Keep the legacy GROWING | 2012-2013 GOAL:$550,000
he Webb School is a 501(c)(3) non-profit independent school. As such, the school does not receive public funding for its programs. Like other independent schools, tuition alone does not cover the cost of a Webb education. Each year, charitable gifts to the Webb Fund cumulatively balance the budget, demonstrating loyalty to Sawney’s mission and The Webb School’s history of success. More than 30% of Webb students receive merit- or need-based financial aid each year, and all Webb students receive a "hidden scholarship" from gifts to the Webb Fund, which closes the gap between the actual cost of operating the school and income from tuition and endowment.
The Legacy of Great Faculty
The financial support of your tax-deductible gifts facilitates the school’s immediate investment in increased faculty compensation and professional development. There is no single initiative of greater importance at Webb today than attracting and retaining excellent, versatile, and dedicated teachers who want to make Webb their way of life. The Board of Trustees has committed additional budget funding to increase teacher salaries and professional development. In a time when teaching jobs and salaries are at risk across the nation, The Webb School needs your help to ensure that its compensation acknowledges the value and dedication of its educators — and
Sustains the Legacy of Leadership in education at Webb.
The Legacy of Great Programs
As excellence in math, science, technology, language, the arts, and community service continue to grow in relevance to a 21st Century education, Webb continues to lead by adopting new programs without losing sight of the fundamentals of a strong education established in 1870 by Sawney and John Webb. Gifts to The Webb Fund allow Webb to embrace new technology in curricula and teaching methods, and to implement expanded programs in public performance, service learning, and career studies to further challenge and prepare the leaders of tomorrow.
Invest in the Legacy!
The very nature of the nation’s recent economic challenges demonstrates that the character assets the Webb School encourages – honesty, integrity, work ethic, perseverance, accurate scholarship – can help to insulate and sustain graduates through such times as these. Sawney Webb’s school is a cause worth championing,
especially during challenging times!
can help to sustain Webb's Legacy by making a tax-deductible Annual Fund gift of any amount today!
The 2011-2012 school year finished strong, thanks to the past financial contributions of alumni, parents, and friends. Student enrollment reached an all-time high. ACT and SAT test scores for the class of 2011 surpassed state averages, and our seniors were offered more than $1.1 million in collegiate merit scholarships.
Many of Webb’s peer schools have recently struggled with decisions about cuts to budgets, cuts to faculty and staff salaries, and downsizing due to a general decline in philanthropic support and enrollment. Because of Webb’s lean budget, well-managed endowment, and generous charitable contributions, The Webb School continues to weather the storm.
What lies ahead?
Webb’s future depends on increased Annual Fund participation and average gift size to sustain progress.
With continued support The Webb School will continue its mission “to turn out young people who are tireless workers, and who know how to work effectively; who are accurate scholars; who know the finer points of morals and who practice them in their daily living; who are always courteous.”