Frequently Asked Questions
Does my $50 gift to the Annual Fund really make a difference?
A gift to the Annual Fund, no matter the amount, will help support the School’s continuing success and help the Law School reach its participation goal. Alumni participation continues to be important because many of our peer schools have much higher participation rates. The School of Law needs to increase participation to maintain its quality and reputation as a top law school. Participation is also important because it sends a message to potential students that Washington University School of Law graduates value the degree they received. With support from each alum, we can help the School of Law remain strong.
Take a look at how we stack up against some of our peers in alumni giving in fiscal year 2014:
|University of Chicago||
|University of Virginia||
|Washington University School of Law||
|College of William and Mary||
*Rank is based on the 2014 U.S. News and World Report Rankings
Every gift, regardless of amount, will help the Law School increase its level of alumni participatioin.
What are the Washington University Giving Clubs?
Annual Giving Recognition
|Century Club Member||$100 - $249|
|Century Club Fellow||$250 - $499|
|Dean’s Committee||$500 - $999|
|William Greenleaf Eliot Society|
|Eliot Member||$1,000 - $2,499|
|Eliot Fellow||$2,500 - $4,999|
|Eliot Benefactor||$5,000* - $9,999|
|Eliot Patron||$10,000 - $24,999|
|Danforth Circle||$25,000 or more|
*Gifts of $5,000 or more may be designated for named annual scholarships.
What is the William Greenleaf Eliot Society and how do I become a member?
The William Greenleaf Eliot Society is the University’s leadership donor society. Eliot Society members together represent the most generous and committed supporters of Washington University. For more information on the Eliot Society, please go to the website http://eliotsociety.wustl.edu/
When does Washington University’s fiscal year end?
The University’s fiscal year runs from July 1 to June 30. You may make a gift any time. Many people choose to give before December 31 for tax purposes.
What is William Greenleaf Eliot Society and how do I become a member?
Click here to read more about the William Greenleaf Eliot Society
How can I make a gift to the School of Law’s Annual Fund?
To find out how to make a gift or to make a gift online, please visit our secure site at: http://giving.wustl.edu. Please call 314-935-5246 if you wish to make a gift by phone.
Questions about the Annual Fund?
Please contact Elizabeth Kaul, Director of Development, at 314-935-7381 or email Elizabeth_Kaul@wustl.edu.