Invitation to Fundraising Priority Focus Groups for Employees, Students

Feb. 19, 2020

Focus Groups for Employees, Students on Fundraising Campaign Priorities

Updated March 13, 2020: As precautions during the COVID-19 pandemic, events scheduled through April 5 for the Webster Groves campus are postponed or canceled, including these focus groups. 

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. While fundraising from friends and alumni will continue across Webster's many campuses in the extended and international network, this specific campaign will focus on St. Louis.

Deans and unit heads have been identifying their highest strategic priorities and needs, which are being vetted by the Advancement team and the University's chancellor and president.

The next step in building the foundation for campaign fundraising will be securing feedback about these proposed funding priorities from members of the St. Louis campus community: staff, faculty, and students.

Staff, faculty and students are invited to attend one of these upcoming focus groups:

Focus Groups for Faculty & Staff:

  • Monday, March 2, 1 p.m. 
  • Wednesday, March 4, 12 p.m.
  • Wednesday, March 18, 10 a.m.  CANCELED
  • Wednesday, March 18, 12 p.m.  CANCELED

Focus Groups for Students:

  • Monday, March 16, 2 p.m.  CANCELED
  • Monday, March 30, 12 p.m. CANCELED
  • Tuesday, March 31, 12 p.m.   CANCELED

All sessions will take place in the University Center Sunnen Lounge.

In order to gain the most productive feedback from these sessions, the focus group topics will be limited to gaining feedback about the proposed funding priorities and needs with these constituents.

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