Taking the Lead Campaign for Widener

A Letter from the President ~

Through Taking the Lead ~ The Campaign for Widener, we are shaping the future of our university. The most ambitious campaign this university has ever undertaken, Taking the Lead supports the programs and initiatives that will propel Widener to even greater heights and secure our place as a national leader in academic excellence, global awareness, leadership and civic engagement. 

This campaign will have an impact on the entire university by enhancing the financial aid that so many of our students rely on, by ensuring faculty excellence, and by supporting new and innovative programs that set Widener apart. The campaign also drives the completion of major capital projects that enhance the image and reputation of Widener while providing students with top-tier educational facilities and resources. The results of the campaign will be seen in every Widener graduate who not only succeeds in their chosen career, but also adds to the fabric of society by building on the lessons of social responsibility they learned at the university. 

When you support Taking the Lead ~ The Campaign for Widener, you are helping to educate tomorrow’s leaders, making the future brighter for each of them and for all whose lives they touch in the future. 

Thank you for your generosity and support.

James T. Harris
Widener University

Message from the Chairs

Campaign Priorities

Campaign Progress

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About the Campaign

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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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