Thank you to the 1,565 alumni, parents, past parents, grandparents, and friends who helped us end the 2016-17 Webb Fund campaign successfully on June 30. Your generosity enabled The Webb Fund to raise over $1.6 million, plus additional support for endowment and capital improvements, bringing total gifts to $5.2 million! Over 830 alumni participated, spanning nine decades with gifts received from nearly every class between 1937 and 2017. The earliest class gift came from the Class of 1937’s Graham Campbell! We would not have been able to accomplish this great feat without everyone’s support.
We would also like to thank the groups who reached 100% participation, including:
Board of Trustees
Museum Board of Trustees
Alumni Class Agents
“It’s the steadfast support and tremendous generosity of the Webb community that enables the success of our schools,” remarks Head of Schools Taylor Stockdale. “The campus, faculty and students benefit greatly and these gifts enable us to meet changing needs within education, including increased financial aid for families, renovations and physical plant improvements, as well as our commitment to student support and diversity. The recent construction of faculty housing and greater access to professional development ensures that Webb students continue to remain in the forefront of experiential learning. These gifts strengthen and touch every part of Webb.”
The development and alumni office would also like to send an extra special thank you to our alumni, parent and student volunteers. Class agents, parent class agents, reunion chairs and student phonathon callers work diligently throughout the year to cultivate and grow The Webb Fund. The Board of Trustees, Alumni Council, and Affiliates enable the schools to continue to flourish, which would not be possible without your committed support and we are extremely grateful.
Participation in The Webb Fund is vital to Webb’s success. The 2017-18 Webb Fund campaign has officially begun and we look forward to building the foundation of another successful year. To make your annual gift today, please visit webb.org/giving. Go Gauls!
We are pleased and excited to announce the appointment of Jennifer Liu as Webb’s Director of Parent Relations and Special Events effective November 1. In this position, Liu will oversee our parent relations program, which serves more than 750 current parents worldwide and an active volunteer network through our Affiliates parent organization.
An opportunity to pick the brain of award-winning author John Scalzi '87, is not one you want to miss. Discussing topics ranging from what exactly defines a burrito to what projects he currently has in production, there's never a dull moment with Scalzi.
For Webb sports fans who can’t attend a game, or if you’d like to follow along with the live stats and scores from our athletic contests, most of our home games will be covered live with video and play-by-play at The NFHS Network.
There is no greater testament to The Webb Schools' values, culture of service and leadership than our extraordinary alumni. Through our annual Alumni Awards program, the Alumni Council and the Board of Trustees honor alumni whose service and achievements truly exemplify the qualities and values that Webb represents. We are pleased to announce the five distinguished recipients of Webb's 2018 Alumni Awards.
To learn more about working in independent schools and meet with school representatives about open positions, please join Webb and 30 other participants on Saturday, February 23 from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm at Harvard-Westlake School in Studio City.
The Webb Debate Team is celebrating top awards after its first two league debates of the 2018-19 season. Junior Renny Jiang won First Place Speaker, her second gavel at Webb, which marks just the third time in Webb history a student has won the coveted award twice. Additionally, Webb charted a first place Tournament Award, two individual speaker awards, two second place speaker awards and several undefeated teams during the nascent season.