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Annual Report

2019–20 Fundraising Results

During One Westminster Day, Westminster's annual day of giving, an amazing 1,049 gifts were made, surpassing the goal of 875 and raising a total of $96,891—including $24,250 in challenge gifts—a truly historic day for Westminster.

With $3,686,227 in gifts this past year for Florence J. Gillmor Hall, Westminster surpassed the fundraising goal of $14.5M, including a sizable endowment. A ceremonial groundbreaking was held in February and construction is underway on the 26,000-square-foot expansion of the performing arts facilities.

Five new scholarships were created, and giving to scholarships totaled $1,484,397.

More than 3,000 alumni, parents, and friends gave to Westminster, including 200 faculty and staff.

More than 200 faculty and staff members made a gift to Westminster.

$96,891

raised during One Westminster Day

$3,686,227

raised for Florence J. Gillmor Hall

$1,484,397

raised for scholarships

President Dobkin
“Our students, faculty, staff, and donors know that a significant source of our strength lies in Westminster’s unparalleled ability to pull together and thrive in the most challenging of circumstances.”
President Bethami Dobkin, PhD
Kenton Gregory, facilities director, with co-workers in warehouse

2019–20 Engagement Metrics

158 alumni served as volunteers this past year through the alumni board, event committees, and mentorship programs like Gold to Grad, the Alumni Mentoring Program, and Take a Griffin to Lunch.

In response to COVID-19, the Office of Institutional Advancement moved to virtual events starting in March, hosting events in collaboration with faculty, staff, and alumni presenters. Topics included Wine and Brine with Jaimi Butler and Bonnie Baxter from Great Salt Lake Institute, How to Navigate a Path Forward During a Pandemic with the Career Center, the Alumni Town Hall with President Dobkin, and more.

Westminster continues to plan virtual events for alumni and friends of Westminster.

158

involved alumni

14

alumni events

725

event attendees

Kennedy's Story

Balancing athletics, his studies, and the rest of his life can be challenging, but Kennedy knows he can count on the support of the tight Westminster community, where his coaches and professors work together to help him maintain the balance.

"What I’ve seen throughout my years here is the ability to be an individual and also have the support of fellow students, faculty, and the school. It’s a really good environment to thrive as a student.”

Kennedy is one of more than 250 student-athletes at Westminster pursuing both their academic aspirations and athletic dreams through financial support to Griffins athletics and academic schools like the School of Nursing and Health Sciences.

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Kennedy Alder

Julyssa's Story

Julyssa Lopez

Julyssa decided to transfer schools. When she visited Westminster, she knew she had found that place.

“I wanted to go somewhere where they made me feel worthy, like I was smart and able... I felt right at home.”

Through the Legacy Scholars program, which helps first-generation and traditionally underrepresented students enhance their experience at Westminster, fellow Legacy Scholars and faculty mentors support Julyssa. In fact, she says her academic advisor, her Legacy Scholars advisor, her pre-med advisor, and the dean of the Honors College all check in on her regularly.

Giving to Westminster’s Access and Success program enables the Legacy Scholars program, and many more, to strengthen the diversity of Westminster's community and empower students like Julyssa to be leaders in their home communities.

Learn more about Access and Success

Student Demographic Info

Your gift this year inspired greatness, supporting 1,740 undergraduate students and 475 graduate students.

Of students enrolled at Westminster...

23%

are students of color

29%

are Pell Grant-eligible

94%

are scholarship recipients

21%

are first-generation college students

More than 1,200 students volunteered more than 80,000 hours of service in our local community in the 2019–20 academic year.

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