The Foundation supports philanthropic stewardship in partnership with Western Colorado University by empowering student excellence for lifelong success.
Contribute to student excellence.
Make a Difference
Your generous support of Western through the Foundation has aided student success for decades.
Make a difference for years to come.
Through a planned gift, you can pledge to contribute ongoing support to Western, beyond the confines of a traditional gift or donation. Learn how you can make a planned gift today.
A Lifetime of Support
Your planned donations will help students excel, academic programs grow, and campus facilities improve for years to come.
Support future leaders.
Funded by Nancy Menan (’64), the Menan Foundation Scholarship provides four $4,000 scholarships to deserving students who are serious about their studies. Recipients are intellectually curious, driven and ambitious learners, and actively work to make the most of their education at Western.
For guidelines and information about the application process, go to the Western Colorado University Menan Foundation Scholars Program page.
Promoting Academic Success
Funded by a generous alumna, the Menan Scholarship supports students who strive for academic success.
Ways to Give
Give Online Today! The Western Foundation provides an online opportunity to give to Western directly from your credit card.
Board of Directors
Learn about of the Foundation’s board of directors.
See a comprehensive list of Western’s Foundation funds.
See a list of all Foundation staff members and contact information.
History of Western's Foundation
The Western Colorado University Foundation was incorporated on Aug. 22, 1975 with the generous bequest of former Colorado Governor Dan Thornton and his wife, Jessie.
Menan Foundation Scholarship Application
The Western Colorado University Foundation, a nonprofit corporation established to provide private support to Western Colorado University, announces The Menan Foundation Scholars Program.
Crowdfunding is an excellent tool to help you raise money for your academic department, on-campus club, or team.
Take the Next Step
Apply to Western
We understand that applying to a university can be daunting, which is why we make our admission process as simple and straightforward as possible. Learn more about applying to your program of choice at Western.
The best way to find out what makes Western such a special place is to experience it for yourself. Our student-led tours give you an insider’s perspective on everything from academics to student life.
We keep the Mountaineer spirit going strong within our alumni community. Whether getting together with friends at an annual event, making a donation or mentoring a student, graduates continue to play an important role in the Western community.