Prenatt leads WUSTL’s United Way success

University community has donated more than more than $6.6 million since 1999

With $715,540 raised for the United Way by WUSTL in 2010, the university has exceeded its United Way fundraising goal for five consecutive years.

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In February, Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton formally thanked Ann Prenatt, vice chancellor for human resources, for her excellent work leading WUSTL’s annual United Way campaign, presenting her with a certificate of recognition.

“Our success in the 2010 United Way Campaign was the result of the generosity of many people in the Washington University community,” Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton says. “However, we would not achieve the level of success we have realized over the past decade without the special contributions and outstanding leadership of our vice chancellor for human resources, Ann Prenatt.

“Ann is committed to the mission of the United Way of Greater St. Louis, and I am grateful to her for the support she has been able to generate from the Washington University family,” Wrighton says.

WUSTL’s goal for 2010 was $615,000 — its most ambitious yet — and, with $715,540 raised, the university community exceeded that amount by more than $100,000, more than 16 percent of the original goal.

Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton (right) presents Ann Prenatt, vice chancellor for human resources, with a certificate recognizing her efforts leading WUSTL’s United Way campaigns.

“The success of this year’s United Way Campaign is staggering,” Prenatt says. “It represents a great team effort, the continuing generosity of the WUSTL community and a commitment to helping others.”

The university community has donated more than more than $6.6 million for the United Way since Prenatt began leading the campaign in 1999, and $8.6 million since 1993. WUSTL has exceeded its fundraising goal the past five years and 14 of the past 15 years.

The United Way of Greater St. Louis supports nearly 200 organizations in the St. Louis region that offer services ranging from counseling and substance abuse recovery to affordable child care to disaster relief.

More than 90 cents of each dollar the United Way receives is given to a United Way agency to benefit the community. United Way-supported agencies serve a large, diverse population of more than one million people each year in 16 counties in Missouri and Illinois — approximately one of every three in the St. Louis area.

“Knowing that the funds raised will be used to support programs and services for seniors and babies, for those who are working to regain control of their lives, for those in need of shelter and medical care, makes the work involved in leading the United Way Campaign very worthwhile,” Prenatt says.

It’s not too late to make a pledge for 2010. Visit and use your WUSTL KEY to sign into HRMS Self Service. Click on Employee Self Service and select United Way Pledges. For assistance with passwords, call the Help Desk at (314) 935-5707.

For more information about the United Way of Greater St. Louis, visit