Gift Planning

Building Westmont's
Future Together

Our Gift Planning team has experience across a range of giving opportunities, and we are always available for phone calls and personal visits to discuss your particular areas of interest, from designating Westmont in your wills or trusts to exploring life income gifts with generous tax benefits.

We offer supplemental estate planning and tax guidance information on these web pages through our planned giving partner, Crescendo Interactive, Inc. Based in Camarillo, CA, Crescendo has been a preferred service provider for over 30 years among colleges, universities, faith organizations, professional advisors and other nonprofit organizations.

Kati Buehler
Senior Director of Gift Planning

Mona Motte Wilds
Director of Gift Planning

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Contact The Staff

Westmont College
Office of Gift Planning
955 La Paz Road
Santa Barbara, CA 93108
Telephone: 805-565-6058
giftplanning@westmont.edu
Office Hours: 8:30am-5:00pm

Building Westmont's Future Together

Kati Z. Buehler Senior Director of Gift Planning
kbuehler@westmont.edu
(805) 565-6883

Prior to joining Westmont in 2007, Kati Buehler worked in the field of government affairs for 15 years representing California's agricultural industry at the State Capitol, and before then as an investment advisor and certified financial planner for Dean Witter Reynolds in Santa Cruz. She earned her undergraduate degree from Mount Holyoke College and a master's degree in government from CSU Sacramento. Kati enjoys helping alumni, parents and friends of the college think of creative ways to support Westmont through their wills, trusts, and other planned gift strategies.
Mona Motte Wilds Director of Gift Planning
mmotte@westmont.edu
(805) 565-7068

Mona has worked in development for a variety of non-profit and educational organizations including the United Way, Boys Clubs of America, and Wagner College in New York City. She came to Westmont College in 2004 as a Regional Director of Development and joined the Office of Gift Planning in 2012 to focus attention on deferred gifts. Mona graduated from the University of California Santa Barbara with a degree in History and a minor in Art History. Her oldest daughter, Jackie Kiefer, graduated from Westmont in 2010.
Sarah Harmon Gift Planning Assistant
sharmon@westmont.edu
(805) 565-6058

Sarah Harmon, Gift Planning Assistant, began her role September 2018. Sarah is a 2016 Biola graduate and shares Westmont's Christian commitments and values. The Gift Planning Office has appreciated her lovely manner with people, artistic sensibility, and capacity to toggle between their various projects.

Office of Gift Planning
Westmont College
955 La Paz Road
Santa Barbara, CA 93108-1089
Office hours: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
(805) 565-5068
giftplanning@westmont.edu
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Contact The Staff

Westmont College
Office of Gift Planning
955 La Paz Road
Santa Barbara, CA 93108
Telephone: 805-565-6058
giftplanning@westmont.edu
Office Hours: 8:30am-5:00pm

Building Westmont's Future Together

Kati Z. Buehler Senior Director of Gift Planning
kbuehler@westmont.edu
(805) 565-6883

Prior to joining Westmont in 2007, Kati Buehler worked in the field of government affairs for 15 years representing California's agricultural industry at the State Capitol, and before then as an investment advisor and certified financial planner for Dean Witter Reynolds in Santa Cruz. She earned her undergraduate degree from Mount Holyoke College and a master's degree in government from CSU Sacramento. Kati enjoys helping alumni, parents and friends of the college think of creative ways to support Westmont through their wills, trusts, and other planned gift strategies.
Mona Motte Wilds Director of Gift Planning
mmotte@westmont.edu
(805) 565-7068

Mona has worked in development for a variety of non-profit and educational organizations including the United Way, Boys Clubs of America, and Wagner College in New York City. She came to Westmont College in 2004 as a Regional Director of Development and joined the Office of Gift Planning in 2012 to focus attention on deferred gifts. Mona graduated from the University of California Santa Barbara with a degree in History and a minor in Art History. Her oldest daughter, Jackie Kiefer, graduated from Westmont in 2010.
Sarah Harmon Gift Planning Assistant
sharmon@westmont.edu
(805) 565-6058

Sarah Harmon, Gift Planning Assistant, began her role September 2018. Sarah is a 2016 Biola graduate and shares Westmont's Christian commitments and values. The Gift Planning Office has appreciated her lovely manner with people, artistic sensibility, and capacity to toggle between their various projects.

Office of Gift Planning
Westmont College
955 La Paz Road
Santa Barbara, CA 93108-1089
Office hours: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
(805) 565-5068
giftplanning@westmont.edu
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