Eliot Society

The Annual Fund is the key means through which we raise unrestricted funds each year to support and enhance our day-to-day work of the Weidenbaum Center. All unrestricted gifts to the university of $1,000 or more qualify the donor for membership in the William Greenleaf Eliot Society. Eliot Society members are leaders in supporting the Annual Fund, which provides the university's critical margin of excellence in its mission of teaching, research, and service to community and society. Your annual Eliot Society contribution, when combined with those of other members from across the nation and around the world, is the largest source of unrestricted funds for the university. Eliot Society funds are used for scholarships, student assistance programs, educational resources, faculty development and recruitment, and facility improvements.

Become an Eliot Society member

You can contribute to the continued success of the Weidenbaum Center right now by giving an on-line contribution. Click here to make your gift.


Membership Benefits

Murray Weidenbaum Center on the Economy, Government, and Public Policy

  • Invitation to monthly ES luncheon meetings (held in spring & fall of each year)
  • Invitation to special ES programs
  • Link to monthly Weidenbaum Center Highlights publication
  • Invitation to Forum programs
  • Opportunity to propose Weidenbaum Center Forum topics and programs
  • Invitation to WC Annual Reception

Washington University Benefits

Eliot Society Annual Member ($1,000 – 2,499)

  • Library privileges at the John M. Olin University Library System.
  • Use of the athletic facilities (a limited number of annual memberships are available).
  • Parking privileges on campus.
  • Washington University Magazine & Alumni News and the Record (contains WU events calendar).
  • An invitation to join the Whittemore House luncheon/dinner club (can be used for private meetings).
  • An invitation to the annual Eliot Society black tie dinner/awards program (prominent guest speakers).
  • An invitation to the Washington University Association’s annual travel lecture series.
  • Limited reserved seating at Assembly Series events.
  • Announcements of productions at Edison Theatre and special discounts on admission.
  • An invitation to the Seminar Series, a multi-week program with faculty viewpoints on topical issues.

Eliot Society Annual Fellows and Life Fellows  ($2,500 - $4,999)

  • All benefits listed above.
  • Season pass to Edison Theatre (two tickets per performance).
  • Card for use of Washington University Athletic Facilities.

Eliot Society Annual Benefactors and Life Benefactors ($5,000 - $9,999)

  • All benefits listed above.
  • Invitation to Founders Day

Eliot Society Patrons ($10,000 - $24,999)

  • All benefits listed above.
  • Annual invitation to special dinner with the chancellor (Patrons & Danforth Circle members only)

Danforth Circle ($25,000 or more)

  • All benefits listed above.
  • Annual invitation to special dinner with the chancellor (Patrons & Danforth Circle members only).


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