Old Main entrance in the springtime on a sunny day

University Advancement

University Advancement at Western Washington University is an integration of the WWU Foundation and the WWU Alumni Association, providing our constituents of donors, alumni, and community stakeholders a single source for information and support.


WWU Foundation


The Western Washington University Foundation raised more than $17 million during the 2021-22 academic year to support student scholarships, capital projects, program enhancements, faculty development and student access. With assets in excess of $130 million, the Foundation provides vital funding to enhance the Western experience for all.

WWU Alumni Association

Three Western Students smiling, wearing viking helmets and holding a Western flag

The WWU Alumni Association strengthens Western by building strong and caring relationships that make a difference among our students, alumni, friends, and the greater university community.