Giving

Your investment in supporting Woodbury University’s mission helps provide the highest level of professional and liberal arts education to promising students in a rapidly changing and complex world. Explore the many ways you can help support the university and preserve the Woodbury experience for future students.

Below are a series of university-wide, or school-specific funds which you an support. Click on the links to learn more about each fund and make your gift.

University-Wide Giving Opportunities

The Presidential Scholarship is a renewable, need and merit-based award. Representing diverse intellectual, social, ethnic, and economic backgrounds, Presidential Scholars are transformational leaders both on and off campus who have demonstrated a love of learning and a commitment to academic excellence and enhancing both their local and broader civic communities.

This fund supports the educational aspirations of our students who demonstrate a commitment to promoting the well-being of the lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgendered, and/or queer (“LGBTQ”) communities.

Friends of the Library:
The Friends include sponsorship of special projects, informing the public of the resources and services of the library, funding services and materials that are beyond the command of the ordinary library budget, and performing other services deemed useful to the Library.

This fund establishes seed funding to create an endowed scholarship to formally be known as the Villa Cabrini Scholarship Fund. This fund honors the legacy of the women of Villa Cabrini Academy and their endearing legacy

The Woodbury University Scholarship Fund was established for the sole purpose of providing scholarships to students currently enrolled in Woodbury University. Scholarships are a way to bridge the gap for those who are academically able yet financially challenged.100% of your gift goes directly to students that have demonstrated need.

The Julius Shulman Institute (JSI) is a programming and research unit housed in the School of Architecture at Woodbury University. Julius Shulman was one of the world’s most significant architectural photographers. His work helped to introduce modern architecture, and particularly the work of dozens of renowned Southern California-based architects to a broad populace. His archive, now housed at the Getty Research Institute, provides an unparalleled window into Los Angeles’ mid-twentieth century built history. Shulman established the Julius Shulman Institute at Woodbury University in 2005 with the goal of promoting an appreciation and understanding of the built environment, particularly as mediated by photography, to aspiring students of design and architecture and to the general public.

Your gift helps support JSI public programming and student activities that promotes photography as a means to understand and appreciate the cultural value and significance of the discipline of architecture from interior architecture to landscape architecture and urban design.

All gifts and pledges will help secure the future of Woodbury University and shape the futures of our students. Your support is a vote of confidence in our efforts to nurture, challenge and transform the lives of students and allows us to be good stewards of this extraordinary University.

While larger portions of the university operating budget come from tuition and the endowment, The Woodbury University Fund is essential to the financial health of the university. Gifts are unrestricted and support each of our four schools, Student Affairs, academic programs, scholarships, and the library. Your commitment make an immediate difference today! How we apply your investment:

Student Scholarships: Woodbury University is committed to financial accessibility and socioeconomic diversity among its students, and offers competitive merit-based financial aid to top-performing scholars.
Faculty Support: By recruiting and retaining accomplished teacher-scholars, Agnes Scott ensures that student achievement remains a priority. This support encourages faculty scholarship and enables professors to implement innovative teaching methods in the classroom.
Presidential Priorities: These funds provide unrestricted support that may be used to address the current, most pressing needs and also allows the president to seize immediate opportunities for the benefit of the university. These include:

  • The ASI Food Pantry
  • Student travel for study abroad
  • Immersive and hands-on learning experiences for students

School of Architecture Giving Opportunities

As a professor, Nick Roberts understood the value of student experiential learning. Nick’s legacy lives on with the Nick Roberts Endowed Scholarship Fund which is designed to support Woodbury School of Architecture students in their study away experiences throughout the world.

The Norman R. Millar Scholarship Endowment was established to honor Dean Millar’s sixteen year legacy of educating architects and designers. Annual income from this endowment will support Woodbury School of Architecture student scholarships.

The Dean’s Discretionary Fund:
The Dean’s Discretionary Fund provides a unique opportunity to help shape the future of education by helping students to realize their unique, personal design vision, while developing technical, theoretical and communicative skills. By investing in the Dean’s Discretionary Fund, you will provide the flexible funding the school needs to implement innovative ideas, meet its highest priority needs, respond quickly to emerging opportunities and invest in areas of the highest potential.

In 2007, Maxine (formerly Stussy) and Ray Frankel gifted a collection of artist Jan Stussy’s work to the Woodbury School of Architecture. Since then, the University has taken significant steps to preserve and protect the collection of this important mid-century California painter. An exciting next development of this project is a series of exhibitions and a catalog that will bring attention to the work and unique partnership of Jan Stussy and sculptor Maxine Kim Stussy Frankel. Support for this rare opportunity will uncover the important voices of Jan Stussy and Maxine Kim Stussy.

The vision of ACE at Woodbury University is to empower students to improve underserved communities through design, business and media. ACE connects students and faculty with nonprofit and governmental organizations to realize projects for the public.

Students work collaboratively across disciplines to combine skills and test their fields of study on real projects and local issues. Reinforcing the capacity of young generations to create impact, ACE projects are made to benefit the common good: architectural design/build works, business plans for organizations, graphic design, films, journalistic and creative writing, and other services. Framing opportunities to make a difference, ACE supports student learning through inclusive and socially equitable research, outreach and engagement.

Your gift helps support ACE student activities. For more information about ACE projects, see Agency for Civic Engagement.

