The URBN Center will move the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design ever closer to being recognized as one of America’s premier universities for design, media and art as our facilities will enhance our strong faculty, programs and students. To achieve elite recognition, now, more than ever, we need funding support from you to invest in technology, new programs and initiatives and scholarships. There are many ways to contribute. The gifts we’ve received to date helped create the URBN Center and the Westphal in Los Angeles program; helped to host guest artists and notable speakers for programming, and workshops at Drexel; helped to renovate existing facilities; and assisted students with scholarships and financial aid for cutting-edge senior projects.
The great benefit of The URBN Center is it places all Westphal’s design and many media programs under one roof in a state-of-the-art space with the latest technologies and laboratories. Westphal students and faculty already demonstrate excellence; our students win national awards at an impressive rate; our faculty creates important new creative work and scholarship; and our alumni work at many of the world’s most renowned and recognizable companies and institutions. Your contributions allow us to build upon our successes so that future graduates will be best prepared to make the world a better place.
The Space to Create campaign offers opportunities to name spaces in The URBN Center for yourself or a loved one be it a lab, studio, specialized teaching space or gathering area. It is a chance to leave a legacy for someone that you admire and love. If you would rather make a gift that impacts a student or faculty member directly, there are also opportunities to create endowed and named scholarships and professorships. We ask you to consider supporting the URBN Center and the Westphal College within your own philanthropic objectives.
However you choose to support the Space to Create Campaign—and at whatever level—your philanthropy is pivotal to the progress and continued success of Drexel University and Westphal College. Every gift creates a new opportunity in the lives of students. To permanently name a space in the URBN Center, view available naming opportunities.
Make a Gift Now – Make a gift, gift intention or payment online at Gift Online System or by phone by calling Louisa Hanshew, assistant vice president for Institutional Advancement, at 215-895-6401.
Current Giving – Gifts to Westphal ensure a strong enduring endowment, help to build and improve facilities, and enrich academic programming. By making a major commitment, you can enhance facilities, endow scholarships, empower faculty or touch the lives of Westphal students in ways that are most meaningful to you.
Planned Giving – Planned gifts include gifts through wills, living trusts, charitable trusts, charitable gift annuities, retirement plans, or other estate-planning arrangements. With a planned giving strategy tailored to your needs, you can provide countless opportunities for Westphal students for generations to come.