Dear Webb Family,
I hope that you and your families are in good health.
On March 30th, President Michel provided detailed insights into the extensive efforts made by Webb to ensure the safety of students and staff. This ongoing effort is of utmost importance. As our nation and local community adapt to the most recent developments, so does Webb!
President Michel also took this opportunity to introduce the COVID-19 Fund, a special fundraising drive to assist with operations costs. Over $10,000 was received by Webb in the first week alone, some of which came from donors making their first-ever gift to Webb! We are grateful to each and every donor that has recognized this special time of need.
As is the case with so many of the nation’s colleges and universities, Webb will issue pro-rated refunds for the Spring 2020 semester room and board costs. Although a number of parents have generously indicated their intentions to give back some or all of this anticipated refund, Webb projects a significant loss of revenue. The decrease in revenue, coupled with new expenses related to Webb’s migration to distance learning including the acquisition of information technology equipment, has placed additional strain on Webb’s financial resources. The COVID-19 Fund provides much needed resources to help offset the unexpected financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
As you contemplate your investment in Webb, please consider supplementing your Annual Fund support of Webb with a special gift to the COVID-19 fund. Please remember that Webb’s Giving year ends on June 30.
If you have questions about giving to Webb, please email me at email@example.com or call me at 516-641-6372.
Stay safe and well during these challenging times.
Director of Development