Levys use Step Up Challenge to support the WashU family

By Ginger O’Donnell | June 14, 2023 For David Levy, AB ’03, and his wife, Allie, an abiding appreciation for family informs their philanthropy. The couple has supported undergraduate scholarships at Washington University for over a decade. In 2014, they established the annual Myra Sue Levy Scholarship in honor of David’s mother, who died from […]

Portia Nartey, MSW ’22, MSP ’22

Portia Nartey is the first in her family to complete high school, the first to complete college, and the first to attain a graduate degree. She was recently accepted in three competitive PhD programs and has a long-term professional goal to work for the United Nations. Growing up in Ghana, Portia saw how cultural barriers […]

A message from our co-chairs

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 […]

Why I Give: Merry Mosbacher, MBA ’82

Giving back is part of who I am. My father died when I was 8 years old, and my mother raised my sister and me as a single mom. She went back to work, but she also was always volunteering. I learned at a young age to raise my hand. We may not have had […]

Cancer Innovation Fund

Thank you for your interest in the Washington University Cancer Innovation Fund. In the fall of 2024, Siteman Cancer Center will open the Ambulatory Cancer Building. The building will create a patient experience that matches our stellar research and treatment capabilities, and it will enable us to meet the needs of our growing patient population. […]

Aaron Samuels, BSBA ’11

Aaron Samuels defies labels. He is a spoken word artist and a published poet, author of the 2013 collection Yarmulkes & Fitted Caps. He is a corporate strategist who worked at Bain & Co. and an entrepreneur who co-founded and served as chief operating officer of Blavity, the largest global Black media company for millennials […]

Larry Marshall, BS '22, in Graham Chapel

Larry Marshall, BS ’22

Shaping futures through the Prison Education Project at University College When we first met Larry Marshall, BS ’22, he spoke at his commencement ceremony from inside the walls of Missouri Eastern Correctional Center in Pacific, Mo. In his speech, he said, “We are told that we are our mistakes. … But being part of WashU […]

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Get ready for WashU Giving Day!

Washington University will celebrate its first university-wide Giving Day on April 19, 2023. This special 24-hour fundraising blitz aims to rally the collective strength of WashU alumni, parents, faculty, staff, and friends in support of the university’s mission.  Advancing innovative research. Paying it forward to current scholarship students. Commemorating the place you met your favorite […]

Creating a domino effect

Omar Abdelaziz, BSBA ’18, planned to follow in his family’s footsteps and study finance and accounting at Olin Business School. But after encouragement from members of his business fraternity, he enrolled in an introductory computer science course at the McKelvey School of Engineering. Abdelaziz was hooked and decided to double major in business administration and […]

Fundraising update

We are pleased to share the latest fundraising progress for Make Way: Our Student Initiative. This initiative publicly launched on October 6, 2022, and gifts for Make Way’s top priorities since January 1, 2019 are included in the totals.