Thank YOu!

Your generosity impacts the W&L student experience in incredible ways, today and every day.

From coast to coast, first-years to Five-Stars, the W&L community stepped up in a big way on Give Day to put students on a path to success.

The Annual Fund provides a significant percentage of the university's operating budget — nearly eight percent — and is the critical difference in W&L's ability to fulfill its educational mission by providing unrestricted dollars that support academic departments, faculty and student research, financial aid, athletics and more.

We are grateful for the support of all of the alumni, friends, faculty, staff and students who made a gift this year to speak to the future of W&L.

Participation Goal: 2,500 Donors

Total: 2,880

On Give Day, 2,880 alumni, parents, students, faculty, staff and friends rallied in just 24 hours, making gifts totaling $535,066. With the addition of $384,333 in challenge gits, the total given on March 14 was $919,399.


The day began with the Annual Fund Council banding together with additional Give Day gifts totaling $33,000 and asking you to join them in our drive for 2,500 donors. 

Early in the afternoon, the Board of Trustees upped the ante by collectively committing an additional $240,000 to the Annual Fund.

During the evening hours, President Dudley and senior campus leaders urged us onward by committing an additional $25,000 to inspire the W&L community to finish strong. 

And finish strong we did! Thank you all for a special day.


Speak to the Future of W&L 

Gifts made or mailed to W&L by 11:59 p.m. EDT on 3.14.19 will be counted toward Give Day.

2,500 Donor Challenge

Our president and senior leadership, the Board of Trustees and Annual Fund volunteers were all in on Give Day, committing additional funds to inspire the Washington and Lee community to reach our participation goal today:

•    With 100% support of the Annual Fund this year,
the President's Council committed an additional $25,000
•    With 100% support of the Annual Fund this year,
the Board of Trustees committed an additional $240,000
•    With 100% support of the Annual Fund this year,
the Annual Fund Council  committed an additional $33,000


400 Donor Law School Challenge

Members of the Law Council committed an additional $38,000 to the Law Annual Fund to inspire alumni and friends to make a gift.

300 Donor Parent Challenge

W&L families collectively committed $55,000 to the Parents Fund to inspire 300 current and past parents to make a gift.

Thank you for your support!

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