Alumni, parents, and friends who make annual unrestricted contributions to the university totaling $1,000 or more are eligible for membership in the William Greenleaf Eliot Society. Membership committees are made up of Eliot Society volunteers who are connected by school, program, council city, or level of membership. Committee members promote the university and plan events for Eliot Society members in their communities.

Membership committees also help the university connect with local, regional, and global alumni and parents. By sharing their personal WashU stories and reasons for giving, committee members encourage others to engage with and support Washington University at the Eliot Society level.

Eliot volunteers serve on membership committees for seven academic divisions, as well as Parent Programs, University Libraries, Weidenbaum Center, Gephardt Institute, Skandalaris Center, Department of Athletics, and in 22 cities across the United States.


Mandy RayExecutive Director of Annual Giving Programs

United by a unique sensibility that transcends geography and generation, the Washington University community shares an impulse to collaborate and innovate, and to move forward by giving back. I am thrilled to lead the Eliot Society, energized by the dedication of my fellow volunteers, and confident that our efforts are helping WashU continue to soar.

Christopher Chivetta, BS ’84, MBA ’86

Eliot Society Executive Committee


Nancy Parker Tice, AB ’90, MBA ’98
Paul Tice, BSBA ’90, JD ’94

Danforth Circle Chair

Gene Kahn

Patrons Chair

F. Scott Galt, JD ’04

Benefactors Chair


Fellows Co-Chairs

Cheryl Perlmutter, BS ’00, MBA ’05
Mike Perlmutter, BS ’00, MBA ’00

LEAD Initiative Chair

Jessica Thein, MSW ’14, MPH ’14