Webster University Increases Giving, Participation on Give STL Day

May. 14, 2020

Webster Boosts Giving Participation on Give STL Day
Give STL Day is an annual day for supporting St. Louis-area nonprofits.

In a challenging year when donations were projected to be down as much as 30%, donations to Webster University on Give STL Day surpassed last year’s gifts by 14%. A total of $6,484 was donated by 76 donors, a 46% increase in donor participation over last year.

Webster University Chancellor Beth Stroble and her spouse, Paul, were so moved by the generosity of the Webster community, they made a dollar-for-dollar match to raise the total donations to $12,970.

Give STL Day, powered by the St. Louis Community Foundation, is an annual day of giving for the community to come together to support St. Louis-area nonprofits.

Among the donors to Webster through the one-day event, held on May 7 this year:

  • 24 staff and faculty members made donations
  • 23 donors were alumni
  • 12 donors made gifts to the University for the first time
  • 8 alumni donors were graduates from the 2000’s, represented the largest decade group of alumni donors
  • 18 donors gave anonymously
  • The average gift was $85.31 (excluding the Strobles' matching gift)

The donations will benefit three emergency funds created to assist students, staff and urgent needs created by the COVID-19 crisis.

The effort for these funds -- Front-Line Responders Fund, Gorloks Now! Fund, and Chancellor's Vision Fund --continues throughout May. You can join the effort through our crowdfunding site at webstergives.webster.edu.

Thank you to all of our donors!

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