Ways to Give

You Can Make a Difference

Thanks to the generosity of Westfield State alumni, corporate partners and friends of the University, Westfield State is able to fulfill its mission to offer an education without barrier to students of all backgrounds.

Without your support, many students would not have the opportunity to reach their potential. 

Consider donating to the sponsorship and scholarship opportunities below and begin making your impact on current and future Owls today.

For more information, contact Bonnie Clark Hanson at 413-572-8631 or bclark@westfield.ma.edu.







Westfield Fund
Unrestricted (Area of Greatest Need), Financial Assistance, and Internships


Opens doors for current students by supporting critical philanthropic priorities of WSU.



Student Scholarships


An impactful way to make a difference while honoring a family member, friend, or colleague or supporting programs and causes that are meaningful to you. 




Support a single student with a one-time scholarship award in your name or the name of a loved one. (We will share with you the name of your student and the impact of your gift.)





Support a deserving student’s passion
for real world practice by underwriting a powerful
semester long experience. 



Travel Abroad Experience


Sponsor a student’s, once-in-a-lifetime experience,
as they immerse themselves in a foreign culture for a semester. Many of our students have only dreamed of this opportunity!



Owl Club Athletics


Aid the Westfield State Owl Club, fundraising arm of Athletics, in support of all teams.



Last Mile


Many of our seniors struggle with finances or unforeseen obstacles; this fund comes at the critical “last mile” to graduation,assuring a pathway for the student  to complete their degree. 



Endowed Scholarship


Generate income in perpetuity by naming a fund for whatever purpose you chose.



Albert and Amelia Ferst Interfaith Center


Directly benefits the programming of the Interfaith Center as they support our Westfield State students. 



Common Goods Food Pantry


Directly supports our campus food pantry and our students struggling with food insecurity.



Fostering Student Success Network
(FSSN) Supporting F.A.C.E.S.


Committed to supporting current and former foster youth and homeless youth.



Bequest Intention


Bequeath a portion of your will, insurance, or retirement asset to be used for any of the aforementioned purposes.



Charitable Gift Annuity


Support any designation while receiving tax guaranteed income for life.