Your Support Matters

You can give back to Washington and Lee in many ways.

Fostering an Inclusive Community Jim Early ’59 and his husband Garland Tillery established the James R. Early ’59 Endowment for LGBTQ Programming to help W&L's LGBTQ students engage fully with the wider university community.

Make a Gift to the Annual Fund

W&L appreciates your gift whenever it is received. But making a habit of giving early — before December 31 — is beneficial to both you and W&L:

  • It sends a strong message of support to classmates who have not yet given this year.
  • You’ll receive less mail from us, which is better for the environment and lowers the cost of fundraising.
  • It helps your class agent, freeing them up to focus their efforts on other members of your class.
  • It allows us to plan and budget better to make sure we have funds for the experiences we want to offer next year.
  • It ensures that we can thank you early and often.
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Funding Priorities

George Washington made the first philanthropic gift to then Liberty Academy to save the struggling school. Since then, thousands of individuals over the generations - people just like you - have given gifts because they loved W&L, they believed in W&L, and they wanted to make sure it continued.

Today when you give, your gift does more than keep the school going. Your gift helps keep W&L at the forefront of liberal arts in our nation. Learn more about W&L's top fundraising priorities.

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The Annual Fund

When you give to the Annual Fund, you and fellow donors are providing as much as 8 percent of the University's operating budget. Learn More

You can see the work of your Annual Fund gift in every aspect of life on campus - from library books to sending students on field trips to maintaining W&L's historic buildings and grounds, to name just a few things. Give Now

Gifts and Pledges

Ready to make your gift or pledge? Choose the way that's most convenient for you to give to W&L.

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Where to Give

Check out these options for where you can make a difference at W&L through your gift.

Thanks and Recognition

As a donor, your support has a great impact on the W&L community. The impact of your gifts is not simply the tangible resources you provide to help carry out W&L's mission. Your support offers inspiration to the campus community in so many areas.

Thank you for your generosity. You have honored Washington and Lee with your gifts, and it honors you in return.

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Why Give

I personally feel indebted to W&L. W&L helped me accomplish so much early in my life and opened many doors for me. By giving back, I hope to help other students have similar positive experiences. —T. Blair '99, on supporting the Annual Fund

Our Volunteers

W&L's fundraising efforts depend on an army of volunteers across the nation who raise support from classmates and parents in the W&L community. Learn more about these fundraising volunteer leaders and about ways you can get involved and encourage others to support W&L.

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Contact Us

Campus Address

Office of University Development
Washington and Lee University
Development Building
Lexington, VA 24450
Ph: (540) 458-8410
Fax: (540) 458-8428