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October 18, 2017
Westmont Friends,

Homecoming last weekend was especially meaningful as over 400 alumni and friends gathered to dedicate the Global Leadership Center and celebrate Westmont's 80th anniversary.  Edee Schulze, Westmont vice president of student life and dean of students, says the new building continues a vision that founder Ruth Kerr had 80 years ago: “That students would be prepared to enter any sphere of influence around the globe and make a difference, that Bible knowledge was important, deep love for God is critical, but they needed to be prepared with a vocabulary and mind that would take them into every sphere of work. So, this building will help us further our goal of the original vision that Ruth Kerr had: ‘Translating meaningful global experience into lifelong global engagement.’”

While cultivating the next generation of Christian leaders, Westmont has been recognized for the ninth year in a row as one of the top 100 best liberal arts colleges in the U.S. News & World Report. Westmont staff attributes Westmont’s high ranking to the rigorous academic study that develops critical thinkers as well as the strong faculty-student relationships. “We also encourage students to grow in all areas of their lives and develop a deep love of God, preparing them to lead wisely as they serve others in a variety of careers throughout the world,” says President Gayle Beebe.

The Global Leadership Center will host its first public event on Friday, November 3, when The Mosher Center’s series on Moral and Ethical Leadership in American Society welcomes renowned entrepreneur, Guy Kawasaki. He will speak about “The Art of Innovation” during a luncheon. Kawasaki wrote "Art of the Start," "The Art of Social Media and nine other books. "Guy is one of the most significant thought leaders in technology and for over 30 years has helped companies think innovatively about how to build their business and serve customers, says Westmont Vice President of College Advancement, Reed Sheard. For more information and tickets, click here.

This week's GiftLegacy includes important information about distributions from IRAs and 401ks. For many people, retirement accounts may be the largest asset in their estate.  When left to children, IRAs and 401ks are taxed, making them a less desirable inheritance. Read the article below for options to benefit your family and charities like Westmont.  For more information, please contact us at giftplanning@westmont.edu or (805) 565-6058.

 
Blessings and Best,
 

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