Our Washington

A Message from the Dean

Dear Colleagues,

Over the past several years, I have shared news and updates with you about Leading Together: The Campaign for Washington University. As part of that $2.2 billion effort, the Sam Fox School is working hard to achieve its goal of $75 million to support student scholarships ($20 million), endowed faculty professorships and research initiatives ($10 million), innovative academic programs ($15 million), and new facilities ($30 million). We have had some great success and, in fact, just surpassed our halfway mark thanks to the many incredibly generous alumni and friends who have joined our cause. To date, we have raised more than $37 million. These funds will help shape an exciting future as we best serve our students and advance our mission.

At the heart of the Sam Fox School, we work with the guiding principle that we can do more together than we can alone. Our collaborative spirit is what drives our school forward. This is also true when it comes to our campaign. Together, faculty and staff can dramatically impact the success of our efforts—and the success of our students, faculty, and programs—by joining Our Washington: Together We Make a Difference. This parallel initiative to Leading Together will give faculty and staff members the opportunity to make gifts of any size and type to support any aspect of the Sam Fox School or the University.

Every gift to the School made after March 2009 counts toward our campaign total, and I am grateful for the support from so many faculty and staff who have already made gifts that have contributed to our goals. In fact, our giving as a school has consistently increased during this period—and I would love to see every member of our community take part at any level that is affordable. I cannot imagine a greater show of support for the work we are doing than 100 percent participation among our faculty and staff as part of the Our Washington campaign. Please know that a gift of any amount can make an impact, and our donors will be further inspired when we give of ourselves.

Working together, I'm excited to see where we can take the Sam Fox School. Each of you makes a difference each and every day in your teaching, your research and creative activity, and your work on behalf of the School. I hope you will consider one more way that you can make a difference.

You'll be hearing more soon from the Sam Fox School Our Washington faculty and staff committee. In the meantime, you can find more regular updates on this page. Or, you can visit: http://toghether.wustl.edu/ourwashington for University-wide information.

I sincerely appreciate your contributions to the Sam Fox School to make this a special place. I am proud to work with such dedicated colleagues.

With best regards,

Sam Fox School Campaign Committee

Cris Baldwin, co-chair
John Hoal, co-chair
Ron Leax, co-chair
Jane Neidhardt, co-chair
Nicole Allen
Georgia Binnington
Lisa Bulawsky
Kate (Karen) Butler
David Chisholm
Heather Corcoran
Peter MacKeith
Diane Mounts
Patricia Olynyk
Allison Taylor
Bobbe Winters
Heather Woofter

Our Washington: Faculty & Staff Campaign

Leading Together: The Campaign for Washington University is currently underway, with a goal of raising a minimum of $2.2 billion by June 30, 2018, to support the university's growth and progress. As of January 31, 2014, our generous alumni, parents, and friends—as well as more than 2,400 faculty and staff members—have contributed $1.459 billion. Now we invite all faculty and staff to help by investing in Our Washington, the faculty and staff component of the campaign. Visit the Our Washington website>>

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