​The Annual Fund

​About The Annual Fund

ResearchWashington University has become one of the top research institutions in the United States and the world. The Annual Fund is critical to continuing the university’s leadership in teaching, scholarship and research for generations to come.

Tuition provides only 60 percent of operating revenue for the schools on the Danforth Campus and also on the medical campuses. Endowment income provides about 11 percent of operating income revenue on the Danforth Campus. The Annual Fund is essential to bridging the sizable gap. Every year the Annual Fund begins at $0 and we depend on your support to build it up.

Learn how the Annual Fund gifts impact lives.

Here’s what The Annual Fund gifts allow you to do:


Support Faculty Teaching and Research
Our faculty members are committed teachers and distinguished scholars and researchers, and they have a lasting impact on our students. The Annual Fund helps support the eminent professors who attract outstanding students to the university and teach inspiring classes. 

Support Scholarship
By providing resources for scholarships, the Annual Fund ensures that deserving students of every economic, ethnic, geographic, and social background have an opportunity to get a Washington University education. Learn more about Washington University's initiative to raise $150 million in scholarship support. 

Support Student Life
Outstanding extracurricular programs, and the excellent facilities that support them, promote student learning, recreation and interaction.

Support Student Research
Gifts to the Annual Fund will help ensure that Washington University students have the opportunity to conduct research, during which they receive a tremendous amount of individual attention from outstanding faculty.

Support Technology and Libraries
Students and faculty need flexible and collaborative learning spaces in which to do their work. Your Annual Fund gifts will provide seamless digital access to information in all formats along with friendly, expert support from staff knowledgeable about developments in scholarship, teaching and technology. 

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