When Leading Together: The Campaign for Washington University was publicly launched during a gala dinner in St. Louis on October 6, 2012, Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton asked guests to raise their glasses to “a new era of continuing this great dream we call Washington University.”
Since then, nearly 7,000 alumni, parents, and friends have toasted the university at 32 regional campaign events across the country, from Los Angeles and Seattle to Boston and Miami. During these events, attendees celebrated their connection to Washington University and heard from guest speakers, including Chancellor Wrighton; Leading Together Chair Andrew Taylor and other campaign leaders; and scholarship recipients, who shared stories about the ways their lives have been transformed through the gift of education.
Washington University Trustees Harry Seigle, AB ’68, and Ann Rubenstein Tisch, AB ’76, have provided outstanding leadership as national co-chairs for regional campaigns for Leading Together. Dedicated teams of campaign volunteers in each city or region assisted with planning events, ensuring that all achieved record-setting attendance. Their efforts have helped Washington University raise more than $643 million for Leading Together through regional campaigns, more than double the amount that was raised in the regions during the university’s previous campaign.
The last regional campaign events for Leading Together were held this past fall in the following seven cities.
• October 19, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
• October 24, Nashville, Tennessee
• October 26, Minneapolis, Minnesota
• November 14, Cleveland, Ohio
• November 15, Columbus, Ohio
• November 15, Portland, Oregon
• November 16, Cincinnati, Ohio