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Development

When you choose to give to Widener, you show your appreciation for the institution, faculty, and friendships that helped to shape your life. 

You show your support for current students and help them receive the resources they need to compete in today’s world. Your gift inspires them to become engaged citizens who will enrich our communities, nation and the world.  And you show your belief in Widener’s future and all that we have yet to accomplish.

The Office of Development is here to help you identify the Widener giving opportunities that best suit your goals, passions and priorities. Whether you are interested in supporting the university and its students through an annual gift, a major gift, a planned gift, or some other initiative that matches your unique situation, the staff at the Office of Development looks forward to working with you to channel your philanthropic vision to shape the future of this great university.

Thank you for your interest in giving back to Widener!

Please contact the Development Office by calling 610-499-1160 or click here for a staff directory.

What's New

Thank You from Jim Harris and Friends
Thank You from Jim Harris and Friends
Click here to see greetings and thank you from University President Jim Harris and friends in our holiday video.
A Gift from You
A Gift from You
Click to see the video. Thank you for your support of the Class of 2014. They have so many reasons to smile, so many reasons to be proud, and so many reasons to be grateful.
Freedom Hall
Freedom Hall
Classrooms and studios are full of activity in this new state-of-the-art facility. Freedom Hall will establish Widener as a leader in the fast-growing areas of communication, informatics, and computer science.
Hall of Fame
Hall of Fame
Initial fundraising efforts have begun for the creation of a Widener/PMC Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame will shine the spotlight on some of the amazing students and coaches who have brought academic and athletic honor, recognition and distinction to our institution.   

Promising Futures Initiative
Promising Futures Initiative
Widener University has taken the lead in addressing the national problem of student debt and now designates all gifts to the Widener Fund to support financial aid. 
Inaugural Class of Oskin Leaders Named
Inaugural Class of Oskin Leaders Named
Sixteen sophomores were selected for the inaugural class of Oskin Leaders.  The Oskin Leadership Institute was made possible through a gift from David '64 and JoEllen Oskin and their late son, David. 

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