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Alumni & Development

Alumni & Development Programs are dedicated to serving the needs of all Washington University graduates and strengthening their connections to the university community.

All alumni are members of the Alumni Association, represented by the Alumni Board of Governors. The chair and executive vice chair are ex officio members of the university's Board of Trustees. Alumni are found worldwide:

  • 134,262 alumni addresses were on record in July 2011;
  • 36.876 — 27.5 percent — live and work in the St. Louis area;
  • 90,676 reside elsewhere in Missouri, in the other 49 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories;
  • 6,710 reside outside the United States.

Washington University Clubs are active in 53 cities around the world. All programs are available without alumni dues — some may require an event fee — and nearly every activity is open to parents and friends as well.

For more information, contact:

Alumni Relations
Washington University in St. Louis, Campus Box 1210
One Brookings Drive, St. Louis, MO 63130-4899

telephone (314) 935-5212
fax (314) 935-4483
Or, please visit the Alumni & Development website

Development results

The generosity of individuals and organizations makes it possible for Washington University to fulfill its mission of teaching, research, and service with distinction. Each year, private gifts provide vital resources essential to the university's success. They help:

  • recruit exceptional, talented, and diverse students and provide them with the highest quality educational experiences in and out of the classroom;
  • attract and retain the outstanding faculty who advance learning and address society"s challenges in the 21st century;
  • promote the university"s distinguished scientific and scholarly activities, and realize their extraordinary potential for the good of future generations;
  • maintain superb facilities and resources essential to a superior learning environment.

Alumni, parents, and friends support Washington University because they value its extraordinary contributions to the region, the nation, and the world.

2010-2011 voluntary gift support

Total voluntary gift support $216.1 million
Total Annual Fund gift support $21.7 million
Total donors 49,530
Total alumni donors 25,659
Alumni participation rate 25.2%

Private Gifts pie chart

Endwowment and Private Gifts pie chart