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Donor Recognition Societies

Webster University is grateful for your steadfast support of our worldwide community of scholars, practitioners and leaders. In appreciation for your commitment to Webster's success, we welcome you to our Donor Recognition Societies. 

Webster Society

Webster Society

The Webster Society recognizes alumni, parents and friends who donate $1,500 or more annually to the University. Members of the Webster Society make an immediate impact on our global community. Many choose to designate their annual gift to specific areas that may include: 

» Chancellor’s Vision Fund, an unrestricted fund that supports areas of greatest need
» Scholarships*
» Diversity & Inclusion
» Study Abroad
» One of Webster's five schools and colleges
» Athletics
» The Community Music School
» Extended campus locations

*Webster Society members may choose to designate their gifts of $1,500 and higher to create an annual scholarship.


Save the Date: Annual Webster Society Celebration

November 18, 2020, 6:30-7:45 p.m.


This year's Webster Society Celebration will be a virtual event honoring our leadership donors for your impact on the Webster community. 

Webster Society members are invited to the annual celebration honoring our leadership supporters for their impact on the Webster community. The event will feature messages from students, university leadership, and supporters, along with a few surprises. 

Invitations will be mailed out at the end of October with additional details. If you are a current Webster Society member and do not receive an invitation, please contact the Office of Advancement at 314-246-7457 for more information. 

We are grateful for your generous support of Webster University. You mean the world to us! 

2020 Webster University Visionary Award 

William T. Kemper Foundation 

Webster University is proud to honor the William T. Kemper Foundation for their extraordinary generosity and long-standing support of Webster's mission and advancing outstanding teaching and learning. The foundation’s commitment to teaching excellence has benefited faculty and students alike.


Membership in the Webster Society is awarded to donors who make gifts of $1,500 or more during the course of Webster University’s fiscal year, which runs from June 1 through May 31. Gifts may be made by cash, check, credit card or the transfer of securities. Membership benefits include invitations to special Webster Society events throughout the year. These may include outstanding music and theatre performances, conferences and presentations by nationally-recognized scholars and celebrities. The Webster Society Dinner is held each fall, and members are recognized in the Honor Roll of Donors

1915 Society

The 1915 Society provides lifelong recognition to donors who have made gifts to Webster University that total $25,000 or more since the date of their first gift. Members of the 1915 Society are the cornerstone of Webster, and their years of generous action have ensured the future success of the University. 

Legacy Society

The Legacy Society honors alumni, parents, and friends who through thoughtful estate and financial planning ensure that resources will be available to support Webster far into the future. Gifts might include stocks or bonds, real estate or life insurance.

Donors may be recognized in the Webster Society, 1915 Society and Legacy Society if their total contributions since the date of their first gift is $25,000 or more and they continue to make a gift of $1,500 or more each year.