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Meet the Staff

Building Westmont's Future Together

Kati Z. Buehler Senior Director of Gift Planning
Prior to joining Westmont in 2007, Kati Buehler worked in the field of government affairs for 15 years representing California's agricultural industry at the State Capitol, and before then as an investment advisor and certified financial planner for Dean Witter Reynolds in Santa Cruz. She earned her undergraduate degree from Mount Holyoke College and a master's degree in government from CSU Sacramento. Kati enjoys helping alumni, parents and friends of the college think of creative ways to support Westmont through their wills, trusts, and other planned gift strategies.
Mona Motte Wilds Director of Gift Planning
Mona has worked in development for a variety of non-profit and educational organizations including the United Way, Boys Clubs of America, and Wagner College in New York City. She came to Westmont College in 2004 as a Regional Director of Development and joined the Office of Gift Planning in 2012 to focus attention on deferred gifts. Mona graduated from the University of California Santa Barbara with a degree in History and a minor in Art History. Her oldest daughter, Jackie Kiefer, graduated from Westmont in 2010.
Angela Lowe
Gift Planning Assistant
Angela Lowe, Gift Planning Assistant, began her role June 2017 alongside her other administrative position in Westmont's Student Life Office. Angela is very familiar with Westmont College as a 2016 graduate with her B.A. in Art. As a student, she was involved with the Intercultural Programs as the Asian Student Association president. The Gift Planning Office has appreciated her lovely manner with people, artistic sensibility, and capacity to toggle between their various projects.

Office of Gift Planning
Westmont College
955 La Paz Road
Santa Barbara, CA 93108-1089
Office hours: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
(805) 565-5068