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Open Webb
to the World


$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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​The Power of Financial Aid and Faculty Support

Michael Chang ’92


“Webb is a microcosm of the society we want to live in. By funding the endowment for financial aid for students and faculty support, we gain the freedom to shape the community as we hope the world will one day be—egalitarian, a place where effort is rewarded and bright minds from different backgrounds and experiences thrive together.”

When Michael Chang ’92 reflects on his four years at Webb (88-92) and the impact it has had on his life, he isn’t troubled by ambiguity. Integrity is what first comes to mind. And now as a trustee and an alumnus living abroad in Hong Kong, he isn’t shy talking about it.

“Looking back on those years as a student and now five years as a trustee, I’m confident that my compass was set at Webb. My growth into adulthood and path to developing the values I carry with me today all began here. As you grow and age you experience hardships and challenges, that’s when you truly understand your values and where they come from,” Chang said.

But values are more than ideas, especially at Webb. “Webb gave me a way to turn the idea of integrity into action. From the biggest concepts like living by an honor code, to not cheating, to the smaller ones like the philosophy we practiced on Peccary trips—always leave the campsite cleaner than you found it. It all boils down to having integrity. At Webb I learned it’s essential to act with honor, especially when no one is watching,” Chang said.

The Centennial Campaign has several ambitious goals, but chief among them is to dramatically increase the endowment to support financial aid and faculty development. The vision is for every student and family and teacher with the ability to succeed and passion to contribute to find a place here, welcomed and supported.

Now a parent of a Webb student, Chang considered what advice he might offer a new student. How do you make the most of your Webb experience? “Practice turning integrity into action at Webb. Take this important opportunity and try new things and develop your leadership skills. Have fun and make friends!” Chang said.

Every bit of this is good advice, advice Chang himself has taken to heart. Nearly every week since he graduated, Chang has been in touch with his classmate and best friend Andrew Wass ’92. The Webb Experience will last a lifetime. You see it everywhere you look.

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