Gifts to the Linfield Fund, used wherever the need is greatest, are vital to the success of Linfield students. Whether you’re interested in providing cutting-edge classroom technology or funding student scholarships, your gift to the Linfield Fund supports the resources that make a Linfield education a powerful experience. Continue reading to discover the specific impacts your gift can make.
Linfield College is frequently recognized as one of the best educational “buys” in the country, and yet the costs of a high-quality college education can still stretch student resources. To defray costs and reduce post-graduation debt loads, Linfield provides scholarships and financial aid to more than 90% of its student body, with an average award of $26,000 per student. Your gifts to the Linfield Fund allow Linfield to admit smart, accomplished students regardless of economic status and provide students the freedom to focus on intellectual and personal development.
Linfield is known around the country for its park-like McMinnville campus, the thriving urban atmosphere of its Portland campus and the convenience and intimacy of its satellite continuing education campuses located around the Pacific Northwest. Modern classrooms, safe and welcoming residence halls, expansive green space -- your gifts to the Linfield Fund help preserve the grounds and structures that have sheltered the Linfield community for more than 150 years.
Classroom technology and pedagogy have become firmly intertwined, and state-of-the-art computer and media systems drive students’ educational experience. In the last year, gifts to the Linfield Fund have furnished multi-media conferencing facilities, a virtual “sandbox” classroom where faculty can test new teaching technologies, and blended learning workshops where faculty learn how to integrate the best online resources within traditional courses.
Inspiring and compassionate faculty are the heart of a Linfield education. In fact, Linfield was recently recognized in a new book about America's higher education system as a rare college where professors remain focused on student development and where small class sizes and commitment to individual learning deliver an exceptional learning experience. Your gifts to the Linfield Fund provide the resources to attract and provide competitive salaries for creative faculty with a commitment to the classroom.
When you make a gift to the Linfield Fund, you’ll receive an electronic fund report at the end of the year describing how your gift supported students. It’s a great way to track your investment in Linfield College.
For more information about making a gift to Linfield, contact Nicole West, director of annual giving, by email or at 503.883.2492.