Creating a Lasting Impact


Endowment gifts are invaluable to the strength, quality, and success of WashU Athletics,providing transformative support that ensures stability and resources for generations to come. Endowed support invests in athletics in perpetuity, elevating the experience of current and future Bears. These contributions also are a tremendous source of inspiration to our student-athletes, coaches, and staff.

Attracting and Retaining the Best

Our coaches and athletics staff are dedicated teachers who embody the values of this world-class institution. Among the best in their fields, they play a pivotal role in developing future leaders. The mark of a successful athletics program is its ability to attract and retain such leaders and to provide them with the resources to build and advance a top-tier program.

Endowed athletics positions recognize the hard work, exceptional ability, and commitment of our coaches and staff. This ongoing support ensures consistent leadership of the highest quality and enables our outstanding programs to reach new heights. Such a position is the most prestigious honor the university can bestow on athletics leaders and staff.

Leaving a Legacy of Excellence

Establishing an endowed enhancement fund represents an enduring commitment to WashU Athletics. Benefiting specific programs or initiatives, these gifts help WashU Athletics provide an experience of the highest caliber in perpetuity, elevating student-athletes to new levels of competition and achievement. 

Generous donors can help advance department priorities by investing in an area of their choice, such as a sport-specific program, nutrition, team travel, sports performance, or any of a number of other options.

If you are interested in making an endowed gift, please contact the Athletics Alumni & Development Office at (314) 935-5279 or athletics@wustl.edu.