Support for Westfield State


Westfield State Students Count on Your Support!



Support from loyal alumni and donors help to open doors for our students. From scholarships that allow students to attend Westfield State, to study abroad experiences to learn about the global economy, to participation in valuable internship programs, your support helps prepare Westfield State graduates for the “real world.”


Westfield State is fortunate to have a number of scholarship funds that provide exceptional opportunities to our students. Show your support with a gift to the Westfield Fund, the Owl Club Athletics Fund, The Common Goods Food Pantry, or any specific or individual fund listed HERE.


State funding supports just 25.5 percent of the cost of attending Westfield State - help us provide extra support for our students by supporting the Westfield Fund and our other worthy initiatives! Gifts received by June 30 are eligible for the match.


Your gift to the Westfield Fund has the added impact of being matched, dollar-for-dollar when you designate your gift to the Massachusetts State University Internship Incentive (SUII) program. The SUII provides paid internship opportunities for Westfield State students – up to a quarter-million dollars in total support!



Make a Gift Today




Why Give to Westfield?





Your gift provides Westfield State students with:

  • Increased financial aid and scholarships
  • Paid student internships
  • Academic programs responsive to workforce needs
  • Educational opportunities in the community, region, and world


This expands the meaning of success with:

  • Improved first year student retention rates
  • Continued leadership in graduation rates among public institutions
  • Lower rates of graduate indebtedness
  • Wider access to higher education
  • Graduates prepared to make a significant difference in the state and the world
  • Greater economic impact of the college in the region and the state
  • Highly prepared workforce in such critical areas as teaching, communications, criminal justice, business, nursing and most recently, Physician Assistant.
  • Wide and diverse programs enriching and sustaining the community
  • Future homegrown leaders of Massachusetts


The professional staff of the Division of Institutional Advancement supports the work of the Foundation and is here to help achieve your philanthropic, financial, and estate planning goals. We invite you to include your financial advisors on all philanthropic efforts.

Joanne Leighton
Institutional Advancement
(413) 572-8811