There are many reasons why the Annual Fund is so important to Webster University and the success of our students:
Making a difference – today!
Annual giving is largely unrestricted, which means your gift can go to work immediately for the University and its schools and programs. Unrestricted support pays for undergraduate scholarships, student programs, faculty support for research and course development, funding for student participation in scholarly conferences, library acquisitions, and classroom and equipment purchases.
Leading by example
Did you know that annual giving is a key factor in Webster University’s ability to attract grant funding? Foundations and major donors alike look directly at how many individuals support our programs year to year before they consider supporting Webster themselves. Your gift to the Annual Fund will have an even greater impact on the lives of our students because it will encourage others to give as well.
Enhancing Webster’s reputation
U.S. News & World Report and other organizations use the alumni participation rate as an important measure to rate alumni satisfaction when ranking colleges. When they announce their listing of top colleges in the country, there is a strong correlation between the most highly regarded colleges and the alumni participation rate that each enjoys. Increasing our alumni participation rate in annual giving is one way to move up in these rankings. As Webster University’s national ranking rises, the value of a degree from Webster University increases significantly.
We hope you will support the Webster University Annual Fund by making a gift today. With your help, Webster will continue to do what it always has done – provide a unique educational environment dedicated to academic excellence, innovation in higher education, meeting students’ needs in an ever-changing world.