A World-Class Experience.

Tuition dollars cover only a portion of the cost of a Case Western Reserve University education. Private gifts to the Parents and Family Fund make a critical difference by supporting programs that enhance student life-transforming a great education into a world-class experience.

Gifts to the Parents and Family Fund support career counseling, student activities and leadership, civic engagement and learning, academic support, and physical education and athletics.

Your gift to the Parents and Family Fund is directed to the Office of Student Affairs and supports the following activities:

Career Counseling

In an increasingly competitive professional market, more students than ever before are utilizing the Career Center for assessment services, career counseling, and internship and practicum opportunities in order to successfully transition to a fulfilling career.

Student Activities & Leadership

Case Western Reserve empowers students to take ownership of their university experience by supporting student programs, traditions, initiatives, and leadership development through innovative initiatives like the Emerging Leaders Program—the only leadership program geared specifically for first-year students.

Civic Engagement & Learning

The university also supports support service opportunities that promote active learning and address community needs. Through the Center for Civic Engagement & Learning, students seeking community-based capstone projects and service learning coursework, work-study and paid placements in the community, students are encouraged to broaden their educational experience and serve those in need.

Academic Support

Case Western Reserve provides valuable academic resources to help students achieve their fullest potential, including SAGES tutors and supplemental instruction.

Physical Education and Athletics

Case Western Reserve offers 19 varsity sports, in which over 500 students participate annually. Hundreds more are involved in club sports and physical education courses. Seventy percent of undergraduate students are involved in intramural sports. Together, these programs provide challenging, healthy opportunities to compete, stay in shape, and manage stress.

How does your support impact the student experience?

In academic year 2012-2013:

  • 1,060 undergraduate students used the Career Center.
  • 75% of undergraduate students were involved in at least one student group on campus
  • Students signed in 17,032 times for Supplemental Instruction (SI) and 4,610 times for Peer Tutoring.
  • 1,757 students benefitted from Supplemental Instruction program through Educational Services for Students.
  • 3,671 students used the athletic facilities 132,990 times for sports and recreation.
  • 988 or 23% of students were involved with intramural sports.


For more information about the Parents and Family Fund, please call 1-800-304-4483.

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