Arts & Sciences Advancement

In Arts & Sciences Advancement, we support the University’s mission through fundraising and other programs that promote awareness, understanding, involvement, commitment and advocacy on the part of our constituents. Our purpose is to secure financial and human resources to assist Arts & Sciences and Washington University in fulfilling its mission of teaching, research and community service. 

Some of our major initiatives include the Scholars in Arts & Sciences effort, Distinguished Alumni Awards, and, previously, the Driving Discovery initiative, which culminated in the renovation of Bryan Hall. 

We're here to partner with your department. 

Department Liaisons

Tom Eschen, Interim Executive Director of Advancement, is the chief advancement officer for Arts & Sciences and manages a team that conducts fundraising and alumni relations for all departments and programs. Contact Tom if you aren’t sure where to turn for help. Each department within Arts & Sciences has an advancement liaison. An updated list of liaisons is coming soon. 

Meet the Team