W&L’s Community Grants Committee Announces November 2009 Grants

December 14, 2009

Nineteen organizations submitted proposals for over $74,000 in requests. Thirteen grants totaling $29,750 were made. Those organizations are:

Blue Ridge Autism and Achievement Center
Boxerwood Nature Center & Woodland Garden
English Speaking Union – Lexington Branch
Hoofbeats Therapeutic Riding Center
Lexington Office on Youth
Rockbridge Area Occupational Center
Rockbridge Area Free Clinic
Rockbridge Area Relief Association
Rockbridge County High School Model UN
Rockbridge County Public Schools
Rockbridge County Public Schools Foundation
The Rockbridge Regional Library’s Youth Literacy Program
Waddell PTA

W&L’s President Kenneth P. Ruscio said, "The needs are great, and W&L is proud to be a partner with the wonderful agencies that work so hard to improve the quality of life in Lexington and the greater Rockbridge communities.”

Washington and Lee will award a total of $50,000 during the program’s 2009-2010 cycle. Proposals may be submitted at any time but will be reviewed semiannually. The submission deadline for the second round of consideration is June 1, 2010. Interested parties may access the Community Grants Committee Web site and download a copy of the proposal guidelines at this address.


Please call 540-458-8417 with questions. Proposals should be submitted as electronic attachments (word or pdf) via email at  kbrinkley@wlu.edu. If an electronic submission is not possible, materials may be faxed to 540-458-8745 or mailed to:

Washington and Lee University Community Grants Committee
Attn: James D. Farrar, Jr.
Office of the Secretary
204 W. Washington Street
Washington and Lee University
Lexington, VA 24450