 

The San Fernando Valley chapter of AIA (AIA|SFV) has gifted an endowment to Woodbury University’s School of Architecture.  The American Institute of Architects is a professional association whose members are comprised of licensed architects and dedicated to furthering the architecture profession in local communities.  Since 2001, AIA|SFV has awarded more than $120,000 in scholarships to over 120 Woodbury School of Architecture students.  Proceeds from the endowment will go toward funding scholarships to architecture and interior architecture students at the Burbank campus.  Support for this endowment will directly benefit our students.

Donations by Check

Checks should be made payable to Woodbury University and mailed to:

Woodbury University
University Advancement
7500 N. Glenoaks Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91504-1052

Donations by Credit Card

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School of Business Opportunities

The Dean’s Discretionary Fund:
The Dean’s Discretionary Fund provides a unique opportunity to help shape the future of business education and produce the leaders and managers of tomorrow, while providing the foundation of support that the school’s needs to be successful. By investing in the Dean’s Discretionary Fund, you will provide the flexible funding the school needs to implement innovative ideas, meet its highest priority needs, respond quickly to emerging opportunities and invest in areas of the highest potential.

Open to full-time students enrolled in the Department of Accounting and pursuing degrees in Accounting.

College of Liberal Arts Giving Opportunities

The MORIA Literary Magazine Fund supports the publication of MORIA, a national literary magazine with an all-student editorial board, based here at Woodbury University.  MORIA accepts poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction from emerging and established writers in the United States and across the world. The undergraduates who serve as editors and managers of the magazine participate in a dedicated course on campus, where they learn the fundamentals of producing an online literary journal with a professional focus.  Currently, MORIA publishes once a year in the late fall and sponsors the popular First Press Reading Series that includes open mic sessions.

The Writing Department Fund supports the work of the students, student tutors, and faculty of the Woodbury University Writing Department.  The Department is home to the major and minor in Writing, which provide concentrated practice and instruction in creative and technical writing, the First Year Composition program, which helps students gain a foundation in university-level writing skills, and the Writing Center, which provides peer tutoring services to students in all the university’s programs.  The Writing Department is a dynamic and forward-looking community of writers that also sponsors readings, discussions, workshops, and other campus events.

The Center for Leadership, together with our community partners, develops visionary ethical leaders and critical thinkers as we inspire positive and transformative changes in our world.

The Dean’s Discretionary Fund:
The Dean’s Discretionary Fund provides a unique opportunity to help shape the future of liberal arts education and produce the thought leaders of tomorrow, while providing the foundation of support that the school’s needs to be successful. By investing in the Dean’s Discretionary Fund, you will provide the flexible funding the school needs to implement innovative ideas, meet its highest priority needs, respond quickly to emerging opportunities and invest in areas of the highest potential.

The College of Liberal Arts Scholarship is designed to support the recruitment of qualified, incoming students in one of the College’s five majors History, Interdisciplinary Studies, Political Science, Professional Writing, or Public Safety Administration.

School of Media, Culture & Design Giving Opportunities

This fund provides resources to support the Department of Psychology. Your gift recognizes and encourages the scholarly achievements of students and faculty in the various areas which make up the field of Psychology.

The Dean’s Discretionary Fund:
The Dean’s Discretionary Fund provides a unique opportunity to help shape the future of education by helping to prepare the next generation of creative professionals by providing the foundation of support that the school’s needs to be successful. By investing in the Dean’s Discretionary Fund, you will provide the flexible funding the school needs to implement innovative ideas, meet its highest priority needs, respond quickly to emerging opportunities and invest in areas of the highest potential.

The Fashion Study Collection numbers some 4,000 pieces including couture, ready-to-wear, children’s wear, menswear, accessories, paper patterns and textile designs. Additionally, pieces from the 18th century, to the mid-20th century, are housed in the archive. It provides a hands-on experience for Fashion Design students in which they can select objects to study based on construction techniques, designer attribution or chronology. Your gift helps to support and maintain the collection as a historical resource for our Fashion Design students and the community.

The Fabric Fund provides a unique opportunity to help fashion design students in sourcing fabric for their senior collections. The global fashion industry is going through an amazing transformation, and because of the demand for innovative, sustainable and smart materials, our students rely on contributions from generous individuals to help meet costs of executing their collections, experimenting new materials, realizing their creative streak and refining their talent. By providing this opportunity, you are supporting and inspiring our passionate fashion design students to create an impact on design, environment, and technology. We thank you for this very worthwhile investment in the future of the fashion industry.

7500 is a Woodbury student run digital magazine encapsulating arts, entertainment, and culture in the San Fernando Valley. Highlighting prominent artists as well as students and faculty, 7500 connects Woodbury to the local community. Every semester, 7500 also hosts events and festivals on campus. Check out our latest reviews, interviews, blogs, videos and podcasts at 7500magazine.com!

More opportunities

Here are some additional ways that you can support Woodbury.

Checks should be made payable to Woodbury University and mailed to:

Woodbury University
University Advancement
7500 N. Glenoaks Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91504-1052

Note: Woodbury’s Tax ID is 95-2786163

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Endowment reflects the support of alumni and friends who are helping shape the university’s present and future. Endowment refers to assets that are invested for the long term and intended to provide a permanent source of financial support for the university. This is in contrast to expendable funds, which are typically used for immediate needs.

Woodbury alumni and friends who want to support the university can do so and reap the income and tax benefits. Planned-giving benefits may include life income, future continued use of gift property, and avoiding capital gains tax as well as providing donors with an immediate income tax deduction.

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