Webb’s mission statement sounds a unique and distinctive call, “To provide an exemplary learning community that inspires boys and girls to become men and women who: think boldly, mindfully and creatively; act with honor and moral courage; lead with distinction; serve with a generous spirit.” With their extraordinary gift commitment, Wendy and Bill Hornbuckle P ‘19 are helping to ensure that The Webb Schools will continue to serve this distinctive mission and provide for generations of students to come.
The Hornbuckle family approached Webb with an idea to ensure that deserving students might have the opportunity to attend Webb without the barrier of financial need. Previously, Wendy and Bill, who is a graduate of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, established an endowed fund at UNLV to provide financial aid to deserving students. They enthusiastically decided that they wished to do the same at Webb, making a leadership commitment of $500,000 to create The Wendy and William Hornbuckle Family Endowed Scholarship Fund at The Webb Schools. When fully funded, this endowed scholarship will provide significant financial aid for students who will be known as Hornbuckle Scholars.
“Wendy and Bill Hornbuckle have made an extraordinary gift that supports the very heart of what Webb does, which is to provide an unbounded, lifelong education to young men and women,” Head of Schools Taylor B. Stockdale said. “This gift will exist in perpetuity at Webb, providing generations of students this opportunity. Thank you, Wendy and Bill!”
The Hornbuckle Scholarship Fund will allow Webb to attract and support the best and brightest students who wish to build on an established foundation of personal integrity, hard work and personal achievement. This fund will support Webb students who have demonstrated financial need—with a preference for students from the greater Las Vegas, Nevada community, where the Hornbuckles make their home and are heavily involved professionally and in numerous volunteer leadership roles.
To provide both flexibility and accountability in this generous gift, Wendy and Bill have stated that in a given year, if there is no candidate who meets the geographic criteria, the award may be given to a student or students with demonstrated financial need from other geographic areas.
Bill serves as the President of MGM Resorts International. Wendy is a member of the Nevada Women’s Philanthropy Foundation where she serves on the Executive and Outreach Committees and chairs the Grant Monitoring Committee. Bill and Wendy both serve on the Board of Trustees at The Webb Schools.