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All Gifts to the Widener Fund are now designated to support Financial Aid, helping bring a Widener education within reach for our students and giving graduates the financial freedom to pursue their dreams.

• Gifts to the Widener Fund of any amount are greatly appreciated and will be instantly designated to support student financial aid

 • You may choose to specify your gift to go toward the "First Generation Fund" to support financial aid for those students who are the first in their families to attend college.

Leadership Giving Levels

Leadership Giving Levels recognize exceptional cumulative giving to the university. These societies are made up of extraordinary alumni, parents, and friends who, through their generosity, have shaped the university's future.

President’s Council
$25,000 - Chairman’s Forum
$10,000 - Dome Society 
$5,000 - Trustee’s Society 
$2,500 - John Bullock Society

Trustees' Loyalty Society

The Trustees' Loyalty Society was established to honor those donors who have given faithfully to the university for twenty years or more. 

The Society was launched this year to include all alumni and donors who have given $25 or more per year for at least twenty years. New membership is also open to those in the senior class who give any amount to Widener.  Benefits of membership include recognition in the Honor Roll of Donors and on the university website, special access and recognition during Homecoming and alumni events, and mementos marking milestone years of giving.

Faculty and Staff Giving

Every day the faculty and staff of Widener show their commitment to providing the best possible environment for students to become the leaders of tomorrow through education, community involvement and leadership.

Many take their support of the university one step further by supporting Widener each year in our Faculty and Staff campaign. For more information or to make your gift, please contact the Widener Fund office at 610-499-1156. You may also make your gift online using our secure server.

Senior Class Gift

After four years of studying and making many great friends and memories, seniors show their pride by giving back to the university through a contribution to the Senior Class Gift.  

Matching Gifts


Many companies sponsor matching gift programs that can double or triple your contribution to Widener. Such programs typically match all or a percentage of employee contributions to charitable organizations, making the employer a partner in employees’ personal philanthropy. To find out if your company participates in matching gift programs contact the Widener Office of University Development at (610) 499-4113.


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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