The founding principle of a Wooster education is that every student is capable of doing transformative work.

The enduring truth of a Wooster education is that every student is transformed by his or her experience here.

Wooster’s promise – its future – matters. This is our moment to stand up for it, to give it strength and substance for the road ahead.

 

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CAMPAIGN GOAL

$165 million for 5 institutional priorities
 

FINANCIAL AID

This is a defining moment in the life of The College of Wooster.

 

FINANCIAL AID

Few institutions in America are so dedicated to fulfilling the promise of bright, enterprising students and scholars. In a very real way, day in and day out, we build a smarter, stronger future. We invite you to stand with us, to work with us, to bring that promise even more fully to life.

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“My parents came to the U.S. after high school and made sure to provide a better life for me and my three sisters. They know I’m a hard worker. They know that I have the drive and skills to make my own way. When you support Wooster, you’re giving students like me a chance to prove to the world that we can make it.”

BRENDA KHOR ’17
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“There’s only one Wooster. This kind of opportunity – this invitation to think independently and work collaboratively – is rare. If you want to invest in the future, invest in the students who are experiencing all that Wooster offers.”

ANNIE LONGSWORTH ’92
Founder & CEO,
The Siren Agency
 
 

THE WOOSTER FUND

About 8,000 alumni, parents, friends, faculty, and staff give a total of just over $3 million each year to The Wooster Fund.

 

THE WOOSTER FUND

 

These generous, unrestricted gifts are a crucial complement to our tuition revenue and endowment, supporting every aspect of the College’s work, and allow us to be nimble and respond to emerging needs. Every gift to The Wooster Fund between now and June 30, 2018 counts toward Wooster’s Promise.

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“Wooster has shown me that anything you want to do – if you’re willing to work hard enough – you can do it.”

SPENCER GILBERT ’17
 

"I like to think of The Wooster Fund as our annual ‘opportunity fund.’ Every dollar goes to operations to help accomplish what matters the most and to get it done now. When we grow The Wooster Fund, we are investing in students and, what matters most to me, preparing leaders ready for our complex world."

DIANE HAMBURGER '71
 
 

ACADEMIC STRENGTH

 

Every Wooster graduate can name a professor – or two, or four – who changed their life, made them see the world differently, helped them realize their full potential.

 

ACADEMIC STRENGTH

 

We expect our faculty to be dynamic teachers, exceptional artists, leading scholars and researchers. Working side-by-side with students, they are models, mentors, and lifelong sources of inspiration. Their best work requires – and deserves – our full support.

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“We introduce students to the idea – and the practice – of collaborative research starting on day one. We show them what it means to do essential, productive work in the field, and then we invite them to join us in doing things that work. The result is a constant exchange of new ideas and skills.”

KATHERINE HOLT
Associate Professor of History
 

“My career took shape at Wooster. My I.S. adviser, Monte Borders, encouraged me to apply for the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Pre-Doctoral Fellowship. I won it – and it provided the funding for my graduate work, which led to my work at Chiron, Novartis, and now Eureka Therapeutics. Monte challenged me to push myself. That spirit, that confidence, is with me every day.”

VIVIEN CHAN ’89
Head of Portfolio Management,
Eureka Therapeutics
 

EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION

 

A great education doesn’t happen in a vacuum. It’s out in the world, making connections, building on experience, thinking ahead.

 

EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION

 

Our center for Advising, Planning and Experiential Learning – APEX – is a quietly groundbreaking effort to bring that philosophy to life. Established in 2012 with a relatively modest investment, it has proved its worth, and is already becoming a model for other colleges and universities. Now, with your support, we can ensure that every Wooster student has the opportunity to benefit from it.

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“APEX is the kind of innovation that could only happen at Wooster. We bring together academic support and professional development in the same workspace. We build on the mentoring culture of Wooster. We raise the bar for students – and then we help them leap over it.”

JOHN RAMSAY
Associate Dean of Experiential Learning
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THE LIFE SCIENCES

 

Thanks to the extraordinary generosity of many, the Ruth W. Williams Hall of Life Science will open in August 2018.

 

THE LIFE SCIENCES

 

In order to fulfill the promise of this state-of-the-art facility, we need to provide support for the work that will go on within it: funding to facilitate student-faculty research opportunities, and drive program innovation.

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"The Ruth W. Williams Hall of Life Science is designed to be flexible, to meet the needs of the next generation of scientists. We want our programming – our research, our teaching, our equipment – to fulfill that promise. The question is: How can we meet students where they are, and take them as far as they can go? Our funding needs to be bold and flexible enough to answer that question."

DEAN FRAGA
Danforth Professor of Biology,
Chair of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
 

"Peggy and I are excited about the opportunities that students and faculty will have to discover and innovate together in Williams Hall, and how the whole College of Wooster community is coming together to make this interdisciplinary space for collaboration and mentored scientific research a reality."

DAVE AND PEGGY FLEMING '70