Invest in Webb

Thank you for considering a gift to Webb Institute.  Your gift is an investment in Webb students and provides the college with resources that ensure an exceptional engineering education free of tuition burden to our students. Find out about the numerous ways to give and make your investment in Webb today!  Every dollar counts!

The Couch Academic Center

The Campaign for Webb

Through the Campaign for Webb: America’s Most Unique College, Webb aims to raise $40 million to enhance the college’s programs, infrastructure, and financial resources to meet the growing challenges of an expanding marine industry. Learn more about the Campaign for Webb.

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Ways to Give

Find out about the numerous ways to give and make your investment in Webb today!  Every dollar counts!

Dr. John C. Couch

Meet our Heritage Society Members

We are grateful to the generous support of the Webb family – alumni, parents, parents/grandparents of alumni, and friends alike.  Here’s what a few of the donors had to say about their commitment to Webb.

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2018-19 Annual Report

View the 2018-19 Annual Report

True to the spirit of William H. Webb, this document is a testament to the generosity of the Webb family—alumni, parents, friends, and trustees alike. The stories contained within are a reminder of our common goal: to maintain the highest levels of academic excellence and to ensure the inter-generational sustainability of the Institute. Webb students, present and future, are counting on us!

We should all take pride in Webb’s record-breaking fundraising success, headlined by unprecedented support of the Annual Fund. The momentum that we have built through the Annual Fund has translated into extraordinary success in the Campaign for Webb.

What is Webb Giving Day?

For the past seven years, during the month of May, Webb pauses to reflect and thank members of the Webb family for their love and support of the school and its students. Webb Giving Day is a celebration of our benefactors who emulate the giving spirit of our founder, William H. Webb.  This special day provides a unique opportunity to acknowledge and thank the community for their past, present, and future financial support of Webb’s Annual Fund.

We invite alumni, trustees, parents, parents of alumni, current and past grandparents, and friends to join us.  The 7th Annual Webb Giving Day is highlighted by a short video on Friday, May 15.

Members of the Webb family contributed a record-breaking $51.6 million in gifts and pledges during the Campaign for Webb. The success of this effort was made possible by the generosity of the Webb alumni, 83% of whom contributed; the leadership of the seven Keystone and Cornerstone donors who contributed $5 million and $2.5 million or more, respectively; and, nearly 1,800 donors, including parents and friends of Webb. Thank you for your support!

Press Releases: 

Alumni Fund


Jake M. Neuman '93

Jake M. Neuman ’93


Our Webb Alumni Fund (WAF) was another great success this past year! Your generous and record-breaking contributions provided Webb $2,561,658, surpassing our goal by 14% and last year’s total by 4.5%. Webb still boasts the nation’s leading alumni participation rate with 72% of alumni providing support. Thank you!

Many of our alumni embraced the call for action during the Campaign for Webb by increasing their giving, which formed the foundation for the success of this historic Campaign. Our challenge will be to maintain and grow this level of giving for future WAF years


Read the entire Alumni Fund article.

Move In DayWhy Give to the Webb Parent Annual Fund?

  • Your child is the direct beneficiary of your support!
  • Your support enhances the quality and depth of the education that your child receives and helps enrich Webb’s social experience.
  • Webb is the only private engineering college in the United States providing every student with a full-tuition scholarship.
  • The cost to educate each Webbie is approximately $80,000 per year.
  • The commitment you make will have a direct impact on Webb’s present and future well-being. Through the generosity of parents, alumni, and friends, the Annual Fund now provides for an incredible 35% of Webb’s operating costs!
  • Parents’ strong commitment encourages alumni, corporations, and foundations to invest in Webb. 70% of parents gave back to Webb in 2016-17!

Webb Institute is fortunate to have alumni and friends whose dedication to the institution has inspired them to leave a lasting legacy. There are members of the Heritage Society as young as members of the Class of 2018—so you see, it is never too early to consider Webb in your future plans.

The Heritage Society is made up of members who have made planned gifts of all types and sizes, and getting started can be as simple as making Webb a full or partial beneficiary of your 401(k), IRA or life insurance policy; or a bequest naming Webb in your will or living trust.

As Webb’s Planned Giving Chairman, my primary goal is to expand membership in the Heritage Society. Planned giving has made a remarkable impact on Webb’s present and future as over $20 million of estate pledges and realized commitments have been secured during the Campaign for Webb. Please join me today and become the newest member of the Heritage Society.

Your membership involves no dues, but it does allow us to thank you and recognize you for the plans you have made, and it may inspire generosity in others. Finally, your membership ensures a special invitation to the Heritage Society reception and dinner held annually at the President’s House during Homecoming Week.

Learn more about planned giving and the various ways to support Webb.

For more information, contact Anthony R. Zic, Webb’s Director of Development at 516-759-2040 or email

WebbEY ProgramThe Webb Every Year Program (WebbEY) was established during the 2006-2007 Annual Fund Campaign. Initially, this program was created to acknowledge alumni donors for their consecutive years of giving. Eventually, it was extended to include other members within our community and now recognizes family and friends. The WebbEY program was created strictly to recognize our donors’ consistency of support, regardless of gift amount. In order to attain the status of becoming a WebbEY, a donor has to contribute to the Annual Fund for a minimum of five consecutive years. Consecutive giving allows Webb to plan for a future with assurance and to continue to be recognized as the premier college of naval architecture and marine engineering. We wish to thank the following contributors for their loyalty and generosity and for attaining the distinct honor of achieving WebbEY status.

View the list of our WebbEY members.

Give Time

Members of the Webb family can serve as excellentWastewater Purification System resources enhancing Webb’s educational experience. We are looking for alumni, friends, and industry experts to share their time and experience with our students.

There are a number of ways you can help:

  • Host and mentor students at your company in support of Webb’s Winter Work program.
  • Sign up to be a speaker in our weekly lecture series or serve as a guest lecturer in one of our courses.
  • Sign up to be a mentor and evaluator for student design projects.
  • Sign up to support and mentor senior thesis projects.
  • Host a student visit, class field trip, or tour of your company.

In addition, you can help develop and improve Webb’s curriculum by:

  • Participating in Webb’s Industry Advisor Group which works with the Dean to monitor the relevance and performance of Webb’s academic program.
  • Introducing industry experts and decision makers to Webb.

For more information on how you can help, please contact Dean Werner at

Our Development Team is available to help and answer your questions.

Mr. Anthony Zic
Director of Development
Direct: 516-759-2040
Main: 516-671-2213 EXT. 1105

Mr. Joseph Cascio
Assistant Director of Development
Direct: 516-759-5376
Main: 516-671-2213 EXT. 1126

Ms. Alicia Edgar
Campaign Officer for Institutional Outreach
Direct: 516-403-2502

Ms. Shanna Hamilton
Assistant Director of Development Services
Direct: 516-759-2040
Main: 516-671-2213 EXT. 1101

Ms. Gailmarie Sujecki
Executive Assistant to the President and Director of Alumni Relations
Direct: 516-671-2277
Main: 516-671-2213 EXT. 1100

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