All unrestricted gifts to the university of $1,000 or more qualify the donor for membership in the William Greenleaf Eliot Society. Eliot Society members are leaders in supporting the Annual Fund, which provides the university's critical margin of excellence in its mission of teaching, research, and service to community and society. Your annual Eliot Society contribution, when combined with those of other members from across the nation and around the world, is the largest source of unrestricted funds for the university. Eliot Society funds are used for scholarships, student assistance programs, educational resources, faculty development and recruitment, and facility improvements.
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Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton with the Officers of the Eliot Society and Search Award Recipient, Dr. James M. McKelvey, at the Eliot Society Annual Dinner in April 2014. Pictured (L-R) Chris Chivetta EN'84, GB'86, Anne Chivetta EN'84 SI'84,
Gil Bickel BU'66, Chancellor Wrighton, Dr. James M. McKelvey SI'47, SI'50, Merry Mosbacher GB'82, Steve Wolff GB'83, LW'83 and Alicia McDonnell, LW'95.
Benefits for Eliot Society Members
Membership in the Eliot Society comes with benefits exclusively for Eliot Society members. If you have questions about the benefits of membership, please contact
Valerie Haffner in the Eliot Society office at (314) 935-8096, or toll free at (877) 215-2727.
Events for Eliot Society Members
Events are held around the country and in St. Louis for alumni, parents and friends. Many of these events include complimentary reservations for Eliot Society members; some are exclusive to Eliot Society members.
Eliot Society Volunteers
Eliot Society volunteers across the country work with alumni, parents and friends to achieve the funding support necessary to meet the University’s objectives and needs. Our volunteers are vital to the Eliot Society’s ongoing success. If you have any questions about volunteering on behalf of the Eliot Society, please contact Sarah Hempen
in the Eliot Society office at (314) 935-4254, or toll free at