Memorial Gifts

A donor may make a gift in memory of a deceased individual.  That gift is acknowledged to the donor, and, if contact information is available, the family of the deceased will also be notified. No mention is made to the family of the amount of the gift.

Gifts in Honor

Gifts in honor or in recognition of a living individual are frequently made on the occasion of special events: anniversaries, birthdays, or as an expression of gratitude. These are frequently one-time contributions. Many alumni and current parents make a gift in honor of a special faculty member who has had a particular impact on a family member, friend, or child.

As with memorial gifts, the gift is acknowledged to the donor, and notice of the special gift is made to the honoree. Again, no mention of the amount given is disclosed to the honoree. 

Matching Gifts

Many corporations have established matching gift programs that provide company dollar-for-dollar "matches" of financial gifts their employees make to non-profit organizations.

These programs can be especially beneficial to Webb because they further increase the impact of individual donations. Many programs will also honor gifts made by an employee's spouse. Some programs also match gifts by retirees or board members.

Only actual gifts, not pledges, are matched, and the gifts must meet the guidelines established by the individual corporation. Donors can get more detailed information about specific matching gift programs by contacting their employers' human resource office.  

Give to Webb


Each year brings new and exciting changes, which will help us define the future of Webb. It is up to each of us to decide how we will ensure the future of The Webb School.

Gifts to Webb nurture many functions within the school. Your gifts to Webb can:

- supplement tuition to provide students from diverse economic backgrounds with exceptional opportunities to learn via scholarships and financial aid.

- provide teachers with opportunities to grow professionally and bring new teaching methods and programming to Webb.

- enhance the school's academic and extracurricular programs so that Webb can prepare 21st Century "knowledge workers" with strong characters and work ethic.

- preserve and enhance the buildings and grounds so that Webb's strengths are apparent to prospective families and passed on for generations to come.

- sustain the school's commitment to developing the intellectual, physical and moral potential of its students.

Each year brings new and exciting changes, which will help us define the future of Webb. It is up to each of us to decide how we will meet these challenges, and what our role will be in ensuring the future of The Webb School.  

Every gift, no matter what amount, makes a difference in the life of a young Webb lady or gentleman.

The various ways to invest in Webb are described below; for more information about contributing to Webb's current school year and future success, please contact:

Claudia Hazelwood, Director of Alumni and Development

(931) 389-5725

Matt Wilson, Director of Annual Giving and Alumni Relations

(931) 389-5722

To make your gift by mail, please send to:
The Webb School Alumni and Development  
P.O. Box 488
Bell Buckle, TN 37020
(Make check payable to The Webb School.)


Webb Fund Gifts and Pledges received for Fiscal Year 2013-2014

Our goal is $550,000 by the end of the fiscal year: June 30, 2014


$531,349.17 received as of 6/30/14

Webb Fund participation 2013-2014

Our goal is 700 donors by the end of the fiscal year: June 30, 2014


640 donors as of 6/30/14


Creating the 21st Century
Webb’s 21st Century graduates are already making their marks in the world. Preparing students for success and leadership in the 21st Century demands that Webb exceed every precedent set in the past. Fine arts, athletics, and academics curricula must be stronger than ever. Support from the Webb community builds on the legacy of giving created by generations who established today’s stability. Join the legacy with your gift today, and watch your gifts grow for decades to come!

Today’s tireless workers – the 1980s and 1990s
Webb students in the 1980s and 1990s are today’s “tireless workers” and emerging leaders. Their experiences at Webb share the creative wit and emphasis on tradition passed on from previous generations. During this time, Webb experienced the greatest growth in endowment and annual giving. Alumni, parents, and the community brought Webb into the 21st Century with consistent annual support.

Creativity prevails – the 1970s
Progressive social movements and changes in education trends merged with Webb traditions in the 1970s. Girls were admitted again; interscholastic sports competition began; humanities and science curricula strengthened; independence with integrity was emphasized. The student body was highly creative and outgoing, creating the “Webb Feet” mascot and stamping Webb culture with a quirky wit that survives today. The school was climbing toward long-term financial stability.

A world in turmoil – the 1960s
The 1960s were a decade of tremendous social change in the United States and globally. These changes were also felt at Webb. The traditional austere Webb environment was enhanced by a modernizing campus-planning initiative: a new administration building and gymnasium complex were built, transforming the rural campus with images of modernity. Webb students planted many of the trees which now tower over these buildings. Alumni of the 1960s have become leaders of today’s Board of Trustees.

A school divided – the 1950s
In 1951, at the age of 77, “Son Will” Webb ceded financial governance of the school to the Board of Trustees, and Webb officially became a not-for-profit institution. Conflict about the school’s internal governance arose, and national education trends evolved. The permanent “Big Room” classroom building was raised. Enrollment faltered, but Webb survived.

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.

The first permanent buildings were raised after Sawney’s death in 1926, when governance of the school passed to William R. “Son Will” Webb and the Board of Trustees established by Sawney. Economic distress during the Great Depression and World War II was reflected in the school’s declining enrollment trends, but with the continued support of parents, the Board of Trustees, and the growing alumni population, The Webb School’s strength continued to grow.