The class of 2024 is coming. You can give them direction.
By partnering with the Corporate & Foundation Relations (CFR) Office at WCU Foundation, your organization can advance its mission while driving student success at West Chester University. No matter the size of your corporation or foundation, we can guide you to programs that align to your directives — all while extending incredible opportunity to the students of WCU.
Our staff will establish meaningful relationships between your leadership and West Chester University’s distinguished faculty and administration. And we’ll serve as a central point of access for philanthropic engagement, connecting your organization to students and resources that can help you achieve your goals.
Working with the Foundation
Partner in research
When you back research at WCU by facilitating equipment donations or participating in R&D collaborations, your organization also gets access to faculty, students, and cutting edge facilities through our Office of Research and Sponsored Programs.
Sponsor engaging programs
Get involved with exciting cultural and academic programs and conferences that propel educational excellence while attracting wider community attendance.
Volunteer with impact
Give your employees the chance to make a difference in the greater West Chester University community. As your strategic partner, we can help you identify and secure meaningful volunteering opportunities for your team, including advisory board membership.
Recruit top talent
We can help you foster a relationship with WCU’s Twardowski Career Development Center, allowing you to engage with and attract talented members of our student body. Build your brand recognition, and spur outreach to promising individuals for internships or employment.
Develop future leaders
Achieve management objectives through state subsidized training programs like WCU’s WEDNet-certified continuing professional education (CPE), proven educational and professional development programming for executive- and staff-level employees that keeps your workforce competitively positioned.
Volunteer with impact
As a single source for everything WCU has to offer, our Foundation can connect you to institutions like the Center for Community Solutions (for SMBs and nonprofits), Center for GIS and Spatial Programs (for geography and land use tech), and the Dr. Edwin Cottrell Entrepreneurial Leadership Center.
Partner benefits you can unlock
Build your brand
with signage, print and online media, sponsorships, and promotions
Attend special events
with WCU-exclusive programming, including Presidential events
Extend your network
with broad access to WCU students, faculty, and patrons
Gain valuable resources
that include the University’s premier facilities and conference services
Want your team to experience these exciting benefits? Contact our CFR lead to launch a partnership and get started.
Director of Corporate & Foundation Relations
What our partners
Every day, partners like you help WCU Foundation make important, lasting impact in students’ lives. Explore our stories to see what we’ve already accomplished together – and how we’ll continue to create ongoing success at WCU.
Support EITC programs
When you contribute to the following programs through WCU Foundation, your organization can become eligible for educational improvement tax credits (EITC) applied against your tax liability in the state of Pennsylvania.
Frederick Douglass Institute
WCU is proud to lead support for FDI, an educational and cultural resource for advancing multicultural studies across the curriculum. Dedicated to deepening the intellectual heritage of former slave and distinguished writer Frederick Douglass, the Institute advances its mission through conferences, awards, graduate assistantship programs, and scholarship funding.
iCamp is a free media academy held during the summer at WCU. Here, high school juniors and rising seniors from the Philadelphia school district learn how to make media that matters. As part of this program, they live on campus and learn skills that allow them to produce films, video games, audio programming, and web sites, all with a focus on effecting social change through youth.
Health Careers Summer Academy
In collaboration with Main Line Health, the College of Health Sciences offers the free Health Careers Summer Academy for high school students interested in the health sciences Attendees, especially those from underserved communities, learn from WCU health sciences faculty and students, complete CPR and AED certified training, and attend programming at the Lankenau Medical Center in Wynnewood, PA.
Sponsor an event
Gain recognition for your philanthropic efforts and your brand with high-profile sponsorships of some of the most iconic events at WCU.
President’s Speaker Series
The President’s Speaker Series attracts attention across the West Chester area by bringing award-winning journalists, scientists, political leaders, and writers from around the globe to WCU.
Presidential Scholarship Community Gala
WCU’s signature event, the Presidential Scholarship Community Gala attracts 350 of the region’s top business and community leaders in support of the President’s Annual Scholarship Fund.