Schools and Special Programs Challenges


Arts & Sciences National Council Challenge for the William Greenleaf Eliot Society 
The Arts & Sciences National Council established this challenge to welcome Feng Sheng Hu as dean of faculty of Arts & Sciences. The $250,000 challenge will match all renewed Eliot gifts 1:1 and all new, increased, or multi-year Eliot commitments 2:1.


Wood Scholarship Challenge for the WashU Olin Business School
Howard Wood, BSBA '61, and Marilyn Wood, have established a $400,000 challenge to match all new and increased gifts and multi-year pledge payments for undergraduate and graduate scholarships. 


The Kahn Family Challenge for the Brown School Annual Fund
Gene and Connie Kahn, friends of the university, have established a $250,000 challenge grant to encourage increased support of the Annual Fund at the Brown School.  

The Homan Family William Greenleaf Eliot Society Challenge
Scott Homan, BS '66 and Christine Homan, BSBA '71, have established a $35,000 challenge which matches Brown School Eliot Society memberships.

McKelvey Engineering Annual Fund Challenge
Trustee Jim McKelvey Jr., AB '87, BS '87, and Anna McKelvey established a $30 million challenge to the McKelvey Engineering Annual Fund. The challenge matches all gifts and pledges up to five years, dollar for dollar.

McKelvey Engineering New Eliot Society Member Challenge
As part of the $30 million pledge made by Trustee Jim McKelvey Jr., AB '87, BS '87, and his wife Anna, the McKelvey Engineering New Eliot Society Member Challenge will match new Eliot memberships over a three-year pledge period. It gives donors the opportunity to join the Eliot Society with a starting fit of only $500. 

McKelvey Engineering Leadership Annual Giving Challenge
As part of the $30 million commitment​ made by 
Trustee Jim McKelvey Jr., AB '87, BS '87, and his wife Anna, all leadership gifts of $10,000 or more will be matched dollar for dollar through June 30, 2022.

Women & Engineering Challenge
Michele Liebman, BS '86 and Janet Holloway, MS '83, established this $60,000 challenge to encourage new Eliot Society membership and support female students in the McKelvey School of Engineering.


Members of the W Club Executive Committee have established a generous $330,000 challenge to encourage alumni, parents, and friends to provide essential financial support for WashU athletics and student-athletes. The challenge will match all new Eliot Society memberships 1:1 and all increased Eliot Society memberships 2:1.

The Goldberg Family Internship Stipend Challenge
Washington University Parents Jeffrey and Heller Goldberg have established a generous $250,000 challenge fund to encourage donors to contribute to the Washington University Career Center and increase financial support for undergraduate internship stipends.

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