Office of Advancement | Webster University
Office of Advancement | Webster University

Office of Advancement

The Office of Advancement seeks to build relationships and secure philanthropic support from our alumni, parents and friends to advance the mission of Webster University.

Donor support makes a difference for our students around the world, allowing Webster University to fulfill our mission of making a high-quality education affordable and accessible.

From funding scholarships to helping modernize labs and classrooms, from sponsoring study abroad to expanding academic support and mentoring, Webster University donors are an essential part of our 105-year history.

Where donors' passion and Webster's mission meet

Visionary Award Recipients of 2019: Marianne and Peter Gleich

Gracious donors, Marianne ('66) and Peter Gleich have turned their passion for International Business and French studies into life-changing support for Webster students, including endowed scholarships in these areas and study abroad for students who wouldn't normally have the means. Such opportunities "open students' eyes to a new world and new cultures," Marianne says. "It's important for students to be able to immerse themselves in a wider range of international experiences." Learn more about why the Gleichs received the 2019 Visionary Award.


2018: Laura Herring

Laura Herring '70 is a distinguished Webster University alumna who has given back to her alma mater in countless ways, from  leadership on key initiatives and sharing her enthusiasm with fellow alumni to generous support of the programs that mean the most to her. Hear why she was awarded the Visionary Award in 2018:


2017: Harry and Arden Fisher

The late Harry and Arden Fisher were music lovers known for enriching the St. Louis community through their support of the Community Music School of Webster University. In 2017 they were awarded the Visionary Award in recognition of their continuing support of this award-winning part of Webster's Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts. 

Their support lives on in the lives of hundreds of students, and their passion is reflected in the words they shared with us:


Choose how your generous gift will be utilized to advance the Webster University mission, our community and most importantly the students we serve each day.

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