Parent Fund

Through a series of discussions, Western parents have identified programs that are important enhancements to the university experience. The Parent Annual Fund supports programs and services not covered by tuition that help maintain the excellence of the Western Washington University experience.

These dollars play a vital part in your student's education now, and in the future, by supporting:

  • Western’s Leadership Advantage: a developing program that provides students with a broad range of exciting leadership development opportunities across campus. The Leadership Advantage program includes assessment testing, leadership retreats and skill development workshops, an enhanced resource library, Web resources, and a speaker series.

  • Integrated career services that offer planning and outreach throughout your student’s college experience, including ongoing career exploration and personal assessment, employer networking, workshops, and career fairs.

  • Building an endowment that allows your dollars to continue working far into the future and provides the opportunity to increase family involvement in WWU’s quality undergraduate education and to support Western’s strategic plan of Engaged Excellence.

  • In addition to supporting the Parent Fund, WWU's Annual Giving Campaign allows you to designate a specific department or program that is special to you and your student. Click here to see a list of designations.
Please contact us for more information:

Parent Fund Programs
Anna Carey, Director
New Student Services & Family-Outreach
(360) 650-3846
Gift or Pledge
Caite Holman
Director of Annual Giving
WWU Foundation
(360) 650-3274

Join the WWU Parent Connection
The Parent Connection works to support the overall success of WWU students. Parent Connection members receive a monthly e-newsletter including WWU news, events and parent involvement opportunities. Opportunities for involvement through the Parent Connection include participating in orientation programs and admission fairs as well as attending quarterly information meetings and much more. For additional information or to sign up to receive the e-newsletter visit the WWU Parent Connection website or contact the Family Outreach Manager, New Student Services/Family Outreach at (360) 650-3846.