Dear fellow volunteers,

Thank you for being active ambassadors for the university we all hold so dear. We are excited to share the latest news about Make Way: Our Student Initiative.

WashU recently celebrated its 162nd commencement. Another group of ambitious graduates has joined generations of alumni who are changemakers in their careers and their communities. For many, a Washington University education was accessible only through generous philanthropic support that pushed financial barriers aside.

We ask you, as volunteer leaders, to continue this philanthropic tradition and inspire others to make an investment in our students by supporting Make Way, the first initiative to come from the university’s strategic plan. Publicly launched in October 2022, this bold undertaking is bringing WashU to the next level of excellence by supporting Chancellor Martin’s vision to make a WashU education accessible for students across socioeconomic classes and create a best-in-class student experience for all.

This newsletter contains information, tools, and resources to keep you informed and support your work as a Make Way champion.

Thank you for your service as a volunteer and all you do on behalf of WashU and our students.

With appreciation,

Carrie Johnson, AR ’89
Merry Mosbacher, MBA ’82
Larry Thomas, BSBA ’77, Washington University trustee
Eric Upin, AB ’83, Washington University trustee, current WashU parent

(L to R) Larry Thomas, BSBA ’77, Lt. James Berry, MD Class of 2025, Eric Upin, AB ’83, Emma McMillian, BS 23, Chancellor Andrew D. Martin, Merry Mosbacher, MBA ’82, Nicholas Armstrong, JD 23, Sarah del Carmon Camacho, AB 23, and Carrie Johnson, AR ’89