19663$350
19656$625
19647$2,850
19638$4,000
19625$550
19612$3,500
19601$100
19592$1,025
19581$25
19572$300
19562$150
19541$250
19521$100
19481$100
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President's Advisory Board Member Sonya Campion '83
Gave $2,500 during a Challenge!
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President's Advisory Board Member Sonya Campion '83
Gave $2,500 during a Challenge!
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President's Advisory Board Member Sonya Campion '83
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President's Advisory Board Member Sonya Campion '83
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