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Webster Surpasses Gorloks Now! Crowdfunding Goal

July 01, 2020

Thanks to the generosity of over 160 community members and friends across 24 U.S. states and five countries, Webster University surpassed its goal of raising $30,000 for the Gorloks Now! Fund. Launched in May to support members of the Webster community affected by the pandemic, Gorloks Now! is part of Webster’s inaugural crowdfunding efforts, a way to quickly rally community support for a specific need.

tags: alumni, advancement, chancellor, students, employee news, faculty, global, home page, webster life, webster today

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Seven Communications Students Win St. Louis Press Club Scholarships

May 20, 2020

The St. Louis Press Club with the St. Louis Journalism Foundation has awarded scholarships totaling $20,500 to the region’s outstanding communication students. Seven of these 15 scholarships were awarded to Webster University School of Communications students. These scholarship winners come from all over the St. Louis region, and this year an international student from Vietnam was among Webster's scholarship winners.

tags: academics, school of communications, webster life, webster today, students, scholarships, advancement

Give STL Day is an annual day for supporting St. Louis-area nonprofits.

Webster Increases Giving, Participation on Give STL Day

May 14, 2020

In a challenging year when donations were projected to be down as much as 30%, Webster University Give STL Day donations surpassed last year’s gifts by 14%. A total of $6,484 was donated by 76 donors, a 46% increase in donors over last year for this annual giving day for St. Louis-area nonprofits. 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 this year's total donations to nearly $13,000.

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On Give STL Day, you can support students like Dakota Harmon, Class of 2021, an emergency room nurse.

Support Webster Student Funds on Give STL Day

May 07, 2020

Give STL Day, the annual day to mobilize support for St. Louis area nonprofits, is Thursday, May 7. For this year's Give STL Day, Webster is focusing on supporting the emergency funds created to help students, staff and other urgent needs. No gift is too small. Check Webster's Facebook for posts throughout the day with stories of our students who need support to get through these challenging times.

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The Front-Line Responders fund is one of three funding vehicles launched to generate support for Webster community members during the pandemic.

Webster Launches Front-Line Responders Fund in Efforts to Support Global Community

May 01, 2020

Webster University has established a new Front-Line Responders Fund to support the selflessness demonstrated by its students who are serving as front-line workers. This fund is companion to the Gorloks Now! Fund and the Chancellor’s Vision Fund, which are each driving support from donors and friends for Webster University community members. "What I have witnessed through this time is that the Webster community is filled with selfless individuals who give before being asked and expect no thanks," said Chancellor Elizabeth (Beth) Stroble. "We want to support this strong commitment to serving others."

tags: alumni, employee news, advancement, students, coronavirus, faculty, global, home page, webster life, webster today

Stacey Hutchens

Stacey Hutchens Appointed Special Assistant to Chancellor

April 24, 2020

Webster University has appointed Stacey Hutchens as the Special Assistant to the Chancellor for Advancement Strategy, effective May 1. Hutchens will assist Webster’s chancellor in developing and guiding a comprehensive and results-oriented advancement plan. The plan will include traditional and innovative strategies that support Webster’s strategic goals and engagement to achieve major gifts and communicate with effectiveness and impact locally, nationally and internationally.

tags: employee news, chancellor, advancement, home page, webster today

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Remembering Arden Fisher, Longtime Community Music School Donor

April 15, 2020

The Webster University community mourns the passing of longtime Community Music School (CMS) friend, supporter and benefactor Arden Fisher on April 10. Arden and her late husband Harry (d. Nov. 19, 2019) were 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.

tags: college of fine arts, webster life, webster today, community music school, department of music, advancement

Jeannette Mae Jackson and Janet Irene Thomas, Class of 1950

New Giving Society Honors Webster's First African American Graduates

February 25, 2020

During our 5th Annual Diversity and Inclusion Conference, Webster University proudly announces The Jackson and Thomas Leadership Giving Society to raise funds for our students. In 1950, Jeannette Mae Jackson and Janet Irene Thomas were the first two African Americans to graduate from Webster University. Today, more than 41,000 African Americans have earned Webster degrees. We invite our African American alumni and friends and colleagues in the global network to join the Society by making a gift in support of today's students.

tags: alumni, employee news, faculty, advancement, diversity and inclusion, global, home page, webster today

Webster University

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.

tags: employee news, faculty, chancellor, president, advancement, webster today

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.

tags: academics, alumni, home page, president, provost, in memoriam, board of trustees, advancement, webster life, webster today

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.

tags: alumni, president, provost, webster life, webster today, advancement, community engagement, donors

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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.

tags: global, advancement, community engagement, webster today, webster life

Fisher

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.

tags: college of fine arts, webster life, webster today, community music school, department of music, advancement

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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.

tags: global, advancement, community engagement, webster today, webster life

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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.

tags: academics, webster life, webster today, academic affairs, advancement