Giving in Action

There is a multitude of ways you can direct your gift. You can set up a scholarship fund, support a current campaign, or speak to a member of our office about other ways to make a philanthropic impact. See the list below for descriptions of some of the funds and why they’re important. Thank you for your support of Warren Wilson.

  • Where it's needed most: WWC Fund

    The best way to make an immediate impact on Warren Wilson College is to give each year to the WWC Fund – our annual fund that supports each of the college’s operational divisions including Academics, Community Engagement, Work Program, WWC Scholarships, Student Affairs, Admissions, Advancement, Administration & Finance, and General Operations. You can identify specific ways you’d like to direct your gift within the WWC Fund to support what you care about most.

  • Scholarships

    Click here for more information about the importance of scholarships and how to start a named fund.


  • Take Your Seat Campaign

    Click here for more information about transforming the Kittredge Community Arts Center to support music and the performing arts at Warren Wilson.


  • Center for Integrated Advising and Careers (CIAC)

    WWC is in the process of raising more than $400,000 to get this Center launched. Once fully implemented, it will support our student success work and the increases in retention will fund the work. CIAC will ensure every student actively identifies and creates a personalized education plan of classes and experiential learning opportunities that lead to meaningful postgraduate outcomes.


  • John P. Casey Philosopher Scholarship

    Casey’s family and friends have come together to create a scholarship in memory of our beloved Philosophy professor. You can support this fund.


  • Appalachian Leadership Scholarship

    With this scholarship endowment, the Fripp family honors the original mission of Warren Wilson College to provide mountain youth from low-income and/or disadvantaged homes with a high-caliber and rigorous academic and intellectual underpinning that is grounded in the values of hard work and community service.


  • Chamber Music Society of the Carolinas

    Since its founding in 1970, The Chamber Music Society of the Carolinas has been the premier chamber music series in North and South Carolina. For those who love to play and those who love to listen, the Chamber Music Society of the Carolinas has been a focal point for the celebration of chamber music for over four decades. In a series of fifteen concerts each summer, CMSC is pleased to be able to share exceptional classical music performances by world class musicians with a wide audience in three different southern cities: Asheville, NC; Waynesville, NC; and Greenville, SC.

  • Swannanoa Gathering Greatest Need Fund

    Founded in 1991 by Warren Wilson College President Emeritus Douglas M. Orr, Jr., under the leadership of Director Jim Magill, The Swannanoa Gathering is an educational program of the college, consisting of a series of week-long workshops in various folk arts held in July and August on the campus of Warren Wilson College. We offer an intimate, supportive community experience for students of all abilities, featuring a staff of some of the finest performers and teachers in the world.


  • MA in Critical Craft Studies

    In July 2018, Warren Wilson College launched the first — and only — graduate program focused on critical and historical craft studies. Designed as a low-residency model, this full-time program is structured to help students work and expand their educations without uprooting their lives.  Guided by international faculty and mentors, enrolled students bring years of experience and expertise from across the US. In this two year program, semesters launch with 2-week on-site residencies on campus in July and in downtown Asheville with Center for Craft, Program Partner in January. Final projects — ranging from a written thesis to curated exhibition, curriculum development to critical podcasts — are presented in a final residency. As the only program worldwide to address craft as a growing field of study, this program teaches students valuable research skills, methods, and strategies for communicating and applying what they learn in multiple geographic and work contexts. Scholarship support increases program accessibility for our working students by supporting curriculum fees and housing costs.

The small class sizes, hands-on research, and writing requirements in the science department really prepared me for graduate school and my current position as a faculty research assistant at Oregon State University working on berry production and physiology. The work program is invaluable and one of the best parts of WWC.

Amanda Davis Vance ’06