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The LEAD Initiative

Washington University: Investing in the Community and You

The LEAD Initiative is a network of emerging Washington University alumni leaders, committed to enhancing the impact and connectedness through shared goals of engagement, education, and exposure to the university.

LEAD is a collaborative effort among Washington University’s schools and programs that provides opportunities for, alumni ages 45 and younger, to come together as a unified community. LEAD alumni are evolving into leadership phases in their lives and careers, and seeking meaningful opportunities to connect with the university and their peers. Together, the LEAD Initiative will continue to grow and develop through mentorship, networking, and giving back to Washington University.
  • LEAD as a university volunteer. Participate in committees, recruit new LEAD members, promote purpose-driving philanthropy, and attend events.
  • ENGAGE through mentorship. Offer your unique perspective, and thoughtful guidance to cultivate meaningful professional relationships with students and fellow alumni.
  • ACHIEVE professional goals. Share your enthusiasm and knowledge as you expand your network across all Washington University schools and programs.
  • DONATE your time, talent, and treasure. Many emerging leaders have identified Washington University among their highest philanthropic priorities, remaining connected through Annual Fund support. 

As donors and volunteers, LEAD participants find involvement to be a significantly rewarding experience.

LEAD Roundtable Series

We invite you to a series of roundtables in which Deans and Directors at Washington University in St. Louis will illustrate how our different schools and programs are creating positive change in the St. Louis region.

Upcoming Roundtable Events:
  • From Dorm Room to Boardroom: Q&A with David Ulevitch,
    Featuring David Ulevitch​ LA04, SVP & GM, Cisco Security Business

    Join us for a small group discussion on how an anthropolgy major, with a knack for computers, went on to create one of the world's largest and fastest-growing DNS service providers and became a recognized Internet and security expert.

    Wednesday, April 25, 2018
    11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
    DUC 234
Past Roundtable Events:
  • Tapping the Power of Prevention: Simple Steps in a Complex World, Featuring Graham A. Colditz, MD, DrPH, cancer researcher and global disease prevention expert at Siteman Cancer Center

  • The Brown School's Commitment to Addressing Health Disparities in St. Louis, Featuring Mary M. McKay, Neidorff Family and Centene Corporation Dean of the Brown School, and Jason Purnell, Associate Professor

  • Supporting the Success of a Diverse Student Body at WashU,
    Featuring Jennifer R. Smith, Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences

  • Toward Thriving Communities: Cultivating Engaged Citizens at WashU and Beyond, Featuring Stephanie N. Kurtzman​, Peter G. Sortino Director of the Gephardt Institute for Civic and Community Engagement

  • Computing is Fundamental, 
    Featuring Dean Aaron Bobick​, James M. McKelvey Professor
To learn more about the LEAD Initiative or upcoming events, giving options, and leadership opportunities, contact your Alumni & Development staff.
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​​Arts & Sciences
Katie Merritt
katie.merritt@wustl.edu

Athletics
Jen Nulle

jnulle@wustl.edu

Brown School
Emily Maltby
emily.maltby@wustl.edu

Olin Business School
Molly Mulligan
mulligan@wustl.edu

Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts
Katie Mendez
kmendez@wustl.edu

School of Engineering & Applied Science
Ally Favre
ally.favre@wustl.edu

School of Law
Elizabeth Kaul
elizabeth_kaul@wustl.edu

School of Medicine
Patrick Delhougne
p.delhougne@wustl.edu

Siteman Cancer Center
Dina Althardt
dalthardt@wustl.edu

University Initiatives
Tammy Cavarretta
tammy.cavarretta@wustl.edu​​​​


 

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