Leading Together enhances excellence at Washington University.
Our Washington, the faculty and staff component of Leading Together: The Campaign for Washington University, has raised millions of dollars to support important research initiatives, state-of-the-art facilities and scholarships for students like Maya Silver, a second-year medical student studying the link between the environment and the brain.
Washington University in St. Louis has announced that Leading Together: The Campaign for Washington University is expected to reach its initial, minimum goal of $2.2 billion two years ahead of schedule. The university’s Board of Trustees has approved a new goal to raise $2.5 billion by June 30, 2018.
Washington University staff and faculty have one more month to join the 5,000 employees who already have contributed to Our Washington, the faculty and staff component of Leading Together: The Campaign for Washington University. Donations support scholarships, strengthen academic and scientific initiatives, advance learning and enhance facilities.
WUSTL faculty and staff are urged to donate to Our Washington, Together We Make a Difference. Among other things, the campaign helps fund scholarships, support academic initiatives and build new facilities across the Danforth and Medical campuses. Longtime donor Michael Kass, MD, established a scholarship fund to ease the financial burden of medical school.
Growing up in the segregated South, Associate University Librarian Virginia Toliver was banned from her local library. But her school library opened her up to a world beyond Mississippi. She donates to WUSTL to build a stronger Olin Library.
This week, WUSTL launches Our Washington, Together We Make a Difference, the faculty and staff component of Leading Together: The Campaign for Washington University. All employees are asked to contribute to the school, program or fund that matters most to them. The money will fund scholarships, endow professorships, build new facilities and support research.
The Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine is today among the most recognized cancer programs in the U.S. The longstanding support of Alvin Siteman (left) and his wife, Ruth, whose $35 million gift named the center in 1999, has been critical. Timothy J. Eberlein, MD, director of the Siteman Cancer Center, is on the right.
Leading Together: The Campaign for Washington University has raised a total of $1.459 billion, as of Jan. 31, from alumni, parents, faculty, staff, corporations, foundations and friends. The campaign was publicly announced Oct. 6, 2012. Its overarching goal is “to enhance our leadership today to benefit America and the world tomorrow.”
The campaign video for Washington University’s “Leading Together: The Campaign for Washington University” has won a Platinum Best of Show award at the Fall 2012 Aurora Awards competition in the fund raising category.