Faculty Development Fund

Ask a Witt grad – “Who made a difference in your Tiger education?” and they will likely respond – “the faculty”.  Ask a faculty member – “What gets you out of bed in the morning?” and many will respond – “the students”.


Everyone has at least one professor who inspired, encouraged, and challenged him or her to go the extra mile; and these faculty members are proud to pass on their light and help guide these students in finding their own path.  At Wittenberg, we believe our faculty make a big difference and we are proud to provide opportunities for them to continue in their professional development – whether that is through presenting at a conference, attending continuing education classes or traveling with students to collect evidence for their research.


Through an application process and peer evaluation, the Faculty Development Fund provides additional funding to faculty members as they seek to attend conferences, pursue educational projects, and grow in their professional knowledge.


A gift on #Commit2Witt toward the Faculty Development fund will go directly to support this line of the budget today, expressing your commitment to the continued success of our faculty.

Faculty Development Fund Challenge From the Provost
Wittenberg faculty work tirelessly to support student learning. To help give them the opportunity to learn and grow as teacher scholars, Provost Mattson will donate $1845 when 20 gifts are made to the Faculty Development Fund!
20 / 20 Gifts
Ho Pak Kong '50, Emeritus Member of Wittenberg’s Board of Directors Challenge
Ho Pak Kong '50, emeritus member of the Wittenberg Board of Directors, will donate $5,000 for every 100 gifts received, up to $20,000!
400 / 400 Gifts
#WittWed Couples Challenge
#WittWed couple Steve '75 and Mary Alice '75 Neely love Wittenberg. That's why they are challenging other Tiger couples to give back and will donate $1845 when 50 #WittWed couples donate on #Commit2Witt!
50 / 50 Gifts
Get this Party Started Challenge
Way to go Tigers! $3,111.75 from Board of Directors member Bob Merzweiler '76 unlocked!
$3,111 / $3,111 Raised
Final Countdown - $10k Challenge
Bill Boggs '68 - $10k Challenge Unlocked!
$10,000 / $10,000 Raised
50 State Challenge
Vice President for Advancement and Alumni Engagement Rebecca Kocher and her husband Brad believe Wittenberg alumni are the best! When we receive contributions from all 50 States, they will donate $1,845 in honor of all you do to pass light on to others.
Presidential Video Challenge
$2500 President Video Challenge UNLOCKED!!
Greek Chapter Leaderboard
It is Wittenberg's 175th birthday and we are ready to party! The Greek chapter affiliated with the most number of gifts on #Commit2Witt will receive a party for current members and their alumni at the Bayley Alumni House!
Are you affiliated with one of our current Greek chapters?
Rank Answer Gifts
1 Kappa Delta 237
2 Gamma Phi Beta 214
3 Alpha Delta Pi 185
4 Delta Gamma 152
5 Sigma Kappa 100
6 Delta Tau Delta 55
7 Phi Kappa Psi 51
8 Beta Theta Pi 49
9 Delta Sigma Phi 40
10 Lambda Chi Alpha 35
11 Alpha Xi Delta 13
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Or you can contact us at wittfund@wittenberg.edu.