Partner with us over the next three years and step up to a named annual scholarship for a Washington University student.

How the challenge works

When you make a three-year commitment and a $5,000 gift, the Step Up Challenge will double your gift to $10,000. The challenge—sponsored by Washington University Trustee Larry Thomas, BSBA ’77—will continue to provide matching funds as you increase your annual contribution.


Mandy RayExecutive Director, Annual Giving Programs
You giveChallenge provides
Year one$5,000$5,000
Year two$7,500$2,500
Year three$10,000$0

In appreciation, we will recognize you as a William Greenleaf Eliot Society Patron throughout the three-year term of the challenge. And each year, you will receive an update from your scholarship recipient.

Cost should never stand between a promising student and a WashU education.
Join us and participate in the Step Up Challenge today!

“By welcoming talented students regardless of their financial circumstances, WashU becomes a stronger, better institution.”

Larry Thomas, BSBA ’77, Washington University Trustee and retired partner, Edward Jones