Invest in the Future of Engineering

I care deeply about the school that my father helped build and that prepared me to collaborate and solve problems. I hope others will join me in demonstrating their commitment to the engineering school, to the university, and to making the world a better place.”
—Jim McKelvey Jr.

Jim McKelvey Jr. addresses students, faculty, alumni, and staff at the naming announcement for the McKelvey School of Engineering in 2019.

Jim McKelvey Jr., BS ’87, AB ’87, is a visionary thinker and leader who believes that collaboration is essential to solving complex problems. Throughout his accomplished career, he has sought to improve the world by working with others to address problems creatively and implement original ideas.

Donors who participate in the McKelvey Engineering Challenge will help the engineering school earn the challenge amount of $30 million committed by Jim and his wife, Anna. Donors may support every area within the school, from scholarships and professorships to facilities and the Annual Fund. All gifts will combine as a powerful investment in engineering at Washington University.

The success of the McKelvey Challenge hinges on the participation of alumni, parents, and friends like you. Your support bolsters faculty and student groundbreaking efforts and prepares the next generation of engineers. Your gift now goes further, as does the transformative commitment of Jim and Anna McKelvey. Together, we can create a stronger foundation for the future of engineering at Washington University.