Webster Launches Front-Line Responders Fund, Part of Funding Efforts to Support Global Community

May. 1, 2020

Webster Launches Front-Line Responders Fund in Efforts to Support Global Community
The Front-Line Responders fund is one of three funding vehicles launched to generate support for Webster community members during the pandemic.

ST. LOUIS – 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.

“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 Elizabeth (Beth) Stroble, Chancellor of Webster University. “We want to support this strong commitment to serving others.”

As classes moved online, Webster’s Biological Sciences department donated masks, gloves, goggles and other supplies to local health care workers. The University has also made apartments in its North Hall available for doctors and nurses. Additionally, an IT analyst at Webster’s San Antonio metro site led a group of friends to sew over 1,200 masks and counting for local first responders.

Front-Line Responders Fund

The Front-Line Responders Fund was established to provide much needed financial relief for student front-line responders, including more than 300 nurses who are working 12-hour shifts while still attending class during the pandemic. The Front-Line Responders Fund offers them support and appreciation as they resume required clinical rotations and research that will reduce their employment hours this summer. To donate, please visit https://webstergives.webster.edu/FrontLine.

Gorloks Now! Fund

The Gorloks Now! Fund is an emergency fund that encompasses every student, every need, including staff at Webster University. From needing monies to travel home to dealing with food insecurity, the needs are varied and great. To donate, please visit https://webstergives.webster.edu/GorloksNow.

Chancellor's Vision Fund

The Chancellor’s Vision Fund helps assure strategic initiatives such as academic transition support for incoming freshmen and transfer students, special programs for student veterans, online tutoring, student support technologies, study abroad research scholarships, and more. To donate, please visit https://webstergives.webster.edu/ChancellorsVision.

To learn more about these programs, please visit https://webstergives.webster.edu.

“This is an unusual time in our history. We must step up to help those in our community who are giving so generously in every way they can,” concluded Stroble.

About Webster University

With its home campus in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, Webster University comprises an action-oriented global network of faculty, staff, students and alumni who forge powerful bonds with each other and with their communities around the globe. Founded in 1915, Webster is a private non-profit university with students studying at campus locations in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa and in a robust learning environment online. The university is committed to ensuring high-quality learning experiences that transform students for global citizenship and individual excellence.

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