For over 80 years, LMU Extension has provided transformative professional education for adult and nontraditional learners in Los Angeles and the greater Southland. Generous contributions from alumni, colleagues, stakeholders and friends have been critical to fulfilling this mission.

As we enter the new century, our city, church, and society continue to evolve in significant ways. We believe education is the solution of navigating this changing world, and thus the need for affordable and accessible continuing education is paramount. Individually and collectively, your contributions enable us to provide nontraditional learners with important professional and personal development that shape their skills, inspire their imagination, and set them on a path towards improving their respective communities.

Consider supporting the work and mission of LMU Extension. Every donation makes a difference!


Funding Priorities

LMU Extension is home to a number of programs and projects, all of which advance its mission of continuing education and professional development. Please consider supporting one of the endowment or annual funds listed below.

Endowment Funds

An endowment provides a sustainable, independent funding source for the university, increasing financial strength and stability while making long-term planning easier. A gift to our endowment is invested, never spent, and each year a distribution of earnings is used to cover expenses.

Annual Funds

Annual funds consist of donations utilized by LMU Extension for current year use. Donors who wish to support a scholarship or project not listed below are invited to contribute to one of the two general use funds with written instructions (provided on the online donation form).

General Use Funds

  • LMU Extension
  • Center for Religion and Spirituality

Scholarship Funds

Special Project Funds

  • LMU Latino/a Theology and Ministry Initiative

Donor Opportunities

Generosity comes in many forms, and it's often the best way for you to support important causes that matter the most to you in your life. For information on how to personalize your gift, please contact Yvonne Wehrmann, Director of Development, at

Create a Scholarship Fund

Perhaps no other philanthropy has as rich and deep an effect as providing scholarship support for deserving students. We invite you to contribute by creating your own named scholarship fund, in either annual or endowment form, and in a way that means the most to you. Learn more »

The LMU Society

The LMU Society recognizes "leadership donors" who contribute $1,000 or more a year to Loyola Marymount University. These leadership donors are extended a number of courtesies throughout the year. Learn more »