Olin has a lot to be grateful for: a century of excellence, inspiring students and faculty, and generous alumni who are dedicated to continuing Olin’s distinction as an institution for world-class business education. As our Centennial year comes to a close, we are doubling our efforts to ensure Olin’s bright future.
The $1.5 million Bob (BS ’60, MBA ’62) and Barbara Frick Olin Centennial Challenge will help lay a solid foundation for Olin’s second century of top-ranked business education while supporting Leading Together: The Campaign for Washington University.
The Fricks, already generous donors to Washington University, hope to inspire alumni, parents, and friends to make a contribution in support of the innovative, ethical, world-class business education Olin provides to its students every day. This challenge will match gifts designated to the Olin Annual Fund or endowed scholarships, and all gifts will be put to work immediately to help Olin continue its mission of teaching, research, and service to society.
“Barbara and I are proud to show our appreciation and support of Olin Business School through this challenge,” said Bob Frick about the matching program.
How the Challenge Works
The Bob and Barbara Frick Olin Centennial Challenge will match the following gifts (up to $1.5 million):
- 1:1 match for any new gifts of $500 or more.
- 1:1 match for a new, named scholarship gift or pledge at the current minimum of $5,000 or $2,500 for young alumni (available to alumni under age 35 who have graduated in the past five years). You may establish a named, annual scholarship in your name or in honor of a friend or loved one.
- 2:1 match for multiyear pledges of $1,000 or more.
- 1:1 match for all gifts or pledges for new or existing Olin Business School endowed scholarships, facilities gifts, or programmatic initiatives. (Maximum match of $100,000 per donor).
All Annual Fund gifts will be recognized with membership in a giving club. Gifts are tax deductible to the extent allowed by US and Canadian law. The challenge ends Dec. 31, 2017.