About the Challenge
The Taylor Family Scholarship Challenge will match all new and increased gifts for undergraduate scholarships until June 30, 2018, the conclusion of Leading Together: The Campaign for Washington University.
|New or increased undergraduate
|New or increased multi-year commitment for undergraduate scholarships
For current donors who increase the annual amount of their scholarship gift, the length of their multi-year commitment, or both, only the amount of the increase will be matched.
Named Annual Scholarships
The Annual Scholarship Program offers the opportunity to sponsor a named scholarship on an annual basis with a gift of $5,000 or more.* Scholarships may be named in honor of the donor, a friend, or a family member, or in memory of a loved one. The university encourages donors to make multi-year commitments, or they may choose to renew their annual scholarship each year.
*Undergraduate alumni who have graduated in the past five years and graduate and professional alumni ages 35 and younger who have graduated in the past five years may establish a named annual scholarship with a gift of $2,500 or more.
- Gifts, pledges, and commitments must be made by June 30, 2018, to qualify for the match. Multi-year pledges payable through June 30, 2023, are encouraged, and they will count toward the campaign total.
- Matching funds received from corporations or other entities will count toward the donor’s contribution.
- If the donor elects to designate scholarship support to a specific school, the payout from the Taylor Family Challenge matching funds will support Enterprise Holdings Scholarships in that school.**
Individuals who prefer to make gifts through their donor-advised funds may contact the university for specific guidelines. Please call the Washington University Office of Planned Giving at 314-935-5373 or 800-835-3503 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
**If Enterprise Holdings Scholarship funds in the donor’s designated school exceed the approved Enterprise Scholars awards for that school, the Taylor Family Challenge match will instead support university-wide Enterprise Holdings Scholarships.
Endowed Scholarships and Planned Gifts
The Taylor Family Scholarship Challenge will match endowment gifts and planned gifts for scholarships. Please contact 314-935-5373 or 800-835-3503 for information.
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