Help Power Bold Action, Thought and Global Leadership
Join us in supporting our next generation of leaders, trailblazers, policy-changers and innovators.
Support just-in-time initiatives and current campaigns, including the Sargent Conservatory's senior showcases and a research trip to Cameroon for nusing students.
Join the Webster Society
The Webster Society recognizes those donors that provide annual support of $1,000 or more. These generous donors make an immediate impact on our global community and set the pace for meeting the needs of our students and strengthening our programs. Contact Macy Russell, Director of Donor Relations and Engagement, at 314-246-7457 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Creating an Impact in Students' Lives
Our donors are shaping tomorrow's health care professionals, public servants, entrepreneurs, scientists, artists and so much more. By supporting our students through scholarships, program support, and enhanced facilities and technology Webster graduates are prepared to take on meaningful careers.
Creating a Lasting Impact through Giving and Volunteering
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Your gift(s) provide high-quality learning experiences that transform students for global citizenship and individual excellence. Below are a few of the funds and scholarships that support institutional priorities identified by Chancellor Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble.
Chancellor's Vision Fund — Donate Now
Provides support to strategic initiatives including scholarships, programs, research, and technology.
Give to Gorloks Now!
This emergency fund provides immediate support for our students who experience challenging financial need.
The Gift of Education
Webster University offers scholarships for countless purposes, funded and awarded at multiple thresholds. The generosity of annual and endowed scholarship donors allows us to offer new opportunities, both in the number of scholarships available to students and the variety of scholarship opportunities. Learn more about donating to scholarship funds.
Your Generosity is Transformative at Webster
Transforming and Expanding Student Services
The Reeg Academic Resource Center hosts about 11,000 interactions with students annually, both locally in St. Louis and through virtual interactions throughout the Webster worldwide network. Among the services offered by the center annually are:
- Hosting about 3,000 academic counseling sessions.
- Providing accommodations to about 150 students with disabilities and other needs for academic support.
- Helping students with about 600 requests for accessing technology and virtual resources.
- Proctoring exams for more than 2,000 students and community members.
- Hosting the Transitions and Academic Prep (TAP) program for about 30 students to help them move from high school or community college to Webster University.
- Hosting about 1,000 tutoring sessions.
- Providing more than 1,500 writing sessions to assist with essays and other written assignments.
- Hosting training and workshops for about 2,200 students and 650 faculty members.
“We appreciate the Reegs’ support of the Academic Resource Center and Webster’s students,” said Erica Ellard, director of the Reeg Academic Resource Center. “Their generous gift has allowed us to prioritize and expand our Testing Center to best provide for students’ testing needs – and to add the possibility for expansion of testing services and the potential for greater testing revenue. It has also brought all of our full-time team members into a shared space to better coordinate and collaborate to support students’ individual needs while giving students access to more computers and workspace to meet their educational and career goals.”
“This transformational gift ... provides needed academic support and resources that help assure Webster students' success.”
Chancellor, Webster UniversityReeg Donation Enhances Webster University’s Academic Resource Center
Transforming Educational Opportunities
Marianne Gleich, an alumna with a degree in French, has been a donor for four decades. She and her husband, Peter, have also established Webster scholarships for French, international business, and study abroad programs. In 2019, the Gleichs were recipients of Webster University’s Visionary Award for their long-standing, visionary dedication to Webster and its students and commitment to scholarships and study abroad opportunities. In 2021, the Gleich Honor College was created as an expansion of the previous Impact Scholar Program thanks to the Gleichs' generous donation.
“It is exciting to know that this new college will help Webster University students attain their educational goals at an exceptional level.”
Longtime supporters of Webster UniversityWebster University to Launch Honors College with $1 Million Gleich Donation
Transforming from Students to Active Alumni and Donors
Loren and Wakeel Rahman met as students at Webster University and married after undergraduate graduation in 2013. Since then, the Rahmans have taken their love of Webster University to new levels by starting the Young Alumni Association. Having experienced the positive impact of scholarship programs at Webster first-hand, the Rahmans established the Rahman Family Endowed Scholarship to give back to their Webster community.
