Why Your Support Matters

Why Your Support Matters

Because of your giving, girls can thrive at Westridge.

Independent schools often are asked why families should make a donation in addition to tuition, especially when beautiful facilities and expansive programs seem to reflect ample resources. This question goes to the heart of your philanthropic giving.

Tuition does not cover the full cost of educating our students. Westridge can provide its top-quality education and maintain its beautiful campus precisely because of your giving, which builds upon over 100 years of philanthropy. These funds allow us to balance our budget each year while planning for students’ educational needs next year and next decade.

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“At Westridge, you are taught to follow your dreams. At Westridge, you are taught to be unstoppable.”

Sophia K. 
Class of 2019

How Is Westridge Funded?

A Westridge education is funded through three sources of revenue: tuition and other fees, support of the annual fund, and endowment income.

Your gift supports our faculty and staff, economic diversity, academic and programming expenses, and facilities maintenance and upkeep.

Giving to the annual fund directly impacts every aspect of our program and every girl at Westridge.

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Endowment

The Westridge Endowment includes numerous named endowment funds, many of which are established to honor alumnae, family members, and friends.

A minimum $100,000 gift is required to establish a named endowment fund. Smaller gifts are welcomed and will be added to an appropriate existing endowment fund such as general, program, faculty, or financial aid endowment.

If you are interested in establishing an endowment fund or contributing to an existing fund, please contact Director of Advancement Diana O’Leary at 626.799.1053, ext. 252 or email doleary@westridge.org.

Meet Our Advancement Team

DIANA BERNAL O'LEARY
Director of Advancement

CHRISTA LORENZ
Director of Annual Giving

LISA VANDERGRIFF
Director of Alumnae Affairs

ANAHIT TURGMAN
Advancement Associate

REBECA FROHMADER
Advancement Services Coordinator

REBECCA YEH
Advancement Administrative Assistant

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Your gift touches every girl, every day at Westridge. Help us provide a top-quality education for every student.

Recognition

To thank them for making Westridge a place where girls can thrive, we recognize donors in a number of ways.

Ways to Give

All gifts are vital to the life of our school and there are many ways to make a gift.