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Focus Groups for Employees, Students on Fundraising Campaign Priorities

February 19, 2020

Webster University's Board of Trustees and university leaders are in the planning stages of launching a major fundraising campaign that will advance Webster's vision and mission. Deans and unit heads have been identifying their highest strategic priorities and needs. The next step: securing feedback about these proposed funding priorities. Faculty, staff and students in the St. Louis area are invited to the upcoming focus groups to discuss these priorities.

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George Herbert Walker III

George Herbert Walker III: Webster University Community Remembers Chairman Emeritus

January 22, 2020

The Webster University community mourns the passing of George Herbert Walker III, a St. Louis businessman who counted two U.S. presidents as cousins, served as the United States’ ambassador to Hungary, and for whom Webster's School of Business and Technology is named. Among his many contributions to the University, Walker served 42 years on the Board of Trustees, twice as chair. "Bert Walker was an icon of this community, and we are grateful for all that he did for Webster University across his lifetime and career," said Rob Reeg, chair of the Board of Trustees.

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The Webster Society Dinner honored donors to Webster University.

Marianne and Peter Gleich Honored at Annual Webster Society Dinner

December 20, 2019

Marianne and Peter Gleich, longtime supporters and friends of Webster University, were presented with the Visionary Award during the Webster Society Dinner, held Nov. 12 at the Ritz-Carlton in St. Louis. The annual dinner honors the members of the Webster Society, which includes donors who give $1,500 or more each year. The Visionary Award was established to recognize the unwavering commitment of individuals and organizations who have been indispensable in helping advance the institutional mission of Webster University.

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Donor Count Tripled for #GivingTuesday in Support of Webster Students

December 10, 2019

Thanks to generous donors, Webster University raised nearly $22,000 on #GivingTuesday Dec. 3to support our mission of delivering an extraordinary education one student at a time. "The generous outpouring of support from so many of Webster's alumni, faculty, staff and friends for our students is truly heartwarming," said Kelly Dopman, director of Alumni Relations and Annual Fund in the Office of Advancement.

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Remembering Harry Fisher, Community Music School Donor

December 03, 2019

The Webster University community mourns the passing of longtime Community Music School (CMS) supporter and benefactor Harry Fisher on Nov. 19. Harry and his wife, Arden, have been generous and active supporters of the CMS for decades. Some of their contributions include the Arden and Harry Fisher Endowed Piano Scholarship; the Arden and Harry Fisher Endowed Woodwind Scholarship; initiating and sponsoring the CMS Young Composers Competition.

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Make a Global Impact with Webster on #GivingTuesday Dec. 3

November 27, 2019

Join Webster University on Tuesday, Dec. 3, for #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations that encourage giving and to celebrate generosity worldwide. Give today to make an impact on Webster students and remain leaders in global education, webster.edu/givingtuesday2019.

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28 St. Louis-Area Students Receive Young Citizens Scholarships to Attend Webster

November 06, 2019

Webster University and the Rotary Club of St. Louis recently awarded college scholarships to 28 high school students in the St. Louis area. The 28 students were all awarded $5,000 scholarships renewable for three years for a total of $20,000 if they apply and are accepted to Webster University. The purpose of the Young Citizenship Award is to find and reward those students who work hard at being good citizens at home, at school, and in the community.

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San Antonio Grad Students Awarded Endowed Scholarships

October 15, 2019

Two students from the Webster University San Antonio metro campus location were awarded scholarships: Courtney Leanne Bradford was awarded The Joyce Garlick Peavy Endowed Scholarship in the amount of $3,244, and Denzell Erves was awarded the William Thornton Memorial Endowed Scholarship in the amount of $1,454. Both scholarships are funded by esteemed alumni and community members who believe in and value a distinguished Webster education.

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New Team for Office of Special Events

June 11, 2019

Webster University has named a new team for the Office of Special Events, President Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble announced today. Caitlin Forness has been named director of special events, effective July 1, while Corinne Hilbert has been named associate director. The Office of Special Events coordinates University-wide and targeted outreach special events for the Office of the President and the Office of Advancement.

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Annual Scholarship Dinner Connects Donors, Students

April 25, 2019

Nearly 300 Webster University donors and scholarship recipients joined President Stroble and Provost Schuster for the 2019 Scholarship Dinner on April 4 in Grant Gym. This annual event brings together the recipients of Webster University scholarships, with their generous donors, to celebrate and connect. A tribute to Marilyn and Sam Fox’s years of generous support of Webster University was the highlight of the evening.

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May 1: Empower Webster students on Give STL Day

April 25, 2019

Join us on Wednesday, May 1, in celebrating Give STL Day, a 24-hour celebration of online giving in the St. Louis community. To participate, consider making a gift of $10, $20, $50, or $100 to empower Webster students! Make your online gift and join in the conversation on social media using #GiveSTLDay. When you give to Webster, you are committing to expanding the education of future global citizens.

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Patricia Arnold

Patricia Arnold Returning to Botanical Garden

April 10, 2019

Patricia Arnold, vice president for Advancement, will leave Webster this month to assume the position of Vice President for Institutional Advancement at the Missouri Botanical Garden. Arnold joined Webster University in January 2017. Under her leadership, overall giving to the University increased in the areas of annual giving, capital gifts and endowment funds.

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Join the world for #GivingTuesday and help empower students for today and tomorrow.

Make an Impact with Webster on #GivingTuesday Nov. 27

November 20, 2018

Join Webster University on Nov. 27 for #GivingTuesday and make #GorlokGiving global. #GivingTuesday is a global giving movement built by millions of individuals, families, organizations, businesses and communities in all 50 U.S. states and in countries around the world to support and champion the causes they believe in and the communities in which they live. Through your donations to Webster, you are empowering students to find success now and long after they graduate.

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