Needlemans Commit $15 Million to Catalyze Drug Discovery

Recognizing the potential of two promising areas of research, Emeritus Trustee Philip Needleman and his wife, Sima, have made a $15 million commitment to establish two innovative centers at the School of Medicine. (Read more)


A Time for Celebration

Coverage of the gala dinner held to recognize the historic impact of Leading Together: The Campaign for Washington University and the selfless service of Mark S. Wrighton and Risa Zwerling Wrighton. (Read more)

Board of Trustees Launches Initiative to Commemorate the Wrightons’ Legacies

The Wrighton Tribute Fund honors the extraordinary accomplishments of Washington University’s 14th chancellor and his wife. (Read more)

Loeb Professorship Extends Family’s Support of Medical Education

Carol Loeb and her late husband, Jerome, put education at the forefront of their philanthropy. Most recently, Mrs. Loeb made a $2 million commitment to endow the Carol B. and Jerome T. Loeb Professorship in Medical Education. (Read more)

Pledge Brings Farrells’ Support for Alzheimer’s Disease Research to $10 Million

A personal connection inspired Emeritus Trustee David Farrell and his late wife, Betty, to provide generous support for Alzheimer’s disease research at Washington University. Their latest pledge brings the Farrells’ total contributions for Alzheimer’s research at the university to $10 million. The gift will provide expendable funds to further the work of faculty members who are investigating the tau protein, which has emerged as a major culprit in Alzheimer’s. (Read more)

Metcalfes Advance Study on the Effects of Early-Life Adversity

Emeritus Trustee Walter Metcalfe Jr., and his wife, Cynthia, have committed nearly $4 million to improve the lives of vulnerable children. The Metcalfes’ gift supports the work of Washington University psychiatrist Joan Luby, MD, who leads a study examining the effects of environmental stress on child health and development. (Read more)

Cordells Establish Institute to Address 21st-Century Health-Care Challenges

School of Law alumni Joseph and Yvonne Cordell have made a $5 million commitment to create an institute that will guide the ethically responsible development of data-driven health care. (Read more)

Grateful Arts & Sciences Alumnus Endows Professorship in Industrial Organization

To show his appreciation for the education he received at Washington University, James Langenfeld has contributed $2 million to establish a professorship that will be held by a faculty member in the Department of Economics who works in affiliation with the Weidenbaum Center on the Economy, Government, and Public Policy. “This meaningful gift from an exceptional alumnus will have an important impact across Arts & Sciences,” says Barbara Schaal, the Mary-Dell Chilton Distinguished Professor and dean of the faculty of Arts & Sciences. (Read more)

Community Honors Distinguished Neurosurgeon and Faculty Leader

Retired real estate developer Edward “Tee” Baur initiated efforts to create a distinguished professorship in honor of Ralph Dacey Jr., MD. (Read more)