Giving Societies

President’s Society Giving

Quality faculty, the beautiful Mann Skybridge in Wilson Library, the Carver Hall of Fame, student scholarships—President's Society members enrich our campus with generous donations and a legacy that strengthens Western's campus and our community. 

Participation Categories include:

Platinum          $10,000+ annually
Gold                 $5,000–$9,999 annually
Silver               $2,500–$4,999 annually
Blue                 $1,000–$2,499 annually
White              ($750–$999 annually for those 39 years of age or younger)

1893 Society Cumulative Giving Levels

Named for the year the Whatcom Normal School was founded, the 1893 Society recognizes gifts sustained over a lifetime. 

Trustee’s Circle           $10,000,000+
Founder                       $5,000,000–$9,999,999
Laureate                      $1,000,000–$4,999,999
Patron                         $500,000–$999,999
Fellow                         $250,000–$499,999
Benefactor                  $100,000–$249,999
Partner                        $25,000–$99,999

Old Main Society

The Old Main Society acknowledges donors for their future gifts to Western Washington through their estate plans or other planned giving options. Membership in the Old Main Society begins as soon as donors sign documentation naming Western as a beneficiary. Gifts to Western Washington University may come through a bequest, trust, annuity or life insurance program. Contact Matt Hammatt below for more information about the Old Main Society.

Matt Hammatt

Matt Hammatt, Director of Planned Giving

Matt is available to explore all options available to you. For more information on gift planning, please visit the planned giving site or contact Matt at (360) 650-2443 or via e-mail at