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Annual Fund

Your annual donation transforms students into global change makers.

When you make a gift to the area of Webster University that is most meaningful to you, you help transform students into global citizens ready to inspire positive change in their respective fields.

Annual Giving FAQs

Why should I give to Webster University?

As a private, nonprofit university, Webster University relies on financial support from alumni, parents, faculty, staff, friends, corporations and foundations. Gifts to the Annual Fund enable Webster University to provide all students with access to a college degree and prepare them for a life of global citizenship, individual excellence and community engagement.

What is the Annual Fund?

Webster University depends on annual giving to help close the gap between what each student pays in tuition and fees and the actually cost of their degree program. Annual gifts are the most direct way to creative positive impact on the entire Webster community.

Why is Alumni support important?

Alumni participation rates in private gift support play a critical role in the University’s ability to secure funding from grant-making organizations and in national collegiate rankings, such as U.S. News & World Report. Many corporations and foundations reference alumni participation rates when making the decision to support a university. A strong national ranking attracts top students and faculty and brings national attention to the University—it is an imperative to the strength and the value of your degree and every Webster degree. Regardless of the size of your gift or its designation, your participation will help maintain the quality of excellence Webster University provides its students in their educational experiences in and outside the classroom.

What is the Webster Society?

The Webster Society recognizes donors who give annual gifts of $1,500 or more during one fiscal year (June 1 through May 31) to academic, co-curricular or athletic programs at Webster University. These funds are used to address the urgent needs and priorities of the University.

Can I specify where my gift is used?

Yes, you may choose to support your school or college, a program that matters to you, an athletics team or you can split your gift among two or more designations.