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$100 Million +
Goal: $100 million+
Our goal is bold and ambitious. We must dramatically increase financial aid endowment to ensure Webb can enroll and support every student with the drive to succeed and passion to contribute to our schools. With these resources secured, Webb will never again be forced to turn away any student or family because of economic circumstances (theirs or ours).
Integral to this special initiative, Webb will significantly expand student and faculty diversity and these resources available to support this work. Every student, family, faculty and staff member who seeks a place and sense of belonging here will find it in our community.
We will substantially increase our endowment for student financial aid, diversity/equity/inclusion programs, and faculty support by an additional $100 million as a result of The Centennial Campaign. Once fully realized, an active endowment of this size would provide funding each year to the school in perpetuity—with the ability to grow in size over time.
Start Something at Webb: A Financial Aid Endowment Fund
Start something at Webb and make a difference. Establish a named endowed fund for financial aid by making a current or planned gift. You can help ensure no student or family misses out on a Webb education because of financial circumstances. Funds may begin with a pledge of $100,000 or reach to $5 million or more.
Webb offers financial aid to more than 32 percent of the student body
— a higher percentage and more total aid in dollars than all other prominent boarding schools in our region, and on par with some eastern boarding schools with much larger endowments than Webb.
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A category of one! Singular! These are catch phrases repeated here and elsewhere when describing the uniqueness of the Alf Museum at The Webb Schools. In fact, it is the only accredited museum of paleontology on a secondary school campus anywhere in the world, and likely will be for the next 100 years and beyond.
“The program for Webb students is at the core of our museum, and a pretty clear case illustrating that striving for excellence in one area helps bolster success in the other. For instance, a paleontology museum’s reputation is built upon not just its fossil discoveries, but how clearly and accurately these fossil discoveries are interpreted and relayed to the scientific community as well as the broader world,” Museum Director Dr. Andy Farke explained.
Webb students are integral to the interpretation and sharing Farke describes. Their work, contributions and experiences go way beyond camping trips and fossil digs.
“The Alf Museum has an amazing fossil collection—and it’s even more amazing when you think about the new scientific knowledge that has sprung from the collection, particularly through collaborations between faculty, staff, and students. A fossil picked up by one Webb student on a summer peccary trip can be studied by another student that fall in the advanced research class, and then published a year later in a peer reviewed international journal!” Farke said.
The opportunities Farke notes in turn provide an unparalleled experience for Webb students, not just in pursuing their educational goals but also in modeling a love for discovery and lifelong learning.
“We’re all dreaming big—but big dreams take time, and they take resources. The sooner those resources are in hand, the sooner we can get down to the work of elevating Webb’s facilities, people, and program up to the next level I’m so excited about what could be next, and I can’t wait to get there!” Farke said.
Establish a five-year leadership pledge…
Provide a leadership capital gift to a special project…
Provide a lead gift to new academic building or renewed space…
Establish and name an endowed fund for a special project…
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