Giving Groups

Our giving groups support the mission and goals of the university through annual contributions, gifts of estates, and program sponsorships.


Friends of the Library

The purpose of the Friends of the Library is to provide financial support for the collections and pursuits that advance the library’s role in the education of Woodbury’s students.

The activities of the Friends include sponsorship of cultural programs and noteworthy projects, informing the public of the resources and services of the library, and funding special services and materials.

Sponsored Award

The Ray Bradbury Creativity Award
Presented to individuals who embody the creative spark and social conscience that characterizes Bradbury’s work.

Donor Benefits

  • Invitations to Friends-sponsored events
  • Invitations to library-sponsored events and lectures
  • Early admission to the biannual Library Book Sale
  • Recognition of your generosity in the annual Honor Roll of Friends

Become a Friend of the Library


Your gift is tax deductible according to IRS regulations.

For more information or to be added to our mailing list, call (818) 394-3355 or email the library.

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"Pop" Whitten Society

Ray Howard Whitten became the sixth president of Woodbury Business College in 1922. Students soon began addressing him as “Pop” Whitten because of his openness and genuine concern for all Woodbury students. During his tenure, Whitten transformed the school from a traditional business school into a college of higher learning. In 1937, “Pop” moved the college to a new administration and classroom facility at 1027 Wilshire Blvd.

He is remembered as an innovative educator who left a lasting mark on our university. Friends of Woodbury can share in “Pop” Whitten’s legacy by leaving gifts from their estates, whether through a will or other estate-planning vehicles, to Woodbury University.

For details about the “Pop” Whitten Heritage Society, please contact the Office of Advancement at (818) 252-5214.


Lighthouse Society

The Lighthouse Society honors faculty and staff who have supported the mission and goals of Woodbury University by making annual contributions. Special recognition is provided to those members of the campus community who have supported Woodbury for three or more consecutive years. The Campus Campaign allows each university member to support a part of Woodbury that is important to that person, including but not limited to the Schools of Architecture, Business, and Media, Culture & Design; the College of Liberal Arts; the Scholarship Fund; the Library Fund; and the Unrestricted Annual Fund.

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