The Matchbox Design Group Annual Scholarship supports an undergraduate enrolled full-time at Webster University with demonstrated financial need pursuing a degree in the Department of Art, Design, and Art History. Preference will be given to a student majoring in Graphic Design.
“This scholarship means the world to myself, my business partner and Matchbox Design Group. The design community always needs amazing new talent and we are so happy to be able to contribute to that.”
Cofounder, Matchbox Design Group
In addition to giving online, Webster accepts your gifts in many ways.
Send by Mail
Complete and mail our Gift/Pledge Form (PDF opens in new tab).
Non-monetary gifts of real estate, artwork, instructional equipment, library materials, or other tangible or intellectual property may be accepted.
Electronic Funds Wire Transfer
Send your gift directly from your account with an electronic funds transfer (EFT). To ensure that Webster University properly identifies and credits the donor of the contribution via EFT/wire transfer, please complete this simple form and submit. You will then immediately receive via email the EFT/wire transfer instructions. If you wish instead to contact us using another option, please email us at email@example.com or call 314-968-7148.
Many companies will match their current and retired employees’ contributions to nonprofit organizations. Additionally, this benefit may also be extended to spouses of employees. To increase the impact of your donation, contact your company’s matching gift program administrator.
Donate Stock or Securities
You may be able to increase your gift and your tax deduction when you make a gift of stock, mutual funds, or other securities. (Details under Invest in Webster.)
Donate Stock or Securities
You may be able to increase your gift and your tax deduction when you make a gift of stock, mutual funds, or other securities.
To ensure that Webster University properly identifies and credits the donor of the gifted securities, please complete this simple form and submit. You will then immediately receive via email the electronic stock transfer instructions. If you wish instead to contact us by another option please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 314-968-7148.
Donate from Donor Advised or Directed Fund, Private or Family Foundation or Trust
Assets you have set aside for charitable purposes allow you to recommend grants over a period of time. Contact your account administrator for full details.
Qualified Charitable Distributions from Your IRA
You must be 70-1/2 years or older to be eligible to make a QCD and the maximum annual amount that can qualify for a QCD is $100,000. Funds distributed directly to you, the IRA owner, and which you then give to charity do not qualify as a QCD. Webster University is a 501(c)(3) organization, eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions. Contact your IRA custodian for full details.
Gifts in Memorial or Tribute
Honor a mentor, colleague, or loved one by making a gift in tribute or memory of them by filling our Memorial/Tribute Gift Form (PDF opens in new tab).
Name Webster as a Beneficiary (Will, Retirement, Investment)
Gifts through your will or retirement plan allow you to maintain your assets during your lifetime, and potentially reduce taxes on your estate, while ensuring your legacy and Webster’s long-term future. You may indicate that Webster is to receive the entire amount, specific property, a specific amount, a percentage, or a portion of the balance remaining (residue). You can direct your gift to a particular purpose.
If you have a bank or investment account to give directly to Webster University, ask your bank manager or officer of your financial advisor for the appropriate form. Usually, a "pay on death” (P.O.D.) provision for a bank account or a CD or a “transfer on death” (T.O.D.) provision for certain other investment accounts is all that is needed. Notify Webster of your intentions using the Bequest Intention Form (PDF opens in new tab) or by contacting the Office of Advancement. Webster University (ID 43-0662529) is located at 470 E Lockwood Ave, St. Louis, MO 63119.
Have questions, or want to discuss further? We want to help. Contact the Advancement team by phone or email to discuss your intentions.
Founded in 1915, Webster University is committed to ensuring high-quality learning experiences that transform students for global citizenship and individual excellence. Learn more about our donors and their steadfast support of our worldwide community. Connect with fellow alumni and access services, programs and discounts just for you. Support just-in-time initiatives and current campaigns, like the Jackson & Thomas Society for diversity, equity and inclusion programs. Connect with our Office of Advancement to learn more about supporting our global community.
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