Investing in Westridge’s Excellence in Perpetuity
A key indicator of a school’s strength is the size of its endowment. Independent schools with substantial endowments have strong programs because they can commit funds to program innovation and attract and retain the finest teachers and strong student bodies.
Endowment ensures that Westridge remains strong for today and for generations to come. Endowment gifts advance many areas of the school, such as faculty salaries or student services while others support other important areas such as facilities maintenance. In total, the endowed funds provide roughly 4% of Westridge’s budget every year.
Endowed funds are permanent — the principal is not spent. We carefully manage our endowment to yield a steady, reliable and perpetual stream of support. Through prudent investment and judicious stewardship, the purchasing power of endowed funds grows over time.
Named Endowment Funds
The Westridge Endowment includes numerous named endowment funds, many of which are established to honor family members and friends.
A minimum $100,000 gift is required to start a named endowment fund. Smaller gifts are welcomed and will be added to an appropriately previously established 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 the Advancement Office at 626.799.1053, ext. 257 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.