Giving to °IJͼ

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Your donation to °IJͼ makes a lasting and measurable impact. Below are some of the many programs to support students and faculty, either through specific schools, athletics, or a program of your choice. Your generosity provides opportunities that may not otherwise be possible. Thank you for partnering with us.

Support a Program

A Message from West Valley President, Dr. Jennifer Taylor-Mendoza

Make a Brighter Day. Destination West.

West Valley President Dr. Jennifer Taylor-MendozaWhen I walk our beautiful campus daily, I am reminded of the impact °IJͼ makes in students’ lives. We strive to be a premier educational destination. In addition to the college’s excellent programs, we provide students with financial support, food and housing assistance, personal counseling, and academic guidance. We champion the whole student, removing barriers and obstacles, so they may fully realize their educational potential and success.

Education creates lasting change in students' lives and in the lives of their families. I welcome you to join us, to explore how you might contribute to the success of so many West Valley students. I hope you will be as moved as I have been in witnessing the power of education to change lives.


Singature of Jennifer Taylor-Mendoza

Jennifer Taylor-Mendoza, Ph.D.
President, °IJͼ

Support a Program

Support a specific school, athletic team, or a college program of your choice. Your contributions help us provide crucial resources and financial support such as:

  • support for exceptional faculty to create new pathways to educating tomorrow’s workforce
  • course materials for students who cannot afford it
  • comprehensive student services to meet students’ needs beyond the classroom
  • funding for student travel to conferences or immersive study abroad programs
  • opportunities to strengthen students’ ties to industry through paid internships
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Cilker School of Art and Design

Your donation helps us build a world-class school of art and design that exposes students to both cutting-edge technology and critical thinking in an environment of artistic critique and curiosity. The world depends on the arts, and your help transforms students’ creative talent into meaningful careers.

Students in health and human development class

School of Health and Human Development

Your gift helps us prepare culturally diverse leaders who promote health in our community. Our students’ study of kinesiology, health science, nutrition studies, and health care technologies prepares and equips them with the professional skill set and hands-on training they need to succeed in today’s exciting job market.

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School of Language Arts

With your help, we create a transformative learning experience where students are immersed in the development of language skills and the study of people, society, and cultures. Your donations help students prepare for fulfilling careers in which they utilize their skills of communication and critical thinking.

Fang Pei Che family

Che School of Professional Studies

Your gift directly impacts the next generation of leadership in both the private and public sectors. Partner with us to enhance entrepreneurship education, or support one of our many programs designed to place students into worthwhile careers that bolster the economic health and physical safety of our community.

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School of Science and Math

Your donations prepare students for vital and diverse careers in science and engineering by ensuring our school offers the most innovative, hands-on education in our community. By supporting our programs, you contribute to the creation of scientifically literate and informed leaders capable of designing solutions to the complex problems of our future.

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School of Social Science

Our school offers coursework in anthropology, economics, geography, history, humanities, philosophy, political science, psychology, and sociology. All disciplines focus on diversity and equity, critical thinking, and a humanistic approach toward guiding students to become conscious, critical thinkers, committed to expanding knowledge, scientific inquiry and academic excellence.

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Your gift supports our student-athletes along their pathways to reach transfer and career goals in an environment of academic excellence. By supporting our 12 athletic teams, you directly impact the programmatic support and scholarship aid to our student-athletes.

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Scholarships provide students the opportunity to remain in school, within their communities, and continue pursuing their desired path toward a college degree or certificate. Your transformative scholarship contribution can liberate them from the burden of increasing debts, allowing them to concentrate on their education without the added anxiety of financial strain.

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Student Emergency Assistance Fund

Your donations offer prompt, responsive support when students need it most, alleviating unexpected burdens such as lack of nutritious food, transportation, or access to technology that otherwise could lead to them dropping out.

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Other Ways to Give

We’ve got a giving option that’s right for you. Explore the many ways to make your tax-deductible donation.

Viking grove outdoor space

Buy a Tile in Viking Grove

In a beautiful, sunny plaza, centrally located on campus, your engraved tile will be inset into the outdoor seating in the Ostrus Family Plaza or the Kirkorian Pavilion Amphitheater.

With a gift of $500, you can order a personalized tile to honor yourself or someone else. Your 6x6 tile will become part of a permanent installation for future generations to enjoy. The proceeds from your gift will support student scholarships.

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Established in 1971, the West Valley-Mission Foundation proudly serves °IJͼ.

To help °IJͼ achieve its mission, the Foundation works with donors like you to provide advanced academic and technological resources, comprehensive student services, and enriching experiences for all students.

Our experienced Advancement team can answer your giving questions at °IJͼ.