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W Club: The Annual Fund for Athletics

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Elevating scholar-champions requires resources beyond the institutional budget. Through the W Club, generous alumni, parents, and friends provide unrestricted support that is essential to the extraordinary WashU student-athlete experience—and the ongoing growth and development of the department. Annual support for Athletics allows the Bears to consistently rise to national levels of competition and ensures that our student-athletes enjoy exceptional opportunities as they train, compete, and lead.

Contributions of $1,000 or more to the Annual Fund for Athletics qualifies for Washington University’s William Greenleaf Eliot Society. The Eliot Society includes many of the university’s most generous and committed supporters. Annual Fund gifts to Athletics at the Eliot Society level represent the largest source of unrestricted funds for WashU Athletics. 

Every gift, large and small, has an immediate impact on our student-athletes and coaches, sustaining their continued pursuit for excellence. To make a gift to the Annual Fund for Athletics, please visit our secure online giving form or contact the Athletics Alumni & Development Office at (314) 935-5279 or athletics@wustl.edu.​

​Recognition Levels

 ​Century Club ​ $100 - $249
​ Century Fellow ​ $250 - $499
​ Dean's Committee ​ $500 - $999
 ​Eliot Member ​ $1,000 - $2,499
​ Eliot Fellow ​ $2,500 - $4,999
​ Eliot Benefactor ​ $5,000 - $9,999
 ​Eliot Patron ​ $10,000 - $24,999 
 Danforth Circle Dean's Level​  $25,000 - $49,999​
 Danforth Circle Chancellor's Level​  $50,000 or more​                

​How to Support the Annual Fund for Athletics

Your contribution makes a significant impact on our Athletics programs. Please review each of the following convenient contribution options and notify our office to express your contribution needs.


Our online giving program has been the most effective and user-friendly way to give. Simply go to our online giving page, where you can complete the necessary information and finalize your contribution.

By Mail

Please make your check payable to Washington University and mail to the address below.
Athletics Annual Fund
Campus Box 1202
7425 Forsyth Blvd., Ste. 3100
Saint Louis, MO 63105

By Phone

You can also make a gift via phone toll-free at (877) 215-2727. 

Payroll Deduction

Payroll deduction is the most convenient way to give for Washington University employees. This fast, simple, hassle-free method of giving allows you to make your pledge and have your contribution automatically deducted from your paycheck. You no longer have to worry about making payments on time or losing benefits.

Matching Gifts

Many members significantly increase their donation’s value (along with their own benefits and privileges) by enrolling in their company's matching gift program (contact your employer for more details). Member benefits are based on the total amount (the personal gift plus the company's match) received. Please note: If the total of your donation and the total amount your employer matches do not equal the amount due to fulfill your pledge, you will be required to pay the difference in order to maintain the club benefits.


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