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

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Dear Webb Community,

Great things are happening on our campus! With the opening of Meadows Hall, Wendel Haynes Hall and the student center, the overall student experience has taken a major step forward. The addition of these facilities is the result of your support and financial contributions and shows what an incredible community we have. On behalf of the Board of Trustees, I want to thank each of you for your commitment and continued interest in Webb.

In addition to improved facilities, Webb succeeded in meeting its development goals with gifts of $628,250 to The Webb Fund from 670 donors. Additionally, our comprehensive campaign, Moving Our Tradition Forward, has now raised $9.8 million of its $10 million goal! These funds are critical to the success of Webb and allow us to continue to provide a unique educational experience -- focusing on honor and character in addition to rigorous academics – that began nearly 150 years ago.

If you have not been on campus recently, I encourage you take the time for a visit. While much is familiar, you will note that we have kept up with the evolving needs of students and the never-ending advancement of technology. Supporting such change is critical for both Webb and our students who will enter a world accelerating faster than ever before.

Preparing students for both college and an increasingly competitive working environment is critical; to achieve this task we continue to expand our Advanced Placement program as well as introducing dual enrollment providing students with the opportunity to receive college credit while still enrolled in high school. Such programs help differentiate Webb and allow our scholars to further develop competencies well beyond their years.

We now have Meadows Hall (special thanks to the Meadows Foundation), Wendel Haynes Hall (special thanks to the Class of 1968 leadership), and are on our way to naming the new student center in honor of Mrs. Dorothy Elkins. Under the leadership of Keith Barton, board vice chair and Building and Grounds Committee chair, the Residential Village project was completed on time and under budget.

Please find included The Webb School’s Annual Report that details the list of all donors from 2015-2016; such support is critical to our success and enables Webb to maintain a firm financial footing.

In closing, I want to personally thank each member of the Webb community: alumni, students, faculty, staff, parents, grandparents and friends of the school. Having completed my first year as Chairman, I appreciate more than ever what a wonderful environment that has been created. From current students’ experiences to the very meaningful memories of all alumni, Webb has touched each of us and made our lives richer. As we move forward, your continued support ensures The Webb School’s ongoing success as we approach our 150th year anniversary.


John E. Sawyer ’88
Chairman, 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