W Club

The Annual Fund for Athletics: Supporting an Elevated Experience

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.


LEVELS OF RECOGNITION

THE DANFORTH CIRCLE*
Chancellor’s Level - $50,000 or more 
Dean’s Level - $25,000–$49,999

WILLIAM GREENLEAF ELIOT SOCIETY*
Eliot Society Patron - $10,000–$24,999
Eliot Society Benefactor - $5,000–$9,999 
Eliot Society Fellow - $2,500–$4,999
Eliot Society Member - $1,000–$2,499

CENTURY CLUB
Dean’s Committee - $500–$999
Century Club Fellow - $250–$499
Century Club Member - $100–$249

*Membership comes with special benefits.