Scott, BS ’66, and Christine Homan, BSBA ’71, have established a $35,000 Eliot Society Challenge to encourage increased support for the Brown School Annual Fund. The Annual Fund provides essential resources for scholarships and academic programs that help Brown School students prepare for rewarding careers in social work, public health, and social policy. The Homan Family Challenge benefits all students at the Brown School.

How the challenge works

The Homan Family Eliot Society Challenge will match all new Brown School Eliot Society memberships 1:1, doubling the impact of your gift. This challenge also will provide a 2:1 match for those who have graduated from the Brown School within the last 10 years, from 2011 through 2021.

Gifts to this fund provide annual credit toward membership in one of the university’s giving clubs. Your recognition level is based on your gift and will not include the challenge matching dollars


Emilie Docter FanSenior Associate Director of Advancement, Brown School

About the Eliot Society

The William Greenleaf Eliot Society recognizes donors who make Annual Fund gifts to Washington University of $1,000 or more. As leaders of the Annual Fund, Eliot Society members provide unrestricted support for Washington University’s schools and programs each year. Tuition today provides approximately 60% of the operating budget for schools on the Danforth Campus. The Annual Fund helps bridge the budget gap and maintain the margin of excellence that advances Washington University as a leading center of knowledge and research.

About the Homan Family

The Homan family has a multi-generational legacy at Washington University, reaching back to the 1920s. Upon earning her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Olin Business School in 1971, Christine began a career in retail with the May Department Stores Company before starting a family. While raising her children, Christine was an active volunteer in the community. She continues to serve on the advocacy board for Family Forward, where she and Scott have established a challenge grant to support work in north St. Louis County. She has chaired three capital campaigns for Christ Memorial Lutheran Church and currently chairs their estate planning committee. Christine has served on the Brown School National Council since 2012.

Scott, BS ’66, and Christine Homan, BSBA ’71

Scott earned his Bachelor of Science from the engineering school in 1966. He began his career at Nooter Corporation before serving as a civil engineer corps officer for the Navy during the Vietnam War. In 1971, he earned a Master of Business Administration from the University of Missouri-Columbia and began a 36-year career with Spartan Light Metal Products, a die-casting company founded by Henry Jubel, BS ’40. There, Scott advanced to executive vice president of business planning and development. He presently serves on boards and committees for Family Forward and Humanitri. Together, Christine and Scott support eight non-profits across the St. Louis community.

The Homans feel privileged to be a part of the Brown School family. “It is our hope to pass on the legacy of giving, service, and empowering those in need to our three children, as well as others. We are passionate about using our God-given blessings to give hope—and a future—to the disadvantaged,” says Christine.

Annual Fund Levels of Recognition* 

William Greenleaf Eliot Society 

Eliot Society Member


Eliot Society Fellow**


Eliot Society Benefactor**


Eliot Society Patron


Danforth Circle 

Dean’s Level


Chancellor’s Level

$50,000 or more 

Your gift to Washington University is tax deductible to the extent allowed by U.S. and Canadian law. 

*Your recognition level is based on your gift and will not include the challenge matching dollars. 

**Donors may establish a named annual scholarship for each gift of $5,000 or more.