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Dear Colleagues:

The Brown School is an exceptional place in part because of our exceptional faculty and staff. We are a community united by a passion to help others, create positive change, and prepare the next generation of social work, public health, and social policy leaders.

Through generous philanthropy, we finished Leading Together: The Campaign for Washington University strong. In fiscal year 2018 alone, 73 percent of Brown School faculty and staff made gifts to support Washington University. This investment from our own community shows the strength of our school and is a point of pride for me as the Dean.

Many of our faculty and staff choose to directly support scholarships at the Brown School. Additional financial resources can make the Brown School experience affordable for talented students with limited means. We are dedicated to fundraising for scholarships so the student loan debt burden is reduced for our students. This is my top priority.

You can give at any level to support the Brown School. A gift of any size, combined with those from our community of generous faculty and staff, can collectively make a difference. Many faculty and staff choose to give back through the Eliot Society. The Eliot Society (donations of $1,000 and above) makes up a significant portion of the Brown School’s annual operating budget, with all Eliot Society donors across campus making up 75 percent of the university’s annual operating budget. These leadership annual gifts make a large impact on the Brown School and the university as a whole.

I invite you to make a gift to the Brown School this year, whether it is your first time giving, you are renewing your support, or you are considering an increase in your annual gift to be part of the Eliot Society. Your support is greatly appreciated.

With thanks and best wishes,



Mary M. McKay

Neidorff Family and Centene Corporation Dean of the Brown School