A Great Generation 

Following the American Civil War, quality education was difficult to find in the southeastern United States. The Webb School was founded in 1870 by William R. “Sawney” Webb in the basement of a Methodist Church in Culleoka, Tenn., with the support of a local school board of parents. In 1886, Sawney moved his reputable school 50 miles east to the village of Bell Buckle to escape the legalization of liquor sales in Maury County. Bell Buckle citizens and parents sponsored the move.
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Give to Webb

John Sawyer Head Shot.jpgDear Webb Friends,

I encourage you to please celebrate with me the results of Webb’s philanthropic support in Fiscal Year 2014-2015. The Webb Fund received more than $504,000 in gifts from 665 donors. These gifts provide critical support to ongoing operational needs and allow Webb to enhance educational opportunities. Gifts were also made to the endowment, for capital projects and other specific initiatives.  These special gifts, when added to The Webb Fund, totaled more than $2 million in cash and pledge payments.

Thanks to our gracious supporters, contributions began arriving electronically and in the mail on the first day of the fiscal year, July 1, 2015.

Also of note, enrollment topped out at 318 students for the 2015-2016 school year, well balanced with 108 boarding students and 210 day students, representing a 10% enrollment increase over last year. We look forward to this trend continuing in the coming years with new dorm capacity coming on later this year as Phase I of the Residential Village becomes a reality.

This is an exciting and notable year for Webb. Not only is the campus evolving with new buildings, but we also welcomed a host of new faculty who will likely help shape Webb’s culture for years to come. We look forward to finalizing our capital campaign, which will mark the first in many years for Webb. I want to thank everyone for what they have contributed, and encourage everyone to help Webb finish the campaign on a high note.

On a personal note, having assumed the role last summer, I am truly humbled at the honor of leading our fine Board for the next two years. Without question, I know this will be a successful period with everyone’s support and with Ray Broadhead’s leadership as Head of School.

Kindest regards,

John E. Sawyer ’88 
Chair, Board of Trustees

Levels of Giving

Sawney Webb Fellow 
$25,000 and up
John M. Webb Fellow
$15,000 - $24,999
Son Will Webb Fellow 
$10,000 - $14,999
G. Webb Follin Fellow 
5,000 - $9,999
Jack Heffner Fellow
$2,500 - $4,999
  John Morgan Fellow
$1,000 - $2,499
A. John Frere Supporter
$500 - $999
Webb Supporter
$1 - $499 
$1,870 Culleoka Society


For more information about contributing to Webb's current school year and future success, please contact:

Matt Wilson, Director of Alumni and Development

Meredith Hilleary, Director of Annual Giving and Alumni Relations