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!
Eshaana Sheth ’10 describes her short film, "The Butter Knife" as "a snapshot of modern, intercultural dating." It has won Best Romantic Comedy at the Los Angeles Film Awards and Top Shorts online film festival so far.
The president of the University of California, Janet Napolitano, announced today her intention to work towards guaranteed admission for all qualified state community college students to the UC system. This announcement follows Governor Jerry Brown and the state Legislature withholding $50 million in state funding this year--until among other things--the UC system admits one transfer for every two freshman systemwide at each of its undergrad campuses. Read more in the LATimes.
Alumni, family and friends are invited to join Head of Schools Taylor Stockdale and special guests for three events this April in New York City (April 11), Philadelphia (April 12) and London, England (April 14).
Once again, Webb athletes had a strong showing across the board during the 2018 winter season. Led by WSC soccer, which finished the season League Champions and with a deep run into CIF, both VWS and WSC athletics posted very positive results. VWS Water Polo also finished its league play in second place.
“It is always great each season to not only see our athletes and teams be successful on the field of play, but to see them learn and grow as individuals and part of a community,” said Director of Athletics Steve Wishek.